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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise

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New York, United States

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Secure your ticket in advance for this New York Harbor sightseeing cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out on the 3-level Lady Liberty paddleboat and pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you and upgrade to add access to Liberty Island’s grounds.
  • Let New York Harbor’s sites come to you on a Lady Liberty paddleboat trip
  • Prebook to guarantee your ticket and save valuable vacation time
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty, under Brooklyn Bridge, and past NYC’s skyline
  • Choice of departures and optional upgrade to add visit to Liberty Island
60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Departure Point

Pier 36 New York, 299 South St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Set sail from NYC’s Pier 15 in the morning, cruising aboard a three-level paddle boat for the ride out into New York Harbor, passing beneath the iconic Brooklyn Bridge en route.

Then get an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, one of America’s original immigrant gateways, passing within 100 feet (30 meters) of these two NYC landmarks. On board your vessel you’ll also enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a knowledgeable guide who will point out key sights from the water. Return back to Pier 36 at the end of the ride.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
South Street Seaport Museum
Boat starts at the South Street Seaport
Pass By:  
Manhattan Skyline
Take breathtaking photos of the NYC Skyline
Pass By:  
Brooklyn Bridge
See the Brooklyn Bridge
Pass By:  
World Trade Center's Liberty Park
Admire the Freedom Towers from deck
Pass By:  
Battery Park
Sail by Manhattan's Battery Park
Pass By:  
SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
Take unobstructed photos of Battery Park
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
Capture amazing close-up photos of the Statue of Liberty from the water
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Ellis Island
Cruise close to Ellis Island
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid-19 Restriction: Face Coverings are required
  • Covid-19 Restriction: Travelers must social distance and stay 6 feet away from other passengers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Attractions4us LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise.

Reviews

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20 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-4
October 3rd boat cruise
Jennifer_M
, Oct 2020
This is an amazing way to see NY and, especially, the Statue of Liberty and bridges. This is a view you won't get from the streets. I appreciated the information given over the loud speaker about the various buildings as we passed them and about the history of NY. I recommend the upper level for the best views and get there early to get the best spots among the railing. Our cruise was not over crowded. People did take off or lower their masks to take pics and talk, FYI, regardless of the staff making it very clear they shouldn't and their attempts to enforce it. I highly recommend a boat cruise.
star-3
Stinks to high heaven
Michelle_W
, Aug 2020
The tour of the Statue of Liberty was really great and the tour guide was informative. However the boat smelled so bad we couldn’t sit inside. Between the bags of garbage on the back deck and the toilets that were backed up it was nauseating. I’m familiar with boats and holding tanks. This was neglected maintenance. I would recommend a different tour boat for this reason We were on the princess boat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
I am very surprised. I would love to invite you for another cruise. We have a team cleaning in between departures.
star-5
Seeing the statue of liberty
Lisa_R
, Feb 2020
Great trip. just under the hour we got great views of the statue of liberty, our guide was lovely and fun
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write the review
star-5
The whole thing
cpace40
, Feb 2020
George the captain did a great job with history and explanations of the area and things we were passing by.
star-4
Cruise
K F
, Jun 2019
Excellent. Prior to visit, did not realize I had paid for two boat cruies. Was not overcrowded, able to get great views of Hudson River.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write the review
star-5
Great Tour, the “Crowd” was over bearing
BrittanyE29
, Jun 2019
Great Tour, staff was pleasant and amazing l! Fortunately the crowd that was on the tour with us was very overbearing and had no sense of personal space! They would lean on you, hit you and nearly knock you over just to get a picture. Not sure if it was just the cultural difference or what. Besides that the views were amazing
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write the review
star-2
Average tour
Departure14057054792
, May 2019
This was an average tour that was quite disappointing when finished. The 60 minute timeline says approx. but from the time the boat moved to the time we docked was 40 minutes. So this means we actually out on the water for less than that. I felt we weren’t ever close to the 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty when cruising by. I did like that they slowed down when seeing each landmark but as an overall experience my family and I were very disappointed. On top of all that the first worker we approached when showing our tickets was extremely rude. I would not go on this tour again and I would definitely not recommend to anyone.
star-1
unfoundable
Dreamer190629
, May 2019
the cruise was great but the pier was totally unfoundable. It was not written on the voucher, we tried 3 differents piers before the right one and walk about 5km! Awful !
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Pier 15 is right next to south street seaport and is included in the voucher instructions. I am sorry you had a hard time finding it. I suggest maybe using google maps. I am happy you enjoyed the actual cruise. I think a 1 star revirw is not justified since you actually enjoyed the cruise and like it the tour.
star-5
I so appreciated the staff at the...
sandra m
, Mar 2018
I so appreciated the staff at the office! I had two elderly people in group of 17. We arrived 15 minutes before the office opened on a COLD morning. She allowed the two to come in and wait. Once it was officially open, we went in and redeemed the voucher and went back to wait. A few minutes before boarding a HUGE group of people arrived that packed the small room. The office lady came told one of my daughters she would let us board a little early and she did. As I watched the other group come aboard, we would have never been able to get the two elderly plus our 4 year old as well. THANK YOU, Viator for making our trip successful. The only complaint I might have was I did not realize we needed to be listening to our recorders BEFORE we left dock. Our guide was always way behind where we were so I was never really sure what I was looking at.
star-3
I ordered the boat cruise plus the...
Megan R
, Nov 2017
I ordered the boat cruise plus the statue of liberty and Ellis island tickets. Only after paying did I learn that they were seperate boat rides. I wish I would have waited and bought my tickets through the national parks service.

Product code: 15081P92

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