Statue of Liberty Cruises: Day cruise


If you are a fan of water activities, then the Statue of Liberty boat tour is the perfect thing to make your day!

Get a view up close within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

As you sail under the Brooklyn Bridge, witness the spectacular views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. 

This 60-minute sightseeing Statue of Liberty boat tour passes through many popular attractions like the Empire State Building, One World Observatory, etc.

Marvel at the Lower Manhattan skyline from both the east and west sides with this round-trip cruise. 

The day cruise tour offers so much more than you could’ve asked for.

Bring your tour to life with the expertise of an English-speaking tour guide who will share fascinating anecdotes about the significant landmarks that fall on your way.

Note that this tour does not involve ‘ground access’ to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. 

Meeting point

Pier 36 New York, Van Gogh Exhibit, will be your starting and end point. 

What’s included

  • 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise
  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise alongside both sides of Manhattan
  • Both outdoor and indoor seating
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Cash bar on board

Ticket prices

Age Price 
Adult ticket (13 to 64 years)$32
Senior Citizens ticket (65+ years)$29
Youth ticket (3 to 12 years)$26
Child ticket (Upto 2 years)$10

Do you wish to stay longer on the waters of New York? Try this 90-minutes day cruise and discover the awe-inspiring history of the ‘Big Apple.’  

Statue of Liberty express skip-the-box-office cruise

For all the busy bees, if you want to appreciate and witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Statue of Liberty in the shortest time possible then the Express Cruise is made just for you. 

The Cruise starts from downtown Manhattan and is specifically designed to give you the fastest experience to see Lady Liberty. 

Enjoy the water, and wind in your hair, and skip the hustle and bustle of the crowd. With the Express Cruise of the Statue of Liberty, you will just need to show up and enjoy the show. 

What’s included: 

  • 50-minutes of a thrilling cruise of New York harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. 
  • Live commentary from an entertaining and informative guide.
  • Witness other harbor landmarks along the way

Tickets prices: 

Adult ticket (13 to 64 years) US $24
Children ticket (3 to 12 years) US $19
Infant ticket (up to 2 years)Free entry

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island first tour of the day

It is a VIP first ferry access of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour. If you want to dodge a crowd of people then getting the early-access guided tour of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty is ideal for you. 

It is the only tour allowed on the first ferry of the day to Liberty island so you can rest assured that you will get to explore without distractions. 

You will get plenty of time to explore the fascinating Elle island and search for interesting facts. 

This tour will give you the opportunity to explore two exciting sites in the most convenient way possible.

What’s included:

  • First ferry of the fast ticket 
  • Pre-reserved ticket to the Statue of Liberty Island exterior access. 
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island including the Ellis Island Museum
  • Interactive local guide 
  • Guided walking tour 
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island

Ticket prices: 

Adult ticket (15 to 99 years) US $69
Child ticket (2 to 14 years) US $64
Infant ticket (up to 1 year)Free entry


Can I buy tickets for the Statue of Liberty online?

Yes, you can purchase the Statue of Liberty tickets online. Infact, 60% of the visitors to the Statue of Liberty opt for this option. 

There are always some offers and discounts, along with various diverse options to suit every budget.

We’d suggest you get your tickets to the Statue of Liberty online as it is much more convenient and save you time and money. 

Does Statue City Cruises take you to Liberty Island?

The Statue of Liberty cruises sail within 100 feet of the Lady Liberty but do not include ground access to Liberty Island. 

This 1-hour cruise is the most popular Liberty cruise among visitors that lets you deboard at Ellis Island.

Other ferries, such as the Staten Island ferry, are free of cost and offer a picturesque view of Lady Liberty without giving access to Liberty Island.

How much is the Statue of Liberty cruise?

Plenty of amazing Statue of Liberty cruises are available for visitors to explore and enjoy a picturesque view of Lady Liberty from the waters.

The 1-hour daytime sightseeing Statue of Liberty cruise will start from US $35 and will let you sail around Liberty Island and Ellis Island. 

There are other cruises such as the sunset boat cruise, Circle line harbour lights cruise at night time, Circle line Landmarks cruise whose price you can check out.

How long is the express Statue of Liberty cruise?

The express Statue of Liberty Cruise is the fastest way to see Lady Liberty up close. It is also called skip-the-box office Statue of Liberty Cruise. 

The typical duration of this cruise is around 50 minutes and includes a live tour guide for some lively commentary. 

You will depart from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park and cruise smoothly to witness the beauty of the Statue of Liberty.

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