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NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: New York Water Taxi
Booked 18 times yesterday

From US$ 24 per person

Booked 18 times yesterday

See the Statue of Liberty aboard a 50-minute express cruise departing from Downtown Manhattan designed to be the fastest way to see Lady Liberty up close.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the Statue of Liberty up close on an express sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy commentary from your entertaining and informative guide
  • Capture photos of the Statue of Liberty and other harbor landmarks
Full description

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 50-minute express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

  • 50-minute cruise of New York Harbor
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Admission to Liberty Island
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Board the cruise at Battery Park, Slip 6. Use the address 22 Battery Place and arrive at the Pier A Harbor House building. The bright red Circle Line kiosk and Slip 6 boarding location is approximately 75 feet to the left of the Pier A Harbor House building.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Cruises sail rain or shine
  • This ticket enables you to skip the ticket line and progress straight to boarding the ship
  • Seats are first come first serve
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 316 reviews

Review summary

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This was my first trip to NYC and the tour on this express ship was well worth the money! I enjoyed how they went slow enough for us to capture a picture and enjoy the views of the bridges and the statue of liberty up close. Thank you for a great ride

October 15, 2022

This was a great way to see the Statue of Liberty. The tour guide was amazing and the captain of the boat did a great job positioning the boat to capture good pictures (from all angles). I liked that the boat was smaller than the one that left from the state park next door. It was easier to move around and it didn't seem too crowded.

September 26, 2022

I would have given 5 stars if people would have been made to follow the rules they announced on the top deck. We sat in the back corner of the top deck and had three people that clearly did not fit side by side on the rail as instructed stand right in front of us blocking most views to anything. The guide was excellent. Learned a lot about the history.

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September 18, 2022

Product ID: 375711