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Shark Speedboat Ride

West 42nd Street, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
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We went to this place on sunday and there were no boat or even somting to find. Asked a few people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marcel_Bl
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Forget about the Ferry.

You can take the ferry boat ride out to The Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island or you can take the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Steve R
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Roseville, California
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West 42nd Street, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to this place on sunday and there were no boat or even somting to find. Asked a few people and all said „not anymore“ Also the picture showed the boat at the place we were and we take a drink instade and have...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

You can take the ferry boat ride out to The Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island or you can take the exciting speed boat ride, that goes out and around those 2 places, up the Hudson, with views of the Manhattan & up the East River...More

2  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Been on this tour three times so far. Guys it is fun fun and fun. Guaranteed to get wet- (PS the water is extremely cold) The ride is nice, music and everything. Enjoyably way to learn some things about the city.

1  Thank Brandon J
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Forget the slow, cattle car ferry's that go out to the Statue of Liberty or tour the island. Long lines, slow, boring. The Shark boat leaves out of Battery Park. It seats about 40 or so and it's fast and a fun thrill ride. You...More

1  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been on the shark boat at least 5 times. The kids really enjoyed the speed and the music. Please be aware that it is very likely that you will get wet on this ride. if you sit on the edge...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband has been on this and The Beast (The two are identical in length and experience, just different departure ports) several times on day trips to the city with the young people he works with. We most recently went when we had family members...More

2  Thank Amil77
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This really was a great experience and one we as a family would thoroughly recommend. We booked our tickets online so walked straight to the boat 15 minutes before it left. The man onboard who did most of the talking was great. Our boys wanted...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

My family took the Shark speedboat ride on the hottest day in NYC. The ride was a lot of fun and the mates were funny and friendly. If you want to get wet, ride in the rear of the boat. We got soaked! The views...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

In the City for the weekend my son and girlfriend with us . Very hot day so we loved getting wet. Fun up close look at Statue of Liberty. Fast wet fun.

1  Thank Jolene W
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

It was a hot muggy day in NYC, so we sought out some activities to cool us off. We walked from the 9/11 Museum to South Street Seaport (about 10-15 minute walk) and waited in a crazy line for tickets to this boat. The ticket...More

1  Thank Eliza M
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Leslie R
14 July 2017|
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Response from jackiealmonte | Reviewed this property |
hi I purchased my tickets through Groupon. I do not remember how much I paid. however, you can purchase the tickets right on site. the shark boat operates from the South Street Seaport seaport In downtown Manhattan. they... More
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Gary J
11 March 2017|
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Response from NYWaterTaxi | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Our SHARK only operational May - September. We do however run other cruises year-round. Please check out our website for more information!
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