Water activity

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

Activity provider:Statue Walks LLC
Water activity

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)

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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 /5

based on 3331 reviews

Review summary

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The guide started off promising but then stuck on a recording of herself and just seemed to disappear. The timing of the recording was out of sunch with the tour so sometimes tricky to follow the sight names. Rest of boat crew were very friendly. Need more seating at the pier and a snack kiosk with drinks as no sun canopy/shade at all so if an hour early, like us, you’ll fry and be very thirsty. Drinks on the boat were nice and cold. Spent a good amount of time near the Statue of Liberty. Boat was clean. If a hotel possibly a 3 star. Good tour overall and great that they encouraged people to share the view and not hog the sides as some were prone to doing. I would recommend but take own snacks and drinks.

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May 28, 2023

You want to get there early so you can be one of the first in line to get an outside deck spot. Watch out for the exhaust when you first leave port! It’s black and smelly. A side rail will give you a sweet spot outside and a bit away from the exhaust and a spectacular view. The guide is hard to hear outside, but the view makes up for it. For the price it is a very nice way to get out on the water and see the sites. You shouldn’t expect fancy at that price. But I don’t own a boat so this was a great inexpensive way to get out on the water. The bar/food is cash only so FYI

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May 16, 2023

The description says live guide.. there was a guide on board selling souvenirs but all of the information given over the speakers was pre recorded and not live. Couldn’t hear the recording very well when outside on the front deck. Plenty of time to take photos though, and a great view of the skyline/ Statue of Liberty!

May 16, 2023

Product ID: 89139