Statue Cruises, New York City

3.2
#16 of 125 in Outdoors in New York City
Get the closest view of the Statue of Liberty and New York’s most storied sites; such as Ellis Island, the 9-11 Memorial, South Street Seaport,

Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. Our harbor cruises offer a terrific overview and a chance to orient yourself, while learning

about New York City’s history and architecture. Whether it is your first time in New York City or your hundredth, these boat rides are a unique way to experience the beauty of the city’s skyline and waterways. Visitors of all ages will enjoy one of our sightseeing cruises and all of our boats can accommodate the special needs of most passengers.
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  • I loved the cruise and the visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Unfortunately, trying to stay with our party and get on the boat was chaotic. You are herded like cattle with everyone else ...  more »
  • Large boats, fast rotation, perfect view of the skyline and the statue. a lot of people and therefore quite long loading and unloading time. nothing to say special, that's good.
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  • The best tour is the 9:00am tour. Not crowded on the way out to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. Do not recommend getting a group guide due to the fact you just stand around listening to them. I recommend going around at your own pace as you can do the whole trip much quicker and it’s more enjoyable. We paid for the pedestal access which was worth the extra money. Going up any further is not worth the extra $$$$$. Best place to get a view is the top tier unless it’s super chilly.
  • 3 stars because Liberty Island and Ellis Island are beautiful! The experience is incredible and worth the time/money. However, if I were rating based on customer service and employees, I wouldn't even give a star. The security and staff who were guiding us onto the boats were possibly the most rude individuals I have ever seen. The security snapped at me for not walking through the security line fast enough and the staff basically pushed you on and off of the boat. I have never experienced any such actions from staff who were supposed to be accommodating their customers and to this day I am disgusted with the way they treated the customers. Note, this was in 2017, perhaps they have better staff now?
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