Circle Line: The Beast in New York (30 min)

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Circle Line The Beast in New York (30 min)

Circle Line: The Beast is perfect for thrill-seekers. It’s loud, extremely fast and, above all a lot of fun. Racing across the water at 45 mph, the Beast is a mix between a water ride, a roller coaster and a high-speed cruise. In 30 minutes the comedic captains “Mad Dog” and “Wild Thing” will zip you to the Statue of Liberty and you’ll breeze past Manhattan’s West Side. Don’t worry, you do have ample opportunity to snap a photograph… or two.

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Entertainment on Board

Make sure you don’t wear a hat and hold on to your sunglasses because the captains don’t appreciate you giving them the finger if you lose them! The entire time the captains will be cracking (sarcastic) jokes to entertain you and you might even get sprayed with a water gun. You’re guaranteed to get wet if you sit at the stern of the boat, so don’t wear Sunday’s best.

Kids are welcome but they need to be at least 40 inches (100 cm) to enjoy the ride. In the summer it’s a great way to cool down, feel the thrill and speed of Manhattan, and be entertained with the humour Americans are well known for. Be sure to pack on lots of sunscreen as there is no cover on the boat, and despite the refreshing breeze, you can easily get sunburnt on the water.

Eric’s Tip:“This boat tour can be compared to a log flume at a theme park. Water does tend to splash a bit inside the boat during the tour. This can actually be quite refreshing during the summer months in the hot city!”

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Practical Information

After purchasing you’ll receive a voucher that you can either print out or show as your ticket on your phone. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time so you can get the best seats.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Departure point: Pier 83
  • Departure Times 2024:
    • January 1st – May 13th: The Beast doesn’t ride
    • May 14th – September 29th: every hour from 11:00 to 19:00, closed on Mondays
    • September 30th – December 31st: The Beast doesn’t ride
    • Special schedule on 4th of July
  • You must be at least 40″ (102 cm) tall to ride the Beast
  • The tour does not operate in rain

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Circle Line: The Beast Route

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