New York City

1-hour New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

New York City, USA
60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht to View The Statue of Liberty
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the Statue of Liberty from the water’s edge—and enjoy a comfortable alternative to crowded ferry transit—when you book this yacht tour of New York Harbor. Perfect for time-pressed travelers, this tour via well-appointed yacht departs multiple times daily from Pier 36. Once you hop aboard, pick from indoor and outdoor viewing areas, listen to live narration, and get within just 100 feet (30 meters) of Lady Liberty.
  • Enjoy a stress-free, relaxing way to discover the iconic Statue of Liberty
  • Admire the New York Harbor from the comfort of a well-appointed yacht
  • Take in views from the outdoor decks or climate-controlled seating areas
  • For a small upgrade, have professional photos taken in front of Lady Liberty

What's Included

  • Tour Guide
  • Amenities Available for additional charge: Full Bar, Restaurant and Professional Photos
  • Take home your professional photo in front of Statue of Liberty for $10.00

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pier 36 NYC
    299 South St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Please go to Pier 36 299 South Street (Cross Streets Montgomery and South Street) You will see Signage on the building that states Pier 36. Walk toward the water and wait behind the gates near the wall at Dock #3. You will see signage on the gates.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

South Street Seaport Historic District (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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292 reviews
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Celebrated my son’s 18th...
Amica_F, Apr 2024
Celebrated my son’s 18th bday in NYC. Took him and his friends on the cruise. We had a great time. The music was good. The staff was kind and the cruise ran on schedule.
Totally worth it
Erica_N, Mar 2024
Easy booking ,great price and definitely worth it ! I would highly recommend this trip and Viator booking . Ty
Statue of Liberty
Wyketa_G, Mar 2024
I loved this tour! I was able to see the Statue of Liberty up close! The lady at the bar on the yacht was so nice! When I come to New York again I will take this tour again
Tarah_J, Mar 2024
We have no memories because the boat never came. There was no one at the pier to speak with or assist us. We were told to keep waiting by someone in a booth but there was no assistance outside of that. After waiting 30 minutes in the cold and rain with children we along with the other ppl waiting walked away. Whoever facilitates this tour is unprofessional, and inconsiderate to the cost and effort of traveling to the pier with children in the rain and cold. We all felt scammed and expressed so while waiting at the pier. I will be disputing this transaction with my bank and I am highly discouraged from using Viator on future trips.
Worth the trip 💕
Theodis_D, Mar 2024
The crew were awesome. The tour director was very nice and helpful. Having our photo taken with the Statue of Liberty. The dining area was very spacious. Great tour all in all.
State of liberty boat tour
lee_r, Feb 2024
Lots of great photo opportunities 👍 tour guides were knowledgeable and they made me keep writing because apparently I have to use a certain number of characters to let others know how my experience was
Positivamente bueno, good
Alejandro_C, Feb 2024
It is a boat that takes you quickly to see the statue and you can take a couple of nice photos, it worked for me because I didn't feel like walking and waiting in lines, I recommend it
Poor Customer Service
Brian_B, Feb 2024
I didn't get to take the Statue Of Liberty Cruise that I paid for with Viator. I got to the Pier @#3 loading dock and the gentleman from the tour company met me and another family that had purchased the tour, and informed us the 2:30PM Tour had been Cancelled and the rebooked everyone for 4:30PM. I told the man I had another appointment that afternoon and could not go at 4:30PM. I need a Refund on my credit card for $16 plus tax No one called to tell my cruise had been Cancelled nor Rescheduled.
Great service
Anser_A, Feb 2024
Great your and the team accommodating as I had to change my tour time. I would recommend for anyone.
Buyer Beware - Find another provider.
William_P, Feb 2024
The operator of the "yacht" wasn't aware that the company that sold the excursion had booked a 4:30 slot- he told us he only had a 6pm night sailing. Finally after much persuasion he agreed to do the tour. I had tried to contact the contact number for the company who was listed as the operator in Viator - but their phone went directly to voicemail and always said it was full - I wouldn't buy from this operator!!
Fab trip
Shirley_H, Feb 2024
Fab, highly recommend to anyone visiting NY. Plenty of time to get an iconic photo of statue of liberty
Terrible store, something...
tarun_v, Feb 2024
Terrible store, something was wrong with this booking. I was at Pier 36 at around 10.45 am and yacht was suppose to leave 11 am . When reached , we saw only one boat at the dock , when asked the person who was allowing entry to the boat , he said that boat company is not same as we booked online . So we walked here and there , tried to find the yacht which we booked but couldn't find it . Ended up leaving the location with out our one of life time experience we thought , we will have . SO NO : 60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht. We would like to have our money back . my booking number : 1487258313
Not at all happy
Scott_A, Feb 2024
We where booked on the boat trip for 2.30 there wasnt a trip at that time it was 4.30 . And we had to wait for over 2 hours in the freezing cold.
Barbara_L, Jan 2024
Be prepared for last minute time change. Our reservation was at 4:30 on a rainy cold day. My family and arrived an hour earlier. At 4:30 (the time of our reservation) a gentleman went around saying that the boat would only be leaving at 6pm. They do not have any area covered to stand by, they don’t care at all about your situation. We ended up not waiting due to the fact that we had a 4 years old with me. Never got the experience. And I’m still waiting on my refund.
Randi_A, Jan 2024
The information says to arrive at 10:30 am for the 1 hour tour. So we planned accordingly and set our next reservation for 12 pm. When the boat finally arrived at 11 am (30 minutes late) they had trouble docking it and tying it off. After they were finally able to dock it which was about 11:20am they realized that they docked it in the wrong spot and therefor the ramp/bridge to get onto the boat had no where to go because there was no gate opening. The crew (after a while of deciding what to do) decided to move the entire metal bridge/ramp over the metal fence and to the stern of the boat. Then they realized that it wouldn't work to get people on through the opening on the first level so they had so they put it up to the 2nd level of the ship which basically made it an almost vertical ramp to get onto the boat. After watching the crew try to figure out what to do for an hour we made the decision that it probably wasn't safe since there were wheels on the ramp and they were using 2 ropes to tie to the 2nd level of the boat and seeing how they couldn't even tie off the boat on the dock correctly, we decided we shouldn't risk it. Not to mention we now couldn't do an hour tour that had yet to be started at 11:45 so we left to make our next reservation. We contacted the company and left a message for a refund but have yet to be called back. We were not the only people to leave. We noticed at least 15 other people walk out behind us as well.
Best birthday ever ❤️
Mike_C, Jan 2024
Awesome experience, staff was very friendly.... my family and I had an amazing time, best birthday ever ❤️
Unorganized and Poor service
Mariyah_R, Jan 2024
Absolutely horrible experience, as the comments said they are horribly unorganized and unprofessional. As they leave tickets open to buy after we traveled all the way to get there we are told they have reached the maximum compacity On the boat and will not be boarding any other passengers regardless of the line of people who have purchased a ticket. Luckily I was able to walk down to another service and get on to see my destination but many other families were left disappointed.
Soroush_P, Jan 2024
Everything was alright book at 4:30pm so you‘ll see the sunset at winter time fs fs Trust me amazing n that
The only site to see was the Statue of Liberty
DEBORAH_G, Jan 2024
No one spoke English, and could answer any questions I had. There was no commentary over the speakers in the cabin. You had to be out on the deck. And it was too cold to be there. The windows were so dirty and fogged you couldn’t see out of them.
Boat ride
Andrea_W, Jan 2024
It wasn’t anything too special there were teenagers throwing garbage at me and an older gentlemen on the boat so was a little unpleasant. For winter not a good option wait for warmer weather.

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