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New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC

New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Activity provider: Statue Walks LLC
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Enjoy a boat tour during sunset and see the Statue of Liberty from up close. Cruise past Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge and take in views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy the Manhattan skyline on a scenic sunset cruise
  • See the Statue of Liberty from up close as the sun sets behind it
  • Cruise around Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island
  • Photograph the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
  • Learn about Manhattan’s major landmarks with entertaining English narration
Full description

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.

  • Boat cruise
  • Route within 100 feet of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise alongside both sides of Manhattan
  • Outdoor and indoor seating
  • Live guide (English only)
  • Cash bar on board
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Head straight to the Majestic Princess boat at Pier 36.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Infant rates apply when they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note, this tour does not land at either Liberty Island or Ellis Island
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible for push-wheelchairs, but is not able to accommodate electric wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

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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.

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June 28, 2022

actually you should have exchanged the voucher, but that didn't go anywhere and after a long back and forth one of the skippers put us in a queue and said it was fine, afterwards it turned out he was just so nice, because our actual boat had just filed. the trip was great and there was a lot of time at the statue of liberty and the speaker explained everything very well. was really great

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December 31, 2021

Gorgeous experience thrilling to look like a movie. I think that anyone who comes to New York should take this cruise to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, the thrill of passing under the Brooklyn Bridge and I recommend the perfect 4:30 pm time, because it starts that there is still light in sunset phase and back when it is dark and then you will see different scenarios for the change of light. I don't put five stars because the only inconvenience I had was finding boarding with difficulty, since several cruises depart from the pier and it may happen to be unsure which boarding to go to due to lack of clear and legible indications.

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December 29, 2021

Product ID: 123038