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The BEAST Speedboat Ride

West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-563-3200
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The BEAST Speedboat Ride is a seasonal thrill ride in NYC open May - September. The BEAST leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“speed boat” (59 reviews)
“great fun” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
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+1 212-563-3200
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"speed boat"
in 59 reviews
"great fun"
in 52 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 240 reviews
"getting wet"
in 16 reviews
"water gun"
in 14 reviews
"boat stops"
in 7 reviews
"hudson river"
in 28 reviews
"sharp turns"
in 6 reviews
"stay dry"
in 5 reviews
"take photos"
in 24 reviews
"new york"
in 75 reviews
"roller coaster"
in 7 reviews
"circle line"
in 16 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 15 reviews
"manhattan skyline"
in 18 reviews
"great photos"
in 7 reviews
"great trip"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They do warn you that you will get wet and we got soaked which as the weather was very hot was nice. From being hosed down from the dock as the boat pulls out to spray from the boat and the spray from the soakers...More

Thank Marcus1234
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Beast is a must do in NY. We were there during a heatwave last week and to get a wet and cooled down was great. We used our NY explorer pass and was on The Beast within 25 mins. We sat near front and...More

Thank ianh20182018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Managed to squeeze this in between lots of the standard Empire State / MOMA visits, and proved a great break in between events. The boat crew are excellent fun and create a true party atmosphere! Just bear in mind - you're pretty much guaranteed to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to take my grandson for a ride our last day in NY. I didn’t buy tickets on line because we didn’t have a printer. I tried to call but it’s one of those places where you get recordings, press one, then press three,...More

Thank damicom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride is very fun, for both children and adults. The boat is fast, music on, the crew trying to get you all wet. And they will manage to get you wet, some will get soaked. You will get a different view of both Manhattan...More

Thank Stavanger99
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

90 degrees outside and we were booked on the 11am ride. We sat at the back on the green seats not the very back with cushions. Breeze through our hair was fabulous up to the Statue of Liberty. Then the game changed-felt like buckets being...More

Thank christy b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Beast on July 4. We had already been on a similar tour in San Francisco so knew what to expect and were excited to do the NYC version. Amazing soundtrack, great speed and tons of fun. The first mate came around and...More

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on The Beast as part of our City Pass package. The crew were very friendly and made the entire trip so much fun. My boys had so much fun as soon as I got off we bought another trip to go twice. Be...More

Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some people have said they did not get very wet on this ride...on Tuesday I took my granddaughter (13) prepared for some wetness...Had coverage with a poncho, but we were SOAKED. They actually sprayed water on us, in addition to the water from the ocean....More

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like speed, Water and Fun you should take this ride. If You want too see the statue of liberty you should choose this instead of the slow boring ferry that take ages. they stop for maybe 5min so you can get good photos...More

Thank Rune L
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Ewa G
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Rick T | Reviewed this property |
Yes we did bring our camera, iphones & GO PRO. We were very careful not to get camera & iphones wet. Wife had on a poncho so she kept them safe underneath poncho & then took them out when it wasn't so much splashing. One of... More
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ashley h
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Rick T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they drop you off at the same place they pick you up from.
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from critch944 | Reviewed this property |
No age requirement, but you have to be over 102cm in height
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