Exciting Things to Do in New York City

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in New York City, NY

Exciting Things to Do in New York City for Thrill Seekers

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  • chris2564
    Salisbury, UK1 contribution
    I booked the Premier experience on-line from the UK, from start to finish the experience was excellent. Easy to book, easy to get to and the guide was amazing - thank you Renita you were awesome
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Michael L
    Hermosa Beach, CA75 contributions
    Unmatched views of NYC. Pick a time when the air is clear for the best views. Make advanced reservations. Quick elevator to the viewing levels.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    Showoff an create momentum and for us it was just waiting to see the breathtaking views.
    But before seeing them cool video . The observatory.It's true that it's indeed the most beautiful views on New York but the World Trade Center was more chic and classic.A miss for me and way too expensive.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • CFlags
    6 contributions
    We chartered the boat that held up to 12 passengers and had a memorable trip! Bjoern and our driver/captain/tour guide Shawn were both super easy to work with and very accommodating. Our group ranged from 8-87 yrs old and everyone had a great time!! It was the highlight of the weekend! Don’t miss out!!
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Denni B
    14 contributions
    I booked this for our first day in NYC and was so happy I did. We had the best time with our tour guide, Bryant. He was awesome with the 10 year old twins. He provided lots of information about the city and made sure we enjoyed our day. He also gave us some great tips on things to do and see the next few days. If I could give him 10 stars I would. BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER!!!!! And Small Bus Tours was great to work with. We had to change hotels the night before the tour and they were so nice when I called. Then the morning of the tour, the bus broke down and they were very quick to notify us of the delay. They picked us up about 30 minutes late but made sure we got our full tour. I highly recommend Small Bus Tours to anyone visiting NYC. I wish they had branches in all the cities we visit.
    Written 29 November 2021
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  • Caroline F
    1 contribution
    Captain Eric's boat is absolutely stunning!! My team and I had a wonderful time with Eric as we shot an editorial on his yacht. He was an amazing host and was a joy to work with. We hope to come back soon for fun as opposed to for work. Highly recommend!!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Piers M
    1 contribution
    The owner of TEP is extremely helpful, caring and well organised. This was clearly shown in how the trip ran, 37 nations during Covid is not ordinary feat. Everything ran safely and smoothly, and enabled all of us to have the trip of a lifetime.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • DaneK28
    Cape Town, South Africa23 contributions
    What an experience. The highlight of our vacation to Chicago, Vegas and New York. Sublime. Dave is such an awesome, personable guy. His passion is infectious.. The food will be spoken about for a long time, the memories will last forever.
    I will be bringing the family for a tour next time we’re in town. Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Thank you Dave for making our trip!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Dominic F
    2 contributions
    An incredible experience, and we were shocked and surprised by each and every segment. I thought I had seen them all until I had the Dan White experience. Highly recommended!
    Written 20 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mike H
    4 contributions
    For several months I follow the tours of Oli he puts live online. The way he conveys the things and impressions is simply high class and absolutely recommendable. The tours have completely infected me and are really a highlight for me. The knowledge that Oli has is really unbeatable and he is always totally positive in his whole form. For me, this is five star service and really very special.
    Written 24 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Roberto A
    Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions
    Jayme is an amazing guide that has a special and personalized care with each individual of the group. Always worried to give the best content on the tour. If you like movies and series you will never regret to go in this tour.
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • Oscar K
    1 contribution
    Our City Lights Cruise on the Tireless was just fantastic. David, our friendly captain and guide, sailed us across the Hudson and around Lower Manhattan. He even stopped right in front of the Statue of Liberty, giving us the most spectacular view on both Lady Liberty and Manhattan. I guess we made over a hundred photos on that spot alone. I would highly recommend to board his ship(s) for one of his tours. They are unique, great fun and well worth the money. Enjoy! We sure did.
    Written 10 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Zackary H
    1 contribution
    The room we did was playground. It was very fun and took a lot of teamwork. The game guide, Sammy, was great!
    Written 7 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Madeleine923
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    If you are visiting or live in NYC, this performance is so worthwhile! It was a truly amazing show and I plan to see it again. Made for a wonderful Father’s Day gift too.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Beth W
    1 contribution
    This was so much fun! The tour guide was wonderful and fun! We went to a distillery and 3 wineries that were all amazing. There truly was something for everyone- even those who aren’t big wine drinkers or those who think they don’t like wine (that was me- my hubby is the wine lover, lol!) I loved that they picked us up from the resort we were staying at so we could just sit back and sample all the delicious wines without worrying about driving anywhere later. We definitely will be doing this again the next time we are there.
    Written 19 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.