Boat Tours & water sports in New York City

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in New York City, NY

Boat Tours & Water Sports in New York City

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Bus Tours
6 hours
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$99.00
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Walking Tours
3–5 hours
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$44.00
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Day Cruises
50 minutes
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$24.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$129.00
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Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
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$99.00
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City Tours
4 hours
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Recommended by 94% of travelers
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$59.00
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City Tours
3 hours
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$64.99
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$30.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$499.99
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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$219.00
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  • Henry Z
    4 contributions
    We had Jimmy(driver) and Steve(guide) as our dream team today. They both took excellent care of us on our 6 hour tour of this magnificent city. Do yourself a favour and book this tour with usa guided tours ny.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Jeremy W
    2 contributions
    Charlie the tour guide was great. Knowledgeable and prepared. Thank you TripAdvisor for supplying excellent tour guides.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • MelodyH1971
    Opelika, AL49 contributions
    We chose this bc another of the 5 city pass was taken and I am so happy we took this cruise. It was relaxing, the weather was overcast but not raining and we got great view and photos of buildings all over Manhattan from the water. Plus we got great photos of Lady Liberty without having to pay to go out to the statue. Like the cruise goes right up in front of it and stops for photos. Best ever. We got to see so much and even the place where captain sully landed the plane on the Hudson. Lots of bridge photos and much much more. I would do this again.
    The only negative is we were sitting on the top back of boat and couldn’t hear the guided tour as well.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Gunder
    Haywards Heath, UK81 contributions
    Overall enjoyed this. Boat was big and was quick to board. Even though it was very warm during the day, it got very cold with the wind so wrap up warm!! Tour guide gave a lot of useful information over the PA system. There were drinks and snacks available too. Overall good excursion, NYC lit up at night is a very cool sight.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • spb106
    Chelmsford, UK3 contributions
    We did the express cruise to see the Statue of Liberty. The boat was a little late due to technical problem but other than that was a great cruise. We boarded at Slip 6, then headed round to pier 16 to pick up more passengers. We also went under the Brooklyn Bridge before turning round and heading off to see the Statue of Liberty. The guide was brilliant and gave us a very informative and enjoyable brief American history of New York lesson. Once we arrived at the statue although we weren’t getting off they made sure each side of the boat got a good view and enough time to get good pictures. Would recommend.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Ash
    1 contribution
    Excellent trip. Beautiful boat, spotlessly clean. Very well organised. Allocated seating at a personal group table. Not at all crowded. Joe our architect tour guide was excellent, very interesting and knowledgeable. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. We had wine/beer and snack included in price. Everything about the trip was top quality. Certainly worth paying that little bit extra. Was the perfect end to a short break to NYC and most certainly the hi-light!
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Monalisa L
    El Dorado Hills, CA1 contribution
    We really enjoyed our tour with Jenn Andres from Experience First. If you like a tour guide who gets you to point A to point B without wasting any time then Jenn is your tour guide. She didn’t waste time, knew all the best spots for pictures and how to avoid the crowds, but she didn’t leave out any detail. She has so much knowledge and presents it a way that keeps you interested.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Max B
    1 contribution
    Statue of liberty was an impressive sight as well as the numerous other landmarks. Tour guide was a professional and really knew his stuff.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Paul
    Middlesbrough, UK16 contributions
    Excellent tour to see the Statue of Liberty and NYC from each river. You get excellent pictures and save time and queuing time compared to the other options. Spacious on the boat too as they don’t overcrowd. Well worth the money paid. Would recommend
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • George D
    1 contribution
    Very welcoming crew and staff that were always available to assist to make certain everyone had a special and memorable experience. Best cruise in NYC especially to celebrate a special occasion. Enjoyed the diversity of guests that allowed us to make new friends. Enjoyed the cruise multiple times and will return.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • yas
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    Staff is very professional and friendly

    Good mix of people.

    Good mix of food options.

    I wish there were more dessert options
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Rahul B
    1 contribution
    Rob, extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide, even helped us to get a great picture with the statute of Liberty
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • cmcd0n
    Padiham, UK7 contributions
    It was a very long day 8hrs there and 8 hours back with about 3 hours in niagara falls,we had a 20 minute break after 4 hours then stopped at the same place on the way back.The coach had a toilet on board,the drivers where friendly the tour guide was also friendly 😀 their was a couple of issues thst could make the trip better in our opinion. Sometimes we couldn't hear the guide at the back of the coach also we got split up at the lifts to the boat ,we could see the guide at the bottom waiting for us but we had no tickets to get down to her ,but the man in the booth was very understanding i think it would be better to wait for all the group.We really enjoyed the trip these are only comments to make the trip better 😀
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • bowbellie
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    This was a delightful and relaxed experience and an amazing way to see Manhattan. The crew was terrific, and the boat is elegant and comfortable. The crew was happy to answer any questions and they were super knowledgable, but it was nice that they did not talk over a speaker like tour guides ---you could just relax and experience it in your own way. My teen daughter loved it---lots of photo opps!
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Josefina G
    Lisle, IL3 contributions
    The guide was very good. Approachable, funny and very well educated and knew his stuff. My son and I enjoyed the tour. He also was patient. People like me always busy on phone. But he smiles and makes you feel all is great. The tour was great and the price was very good. Happy customers here.
    Written August 10, 2022
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