New York City

60-Minute Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise

New York City, USA
Lady Liberty 70 minute boat cruise
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Secure your ticket in advance for this Lady Liberty Sightseeing Cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you.
  • Let New York Harbor’s sites come to you on a Lady Liberty Cruise
  • Prebook to guarantee your ticket and save valuable vacation time
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty, under Brooklyn Bridge, and past NYC’s skyline
  • Choice of departure times for flexibility

What's Included

  • 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
  • No onsite parking

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Please go to the back of the pier toward the Hudson River and look for the Majestic Princess. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. boarding closes 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Set sail from NYC’s Pier 36 for the ride out into New York Harbor, passing beneath the iconic Brooklyn Bridge en route.

Then get an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, one of America’s original immigrant gateways, passing within 100 feet (30 meters) of these two NYC landmarks. On board your vessel you’ll also enjoy a knowledgeable guide who will point out key sights from the water. Return back to Pier 36 at the end of the ride.

Manhattan Skyline (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

World Trade Center's Liberty Park (Pass By)

Battery Park (Pass By)

SeaGlass Carousel (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:The Statue of Liberty Cruise departs from Pier 36 in the Lower East side of Manhattan.

Oct 2022

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:Parking is available in the 55,000 sq ft parking lot located right at the pier. Parking rates apply and may vary. You may also take a ride share such as Uber or Lyft or the subway to either the East Broadway or the Delancey St. · Essex St. station (both require a short walk to the pier.)

Oct 2022

Q:Can I take the subway to get to the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:The nearest subway station to Pier 36 is East Broadway (F).

Oct 2022

Q:What are the hours for the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:Be sure to select your preferred departure time. It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing for check in.

Oct 2022

Q:How long is the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:The Status of Liberty Cruise is approximately 60 minutes long.

Oct 2022

Q:Does the Statue of Liberty Cruise visit Liberty or Ellis Island?

A:The Statue of Liberty Cruise is a sightseeing cruise that will take you up close and personal with Lady Liberty, however, it does not stop at either Liberty or Ellis Island. The cruise provides unique view points all around the Statue of Liberty and includes informative and entertaining audio narration.

Oct 2022

Q:What is there to see at the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:Departing from Pier 36, you will travel the East Side of Manhattan before sailing within close proximity to the Statue of Liberty. You will also enjoy views of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Sea Port, Freedom Towers, Ellis Island, and other well-known landmarks.

Oct 2022

Q:How many people can I expect on the Statue of Liberty Cruise?

A:The Motor Yacht is 110′ and USCG certified to carry up to 300 passengers. She was designed for sightseeing/entertaining as her spacious decks and panoramic windows provide spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The vessel is climate-controlled for the comfort of her passengers. The vessel offers indoor and outside seating.

