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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

4.2 /5

based on 1906 reviews

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Great experience overall even if some areas could be improved. Great elements: online booking was fast, easy and clear; we got to see the Statue of Liberty pretty close and for several minutes and everyone got plenty of photo ops; great music choice on board, informative tour; perfect length for the tour. Could be improved: signage was very minimal on the pier so we wondered if we were in the right spot; The boat is very old and dated could do a good refresh; The boat has a covered porch so viewing angles can be limited (I recommend trying to find a spot along the right hand side of the boat for maximum viewing time and optimal angle); the good thing is that there’s ample time on the tour for the boat to turn around and eventually everyone gets to see her. The indoor area of the boat is useless and takes the biggest part of the ship. Sound system is dated and signal was patchy so we couldn’t hear everything the guide said.

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June 24, 2022

Great cruise. We had to change our reservation after booking because they didn’t have our time open anymore. We ended up on the dinner cruise instead which was very fun. I just didn’t know that’s what we were going to do instead so we didn’t dress as nice. But they let us eat after everyone else. Overall great experience super fun.

June 20, 2022

Plenty of time spent by the guide on describing all of the things we were passing and interesting historical information. However, if you go out in the open air part on the back of the boat where you can see everything really well, you cannot hear the guided tour. If you stay inside under the cover, you can hear the guided tour but you can’t really see the stuff that well. However it was just about the right amount of time – one hour Dash and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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June 19, 2022

Product ID: 89139