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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go. Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, bypass the ticket line with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty). On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

2. NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

Be the first of the day to discover two of New York’s most iconic monuments with exclusive first ferry tour departure to Liberty Island, including a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island. Watch American history come to life with the only tour operator that runs ferries this early. Arrive at the grounds just under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty, where great views across NYC's skyline, Lower Manhattan, and the Big Apple await. Then, board the city's earliest ferry to Ellis Island (early morning tour only), ensuring you avoid the swelling afternoon crowds. Follow in the footsteps of some 12 million immigrants and learn about the process those hopeful individuals went through to settle in America. View and walk the Stairs of Separation, growing to understand the Island's two very unique names - "The Island of Hope" and "The Island of Tears". After your guide has explained to you the history, they will give you the option to continue your exploration of Ellis Island on your own with the audio guide (included) or return to The Battery on the ferry with them. If you wish, feel free to stay on Ellis Island a bit longer to explore your personal heritage and find all the unique and interesting sights in the special location.

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: Pier 36 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise

4. 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.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

5. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ. Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left. Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views. Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

NYC: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Display Dinner Cruise

6. NYC: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Display Dinner Cruise

Celebrate Independence Day New York style on a 2-story boat with an outdoor deck area. Admire views of Manhattan’s skyline and landmarks being lit up by Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks. Enjoy a buffet dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, a live DJ, and toys for the children. The cruise departs from Pier 36 and passes under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. On your right, views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street. On your left, the districts of DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. Pass by Governors Island at the southern tip of Manhattan with panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan. Admire by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, as well as views up the Hudson River to Hudson Yards. After passing Ellis Island, Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty come into view. The boat will pause so you can take photos from the boat with this Iconic symbol of America before it makes its way to the best viewing point for the fireworks. During the cruise, and before the fireworks (which usually start around 9 PM), you can enjoy appetizers and food from the buffet stations. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also included, as well as coffee, tea, and water. Alcoholic drinks are available from the cash bar. Enjoy front-row seats for the Macy’s fireworks display, the largest fireworks show in the United States. Once the fireworks display is over, the boat will make its way back to the meeting point. Menu (may be subject to change): • Assorted appetizers • Taco station • Pasta station • Sliders (burgers and chicken) • Sausage station • Vegetarian station • 4th of July inspired dessert station

New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

7. New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan on a harbor cruise of the Hudson River. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the open decks or glassed-in back-deck observatory. Marvel at the 1920s style décor of the boat, and take in stunning views of sights, including Battery Park and the South Street Seaport. Gaze at the towering monuments of the Financial District and sail past Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline.

NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

8. NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

Embark on an inspiring and educational journey to one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Statue of Liberty. Your tour begins with a guided orientation at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, where you will learn about the history of the neighborhood and the War of 1812. Next, enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry to Liberty Island. As you cross the New York Harbor, see the beautiful downtown Manhattan skyline behind you and snap photos of Lady Liberty from the water. Once at Liberty Island, freely explore the island and the Statue of Liberty Museum. Once finished at Liberty Island, hop back on the ferry to the infamous Ellis Island, known as the Gateway to America. Here, you are free to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and learn about how newly arriving immigrants were processed. All options include ferry service from Battery Park, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and back to Battery Park. Both the 2-hour and 4-hour tour options include a guided experience of Liberty Island packed with historical facts about the statue. On the 4-hour tour, enjoy an additional guided orientation of Ellis Island.

New York City: July 4th Fireworks All-Inclusive Party Cruise

9. New York City: July 4th Fireworks All-Inclusive Party Cruise

Celebrate the 4th of July on a cruise on the Hudson River and get front-row seats to Macy’s annual Fireworks Spectacular. Admire the views of the famous New York City skyline and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Enjoy classic summer dishes, tasty drinks, and lively DJ entertainment. While onboard, munch on a buffet of hors d’ouevres and entrees, as well as beer, wine, and soft drinks.  Cruise down the Hudson River and around the tip of Manhattan for some unforgettable views of the New York City skyline. Marvel at some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Observatory.   Then enjoy the one-of-a-kind views of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, one of the world’s most magnificent fireworks displays. Gaze at the beautiful colors lighting up the New York City sky. Watch the sun set on the New York harbor and witness the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline. Be sure to have your cameras ready to capture these memorable moments. Make your 4th of July unforgettable and gain memories to last you and your loved ones a lifetime.

NYC: Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

10. NYC: Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

Aboard the deck of the grand 'Manhattan"'yacht, you will enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with regional delicacies handpicked by New York City purveyors. A set brunch menu will be served per booking party at your own private table. Step aboard your climate-controlled, 1920s-style luxury yacht for a brunch you'll never forget. As you sip your champagne, Bloody Marys, or Mimosas (beer, wine, soda, and juice are also available and one free alcoholic beverage is included with your meal), you'll sail past the majestic George Washington Bridge and all the way down to Battery Park. You'll glide by the Empire State Building and the up-and-coming 1 World Trade. you'll also have a chance to salute the Statue of Liberty herself before you turn the corner and head past Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge on your complete New York City skyline tour. This cruise is a perfect way to spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday in New York. Whether you're a tourist or a local, your harbor brunch cruise is an experience you'll never forget.

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Boat is very old school and beautiful, there was plenty of room to move about and it felt like you were out on a friend’s boat instead of on a cruise with a bunch of strangers. It was the perfect amount of time. Sunset was gorgeous and plenty of great pic taking opportunities. Setting is very romantic. The jazz band was fantastic and staff was great too. I was really happy with this choice because there were many choices out there, I was happy I chose this one and would definitely do it again when I return to NYC.

This worked exactly as described: ferry to Statue of Liberty, explore the island on your own or with the audio tour, hop back on a ferry when you're ready, and then take the second ferry to Ellis Island. We spent much more time at Ellis Island due to the extensive exhibits. When you're ready to leave, line up for the ferry back to your departure point. Very smooth and easy.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to New York City! Not only was it a lot of fun, but very informative as well!

Tim was an outstanding guide. He was super knowledgeable and had a great personality. Would highly recommend without reservation.

The Statue is incredible! Having a knowledgeable guide made all the difference.