SHARK Speedboat Ride by New York Water Taxi

Gate Prices: Adult $28.00 / Child $19.00
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Gate Prices Adult $28.00
Child (3-12) $19.00

This attraction is seasonal and will be closed September 1, 2015-April 30, 2016.

This thrill ride isn’t for everyone. But if you crave speed and don’t mind the occasional splash of water, this SHARK was made for you. Combining a speedboat thrill ride with a high-speed tour of NYC's landmarks, learning has never been so fun.

Fly by those highly recognizable landmarks; the salty wind whipping through your locks as you hum the theme song from Jaws to terrify passengers on the boats you’re speeding past. The sightseeing is fantastic, but the speed of this boat ride is its main attraction.

Think harbor scene in Hitch, but in a much larger shark-vessel, and there’s no chance of Will Smith accidentally knocking you off the boat …unless you really luck out. In all seriousness, this 30-minute speedboat ride is a great alternative to the more romantic, slower-paced harbor cruises offered along the harbor. Having said that, it’s not for the faint of heart, nor is it available to be ridden by little thrill-seekers who are under 40” tall. Child-passengers must be able to sit in their own seat. South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 is where this aquatic beast jets out of its dock.

New York Water Taxi’s SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride whizzes by Lady Liberty and her neighbor Ellis Island, splashes past the 172-acre Governor’s Island, and also jets passengers by the World Financial Center, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan’s southernmost point at Battery Park. Don’t let your fear of sharks put you off…it’s only paint! The SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride promises to deliver and has passengers literally raving about an exhilarating tour that gives an adrenaline rush while letting them behold so many of New York’s hotspots in an efficient and fun way.

Getting In

Present your pass at the New York Water Taxi ticket booth at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 (corner of Fulton Avenue and South Street) to receive a ticket for the next available ride. Tickets are subject to availability. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.


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
*All scheduled SHARK rides are weather permitting


September through April 30


Passengers must be 40 inches tall to ride the Shark. Children must be able to sit in their own seats.


89 South Street
(Corner of Fulton Avenue and South Street), Pier 16
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:
Take 2, 3, 4,5, J, Z or M to Fulton Street;
A and C trains to Broadway - Nassau;
E train towards Fulton Street;
Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street.

By Bus:
Take M15 (South Ferry sign) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton 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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