We had a fun time but if you are going to book this definitely don't get the picture package. We bought the package which was $35 and our guide who took the pictures could care less about getting decent pictures of you. The pictures we were looking forward to most (in front of the Statue of Liberty) were blurry because our guide didn't bother to wipe off the camera lense which had specs of water on it before he took the pictures. The camera that was used is also not a high quality camera so if you zoom in on your pictures your face will be pixelated. I would advise that you bring your own water proof camera or get a water proof phone cover for your phone so you can take your own pictures. Obviously you want to have nice pictures that you can remember this cool experience by.
I enjoyed myself very much. John took us on our tour and he was very nice. Ive never gone jet skiing before and I don't know how to swim so I was nervous. He was patient with me. I had no accidents and had lots of fun. As long as you follow exactly what he tells you you should leave there injury free and happy. I would definetly go back.
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What You'll Get
It's good to keep busy, or else your brain goes into sleep mode and then you fall asleep. Don't just stand by with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
$99 for a 60-minute jet ski rental or islands tour for two people (on one jet ski), valid Monday–Friday ($200 value)
$195 for a 60-minute jet ski rental or islands tour for four people (on two jet skis), valid Monday–Friday ($400 value)
$149 for a 90-minute jet ski rental or Statue of Liberty and Downtown NYC tour for two people (on one jet ski), valid Monday–Friday ($300 value)
$120 for a 60-minute jet ski rental or islands tour for two people (on one jet ski), valid Saturday and Sunday ($200 value)
$239 for a 60-minute jet ski rental or islands tour for four people (on two jet skis), valid Saturday and Sunday ($400 value)
$179 for a 90-minute jet ski rental or Statue of Liberty and Downtown NYC tour for two people (on one jet ski), valid Saturday and Sunday ($300 value)
Two or four people hop on one or two new 2014 Yamaha VX jet skis during 60- or 90-minute rentals or tours. The jet ski tours either let people cruise around Coney Island or the Statue of Liberty and Downtown.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Subject to weather. 24hr advance reservation required. Subject to availability; call before purchasing to check available dates. Not valid 7/4/14.Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Empire City Watersports
Empire City Watersports provides people with the opportunity to see New York City's sights from an entirely new perspective—while jet skiing across the waters of New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and the East River. Before visitors rev the engines on their Yamaha VX watercraft, they don provided life vests and wetsuits (if needed) and listen to a brief lesson on how to safely operate the jet skis.
From there, groups can depart and follow a tour guide at a comfortable pace as they pass by Coney Island, cruise beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, or jump over The State of Liberty's torch. Empire City Watersports even offers tours that circle the entirety of Manhattan, stopping at key points of interest along the way. Rentals are also available for guests who are looking to just enjoy the freedom of the waters on a Jet Ski.