Adventure Sightseeing Tour (90 minutes, $85/person)
Our Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major sights and create plenty of distance to shoot the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to point out landmarks and give you the opportunity to take photos.
New York Media Boat zips you to over 40 sights around the local waterways.
Our tours depart from either North Cove Marina or Pier 25, both located in lower Manhattan. After a briefing on the dock, you'll board our safe and seaworthy 24-foot US NAVY designed boat. We’ll leave Manhattan and head across the Hudson to get spectacular views of downtown and midtown with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. We run north passing the Aviation Pier, the FDNY Fireboat Station, Chelsea Piers, and head for the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier before turning south along the New Jersey coastline. From Hoboken we cross back over to Manhattan and stop right in front of Brookfield Place and One World Trade Center. Rounding Battery Park, you'll see the helicopters takeoff and land and we run past South Street Seaport, go under the Brooklyn Bridge and along the Brooklyn waterfront to Governors Island. Crossing the Upper Bay, we’ll get real close to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and end up with great views of the Financial District, and the new Freedom Tower.
We hope to welcome you aboard!
Private Charter (90 minutes, $500/boat)
Your own private tour of Manhattan!
Reserve one of our boats exclusively for your group. Each boat can accommodate up to six passengers.
– The tours are not suitable for pregnant women or persons with back problems.
– The tours are by reservation only and must be reserved with a credit card.
– Adventure Sightseeing Tours run with a minimum of 2 passengers. No minimum passenger requirement for Private Charter.
– All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
– Flat shoes only; No high heels
– Bring your camera! Tripods and commercial photography/video are not permitted on our regular tours.
– All passengers will be provided and are required to wear a comfortable USCG approved life-vest
– The tours start with a safety briefing
– For security reasons, a photo ID is required for every adult passenger and may be checked before boarding
– We provide waterproof jackets as you may get slightly wet on windy days
Cancellations: No refunds within 5 days of scheduled departure. New York Media Boat reserves the right to cancel a trip due to unsafe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be issued. There is no refund for customers who do not show up for their scheduled departure.
Directions: Both of our pick-up locations are in lower Manhattan, about a 10 minute walk from each other.
NORTH COVE MARINA at Brookfield Place: Intersection of South End Avenue and Liberty Street.
-- Very close to One World Trade Center and adjacent to Brookfield Place shopping center and food court --
From the corner of South End Avenue and Liberty Street, walk past the security barrier and down the ramp towards North Cove Marina. A small park will be on your right hand side. Our boats dock at the first floating dock in the south-east corner of the boat basin. There is a blue sign on the railing that reads 'New York Media Boat'. Please wait by the sign at the gate and our captains will greet you there. The closest subway station is ‘Chambers Street’ on the 1, 2 or 3 train or the 'World Trade Center' stop on the E train.
PIER 25: Intersection of North Moore Street and West Street
[NOTE: Our Pier 25 location is closed for the winter. All tours depart from North Cove Marina]
Our boats tie up at the floating dock next to the mini-golf and volley ball courts on the south side of the pier. Please wait by the gate at the top of the ramp and our captains will escort you onto the dock. The closest subway station is ‘Franklin Street’ on the 1 train. Pier 25 is about a 10 minute walk from there.