Some of the most frequently asked questions:
- What should I bring?
Sunglasses are highly recommended to shield your eyes from the wind.
A hat is also a very good idea (baseball caps might fly off while going fast).
If you have gloves, you're welcome to bring those too.
We carry extra gloves and googles for everyone aboard but you may prefer your own.
- Is there a restroom on board?
Not on the boats, but public restrooms are located at the beginning of Pier 25 in the grey building. Always a good idea to stop by there before coming aboard.
- How cold will it be on the water?
It's usually colder on the water than on land and then there is the windchill factor. If less than 40F, dress warm! We highly recommend a couple of layers, a hat and gloves.
- Do you have jackets on board?
Wind/waterproof pants and jackets are available for everyone aboard.
- Are children allowed on the boat?
Yes -- we often welcome families with children aboard and carry lifejackets for all ages. The tours are more suitable for children when it's not too cold.
- Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely! If you have multiple lenses, we recommend a 14mm and a 200mm
- How many people will be on the boat?
We only take six passengers per boat. It will never feel crowded and everyone has a seat.
- We're running late! Can you wait for us?
If other passengers are aboard, we have to respect their time and can not delay their departure more by than five minutes. If you're running late, you can try to contact the boat at +1 732-586-7394. Depending on circumstances we may be able to wait for you.
- Will we get wet?
Usually our boats are dry, but if it's a windy day, some spray may blow across the deck. We brief you on the the conditions before we leave the dock.
- What language do you speak on board?
Since we welcome people from many different countries, our tours are narrated in English.
- Will I get seasick?
We've never had anyone get seasick aboard our boats.
- How fast do you go?
Though the boats can go quite fast, this is not a thrill ride where you have to hang on. We always run the boats at a speed that is safe and comfortable for everyone aboard and stop in many places along the way. Between stops we'll reach speeds of 25-30 knots depending on sea conditions. This allows us to show you many sights on our 1.5hr Adventure Sightseeing Tour.
- It looks like there may be rain in the forecast. Will we still go out?
We closely monitor weather forecasts and doppler radar. The actual conditions in our area of operation may be different than the forecast for the general New York area. Feel free to contact us to get an update on the weather. Should we cancel a tour due to unfavorable or unsafe conditions we will make every effort to contact you at the phone number or email you provided in your reservation form.