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

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

From US$ 30 per person

Get up close to one of the world's most famous monuments and the emblematic entrance to New York's harbor. Sail around the Statue of Liberty on a 60-minute sightseeing cruise that also journeys under the Brooklyn Bridge and over to Ellis Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration: 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese


  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Marvel at the skyline of Lower Manhattan from both the east and the west sides
  • Have the option to experience a walking tour of South Street Seaport and Fulton Fishmarket with a free cruise
  • Download multilingual audio commentary available in 8 languages
  • Enjoy WiFi, available on the boats
Full description
Climb aboard your boat at Pier 15 on the east side of New York City, and 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, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese, via a downloadable app. It is recommended that you download the app and the language content before arriving at the boat. Go to the App Store and search for 'Audiotour Guides NSDEV' (with the symbol of a pair of headsets). Open the app, choose your language and download the tour information in that language. WiFi is available on the dock and on the boat, however it is not always reliable, so it is recommended that you download the audio tour onto your phone before arriving at the dock.
  • 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise
  • Live guide (English only)
  • Downloadable multilingual audio commentary available in 8 foreign languages
    COVID-19 Special information
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, your GetYourGuide mobile voucher is your ticket
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
    • Download multilingual audio commentary available in 8 foreign languages
    • Please note, this tour does not land at either Liberty Island or Ellis Island
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 1312 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Organization
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    • Value for money
      4 / 5
    • Safety
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    All good. We took the cruise in February 2020 and it was cold outside so I was worried we would freeze during the sail but it was very warm inside the boat. However if you want to take pictures and videos without the window glass reflection on them, you’d need to step outside so be sure to dress appropriately. Enjoyed the views of Statue of Liberty close enough and Manhattan skyline and that they played NY thematic music on the way back. (The music could have been on during the entire cruise.) Friendly staff too.

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    February 27, 2020

    Get there early to secure a seat ! There are very few seats on the upper deck that allow you to get a great view. Once you’ve missed them you will need to stand. It wasn’t too bad for us but if it had been choppy standing would not have been easy. Great tour guide giving interesting commentary and an excellent opportunity to get stunning shots of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline.

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    December 25, 2019

    Amazing hours cruise on Hudson River

    Spent an hour soaking up the sun, Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and the highlight was the Statue of Liberty! Simply stunning views for a great price $30 each. Highly recommend it to anyone. Seaport area has great restaurants too so you can spend a whole day in that area afterwards or walk the Brooklyn Bridge which we did. Not to be missed

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    July 10, 2019

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