New York Splash Tours
New York Splash Tours
July 18. 2007
Only Boat/Bus Experience in U.S. With Exciting Multi-Media Theater Component
New York Splash Tours’ unique half-boat, half-bus amphibious vehicles offer New York City’s first ever land and water visitor experience, and the only duck-like tour in the nation with an exciting multi-media theater component, where travelers are rocked and splashed through history.
Splash Tours’ new AquaBus fleet meets rigid safety and environmental standards and has been designed to evoke the memory of Henry Hudson’s famous ship, The Half Moon. The Splash Tour route starts in Times Square, on the east side of Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets and navigates the streets of Manhattan to the waters of the Hudson River.
At the edge of the Hudson, the AquaBus will enter the AquaBus Theater for an exhilarating multi-media experience, simulating Henry Hudson’s journey, complete with the sights and sounds – the rushing wind and other surprises – of an Atlantic sea voyage.
Then the AquaBus splashes into the Hudson River for an explorer’s eye view of the New York skyline, something Henry Hudson never saw. After returning to land the AquaBus travels back to Times Square.
The total trip time is approximately one hour. Each AquaBus can accommodate 44 customers or shipmates plus two crewmembers. Land and water AquaBus explorations will operate from April through December.
“New Yorkers and people from around the world who visit the Big Apple expect the best, and New York Splash Tours is the best, most unique, most exciting way to experience the City by land and sea – all in the same vehicle. New York Splash Tours quacks the fun barrier as our AquaBuses boldly go where no duck tour has gone before – New York City,” said Tom Lewis, President, Gray Line New York Sightseeing.
“This partnership between Gray Line, the nation’s premier sightseeing bus operator, and NY Waterway, with our 20-year maritime history of leisure cruises and commuter ferry service, assures New York Splash Tours customers an exciting and memorable experience,” said Arthur E. Imperatore, Jr., a managing member of New York Splash Tours, LLC.
Special introductory Splash Tours fares are $29 for adults and $20 for children 3 to 11 years old.
Sightseers also can purchase a Splash Tour + All Loops Tour Combo, including a two-day hop-on, hop-off pass on Gray Line New York Sightseeing double decker buses and a New York Splash Tour ticket. Introductory fares for this Tour Combo are $65 for adults and $55 for children 3 to 11.
Reservations are required. For reservations to purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.NewYorkSplashTours.com or call 1-8-SPLASH-NY-1, (1-877-527-4691).
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