Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

1 hour
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in New York Harbor! Enjoy the city from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline on the same boat media agencies charter to cover breaking news! Our Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major attractions and create plenty of distance to view the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to give you the opportunity to take iconic photos. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the geography of New York City during your visit and a lot of fun for tourists and locals alike!


  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain
  • Landing and facility fees

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001

We’ll leave Manhattan and head out on the Hudson River to get spectacular views of downtown and midtown with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.

Stop At: Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, Hudson River, Piers 59-62 Between 17th And 23rd Streets, New York City, NY 10011

Going north on the Hudson you'll see, the FDNY Fireboat Station, Chelsea Piers, the VIP Heliport, Hudson Yards Project, The Highline and the Jacob Javits Convention Center before stopping at the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Cruise Ship Terminal.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: New Jersey, New Jersey

We will cross over to the New Jersey shoreline and run south for panoramic views of the entire skyline.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Financial District, Financial District, New York City, New York

From Hoboken we cross back over to Manhattan and stop right in front of the Financial District and Freedom Tower.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Battery Park City, Battery Park City, New York City, New York

Rounding Battery Park, we enter the East River where you'll see the helicopters take-off and land, as we cruise past South Street Seaport, go under the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Manhattan Bridge. After taking in the iconic views, we run along the Brooklyn waterfront, past the Red Hook Container Terminal and around Governors Island.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

Crossing the Upper Bay you'll see commercial vessels such as tug boats, oil barges, and the Staten Island Ferry while making our way to the Statue of Liberty. We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty.

We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ellis Island, Ellis Island, New York City, New York

Returning to Manhattan, we pass Ellis Island, and you'll have great views of the entire world-famous NYC downtown skyline. We hope to welcome you aboard!

At each of our 12 tour stops the captain positions the boat so that every guest can get a perfect photo and will help guests with any photo requests.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038

Our captain will take you under the Brooklyn Bridge and stop just north of there so you can take those iconic photos of the Manhattan skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards, New York City, New York

We'll stop the boat right infront of the Hudson Yards Complex so you can see The Vessel and all the other new buildings.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Governors Island, Governors Island, New York City, New York

Our captain will show you some of the old buildings from the water on this island, which once was an Army base then a Coast Guard Station and now a large park.

Duration: 2 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Our tours run with a minimum of 4 passengers
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult pricing applies to all passengers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to your late arrival
  • Near public transportation
  • No high heels; flat shoes only
  • Recommended: Bring sunglasses and your camera!
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
David B
May 2022

If you do nothing else in NYC, do this trip. A great experience and very well run. My expectations were exceeded . Fantastic views of the city from the river.

May 2022

A must. 4th trip to Manhattan And honestly the best experience and only way to get the best views. Sean was our guide and he was so expert in handling the Boat, so helpful at all the stops offering great info and taking time to take lots of pictures for you. Such fun and exciting experience.

Roslyn P
April 2022

The trip was so worthwhile. The opportunity to take pictures from the water of the many vantage points were outstanding. Patrick, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Also willing to take group pictures. We had a great time!

April 2022

Super fun experience. Able to take beautiful photos. Very nice crew who know a lot about what you see. one of the best things we did in New York.

April 2022

This was the highlight of our trip, Eric was an amazing guide and took us on an exhilarating tour of all the main sights at high speed! He was super knowledgeable and looked after us so well, taking time to take our photos and explain all the key facts. The weather was a little choppy but he st...

April 2022

It was wonderful. Shaun was a great story-teller and stopped at a lot of locations for photos and views. Was much better than we had expected. The views of Manhattan amazing. They had coats for people who were cold and they also stopped for people to take pictures. Not to be missed. One of the be...

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