Friday July 31, 2009 / All Day (Departures at Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm)Circle Line Downtown's Shark Speedboat Thrill Ride
General Admittance - Adult
Pier 16 at South Street Seaport
New York, NY 10038
How was your experience?
I am a New Yorker who took the day off with my boyfriend to go on this ride. I know that it, and many other things like it, can seem "touristy" and to some extent they are - but we actually had a lot of fun! You get to cruise around Manhattan at fast speeds for about 30 minutes. The boat driver stops in front of the Statue of Liberty for pictures, and gives you some history about the bridges you go under. I even learned a few things I didn't know - and I've been living here for nearly 8 years. I think it's a great deal - especially when you go through Goldstar because you can nearly get two adult tickets (regularly $25 each) for the price of one (our total with Goldstar was $31). So all and all it was most certainly worth it! Be advised though that you WILL get wet...especially if you sit towards the back. Those in the very front remained a bit more dry.