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 North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place located in lower Manhattan very close to One World Trade Center. After a briefing on the dock, you'll board our safe and seaworthy 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 the Financial District and One World Trade Center. Rounding Battery Park, you'll see the helicopters takeoff and land as we cruise past South Street Seaport, go under the Brooklyn Bridge, along the Brooklyn waterfront and around Governors Island. Crossing the Upper Bay, we’ll get you real close to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and end up with great views of the entire world-famous NYC skyline.
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.
Seal Watch Tours (2 hours, $250/person)
An exclusive opportunity to join scientists on a two-hour field trip to observe and photograph the wintering seal population around New York City!
**New York Media Boat** and the **Center for the Study of Pinniped Ecology & Cognition** conduct weekly excursions to watch and study these marine mammals. You will have one-on-one access to the scientists and photographers on this two-hour excursion.
Our fast cabin boat 'DEFENDER' will pick you up at North Cove Marina in Manhattan or at Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey.
After a 30 minute ride to the area of scientific interest, we will spend about an hour on-site to photo document, count and study their behavior.
During the tours, a scientist will talk about New York harbor seal ecology, while a New York Media Boat photographer will help guests take top-notch wildlife photos. The on-board researcher will also be taking a count of the animals and studying their behavior, and will be happy to answer any questions from passengers.
Our U.S. Coast Guard designed boat is extremely seaworthy and outfitted with shock mitigating seats. Once on location you can go outside for unobstructed views.
**GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.** Please call our office for details: +1 347-789-0588.
– 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.
– 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.
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.