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SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride by New York Water Taxi tickets

Gate Prices Adult $28.00
Child (3-12) $19.00
If you spy a set of giant jaws racing across New York’s harbor, don’t panic! That’s the SHARK, the heart-pounding, 30-minute speedboat thrill-ride. With the wind in your hair and water splashing about, this energetic experience will knock your socks off! Fully narrated and packed full of music, laughs, and excitement, this is certainly one of the most engaging ways to see New York. Don’t worry though, they'll slow it all down in front of the Statue of Liberty so your photos won’t be a blur. You want a New York adventure? This is it.
The New York Explorer® Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Use your pass for SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride by New York Water Taxi tickets, plus admission to your choice of other top attractions.
The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Use your pass for SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride by New York Water Taxi tickets, plus admission to your choice of other top attractions.

Getting In

Present your Pass at the New York Water Taxi ticket booth at Pier 16 to receive a ticket for the next available ride (subject to availability).

Hours

May: Saturday and Sunday, departures every hour from 12:00 pm-dusk;
June: Departures every hour from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm;
July-August: Departures every hour from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Closings

September-April

Note

Passengers must be 40 inches tall to ride the SHARK. Children must be able to sit in their own seats. All scheduled SHARK rides are weather permitting. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Address

South Street Seaport at Pier 16, 89 South Street (Corner of Fulton Avenue and South Street)
New York, NY 10036

Driving Directions

From West Side, George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, take West Street southbound. Follow the signs to FDR Drive. Take underpass, keep right - use exit 1 at the end of the underpass. Turn right on South Street and go six blocks. From East Side, take FDR Drive south to exit 3 onto South Street. Proceed on South Street about 1 mile.

Public Transportation

By Subway:2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z or M trains to Fulton Street;
A or C trains to Broadway-Nassau;
E train towards Fulton Street;
Walk East twoards Fulton Street to Water Street.
 

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[9 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

Plenty of laughs
By Cappy from NYC on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride:

To begin it was raining, as we got underway, pouring. It didn't matter. Everyone was singing along with the loud music, waving their arms and laughing. I never saw so much laughing. A summer camp of maybe 50 teens, a father and son, my grand daughter and me and a group of 4 friends all laughing and screaming as we got soaked to the skin. Later saw them all buying cheap clothes to go home in. It is a blast. Just wish the crew had a little more involvement other than saying when you yell we go faster and giving us a few tidbits of info on NYC. It was great. Since Circle Line owns it I would recommend they give a little "fun" training to the crew so they can compete with the Beast speedboat which is a party on the water.

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