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Cruise to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Highlights / General details

Visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a memorable experience for people from all over the world.

Guests have a choice between the Reserve Ticket or Reserve with Pedestal/Museum Pass. Reserve Ticket option gives the visitor priority entry into the Security Screening Facility which saves you wait time at the departure point and, access to the grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The Reserve with Pedestal/Museum Pass ticket option allows visitors to go into the Statue of Liberty Pedestal, view the museum exhibit, a 45 minute audio tour, and see the interior structure of the Statue. There is no fee for a Pedestal/Museum Pass, but availability and entry times are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.


Reserve Ticket: Boat ride to Liberty & Ellis Island.

Reserve Ticket: Boat ride to Liberty & Ellis Island with Pedestal/Museum Pass.


Food and beverage.

Hours of operation

Cruises are available daily except on December 25th.


Cruises depart from Castle Clinton in Battery Park, New York City.

Ferry departs beginning at 9:30am the last departure to Liberty & Ellis Island is at 3:30pm.

Additional Information

There are concession stands on all the boats which sell healthy snacks and beverages, as well as merchandise. There are also concession stands and gift stores on both Liberty and Ellis Island.


**Pedestal time is on request. If request time is unavailable guest will be placed on next available time**

Visitors to the Park are required to submit to airport style security screening before boarding vessels. Visitors to the Monument undergo additional security screening. All persons and property are subject to search on Liberty Island. All items considered inappropriate or prohibited will be confiscated and retained by the United States Park Police. Large bags are not allowed on Liberty or Ellis Islands. Backpacks, strollers and large umbrellas are not permitted in the Monument. Food (even unopened) and drinks (including water) are not allowed inside the Statue of Liberty. All weapons are prohibited, including: Firearms, explosives or flammables, knives or sharp objects (including tools), pepper spray and mace. Boat is wheelchair accessible.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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