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Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

New York, United States

From $28.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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
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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)

Take breathtaking photos of the NYC Skyline

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

See the Brooklyn Bridge

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.

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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142 reviews
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lower music :)
sattard12, Jan 2023
it was a lovely ride and beautiful views. the music was a bit to loud as it was loud most of the ride but the rest was fine. thanks for the service
Not worth it
Alessandro_C, Jan 2023
Too many people on the boat. Couldn't even take a nice picture or video due to the crowdness. Definitely not recommended
Response from Host, Jan 2023
There are 2 floors on the boat and everyone is welcome to go on either floor. There is outdoor space on both floors.
Don’t buy!!!
Jose_V, Jan 2023
Got on the boat at 4:30 and we were back docked at 5:10. It was barely a 30 min cruise. Boat and bathroom super dirty and no toilet paper.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
the tour is 60 mins and can not be done in 30. We go from pier 36 all the way to the Statue of liberty (this takes 30 mins) and than the return is 25-30 min. We travel under the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, See the whole NYC skyline, stop in front of Lady liberty for a few mins for photos and return.
Not good for pictures of the Statue of Liberty
OscarC, Jan 2023
Terrible! The boat was packed with people. We had no opportunity to take decent photos of the Statue of Liberty. We had to wait in line for more than 30minutes before we can board the boat. If you want decent photos of the Statue, take the cruise that allows you to go down to Liberty Island. I don't recommend this.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
This is a sightseeing cruise and we stop in front of the statue of liberty there are 2 floors and the captain does turn the boat so everyone can have a good view.
Should have been canceled
Stephanie_C, Jan 2023
I felt robbed. There was so much fog where we didn't see anything. I understand all weather but when the tourist aren't able to see one site the tour should have been canceled. I was with my kids and they just sat on the boat and went to sleep. It was horrible.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Unfortunately we can not control the weather. Please call our office and we would be happy to reschedule the tour
Average experience. Good views of the statue
Rina_M, Dec 2022
The cruise started 45 mins late. No explanation or apology. There were no staff at the pier. The cruise itself was as advertised.
Waited for 45 minutes and boat never showed up 45 minutes after planned departure. Had to leave without participating.
Erin_B, Dec 2022
We waited for 45 minutes at time of departure (boat supposed to get there at 2:30, we left after 3 pm) to board the cruise, and it still did not make it to the pier. We had to leave without going due to having a flight later that evening. We spent the the majority of the time for the cruise waiting in line. And before we left, the boat had still not arrived.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
The cruise departs on time if you arrived a few minutes late the boat would not be there and the next departure is not until 4:30pm. The w:30pm returns to the dock at 3:30pm
Statue of Liberty Cruise
Brian_C, Dec 2022
The crew was amazing and the sightseeing was absolutely perfect. We got some good shots of the Statue of Liberty.
Confused and disappointed.
Beate_J, Dec 2022
Well the boat took off early. We waived at them and they just waived back. Like screw you! Hard to find pier as well, no signage.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
the boat departs on time. We have a registered log and we can not wait for late passengers. This would not we fair to all the passengers that checked in and arrived on time. You are welcome to call the office and reschedule
So fun- loved our tour
Karen_W, Dec 2022
We loved seeing Santa join the party, plenty of room for everyone inside - drinks, food, and room for all on the picture decks ;)
This was a great experience . Great staff
Antonio_G, Dec 2022
Santa came running out during cruise which had the whole boat in good spirits. This was a fantastic cruise. Will recommend.
Worst experience
Alfonso_A, Dec 2022
This is the worst experience ever, we arrived 20 minutes earlier and there was no boat at the time. This is unacceptable. I need my money back
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We operated on Dec 11. I am not sure where you went but you should contact customer service to assist you.
NYC 2022
Mathew_W, Dec 2022
Fantastic cruise with a warm welcoming crew, boat took us very close and was worth every penny. Would recommend to friends and family
Convenient way to see one...
Whitney_K, Dec 2022
Convenient way to see one of the nations most beautiful monuments, and the staff were very accommodating.
The up close sites and...
Rebecca_S, Dec 2022
The up close sites and help of crew members to capture great shots! Accommodating. Audio of tour was little hard to hear in the boat.
Had a great time on the...
Melissa_U, Dec 2022
Had a great time on the harbor cruise seeing Lady Liberty! My girlfriends and I enjoyed the cruise!!
While the crew was...
Martha_P, Nov 2022
While the crew was friendly, the condition of the boat, level of crowdedness, etc. were not what I expected from the on-line description I did not feel very safe.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
All our vessels are coast guard certified and safe. There are 2 floors and we encourage passengers to use both floors and enjoy their journey.
I would like a refund
Gerson_A, Nov 2022
Our 6pm trip was canceled without notice and they started preparing for night cruise. I'm still waiting for a reimbursement response. I hope they can honor there mishap. Unfortunately it was my last night.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
I verified and the refund was processed. Unfortunately if the weather is bad for safety we may have to cancel a departure. Remember this is a vessel on the water and safety is number 1.
Do NOT use Viator, it is easier to through the money directly in the trash!
Kenneth_P, Oct 2022
The boat never arrived. A whole croup of people ruined their day for this. This is second time in a row where Viator is not deliver what we have booket and paid for. And you will not get your money back, believe me, I have tried. So if you want to experience something, do NOT use Viator or any of their partners.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We operate every day 4 departure. Where did you go? What address. Did you call customer service for assistance?
Worse trip ever
Terrance_W, Oct 2022
We were charged for 2 trips and only took one. Viator customer service is horrible. Worse experience I've ever had. Will not book with Viator again.