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New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC
Water activity

New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC
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Enjoy a boat tour during sunset and see the Statue of Liberty from up close. Cruise past Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge and take in views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy the Manhattan skyline on a scenic sunset cruise
  • See the Statue of Liberty from up close as the sun sets behind it
  • Cruise around Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island
  • Photograph the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
  • Learn about Manhattan’s major landmarks with entertaining English narration
Full description

Embark on a scenic boat cruise at sunset around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. Feel the wind in your hair and watch the colors of the sunset take over the dusk sky as you cruise on the calm waters around Manhattan, marveling at the city views from your unique perspective. First, choose a seat either on the outdoor or indoor decks, then sit back and relax as you travel to see the Statue of Liberty. Continue towards Ellis Island, where you have the opportunity to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City with the sunset in the background. Take in views of the Manhattan skyline and its famous skyscrapers, including the One World Trade Center, as you cruise along the east and west side of Lower Manhattan. Listen to your guide as they share information about these iconic sites, including the history of the Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more.

  • 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 and drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Head straight to the Majestic Princess boat at Pier 36.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Infant rates apply when they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note, this tour does not land at either Liberty Island or Ellis Island
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible for push-wheelchairs, but is not able to accommodate electric wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 176 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Was a great boat ride informative and emotional with the star of the show bring the lady liberty herself. Got quite teary with the sight of her and the music atmosphere on the boat at the same time. Would recommend this sunset cruise after we walk down the pier and watched the sunset was unforgettable.

March 13, 2023

It was ok. The best part was getting so close to the Statue of Liberty. The boat itself was well kept and the staff was very nice. Otherwise, it was not that great. There were too many people and too many of them were either already drunk or on their way to being. I took my family and didn’t really appreciate the crowded nature of the boat along with the drunken people.

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July 9, 2022

Amazing trip, convenient for 1 hour and not big size boat , we were all of 20-30 people onboard which made the trip even more entertaining and give us lots of time for photos. The sunset time is the best from my view for this trip, I have only one comment that there were no guide tour or audio sound as advertised but i wasn’t not looking for that and enjoyed the sailing and breeze.

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June 28, 2022

Product ID: 123038