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NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC

NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC
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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 sightseeing cruise that also journeys under the Brooklyn Bridge and over to Ellis Island.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and passed South Street Seaport
  • Marvel at the skyline of Lower Manhattan from both the east and the west sides
  • Wonder at the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
  • Enjoy entertaining English commentary highlighting all the major landmarks
Full description

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 sides of Lower Manhattan on this roundtrip cruise, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat. 

  • 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise
  • Route within 100 feet of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise alongside both sides of Manhattan
  • Outdoor and indoor seating
  • Live guide (English only)
  • Cash bar on board
  • Food & drink (available to purchase on board)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Once you arrive at Pier 36, please proceed around the edge of the building to the water and go to slip 3, where you get in line to check in with the Majestic Princess.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • · The boat is wheelchair accessible for push-wheelchairs, but is not able to accommodate electric wheelchairs.
  • Please note, this tour does not land at either Liberty Island or Ellis Island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 2482 reviews

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Good 60 minute cruise. We did the 4:20pm one in November so it was dark by 5pm therefore our pics of the Statue of Liberty were with evening lighting. Prime spot (to take pics) on boat is to stand outside on the back of boat. Indoor seats are more warm but people in the prime spots outside will not move to allow others to take pics. The audio overview is hard to hear.

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November 30, 2022

I'm glade i took this trip. I took the free ferry the other day. and i can say this is much more enjoyable in terms of view. The audio was delayed that it's difficult to follow. we were close to the status but not easily taking pictures because of the sun (i took the 10:50 ride, in a very sunny day).

November 7, 2022

The overall trip was a good time. The weather wasn’t the greatest but obviously they can’t control that lol. We arrived a little early and weren’t exactly sure that we were in the right place. There were 2 weathered signs hung by the slip we were to meet at. But they were hard to read, and right beside each other so if you passed it good luck lol. They offered a nice variety of drinks and food. As far as a “guide”, I think there was a prerecorded tour playing on the speakers. Honestly, I could barely hear what she was saying so I didn’t get any info about what we were passing. The boat itself was definitely an older model, inside and out lol. It could use a fresh coat of paint and an update on their interior. I would go again but definitely at night so things aren’t so noticeable.

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October 14, 2022

Product ID: 89139