Ellis Island
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New York: Pier 36 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise

1. New York: Pier 36 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise

Enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a 60-minute roundtrip sightseeing cruise by boat. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge then travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Get up close to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and more. Make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase onboard.

New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

2. New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

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.

New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

3. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

4. New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

Watch the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this Manhattan cruise. Get panoramic views of the city skyline with excellent photo opportunities of iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge and travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Travel on a comfortable ship that is well-maintained. Relax as you capture pictures of stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Get up close to within 100-feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities as the sunsets. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and more. While aboard, make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase.

Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

5. Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

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What people are saying about Ellis Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 199 reviews

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.

The cruise was very informative. We got really close to the Statue of Liberty. Best photos from the rear outside of the boat on left side. Boarding was on the boat, Majestic at no. 3. No one told us this and it wasn’t on the website. Great music honoring NY while videotaping Lady Liberty.

They have a host speaker telling you what you’re looking at and once they are done they play some good music as you boat through the city. They also have a little bar for drinks. Our family had a great time!

Great sights by the boat and talks about the buildings along the way. It is with stating to walk around the building and follow tour signs since that was a little confusing at the pier.

Ian is a wonderful host. Respectful, caring, great story teller. The route was well designed to showcase nyc sights. It’s been truly amazing day.