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Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island and Pre-Ferry Tour

Duration: 5 hours – 6 hours
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Take a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park and then get guaranteed access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal & Ellis Island with this GetYourGuide…

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The Best Views of the Statue of Liberty

A symbol of freedom in the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty will give you a thrill the first time you spot her, whether you catch a glimpse from land, hop on a cruise, or get up close and personal on Liberty Island. Enjoy the view!

From the Staten Island Ferry

You can’t miss the ferry terminal next to Battery Park. Free, running every 30 minutes, and offering perfect views of the Statue as it passes, this is a 25-minute iconic boat ride.

Cruises to Liberty Island

Visit the lady herself. Boat tours take you to Liberty Island, where you can climb inside the Statue of Liberty. There’s also a chance to stop at Ellis Island on the same trip.

Sightseeing Cruises around New York Harbor

Cruises tour New York’s harbor, offering the best views as they sail past. The best way to see the Statue of Liberty at night is on a fancy dinner cruise.

From Red Hook, Brooklyn

If you want to stay on land, head to Red Hook - a great neighborhood with views of Lady Liberty from the end of Van Brunt Street or from Louis Valentino Jr. Pier and Park.

From Battery Park and Lower Manhattan

If you want to stay on land, and in Manhattan, enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty from the southern tip of Manhattan while strolling along the harbor through Battery Park.

Statue of Liberty: Our Tips

The Best Time to Visit the Statue of Liberty

The best time to see the Statue of Liberty is on a sunny day. A rainy foggy day on the harbor isn’t ideal, but the good news is that the sun shines bright in New York all four seasons of the year. A brisk sunny winter day with a bright blue sky is as New York as a hot steamy summer evening.

Where to Get the Ferry

Ferries leave directly from Battery Park ferry terminals if you’re headed to Liberty Island. If you want to cruise around the Statue of Liberty instead, you can find boats that board at any number of stops along the Hudson River in Midtown, Downtown, or in Battery Park.

How Long Is the Tour?

Cruises can be as short as an hour, or you can book some of the best Statue of Liberty boat tours in the evening, with a three-hour dinner cruise along the waterways. Seeing New York City’s lights and the Statue of Liberty at night is pretty majestic. Alternatively, you can easily see both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in one 3-hour tour.

Where to Buy Tickets

Buy tickets online to avoid the hassle of lines. Keep in mind that if you are going to Liberty Island, take only a small bag. You will be screened by security during admission and backpacks and other large items are not allowed. Pack a snack too!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Ferry departures vary throughout the year. Check the website in order to plan properly.
  • What is the price?
    Around $25
  • Will I need a guide?
  • How to get there
    Ferries set off from Battery Park, Brooklyn.
  • Additional tips
    • Bring snacks.
    • Put on sunscreen in the summer.

What People Are Saying About Statue of Liberty

Great experience for a first-time New York visit

Hit the main spots we wanted to see, provided ample time to see the sights and take pictures. Could have used more time for lunch as we had to walk over 10 blocks. It was hot, a vehicle ride would have been better since we had a young child. We opted for a taxi ride back to the start point . Which was actually a treat . Otherwise we enjoyed the walk in the city. We had difficulty finding our meet-up place after lunch but called the number provided and was promptly directed to where to go.

It was awesome. A great intro for my 14 year old grandson to NYC.

Everyone was very pleasant. The boat was clean. The time was just right for that particular tour. Weather warm, but pleasant. It had all the ingredients for a memorable experience. Scenery was fantastic. With the Statue of Liberty looking down on us and the beautiful blue skies above, it seemed for a few minutes that all was well with the world. God Bless America!!!

60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty Reviewed by Joan, 06/19/2017

A great tour with an even greater guide. Such fun and we learned a lot

We had a great time on this tour. Gabby is awesome and made the history of each place fun. My 7 1/2 year old had a blast. It was a moving experience to see the Statue and Ellis Island together. I like how Gabby has us introduce ourselves to the group and got to know us a bit. Next time we come to visit we will book another tour with Gabby.

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It was a beautiful day and a nice cruise!

This was short but just right. Very nice views and the crew was extremely friendly.

60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty Reviewed by Lisa, 06/16/2017

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