Day Trips to Liberty Island

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  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    1. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • 2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

    2. 2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

    Experience New York in a whole new way on this 2-hour sailing trip aboard the Adirondack, an 80-foot, wooden pilot schooner. The noise and chaos of Manhattan will be quickly forgotten as you sail out onto New York Harbor with the breeze in your hair. Sailing New York Harbor allows you to take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen, from the water - plus you'll enjoy spectacular views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. The tour heads south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, passing by Ellis Island and sailing out to the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a complimentary drink, as well as additional drinks being available for purchase. The aim is for an elegant, relaxing, peaceful, and safe experience for all guests. The engines will be shut down for as long as possible to ensure a true sailing experience.

    I cannot swim. I have a total fear of water. My wife persuaded me to go on the adventure. The Captain and sailors made em feel totally comfortable and very safe.

  • Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

    3. Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

    Enjoy a romantic brunch cruise of New York Harbor on board a classic 1920s schooner. The amazing 2-hour package includes a delicious buffet, tea and coffee service, as well as a champagne open bar. Feast on an assortment of sweet and savory delicacies as you take in the sights! You will be onboard the Shearwater, an 82-foot vintage 1920s schooner, built at the height of the Roaring Twenties. The personal yacht of Charles E. Dunlap, a prominent New York City industrialist, it had its heyday back in the time when yachting was a rare combination of elegance and adventure. Shearwater was recognized as a national landmark in March 2009, and features glorious Rangoon teak decks and mahogany paneled staterooms. Brunch menu: Smoked Salmon with Sliced Tomato, Onion & Capers Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter & Jams Granola & Yogurt Parfaits Fresh Sliced Summer F...

    We enjoyed our NY sailing on the Hudson. Food and crew were awesome. We had delightful weather and close views of Statue of Liberty, Jersey shoreline, and NY ground zero.

  • From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

    4. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

    Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour. Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours depart and arrive at Westchest...

    It was a great experience! The staff at the airport were friendly and professional and the pilot made it great flying experience.

  • Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    5. Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    Climb aboard the exclusive Statue of Liberty express bus and make your way to Battery Park with ease. Upon arrival, benefit from access to the VIP line to board the ferry to Liberty Island without the wait. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty before the crowds arrive, or upgrade to the pedestal option and learn more about "Lady Liberty" in the museum.  Continue to Ellis Island to explore the former processing center for immigrants newly arrived in America, and get the chance to trace your ancestors at the museum. Return to Battery Park and get escorted to the 9/11 Memorial pools before catching the express bus back to Midtown Manhattan.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. The historical information and hundreds of interesting facts about the attractions we visited and NYC provided hours of delight. We could not have seen and learned so much or done that much in one day without our guide. But we were not rushed and spent time at each place. Highly recommended by us. Also I called the number on our voucher 3 times to ask silly questions and a human answered immediately and answered all questions.

  • New York City: Scenic Helicopter Tour and Airport Transfer

    6. New York City: Scenic Helicopter Tour and Airport Transfer

    Enjoy a luxury airport transfer and sightseeing tour of New York City with this private helicopter ride. Helicopter tours are available between all major New York airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark) and Manhattan heliports in either direction. Take a scenic tour that covers Midtown and Lower Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Freedom Tower, the Financial District, and the Statue of Liberty. For arrival transfers, once you have cleared customs and collected your baggage, take the complimentary ground shuttle from the arrivals terminal to the helicopter terminal located at the airport. Meet your friendly and experienced pilot at the heliport, and depart for Manhattan. Enjoy an approximately 15-minute scenic tour over New York City, before being dropped off at your preferred Manhattan heliport.  For departure transfers, board the helicopter at your preferred M...

  • New York Ciderfest Sailing

    7. New York Ciderfest Sailing

    Discover the bounty of the Hudson Valley aboard a sailboat. Taste four samples of NY State Hard Ciders and NY Fall Seasonal Craft Beers. Learn about these drinks from local experts. Enjoy some seasonal appropriate bratwurst to accompany the delicious drinks. You will also be able to purchase hot mulled cider.  Take in New York City under the colors of fall. From the water, see the infamous spectacular views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

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What people are saying about Liberty Island

We had a great helicopter flight and are super excited. Our pilot was just great, he personally picked us up and welcomed us. During the flight he took our wishes into consideration and explained a lot to us. It was a birthday present for my boyfriend and he's still blown away. I can only recommend the flight to everyone - NYC from above is a dream and great photos guaranteed.

Here everything was just perfect. The arrival without problems due to a good description. Reception and care super friendly. Pilot so personable and explained everything. We also had great weather and were just thrilled!

I did not regret having traveled a few km to make this 30-minute flight. The flight over the Bronx, from Harlem to arrive in Manhattan is magnificent! The driver at the top. I advise.

It was a great experience! The staff at the airport were friendly and professional and the pilot made it great flying experience.

Great tour, can only be recommended to you. Very informative and entertaining!