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New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

Activity provider: Statue Cruises

New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

Activity provider: Statue Cruises
Likely to sell out Booked 31 times yesterday

From US$ 30 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 31 times yesterday

Explore the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and their museums at your own pace with self-guided audio guides. Soak up the views of the iconic skyline with a round-trip ferry service from New Jersey.

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Duration 6 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • Discover the history of these attractions with multilingual audio guides
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum featuring Lady Liberty's original torch
Full description

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from New Jersey. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go.

Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, and easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, bypass the ticket line with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty).

On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America.

With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history.

Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

Includes
  • Roundtrip ferry service
  • Access to Liberty Island
  • Access to Ellis Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Liberty Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Booking fee
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Crown
  • Pedestal or inside the statue access
  • Genealogical research on Ellis Island
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will receive a ferry schedule after booking so you can plan your day
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, groups must not exceed 10 guests
  • If you wish to explore both islands, it is recommended to choose a departure time earlier than 1:00 PM
  • Give yourself 4-6 hours to enjoy the attractions
  • You will go through a mandatory airport-grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry All prohibited items will be confiscated and retained by the United States Park Police
  • People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 25 years old or older
  • Children aged 0-3 are free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7573 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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The ferry was very fun and even had snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, etc. on board to buy. It took us right up to Liberty Island and there were ferries from there to take you to Ellis Island if you wanted. The crown tickets would be extra, but we just enjoyed being on the island. The gift shop is amazing and there was a cafe on the island if you wanted to stop in for some coffee or lunch. The last ferry leaves the island at 5, so if you want to go to Ellis Island as well, I would definitely recommend getting on the ferry to Liberty Island just around or before lunch to give yourself plenty of time to do everything.

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December 6, 2022

Really good but wish I spent more time on Ellis Island as we missed so much information, we started at 11:30 and then went over to Ellis Island around 4 so be it's a long day but try and slip the time so you don't miss out of stuff like we did

November 26, 2022

This is a tour everyone should do at least once when visiting NYC. The audio tour really makes things come alive. I'd recommend bringing wired earbuds so you're not walking around holding onto the audio device. However, it's not necessary to wait until your assigned time. If you arrive early you can get on whatever boat you want to. And kid's tickets at the dock are half of what they are on this website, which was quite annoying to know that we spent double for that.

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November 18, 2022

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