Enjoy views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, during this 60-minute sightseeing boat cruise. You’ll depart from the East Side of Manhattan before cruising under the Brooklyn Bridge and sailing within 100 feet (30 meters) of these famous landmarks, admiring One World Trade Center in the distance.
Cruise into New York Harbor on this Lady Liberty boat cruise
Get an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, passing within 100 feet (30 meters)
Set sail aboard a 3-level paddle boat offering indoor and outdoor seating
Enjoy views of NYC landmarks like One World Trade Center from the water
Set sail from NYC’s Pier 15 in the morning, cruising aboard a three-level paddle boat 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 range of indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a knowledgeable guide who will point out key sights from the water. Return back to Pier 36 at the end of the ride.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jun 2019
Excellent. Prior to visit, did not realize I had paid for two boat cruies. Was not overcrowded, able to get great views of Hudson River.
Great Tour, staff was pleasant and amazing l! Fortunately the crowd that was on the tour with us was very overbearing and had no sense of personal space! They would lean on you, hit you and nearly knock you over just to get a picture. Not sure if it was just the cultural difference or what. Besides that the views were amazing
This was an average tour that was quite disappointing when finished. The 60 minute timeline says approx. but from the time the boat moved to the time we docked was 40 minutes. So this means we actually out on the water for less than that. I felt we weren’t ever close to the 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty when cruising by. I did like that they slowed down when seeing each landmark but as an overall experience my family and I were very disappointed. On top of all that the first worker we approached when showing our tickets was extremely rude. I would not go on this tour again and I would definitely not recommend to anyone.
Pier 15 is right next to south street seaport and is included in the voucher instructions. I am sorry you had a hard time finding it. I suggest maybe using google maps. I am happy you enjoyed the actual cruise. I think a 1 star revirw is not justified since you actually enjoyed the cruise and like it the tour.
I so appreciated the staff at the office! I had two elderly people in group of 17. We arrived 15 minutes before the office opened on a COLD morning. She allowed the two to come in and wait. Once it was officially open, we went in and redeemed the voucher and went back to wait. A few minutes before boarding a HUGE group of people arrived that packed the small room. The office lady came told one of my daughters she would let us board a little early and she did. As I watched the other group come aboard, we would have never been able to get the two elderly plus our 4 year old as well. THANK YOU, Viator for making our trip successful. The only complaint I might have was I did not realize we needed to be listening to our recorders BEFORE we left dock. Our guide was always way behind where we were so I was never really sure what I was looking at.
I ordered the boat cruise plus the statue of liberty and Ellis island tickets. Only after paying did I learn that they were seperate boat rides. I wish I would have waited and bought my tickets through the national parks service.
The boat was overcrowded. We had our 7, 5 and 2 year old granddaughters with us to show them the Statue of Liberty. The trip unfortunately was stressful due to a bus load of tourists boarding the boat and being overly aggressive with space and picture taking, including taking pictures of our girls
It was a brilliant adventure to see the Statute of Liberty. The boat was well equipped with a bar and snacks. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The actual visit to the statute was perfect, the captain turned the boat so that everybody had a really brilliant view of the statute wherever they stood.