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  • 60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    1. 60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west side of Lower Manhattan, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat.  A multilingual audio tour is available in English, Italian, German, ...

    It was a really lovely experience. Although the statue wasn’t within touching distance as advertised, nonetheless, it was lovely seeing the statue up close. The service is really good. I missed the first booking, but I was able to reschedule the booking by paying a discounted fee. I, however, believe the tour guide could have been better. She was quite inaudible and it was difficult to follow. Perhaps the guide should focus on describing attractions on one side of the boat whilst departing the pier and focus on the attractions on the other side, when returning. That way, passengers will know what direction to focus on during the tour.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    2. NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 45-minute express is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million...

    Damian was very knowledgeable and friendly, the captain was great. It was perfect amount of time to see Lady Liberty and take the perfect photos! Highly recommend!

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

    3. New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

    Take a 60-minute cruise to enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a New York City sunset. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge and travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Watch the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Get up close to within 100-feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities as the sunsets. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and more. While aboard, make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase.

    I have family and friends coming from florida and this is a good idea to show them to see NYC. thank you. it was 7 of us

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    4. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Fast Track priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Visit the all-new Pedestal Museum, to learn more about this famous monument. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of ...

    Leeann was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of the history of New York was quite extensive. She gave 100 percent for 5 hours.I walked away with a much deeper understanding of how millions of immigrants came to this country.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    5. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. For the comprehensive option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the express option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the pre-ferry tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.

    Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

    6. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

    Visit over 12 top downtown NYC attractions with this special access ticket and tour. Save time and see more: Statue of Liberty, Museum Access, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Federal Hall, Federal Reserve Bank, Trinity Church, Fearless Girl, and more. Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the history of NYC, the early Dutch settlement and how it transformed to the financial capital today. As you walk along Wall Street, you’ll see the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions. Next stop is the 9/11 National Memorial where you’ll see the enormous reflecting pools, the largest man-made fountains. You’ll hear stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that day. The guide will take you directly to the Reserve ticket line where you will get priority boarding to the ferr...

    The guide during the walking tour was excellent! The boat ride to liberty island and Ellis island was excellent!!

  • New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    7. New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    See the sights of New York City from onboard the Spirit of New Jersey with a 2- to 3-hour cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Enjoy a delicious buffet attended by a server while sailing through the Big Apple. While boarding the vessel at Lincoln Harbor, you'll be personally greeted and your picture will be taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory. After being seated at your private outdoor table, enjoy your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ. After your meal, relax and sip a cocktail as you listen to the waves. Throughout your meal watch the skyscrapers of New York City's distinctive skyline glide by. SAMPLE LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET MENU Salads Organic Mixed Field Greens Organic Spinach & Kale Salad Green Bean Salad Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Sal...

    Well worth doing, had an unbelievable time... Went from N.J & had better parking and longer time on the boat...

  • Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

    8. 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.

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

    9. 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.

  • Early Access 911 Memorial Pools & Lady Liberty 60 Min Cruise

    10. Early Access 911 Memorial Pools & Lady Liberty 60 Min Cruise

    Meet your guide for a truly unforgettable experience in New York City, and immerse yourself in the culture of the "Big Apple" through the eyes of a local. Build an understanding about the origins and history of the complex city, and learn about the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Pass the Federal Hall National Memorial, built as the US Customer House on the site where George Washington was inaugurated. Stop at the New York Stock Exchange for a memorable photo opportunity, and then continue to Battery Park, originally built as a fort before it became an aquarium and eventually fell under the agency of the National Park Service. Pay tribute to the thousands of citizens and first responders who lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001 at the 9/11 Memorial. Gain an insight into the events from your guide's commentary, provided before the crowds arrive later in the day. Then, Cl...

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What people are saying about Liberty Island

I got to meet people and feel the wonderful and fresh New York Air! Nothing like letting the breeze floor through you and releasing negativity ❤️❤️ thank you!

Very easy to locate group from the beginning. Easy to stay with a tour guide. Very relaxing. We paid for the full guided tour.

The guide during the walking tour was excellent! The boat ride to liberty island and Ellis island was excellent!!

It’s worth it. The views are amazing and there is plenty oportunity for pics.

It was very relaxing...the staff was the best. Very friendly and welcoming