New York City

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
  • Admire the Statue of Liberty on this speedy New York City express cruise
  • Don't waste time sightseeing on the quickest Lady Liberty tour in NYC
  • Easily schedule your sightseeing ride, with hassle-free hourly departures

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get ultra-close to the Statue of the Liberty, all in 50 minutes, the fastest way to see Lady Liberty from the water!

What's Included

  • 50-minute cruise
  • This cruise does not let passengers off at the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 89 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA

    Pier 16, 89 South Street. Look for our blue "Circle Line" ticket booth at the entrance to Pier 16. Please use Pier 16, 89 South Street as the address.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the South Street Seaport where you board your boat. Find a seat on the upper or lower deck and settle in for your speedy cruise to the Statue of Liberty.

On your way across New York Harbor, your tour guide fills you in on all the must-know details about Lady Liberty and how she made her way to New York City. As you get close to Liberty Island, you can step outside for close-up photos of the Statue of Liberty.

With a camera full of great photos and a deeper insight into New York City’s history, your tour ends back at the pier.

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant rates apply, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • This cruise frequently sells out.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please arrive at the pier at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Boarding is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Latecomers may need to wait until next available cruise
  • Guests must disembark from their original boarding location
  • Routes, specific vessels, and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • This cruise does not let guests off at the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 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.

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Featured review
Debbie, the guide, was so great. She was friendly and so informative. It was wonderful that she was willing to take photos of people! Her information about NYC was extensive. I highly recommend this cruise and Debbie!


1,686 reviews
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Great tour!
Marta_L, Apr 2024
It was a great tour, quick but exactly the amount of time you need. Tour guide was especially lovely and nice, just a amazing time all around!
Worth the Views
Erica_W, Apr 2024
Eric was fantastic!! Lovely short cruise to view the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We able to see beautiful views of the Brooklyn bridge, city skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and FUN!! I’d definitely recommend.
Poor management
Jomart_O, Apr 2024
There is nothing wrong with the tour, it is everything how it is advertised. But we wish there was a better management of the security on the boat. On the way back the crew seemed overly excited to see black military helicopters landing in Manhattan and indicated that fact to the tourists, who flocked back to the viewing area at the nose of the boat. I am not sure what went wrong, but the boat started unexpectedly jumping due to high waves and people fell on the floor and got wet. My friend's teenage daughter landed on her chin and injured it pretty bad. The crew did not have enough bandaids or any other necessary bandage on the boat to treat the injury (neither did their colleagues at Pier 16). We went to the pharmacy to get everything needed - the injury looked pretty bad with lost of blood. The girl is going to be fine but she will have scar to remember the trip.
Go Do It!
Keith_V, Apr 2024
The guide was very nice and knowledgeable, and we really enjoyed the tour. It wasn’t too long and it wasn’t too short.
Perfect way to wrap up our NYC visit.
Joseph_W, Apr 2024
Proximity to Lady Liberty, the extra time “hovering” near the statue. Going under Brooklyn Bridge was an unexpected bonus.
Fun experience
Faizal_J, Apr 2024
An exceptional experience! The tour guide was incredibly friendly. Customer service was top-notch, and the duration of the tour was just perfect. Highly recommended!
The volume on the...
Jamile_W, Apr 2024
The volume on the speakers were so low. We couldn’t hear any of the guided tour unless you stay inside the boat, missing the view
Our first, but definitely not our last!
Natasha_B, Apr 2024
The view was indescribable! The ferry ride was amazing! Our tour guide Eric was nothing short of fantabulous!!
Perfectly timed
Laura_M, Apr 2024
Great trip, exactly what we wanted. We saw the bridges, the skyline and surrounding areas and of course the main attraction the Statue of Liberty. Perfectly timed trip, all done in less than an hour curated by a great guy Steve, native New Yorker with some great facts and stories- I would highly recommend the trip.
Worth it
Sanaa_J, Apr 2024
Being able to view the statue of liberty at close angle. Crew on board were friendly, made the cruise enjoyable.
Great View and Great Times!!
Althea_W, Apr 2024
The crew was so nice! My son got extremely nauseous but the crew was so accomodating and kind. After his initial sea sickness he was able to bounce back and had a great time! The view of the Statute of Liberty is unbelievable. We got some great pics!! Would definitely recommend!
Perfect tour to see the Statue of Liberty
Janice_F, Apr 2024
The meeting point was quite straight forward to find. Unfortunately it was a very cold windy day however you were able to move around the boat freely and go indoors down stairs if preferred. The tour guide was very friendly and added in a personal touch with relevant information and hints to make our stay in New York better. The tour cruised up the Hudson river under the Brooklyn bridge and then down towards the Statue of Liberty pointing out key facts about the surrounding buildings. We arrived at the Statue of Liberty where the captain allowed plenty of time and turned the boat so that everyone had good photo opportunities. If you are visiting New York and want to tick this box we would definitely recommend this tour as it only took one hour of your day.
Ticket problems
Chau_D, Apr 2024
The cruise itself was alright however the getting the tickets was such a hassle. There was a problem with the tickets sent to my email it was not letting me view the tickets with the barcode. The employees at the kiosk were not accomodating and helpful of that which resulted in us almost missing the cruise.
Javier_A, Apr 2024
Steven was awesome very entertaining … enjoyed the view of the city from the ferry … will definitely come back
Cruise the lady liberty 🗽
Rosa_D, Apr 2024
Loved our guide. She had charm and was very entertaining. We enjoyed the view very much. Every staff member was wonderful.
Smooth, easy, great views
Greg_D, Apr 2024
Quick, easy, great guide, good trip. Much better than queuing hours for city cruises to get off at the island.
Not recommended
Nataliia_C, Apr 2024
The excursion women that was on board was too rude,trying to push me away while I’m trying to take the photo,for the guy’s who paid her tips.Stop place near the statue was short
Nice and quick
Delfina_R, Apr 2024
Tour guide was great and informative. Will come back another trip. Everything was on time. Enjoyed very much
It was a terrible experience with you. I lost money by buying your ticket. I didn’t get any service nor my money.
Sarita_A, Apr 2024
It was a terrible experience buying your ticket. I am a tourist from India. I didn’t get any service from you. Despite my writing to you no one even responded to me. I am going to write on the website about it and tell everyone from India coming to US as tourists never ever to even think of taking tour from you. Disgusting experience. I deem it a cheating.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hello Sarita, we are unsure what you experienced when using our service. We looked up your account and on the day in question, we ran a normal schedule with many full and sold-out boats. We also looked at your Viator account and see that there were no messages left through their messaging service. The review doesn't provide specific details so I can only apologize that you didn't receive the service you expected. Please know that we have refunded your ticket.
Don't go on a rainy day
Alejandra_A, Apr 2024
Rainy, cloudy day. Inside the cabin, the windows got too foogy to be able to see outside. They didn't let us use umbrellas outside the cabin. You either got soaked or missed seeing the statue.

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