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

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

From $69.99 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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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
  • Download multilingual audio commentary available in 8 languages
  • Enjoy WiFi, available on the boats
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 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.
  • 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise
  • Live guide (English only)
  • Downloadable multilingual audio commentary available in 8 languages
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Board the boat on Pier 36, 299 South St, New York NY, 10002.

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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
    • 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 1373 reviews

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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

    Superb! Even in the rain!

    Our tour guide, sorry can’t remember his name but was the 2pm tour on the 20th, made our day. So informative and funny too. Superb sights of The a Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge. Do the tour this way, you’ll learn so much. And have a good laugh. Perfect way to keep out of the rain too!!

    October 21, 2019

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