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NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi
Likely to sell out Booked 38 times yesterday

From US$ 24 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 38 times yesterday

See the Statue of Liberty aboard a 50-minute express cruise departing from Downtown Manhattan designed to be the fastest way to see Lady Liberty up close.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the Statue of Liberty up close on an express sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy commentary from your entertaining and informative guide
  • Capture photos of the Statue of Liberty and other harbor landmarks
Full description

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 50-minute express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

  • 50-minute cruise of New York Harbor
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Admission to Liberty Island
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips
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

Board the cruise at Battery Park, Slip 6. Use the address 22 Battery Place and arrive at the Pier A Harbor House building. The bright red Circle Line kiosk and Slip 6 boarding location is approximately 75 feet to the left of the Pier A Harbor House building.

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What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • Cruises sail rain or shine
  • This ticket enables you to skip the ticket line and progress straight to boarding the ship
  • Seats are first come first serve
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 135 reviews

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Great experience to take a tour of the Statue of Liberty by water. Tour guide told us some interesting facts that we never knew. Easy to make reservation online. We got to the boat about 30 minutes early so we could get a spot on the top of the boat outside. Highly recommend if you don't want to stop and get off the boat.

July 20, 2022

This tour is a major time saver and full of all the good things! Wonderful way to get close to the Statue of Liberty with incredible views of the city, bridges, Ellis Island, etc. from the water! The guide was extremely informative, staff friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the experience from beginning to end!

July 19, 2022

If you looking to see the statue without getting off the boat we'd definitely recommend this trip. Great way not only to her Lady Liberty plenty of photo opportunities you get a view of New York. The guide on the boat was informative and pointed out all the key tourist places.

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 375711