Manhattan Adventure Sightseeing Boat Tour

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New York, US
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Experience the ultimate custom sightseeing adventure in New York Harbor with the Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride! Get ready to explore the city from unique vantage points and capture jaw-dropping photos of the iconic skyline. This narrated tour takes you on a thrilling journey through the harbor, stopping at more than 40 points of interest along the way. From the Empire State Building to the Financial District and Battery Park City, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap postcard-worthy shots. And of course, no trip to NYC would be complete without a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty. Whether you're a tourist or a local, this 60-minute boat ride is the perfect way to acquaint yourself with the geography of the city while having a blast. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Spectacular views of downtown and midtown with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings
  • Panoramic views of the entire skyline from New Jersey
  • Up-close and unobstructed view of the Statue of Liberty
  • Iconic photos of the Manhattan skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground
  • Views of the Hudson Yards Complex and The Vessel
  • Landing and facility fees
  • U.s. coast guard licensed captain
  • Tripadvisor experiences brokerage fee
  • Local taxes
  • Tour-guide/captain gratuities are not included

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Welcome to the Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride! Get ready to embark on the ultimate sightseeing experience in New York Harbor. This custom tour offers an incredible opportunity to explore and photograph the world-famous Manhattan skyline from unique vantage points. Imagine cruising through the harbor on the very boat media agencies use to cover breaking news, giving you the chance to capture breathtaking shots of iconic landmarks.

What to expect?

During this 60-minute adventure, you can expect a thrilling journey that showcases over 40 local sights along the waterways. The tour is carefully curated with photographers in mind, ensuring you have the best opportunities to take stunning photos. Our experienced captains stop at various points along the way, allowing you to capture iconic shots of landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Each tour stop is arranged to position the boat for optimal photo opportunities, ensuring you leave with incredible images of the city.

Who is this for?

The Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride is for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in New York City. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour offers a unique perspective on the city's famous skyline. Photographers, travel enthusiasts, and locals looking to discover a new perspective on their own city will all find something to love about this adventure.

Why book this?

What sets the Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride apart is its unrivaled access to the best photo opportunities in NYC. Our captains have insider knowledge of the city's waterways, guaranteeing you a front-row seat to the most iconic sights. This tour offers a dynamic blend of adventure, education, and stunning visuals, providing an unmatched experience for those looking to capture the essence of New York City.

Good to know

The tour departs from the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, conveniently located at 225 Liberty Street. To ensure a seamless start to your adventure, please make your way to the first floating dock in the Southeast corner of the boat basin. Our captains will be there to greet you. Throughout the tour, our captains and crew are available to assist you with any photo requests or inquiries you may have. You don't need to worry about missing any must-see sights, as the boat stops at each location to allow every guest the opportunity to take perfect photos.


Guests who have experienced the Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride rave about the incredible views and exceptional photo opportunities. They appreciate the knowledgeable and friendly captains who ensure a memorable journey. The tour has been praised for its ability to provide a unique and personalized experience, appealing to both tourists and locals. Travelers agree that this is the ideal way to immerse yourself in the geography of New York City and capture breathtaking memories of the city's extraordinary skyline.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Empire State Building

(Pass by)

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.

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

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.

New Jersey

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

Financial District

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

Battery Park City

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.

Statue of Liberty

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.

Ellis Island

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.

Brooklyn Bridge

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

Hudson Yards

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

Governors Island

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.



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Boat trip was great. Our captain Sherri was great. It’s the best way to see New York, and I’ve lived here!


My third time with NY Media Boat, by far my favorite tour ever! A wonderful blend of exciting speed boat, sightseeing and history, my face hurts from smiling so much! Brought a friend from out of town, she agreed, best way to see NYC. Thanks Captain Eric for a perfect adventure, you never disappoint!


Sherry was an awesome guide and a fantastic captain! The rib is super powerful. The boat ride was so much fun and no one got wet, we saw all the sights and Sherry did a brilliant job giving us all the info. Will definitely come back


This was easily the best part of our visit to NY City. Fun!!! Like being on an amusement park ride and seeing sites of NY city at the same time. Stopped at all of the important locations for photos. Will go on this tour every time I go to NYC.


Captain Sherry was phenomenal. I lived in NJ my whole life and I still saw things I haven’t seen on this tour. The company is top notch, the tour is an amazing value and the boat is 100x better than those huge Groupon disasters. I will be telling everyone about our experience!


The best way to see New York! Eric our guide was really great. Took pictures of us at the photo stops. As someone who gets motion sick very easily. I forgot to take anything beforehand (very silly of me) and I didn't even feel anything! Would definitely recommend. Thanks Eric!


Excellent views, excellent Captain (Cherry), excellent Tour!!! We went on a warm Morning in June 2024 and this tour was just amazing! Cherry, our Guide/Captain, made this ride so perfect and a little special. We stopped at the best Photostops and scenic views ans she told us some really good storys about the Buildings all arouns Manhattan. We absolutly loved this boatride with Cherry and would highly recommend it to everyone who is visiting New York!!


Eric was a very knowledgeable tour guide and the trip was a so much fun! The best part was probably the view of the Statue of Liberty.


Far exceeded expectations. We had seen cheaper tickets on larger boats but opted for this one. So glad we did. Two seats to a row, guaranteeing you a great view and unobstructed photo opportunities. Our guide, Bryant, was knowledgeable and funny, providing the right amount of information.


This was a highlight of our trip to NYC. I’m so glad we booked the hour trip vs half hour. Read the reviews and decided the hour trip would be worth it and OMG it was Fantastical! Captain Sherry is a skilled speed boat captain and she navigated the waterways with ease, along with all her detailed descriptions of the important landmarks from Brooklyn to New Jersey, Governors Island, Ellis island and of course the Statue of Liberty. Plus so much more we didn’t even know existed. We spent our money on this tour and skipped the bus tours through the crowded NYC streets, since the subway and walking is the best way to see NYC on land. If you want to see all the bridges and high rises and so much more take this tour, you won’t be disappointed.
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