A $24.00 value, FREE with your New York Explorer Pass!
Best prices guaranteed. Seasonal discounts applied at checkout.
HoursOffered May through second weekend in September. Weekends only in May and September.
ClosingsMid-September through April 30
Redemption InstructionsTickets are subject to availability and can be picked up at the Circle Line Downtown ticket booth located at South Street Seaport, Pier 16. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise.
NotePassengers must be 40 inches tall to ride the Shark. Children must be able to sit in their own seats. Shark is a 30-minute speedboat ride.
Included Extra(s)Skip the Line! Present your Explorer Pass at the will call window on Pier 16.
Address89 South Street (Corner of Fulton Avenue and South Street), Pier 16 New York, NY 10036
Driving DirectionsFrom West Side, George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, take West Street southbound. Follow the signs to FDR Drive. Take underpass, keep right – use exit 1 at the end of the underpass. Turn right on South Street and go six blocks. From East Side, take FDR Drive south to exit 3 onto South Street. Proceed on South Street about 1 mile.
Public TransportationBy Subway: Take 2,3,4,5,J,Z or M to Fulton Street.; A and C trains to Broadway – Nassau; E train towards Fulton Street; Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street. By Bus: Take M15 (South Ferry sign) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton Street.
In all seriousness, this 30-minute speedboat ride is a great alternative to the more romantic, slower-paced harbor cruises offered along the harbor. Having said that, it’s not for the faint of heart, nor is it available to be ridden by little thrill-seekers who are under 40” tall. Child-passengers must be able to sit in their own seat. South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 is where this aquatic beast jets out of its dock. In addition to the ride itself, you will surely enjoy the witty commentary of a tour-guide, replete with music and loads of humor. Circle Line Downtown SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride whizzes by Lady Liberty and her neighbor Ellis Island; splashes past the 172-acre Governor’s Island; and also jets passengers by the World Financial Center, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan’s southernmost point at Battery Park.
Don’t let your fear of sharks put you off…it’s only paint! Circle Line Downtown’s SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride promises to deliver and has passengers literally raving about an exhilarating tour that gives an adrenaline rush while letting them behold so many of New York’s hotspots in an efficient and fun way. Be sure to give a great big hug to “Sharkie” the mascot upon your return to the port and get a photo with him while you’re there!