Oct 2022

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227 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 227 reviews
Great views for the price.
Nina_R, May 2024
The boat crew were great and the views were lovely. There was a scheduling mix up and they pushed our departure time back by a half hour without any communication until after we arrived. Very limited seating.
No Help! Save Your Money!!
Donna_H, May 2024
The pier was impossible to get into in the day we were scheduled. There was construction, flag men, rain and terrible traffic. We arrived five minutes late and they were pulling out. NO ONE WAS AG THE PIER. There were no team members in a kiosk or any way to check to see if a later boat could be scheduled. I texted, called and emailed and never heard back from the company. We bought tickets for the ferry out to the Statue for one-third. What a fraud.
Sin dinero y sin poder disfrutar el viaje
FemeryRayber_M, May 2024
I arrived 2 minutes late they didn't let me get on the boat and they didn't allow me to get on the next tour and they didn't want to return the money and I didn't want them to return it to me I just wanted them to let me get on the next tour so as not to lose the money and they didn't accept they are inconsiderate and bad service I would never buy anything with them again
60-Minute Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Scam!
James_J, Apr 2024
I paid for the 60 minutes cruise and added the option to tour the One World Observatory. I paid a total of $179 and they never sent me the tickets to the observatory only for the cruise! To make matters worse I got the run around and neither Viator nor the 3rd party who they said was responsible for sending the tickets would help. I got bounced around and got no where and I didn't get my money back. I'm disputing with my bank and I'm writing a bad review on multiple websites. Since I am the owner of a marketing company I'm about to flood the internet about this experience so when they search there will be multiple post about my experience. It's going to cost them alot more then my refund. All they had to do was the right thing. They got wrong one this time!
Don’t help customers with emergency’s
Tonya_B, Apr 2024
Had to cancel due to emergency and didn’t even get our money back. So it wasn’t a very good experience in New York
Not worth the price
Darrin_M, Mar 2024
The smell of diesel fuel the whole time was bad. Couldn’t hear the speaker for your, although it was blasting before with music. Could have taken the ferry for free.
They drove the boat away...
Anastasia_Q, Mar 2024
They drove the boat away 15 mins in advance,I didn’t get on the ferry,terrible experience,not recommended
Booked tour for 2:30 and...
Ryann_G, Feb 2024
Booked tour for 2:30 and was told we needed to come back at 4:30. Good thing we aren’t strangers to the city and knew where to go to kill time. Once boarding the ship, you can’t really see off of the windows on the top deck. The lower deck is much clearer and you have access to go outside which was nice. You definitely get what you pay for with this ship
Highly Recommended
jeff_s, Feb 2024
Amazing short cruise to the Statue, great bar inside boat with great music and bar man. Can sit outside, great views of the Statue, perfect amount of time A++
Upsetting service
Anna_T, Feb 2024
Arrived at exact time and was not allowed access to the boat. Staff very rude to us and didn’t care. They remained there 4 minutes after they refused us access. Viator customer service didn’t care either and would not give refund. Extremely disappointed
Great view af the statue- did what it said on the tin
MICHAEL_H, Jan 2024
The trip was as expected with the boat getting close to the statue and allowing us to see the full view plus a view of the city on the way back. Would have been great if they kept talking about the history of the statue for longer - it’s construction etc
Worst experience ever
Tayla_R, Jan 2024
We booked the sightseeing cruise the day of and received notice that our booking had been confirmed. Once we arrived to the location where pickup was no one was there and security had to inform us that this company had cancelled all of their tours for the day! I have emailed and called trying to get a refund and still have not heard anything back!
Inspiring Liberty 🗽🇺🇸
Rockwell_V, Jan 2024
I was so amazed with the crew during my visit last December 31, 2023 (10am) at Liberty viewing via a Ferry. I felt so moved with story telling about the Liberty on how she stood there even on the worst weather of NY with a pride. Such. Strong. I am so inspired! #nclexrnpasser2024 here we go!
We showed up one hour...
Jenny_L, Jan 2024
We showed up one hour before the departures and they overbooked and gad to wait another hour in cold
Jorge_M, Jan 2024
I’m Waiting for our refunds we arrive 45 minutes before the schedule time and the ship was full and we haven’t on board then they ask as to wait the other ship that it’s the same one we have to wait to the boat come back to go
I did not get what I paid for.
Joan_B, Jan 2024
Terrible seats. Too many people on the boat to be able to see. The windows were nasty and you could barely see out and we were not even close to a window to be able to get good pictures.
Boat to crowded and poor viewing , family all adults
Michelle_R, Jan 2024
Price of tickets to expensive for what was delivered , poor viewing and b out at over crowded . Would not recommend service to anyone
Theodore_J, Dec 2023
Amateurish operation. Tickets were oversold and the boat left several paying customers at the pier. Nobody checking tickets.
Do Not Book Through Attractions4U
Hector_R, Dec 2023
Attractions4U. Their customer service SUCKS!! No one answers the phone or it doesn’t redirect you, it just hangs up on you. Directions aren’t clear on the meeting place. Poor signage, don’t know where the meeting place is located. No one there to answer any questions. No refunds given. Then to reschedule, they charge you an extra $15 each, on top of what you already spent.. And I will let everyone I run into, NOT to book them. I wish I could give them a ZERO star.
First time in NY
Felicia_R, Dec 2023
We enjoyed seeing the Statue of Liberty up close and learning some of the history about the different landmarks along the Hudson River.

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