New York City

Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride

New York City, USA
  • 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a ride on the wild side with this 30-minute speedboat tour of New York City. Hop on board The Beast and let the fun begin. This high-speed boat tour along New York Harbor — complete with loud, rocking music and playful narration — acts like a roller coaster on water. It’s a must-do experience for adrenalin junkies.
  • The BEAST Speedboat is a thrill ride that zooms down the Hudson at up to 45 mph
  • Screeches to a halt within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for photo ops
  • Panoramic views of midtown and lower Manhattan as you speed by
  • Led by comic captains Mad Dog and Wild Thing
  • Fast, loud and funny with pumping music

What's Included

  • 30-minute Speedboat Ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
    83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Come down to the dock and hop aboard your speedboat. Begin your adventure through the New York City Harbor, with its twists and turns, on your high-speed vessel.

Listen to the lively music playing on the deck and enjoy the entertaining narration providing by your hosts, comic captains Mad Dog and Wild Thing. As yout boat reaches speeds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour, zip by the shore as panoramic views of midtown and lower Manhattan fly by.

Then, screech to a halt just 100 feet (30 meters) away from the Statue of Liberty. Take the opportunity for an up-close photo opportunity before the engine of your boat starts up again.

After you've experienced a thrilling ride on the water, return to your starting point.

Circle Line Cruises (Pass By)

The Beast Speedboat Ride (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • You must be at least 40" (102cm) tall to ride the beast
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to the departure time for boarding.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the departure point for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:The cruise conveniently departs from Pier 83 @ West 42nd Street and the West Side Highway, in Midtown Manhattan.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:Parking available at Circle Line Sightseeing, Pier 83, W 42nd Street. $30 before 3 pm weekdays and $35 after 3 pm weekdays and all weekends. (Prices subject to change.)

Jun 2021

Q:Can I take the subway to get to the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:Yes - Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd St; train B, D, F to 5th Ave and 42nd St, or 4, 5, 6 train to 42nd St Grand Central Station. Take the M42 bus west or walk 5 avenues west to Pier 83 (about 1 mile or 1.6km).

Jun 2021

Q:Can I take a bus to get to the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:Yes - From 42nd Street take the M42 bus going West, directly to the Circle Line Pier. From 49th Street take the M50 bus directly to the Circle Line pier.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:Boarding begins a half-hour before departure.

Jun 2021

Q:What kind of boat is used during the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:The "Beast" has 1400 BHP-horsepower with two ZF 3000 marine gears powered by twin Hamilton Jets, rocketing you through the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots (about 45 mph)!

Jun 2021

Q:Will I get wet during the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:Not definitely, but it usually happens.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any restrictions to participate in the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?

A:The boat travels at high speeds and bounces around, so nobody who is pregnant, has heart conditions or back injuries should ride. Also, all guests have to be at least 40" tall to ride. (That’s 102cm in the rest of the world.)

Jun 2021

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Had an Amazing time. The crew were fun and ENERGETIC! Loved the music. Overall experience A+. Will definitely come back with my friends.


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Great family “beast” ride.
Wilfredo_R, Sep 2023
The whole experience was good to me and the family and great that we were allow to take pictures by the Statue of Liberty. Fun fun ride! And the staff the captain great.
Fantastic and lovely crew
Caroline_H, Sep 2023
Excellent experience, fun, enjoyable, fast and lovely crew who made it enjoyable for all. Only bit to add was there was no bucket for tips which we wanted to do
Hyun_L, Sep 2023
Two thumbs up👍👍 my tour guide was really kind and fun. He took pictures for everyone. Water play was fun. It was 30 minutes ride . I can’t forget any one minutes . It was full of good memories!!! Thank you!!!
Highly highly recommend!
cassandra_m, Sep 2023
Excellent event!!! The staff was great!! Very entertaining!!!! Highly recommend! Will definitely visit again!
Beast boat fun
Todd_H, Sep 2023
The crew was great! The energy was fun and we had a blast sightseeing listening to music and getting soaked. So much fun.
Amazing time
KrystellePiso, Aug 2023
This speedboat was too much of a fun time. The staff was amazing and had an amazing energy. They made sure we had a fun time and they succeeded. Every person in my group had a smile on my face!
Great Experience
Tashi_H, Aug 2023
So much Fun. Wished it was a little longer. Great Experience.. Really enjoyed the captain and his assistant.
Fun fun fun
KathleenC_C, Aug 2023
What a blast!! A fun fast ride and we went right up to the Statue of Liberty. Got a little wet, but it was worth it!
Do not book this attraction.
Michael_C, Aug 2023
Seats were appalling we could not see anything, you should not be allowed to sell seats under the driver, the front of the boat lifts so no view, the side of you is the bulkhead, briefly when they turned the boat we saw from the back the Statue of Liberty & skyline, appropriate reviews will be left online advising people to avoid this experience.
Best time ever
Alba_G, Aug 2023
The guide's attention was exceptional, I loved the way he made us have a good time, unfortunately people did not leave a tip, you have to appreciate the work of others.
Horrible experience!
Tina_W, Aug 2023
My family and I arrived 40 minutes early per the ticket instructions and after waiting in line was told I had to go to ticket window. After waiting in a long line at the window I was told tickets were sold out for my ride! I asked for a refund but was told I didn’t buy my tickets from them. I called the number listed on the ticket and was told to ask the person at the window for a refund. Complete chaos!!!! Buy directly from the vendor to ensure you get on the ride!!!
Must Experience THE BEAST.
Nellie_H, Aug 2023
Had an Amazing time. The crew were fun and ENERGETIC! Loved the music. Overall experience A+. Will definitely come back with my friends.
A fun way to see the Statue of Liberty
Mellissa_R, Aug 2023
A very fun trip to see the Statue of Liberty! Definitely worth doing this if you like music, speed and getting wet! X
Worst experience, stole my money
Ray_R, Aug 2023
Stay away from @ViatorTravel and @CircleLineNYC. Car accident on the way to Beast Speedboat Ride w/ my children and would not refund or even reissue a new time just took my money and told me no. You should be ashamed of your team @kanarick
A Birthday's Wild Ride
Brenda_W, Aug 2023
This was the best boat ride I've ever experienced. It was fast, fun and adventurous. This was a great treat for my nephew who turned 16 on the day we went on The Beast, he loved it. We got wonderful photos of the Statue of Liberty and other ships and ferries along the way. I would HIGHLY recommend The Beast to anyone. It was a wild ride and we will be back again, but this time for an hour ride. Thank you so much for a great, and memorable experience.
The crazy sea ride
Maria_G, Aug 2023
The cool speed turn that wet us and the water gun, my grand some love that trip so much and we did to also the view of the statue of liberty 🗽, over all a wonder experience we will go back again soon.
Kids had a blast!
Teresa_R, Aug 2023
Again good experience, fun kids had a blast! It was a good amount of time didn’t seem rushed, staff were friendly the music was great 👍🏾
Must do!
Pamela_M, Aug 2023
Music laughter .. do more spins :) so much fun This was a great way to see Statue of Liberty and the beauty of NEW YORK
We got a great view of...
Tao_B, Aug 2023
We got a great view of lady of liberty. We sit in the back and all got drenched in the end. Yet tons of fun!
Tracey_B, Aug 2023
Superb! Will cure jet lag in seconds! Tank & Diesel are amazing! Prepare to get soaked to the skin. Music is hip hop. Great for teenagers!

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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