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

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

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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 60-minute sightseeing cruise that also journeys under the Brooklyn Bridge and over to Ellis Island.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise
  • Live guide (English only)
  • Downloadable multilingual audio commentary available in 8 languages
  • Cash bar 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
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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    Once you arrive please proceed to the water and go to slip 3, 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
    • 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 1453 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.4/5
    • Transportation
      3.4/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

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    Overall was a very cool experience. The staff is very friendly. The boat stops right in front of the statue of liberty and you will have enough time to take your pic and enjoy the view. The only thing I didn’t love is the boat, it’s kinda old. Other than that… thumbs up!

    November 20, 2021

    There was only one negative, if you were standing out on the back of the boat you could not hear the lady who was giving the verbals on the tour very well It would also have been helpful if when you purchase the tickets online they would have told you where you could park or could buy parking. We paid $35 to park for two hours.

    October 18, 2021

    It was a really lovely experience. Although the statue wasn’t within touching distance as advertised, nonetheless, it was lovely seeing the statue up close. The service is really good. I missed the first booking, but I was able to reschedule the booking by paying a discounted fee. I, however, believe the tour guide could have been better. She was quite inaudible and it was difficult to follow. Perhaps the guide should focus on describing attractions on one side of the boat whilst departing the pier and focus on the attractions on the other side, when returning. That way, passengers will know what direction to focus on during the tour.

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    September 26, 2021

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    Product ID: 89139