Boat Tours & water sports in New York City

THE 10 BEST New York City Boat Tours & Water Sports

Boat Tours & Water Sports in New York City

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Bus Tours
6 hours
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€92.61
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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€204.85
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Walking Tours
3–5 hours
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€41.16
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€120.67
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Day Cruises
50 minutes
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€22.45
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City Tours
3 hours
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€60.79
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City Tours
4 hours
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€64.54
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Adventure Tours
1 hour
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Public Transportation Tours
6 hours
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€83.25
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Full-day Tours
6–7 hours
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€65.43
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Power Boats
30 minutes
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€46.77
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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€467.69
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  • FrequentFlier721562
    Owen Sound, Canada12 contributions
    If you are a first-time visitor to New York, this is a ‘must’. I took this tour in the first full day in New York and it covered so many of the places I had heard about, seen in popular culture, or seen in the news. From John Lenon’s grave site in Strawberry Fields to the bill of Wall Street to the 9/11 site, and the Staten Island Ferry, this tour touched on so many places I had seen and heard about. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant and did a great job herding my group around. I could write a lot more but just want to state how happy I was to take this tour early in my trip.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • kathy l
    Elkin, NC167 contributions
    Outstanding tour! We saw a little bit of everything and a lot is some things such as the 911 memorial and Grand Central Station and Washington Park. This tour not only showed us things in passing but we got to get out and spend time at places while hearing the history of each place.
    Frankie and Guy did an outstanding job at showing 12 of us around the city. We saw much more than if we had been on some of the bigger buses. This tour only takes 12 guests at a time.
    There was so much to see and learn about the city that I would easily tell others to go on this tour.
    Congratulations guys, you might be a queens boy and Staten Island kid but you are true New Yorkers and worth the Manhattan monikers.
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • Isabel R
    2 contributions
    Jett was our tour guide he was the absolute best! He made the tour extra special and made all the facts funny and interesting! The whole experience was so much fun!
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Leslie S
    Birmingham, UK11 contributions
    England's top venue for collectors on line vinterior and eBay famouslordhillmuseum experts arrived newyork on business trip famouslordhillmuseum iconic interior designers and fine arts gallery like the sights in newyork boyo were coming back to buy paintings here soon
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • SusanLSM
    Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
    We had a great time learning the architecture and history of the NYC/New Jersey riverfront. It was so much more than architecture of buildings. Our tour guide was very informative. The crew was great. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it.
    Written 16 March 2023
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  • Kjcm41
    10 contributions
    Our first time in New York and wanted to get the most out of the trip so booked this full day waking tour.
    Our tour guide Mindy C was fantastic, she messaged us in the morning of the tour to confirm the meeting point, she’s was friendly and took the time to ask about us individually.
    Really liked the fact that this is a small group tour so there was only 9 of us altogether which is much better and felt more personal!
    We had a coffee stop and a good break for lunch, we never felt rushed with Mindy and could ask questions as we went along, her commentary along the route was great
    Would highly recommend if you are visiting New York
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • georginacrowe09
    Cumbria, UK23 contributions
    Decided to do the Harbour lights cruise which was included as park of our New York pass - we boarded the boat at approximately 6pm and got a great seat on the upper deck outside, make sure you wrap up warm as it gets very cold!!! It is warmer sitting inside the upper/lower decks and you are able to stand up and get photos, but are asked to be seated once you have taken your shot.
    There is an area on the lower deck where you can stand up continuously outside the cabin, should you wish.
    Plenty of drinks and hot/cold food on offer throughout - we had 2x bud light, a Pepsi and some nachos and a pretzel which totalled $42.
    Andy the guide was great and very informative, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone staying in New York - it was amazing to see the city at night!!
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • NatliaCM91
    Bangor, UK67 contributions
    This was an excellent and informative cruise around the whole island on Manhattan!! David our commentator had me in fits of laughter the whole 2.5hours!! He was so funny. I would highly recommend if you want to know the complete history of Manhattan. You get up close to the Statue of Liberty so lots of great photo ops
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Natasha S
    3 contributions
    Excellent tour with a knowledgeable tour guide, Damein, who gave first hand accounts being a native New Yorker. It was raining when we went but the guide and boat staff were great, offering to help take pictures etc.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • 907JLeMay
    Anchorage, AK110 contributions
    This tour is the highlight of visiting New York City! To walk where my ancestors walked was amazing. I climbed to the crown of the Statue of Liberty which had spectacular views and was worth the effort. The views from the top were incredible, amazing, and birds’ eye!
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • Joel G
    San Antonio, TX6 contributions
    Absolutely amazing experience, highly recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic dinner with incomparable views of the Manhattan skyline
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • Colin C
    Reading, UK13 contributions
    Went on a cloudy day but was still worth it. Well organised and staff were attentive and professional. Plenty of personal space on the boat and a chance to go on deck if a bit breezy.
    A relaxing journey down the Hudson to Liberty and Ellis islands and then up to Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Got close to the Statue of Liberty with plenty of time to take photos. Saw the lights come on in Manhattan and views that you can't get from the island, obviously!
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • Freedom775610
    14 contributions
    We did the first tour of the day, and it was very informative and entertaining and I would highly recommend it. We found her narrative, very informing and entertaining, and would definitely do it again.
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Iain S
    1 contribution
    The coach was comfortable as we were allocated seats with extra legroom, the windows were clean and allowed a good view of the lovely autumn colours. It was a very long trip with only one thirty minute stop each way.
    There was an onboard toilet but it was very crude and not clean.
    The Falls were spectacular of course and the boat ride was well organised. There was not much time left to explore and it was mostly taken up with trying to find the meeting point.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • 907JLeMay
    Anchorage, AK110 contributions
    This cruise was a lot of fun. We enjoyed seeing the skyline from different angles. The tour was informative and entertaining.
    Written 23 March 2023
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