Water activity

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi
Water activity

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi

From US$ 24 per person

See the Statue of Liberty aboard a 50-minute express cruise departing from Downtown Manhattan designed to be the fastest way to see Lady Liberty up close.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the Statue of Liberty up close on an express sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy commentary from your entertaining and informative guide
  • Capture photos of the Statue of Liberty and other harbor landmarks
Full description

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 50-minute express cruise 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 immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

  • 50-minute cruise of New York Harbor
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Admission to Liberty Island
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please use Pier 16, South Street Seaport as the address. Many mapping systems will automatically bring up Pier 16, 167 John Street. If you use this address you will need to walk south about 10 minutes to reach the Pier.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Cruises sail rain or shine
  • This ticket enables you to skip the ticket line and progress straight to boarding the ship
  • Seats are first come first serve
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 402 reviews

Review summary

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Really enjoyed this cruise. Got a lot of good information on New York. The crew were excellent. And got great photos of The Statue of Liberty. The positioned the boat so no matter where you were, you got an opportunity to get that photo. Highly recommend!

March 22, 2023

Great trip, with great views of Manhattan and up close with the Statue of Liberty from the boat. Really interesting commentary on the way. Very punctual and well organised. Recommend booking online beforehand to avoid the queue/line at the booking office (note: it's a small red hut on the waterside, not a big building). Pick a sunny and dry day for your trip and you'll have a great time!.

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March 22, 2023

This was my first trip to NYC and the tour on this express ship was well worth the money! I enjoyed how they went slow enough for us to capture a picture and enjoy the views of the bridges and the statue of liberty up close. Thank you for a great ride

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 375711