Empire City Watersports

Empire City Watersports, Brooklyn: Hours, Address, Empire City Watersports Reviews: 4/5

Empire City Watersports
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Empire City Watersports offers jet ski tours of the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge & more! Come see New York City like never before!
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lmp917
NY, NY1 contribution
Great evening on the water!
Sep 2021
Fantastic evening on the water! We rented three jet skis for the 5 p.m. 90 minute tour. We have varying levels of experience (starting at none). Our guide, Zach, was great. He clearly explained how to operate the jet ski and safety measures. Seeing lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from the water was fantastic. The jet skis were in great condition. Would definitely go again!
Written September 19, 2021
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Gennadiy K
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
Eh...
Sep 2021 • Couples
Won't tell you if waves are too big, too big to enjoy. Will sell you tickets and then complain that they are also surprised how un rideable the waves were... and then ask for a tip at the end... serious?
Won't go again.
Written September 6, 2021
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RickMarchitect
Northport, NY2 contributions
Worth every penny !! Go for it !!!
Aug 2021
The tour package far exceeded my expectations. The staff was excellent. Jacklyn was super helpful with sending me my photos. Anthony was an incredible tour guide, He knew exactly how fast to go and took incredible photos and videos. I HIGHLY recommend the photo package, worth every penny to capture the moment. We went up to the Williamsburgh and Brooklyn bridges, around to the World trade Center and of course the Statue of Liberty. The Jet ski ran like a champ.. An experience I'll never forget. You DEFINITELY have got to go for this !!!
Written August 14, 2021
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girlz777
Brooklyn, United States1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Aug 2021
Jet ski ride was awesome with beautiful views of Statue of Liberty, NYC and bridges. ! Special thanks to our paparazzi and the tour guide!
Written August 8, 2021
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Diane
11 contributions
A hidden NY gem !
Jul 2021 • Friends
An amazing adventure! Demetrius was an excellent guide and made the afternoon one that we will always remember. Even though we are life long NY’ers we never could imagine seeing the city from such a beautiful perspective 😎
Written July 28, 2021
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Nachman
2 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2021
Great experience! Live in NYC for 20+ years, and never knew I could have such fun, so close to home!! Saw the city in a way I never saw it before.
Jet skiing was fun, safe and thrilling!! The jet skiis were in great condition, and the tour guide was really nice. Forgot to bring water, and they gave us.... all in all great experience! Will do again, and recommend!
Written June 30, 2021
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Stan R
4 contributions
Do not recommend
Sep 2020
The directions on arrival/parking are unclear, came to the place and found many shops/industrial buildings with no one around, no directions regarding where to park etc., seemed like a shady operation. The bathrooms on site are questionable. The photo package is a scam, they don't let you take your phone with you due to "liability" issues, which is another way of milking you out of money. They only let you go as far as some nearby ugly bridge, cannot see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, or New York skyline, no pretty views around. Not worth the money at all.
Written December 27, 2020
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Amy L
1 contribution
Highly recommend the Ultimate Scenic Experience!
Sep 2020
My boyfriend and I did the Ultimate Scenic Experience tour (3hrs) and absolutely loved it! We went on a Sunday morning in late Sept, and it was just the two of us and two other people.

Matt was our tour guide and did a great job of leading us and giving interesting facts about the places we stopped. Debbie, who worked in the office, made sure we were fully prepared. She advised us to bring thin gloves (given the windchill) and water shoes. She also assured us that wet suits would be provided in case we were worried about it being cold.

It was in the high 60's / low 70's the morning we went, and given we were fully prepped for what to expect, we had no issues with the temperature and fully enjoyed the experience!

Would definitely recommend the photo package as well.
Written September 28, 2020
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Maria D
1 contribution
Great event
Aug 2020 • Family
I brought my daughter and we had a great time..you get a class right on the dock and the guy goes with you...best summer event by far; at first both of us were a little nervous because it was our first time but you quickly get the hang of it and there we were out by the varazzanno bridge jet skiing...it was as fun as I'd always imagined it to be! The guy took pictures and all I can say is GO!!
Written August 19, 2020
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deerusso88
Berkeley, CA3 contributions
Don’t waste your money
Aug 2020 • Friends
I was visiting from out of town and organized a group of my friends to get on this jetski tour around lower Manhattan, but was very disappointed with the services offered. We reserved 5 jet skis, arrived at the time stated in the email - 45 min before our scheduled tour time but didn't get on the water till 30 min after our scheduled tour. Our "guides" barely explained how to use the jet skis, told my bf and i to get on any jetski than after 10 min told us to get off the one we were on because it was off limits. First of all, the ride out to the Statue of Liberty is 30 long min, the guide left us behind, my bf and I were basically alone trying to catch up to the rest of the group. Ok, I had purchased a way overpriced picture package but figured it would be worth it because the memories would be amazing to have however we did not get the experience
we paid for. While out in the water we had to keep reminding the guide to take our pic, first stop was Statue of Liberty, drove around on the skis for a bit but when we asked for a pic, the guide was signaling for the group to leave because we were being shooed away by the security from the Statue of Liberty. Then we stoped at a lower Manhattan, our guide proceeded to tell us to do a donut in the water while snapping our pic from his iPhone for "action shots" with the same background.. then we headed towards the Brooklyn bridge and when my friend asked for a pic, the guide said we were late and we had to rush back. We didn't even get to Ellis island, or manhattan bridge. Ok, we get back, i ask for my pics and he says he'll send them later on, it's been three days and still no pics. The guy I spoke to was really rude when I nicely told him I did NOT receive my pics and that I don't want them anymore since they were def not worth the 45$ for 50 pics of the same background. He said he didn't care whether I wanted them or not, that he was going to send them to me anyway and he was not refunding me any money. Very unprofessional, terrible customer service, do not ride with this company!!!!
Written August 5, 2020
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