New York Speedboat Cruise - The Beast

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FREE amendments & cancellations on this ticket Applicable for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your departure date. Tickets must be returned if amendments or cancellations are made.
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New York's very own thrill ride!

Experience a sightseeing cruise with a difference aboard 'The Beast', New York's fastest and most thrilling speedboat ride! "Mad Dog," your daring captain, will take you for a wet n' wild ride around New York Harbour taking you past the famous Manhattan skyline and up close to the Statue of Liberty.

Our guide to New York Speedboat Cruise - The Beast

Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past New York's towering skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45 miles per hour! Operating throughout the summer months, the Beast will take you on a wild (and often wet!) ride across New York's Harbour accompanied by a rockin' soundtrack. Zoom down the Hudson River at exhilarating speeds, passing under the famous bridges with views of midtown and Lower Manhattahn. The speedboat screeches to a halt 100 feet from the Statue of Liberty for a perfect photo opportunity. It's a pure thrill!

Height Restriction:

You must be at least 40" / 100cm tall to ride the BEAST.


Daily 7. May - 25 September, except Mondays

Start times

Every hour from 11.00am to 6.00pm or dusk.


Around 30 minutes.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for New York Speedboat Cruise - The Beast

  • No reservations necessary. Simply turn up at the departure point with your New York Speedboat Cruise ticket voucher 30 minutes prior to your chosen cruise time.
  • Schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Cruise does not operate on Mondays or  during the winter months (October-April).
  • You must be at least 40" / 100cm tall to ride the BEAST.
  • The Beast does not run unless there are at least 10 people on it. However, this situation is very rare.
  • Cruises are subject to availability. Should you want to guarantee a specific time slot, you can go down to the pier a day before your desired sailing, and exchange your open voucher for boarding passes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


    Frequently Asked Questions for New York Speedboat Cruise - The Beast

    General Information

    • What is The Beast New York Speedboat Cruise, and what makes it unique?

      The Beast New York Speedboat Cruise is an exhilarating and high-speed boat tour that takes you on a thrilling adventure around New York Harbour. What sets it apart is the incredible speed and adrenaline rush you experience, along with unparalleled views of iconic landmarks.

    • What landmarks can I expect to see on The Beast Speedboat Cruise in New York?

      During your ride, you'll have the chance to see famous New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, Governors Island, and more.

    • Do I need to make a reservation for The Beast Speedboat Cruise?

      It's recommended to make reservations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your spot. However, walk-up tickets may also be available depending on availability.

    • What is the best time to take The Beast Speedboat Cruise for optimal views and weather?

      The best time for The Beast Speedboat Cruise can vary based on personal preference. However, many visitors enjoy daytime rides for clear views, while evening cruises offer a unique perspective of the city lights. Weather conditions can impact the experience, so check the forecast before booking.

    Duration of Visit

    • How long is the Beast Speedboat Cruise experience?

      The Beast Speedboat Cruise typically lasts approximately 30 minutes, giving you a fast-paced and exciting tour of New York Harbour.

    Rides & Attractions

    • Is The Beast Speedboat Cruise suitable for children and families?

      Yes, The Beast is suitable for children and families, but it is a high-speed thrill ride, so it may not be suitable for very young children or those with certain medical conditions.

    • Is there a chance of getting wet during The Beast Speedboat Cruise?

      Yes, there is a possibility of getting wet due to the high-speed nature of the ride. Ponchos are provided, but it's advisable to dress appropriately and be prepared for a splash of fun!


    • Is The Beast Speedboat Cruise wheelchair accessible?

      Unfortunately, The Beast Speedboat Cruise may not be wheelchair accessible due to the high-speed and adventurous nature of the ride.