Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in one outing
Book in advance—avoid long lines at the ticket booth
An orientation session ensures a smoother boarding experience
Upgrade to enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline from the pedestal
Statue of Liberty general admission tickets
Monument inside Battery Park (if option chosen)
Round trip ferry tickets
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 25 reviews
johana_l, Jan 2023
The trip was definitely one to remember. And the host was amazing very kind and knowledgeable. Definitely worth doing I highly recommend
We arrived 20 min prior...
Emily_K, Dec 2022
We arrived 20 min prior to our ferry time as instructed and when we arrived they told us that there was over a 3 hour wait to take the ferry ride. We only had a day left in NYC so we couldn't wait in a line for 3 hours and when you buy a pass for 1:45, it would be dark before you will even see it. I called the following day and explained the situation to them and they said they would email me a response. The email followed and said sorry for your experience but we will not be returning any of your money. We had 6 tickets purchased and they wouldn't return anything! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!
Gabriel_E, Dec 2022
It was a rip off just seen the guide for five minutes and left us I don’t recommend it. She left us in one island even though we were there early to get on the ferry.
Cecilia_F, Dec 2022
I didn’t go they canceled my trip how do I get a refund because of the weather I didn’t get to go see the Statue of Liberty
Not a good deal !
Paul_R, Nov 2022
The guide is not worth the price!
We paid more then 80 dollars instead of 24$ x 2. We had 2 minutes of history concerning batterie park + the statue of liberty. We had to stand online like any customer. An advise, get your ticket in the middle of batterie Park and visite on your own, you will save money.
The best tour guide
Pamela_W, Oct 2022
From the start to the very end this was an amazing tour our guide Viviaiy was very knowledgeable & very helpful she didn't miss a thing she was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone who is considering going on this tour she was the best, Thank you again Viviaiy.
Poorest service ever
Charles_G, Sep 2022
No-one turned up at the specified time and no refund given. I bought alternative tickets on the day for a quarter of the price paid to Viator.
The worst experience ever !
Jasmine_C, Jul 2022
The worst experience ever, they tell you to meet a tour guy in front of Starbucks (24 State St.) My family and I waited for at least 2 hours no one showed up! Ended up wasting our money. It was a rip off if you ask me. Never again !
Terrible tour guide
Pamela_L, Apr 2022
We loved the museums on both Liberty Island and Ellis island. We took the audio tour whiz amazing. Would not recommend using a tour guide because they add no value. Our guide was rushing us so we did our own thing from the start. Her only advice was to get back to the city to eat cheesecake at a certain restaurant. She did not encourage us to see these wonderful exhibits. Awful!!
etta_i, Mar 2022
This was a rip off. I selected the option that promised access into the statue and then when we got there, we were told there is no access. The representative who welcomed us was rude when I tried to speak to him about it, yelling at me. Our guide was funny and decent, but after he spoke to us, we had appx. 20 minutes to see the statute if we wanted to continue the guided tour on Ellis Island. I live in NYC. I arranged this experience for 16-year-old and his family as a birthday present. They came from MD. Big disappointment for $$ spent
Joe_K, Nov 2021
Tour would have been significantly better had you turned up. The lack of a refund has also left us fuming. The Staten Island Ferry was much more reliable and free!
Would actively discourage anyone from using either yourselves or trip advisor and hope you go broke.
Joe and Lauren
Stunning & Worth Every Penny
Joanna_P, Nov 2021
Loved the museum and the audio guide, that definitely added to the experience. The guidance/tips before boarding the ferry helped tremendously too.
Kathleen_F, Nov 2021
Seeing Ellis island & Statue of Liberty for the first time at 70+ was phenomenal! And the knowledge and enthusiasm of our tour guide made the experience all the more enjoyable!
A little tricky but fun!
GIA_S, Nov 2021
This was a great time. But, the time I selected was 1:45. However, my partner and I got there an hour early to walk around Wall Street while we wait. Luckily, we were in the area because the tour guide actually called me and said it’s time to check in. And he called me at 12:45. I don’t know what happened. I’m just grateful we were in the area. Once we checked in everything was amazing and easy and we got to the ferry. Just be there in the area well before your time slot and you should be fine.
A great experience
Anthony_C, Sep 2021
Caesar was such a great tour guide. He thoroughly answered all of our questions and was so friendly.
Not able to use our pre-purchased tickets.
Martha_M, Jul 2021
When we got to battery park we could not find where we were supposed to be. We asked at the booth and they said we should be in New Jersey at that boarding place. We had to purchase new tickets to board in New York.
Organizational very disappointing
Nancy_W, Jun 2021
Most unorganized group I've ever dealt with. Emails said be at the meeting place at 1115, at 12 we were told we were in a 1 o'clock group. Did not leave meeting place until 2 o'clock. Wasted OUR sightseeing time. Very hard for our group of 6 to sit & wait.
Our guide, John was very good
Awesome tour guide but a little disappointed
Beverly_L, Jun 2021
Tour guide Isabel was amazing. I was disappointed that I didn't get to go inside the statue. I thought that's why I paid $239.
Kalif_B, Jan 2023
Had fun nice for pictures and videos
Had fun nice for pictures and videos
Had fun nice for pictures and videos
Fue una gran pérdida de tiempo y dinero por estar muy mal informados sobre sus servicios
Fabio_G, Sep 2022
No puedo decir nada de este tour porque nunca lo pudimos usar,cuando llegamos a la taquilla no habíamos recibido ningún tkt por mi correo para entrar,ademas la ddireccion que nos dieron no era gastamos dinero en dos taxis para llegar al sitio de embarque,me gustaría que se comunicarán conmigo para ver cómo me pueden ayudar con estos tiquetes soy Fabio Godoy cel 9738768153