Statue of Liberty Ferry

Boat or Ferry
Financial District, New York
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  • Alejandro W.
    "It's absolutely necessary to be at liberty island"(4 Tips)
    Dirty B.
    "Great view of the statue and city skyline"(12 Tips)
    Imelda K.
    "Take the Staten Island ferry instead."(2 Tips)
    Steph S.
    "the souvenirs on board are cheaper than the gift shop on the island!"(2 Tips)
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  • Allison M.
    Allison MaryJuly 14, 2014
    (For Circle Line Cruise)If you sit on the left side of the boat,you will get a better view of NYC,BUT if U sit on the right (I did)you get a better view of the Statue.Way back u see NYC & it's better
  • ❦ ❧Desi S.
    Buy tickets online.Rent a locker if have a back pack/bags from other places. Bc of security only carry small items and no big full purses to avoid problems or having to go get a locker after in line
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • James F.
    James FerrandiniJune 9, 2012
    Make sure you get your tickets online to get in the express "Reserve" line. Otherwise you'll be in line forever. You only need to get your tickets a day early.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SteeleJune 19, 2012
    Make sure you sit on the left side of the boat, when you're facing the back end. That's the side that will face the Statue when you're riding by!
  • Deni
    DeniAugust 18, 2012
    Order the tickets online because there is an enormous line at the stations when u get there!
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    Get your tickets early and try to get the very first ferry in the AM to go and enjoy visiting more than one island.
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACSMay 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always busy, but the staff is nice and you can always enjoy the #EyeCandy
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusNovember 29, 2016
    Excellent scenic view! A must place in New York City!🗽
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoJanuary 4, 2016
    Pick the seats at the top of the ferry and at the left side for a great view!
  • David C.
    David CNovember 12, 2011
    Do make sure to reserve your tickets online for quicker boarding. The lines are super long with a bunch of tourists!
  • Koen B.
    Koen BlanquartNovember 13, 2011
    Grab a seat on the upperdeck at the back of the vessel. Good photo-place while going to liberty island.
  • Nancy
    NancyFebruary 22, 2011
    The gift shop onboard has a lot of the same stuff as in the gift shop at the statue. Skip the lines and get the souvenir on board.
  • Chetan
    Chetan2 weeks ago
    Best shot of the liberty statue is from the ferry when u get closer to the island. IT looks splendid
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoSeptember 29, 2013
    Make sure to take your pictures, and be mindful of others also taking theirs
  • RJ D.
    RJ DavidAugust 19, 2011
    Skip the long lines. Reserve your tickets online and either print your ticket or get it from the pier entrance (castle clinton). The lines are very long.
  • Jillian C.
    Jillian CornetteOctober 16, 2011
    Make sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time! We skipped the hour long line!
  • Thiru Selvan S.
    Reserve online for a time and u'll be in in a flash! If u have a citypass good luck getting on the ferry!
  • Lucy L.
    Lucy LisantiDecember 31, 2010
    If you don't have enough time on either island to go to the gift shop, there are two small shops which sell magnets and Statue of Liberty hats on the boat.
  • Austin B.
    Austin BaileyAugust 22, 2014
    Try to sit on the first level. You'll still be able to get good pictures and you'll make it off faster.
  • David J.
    David JonesJanuary 27, 2012
    Go when it is raining. There is no line. They also give a military discount!!!
  • Statue Cruises
    Statue CruisesAugust 4, 2010
    Skip the lines: Reserve your tickets online for priority boarding. You can also leave from the NJ side where the lines are much shorter.
  • loran j.
    loran jonakOctober 17, 2015
    Want to see the sites, go to the top deck - want a quick exit, stay on the lower deck
  • Ivar M.
    Ivar MeriloMay 28, 2016
    Be ready to wait in the long line. There are quite extensive security controls.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SnyderJuly 28, 2011
    the souvenirs on board are cheaper than the gift shop on the island!
  • Security A.
    Security AnalystOctober 28, 2013
    Wait until passengers disembark before ordering a delicious, queue-free hot dog !
  • Matheus F.
    Matheus FernalOctober 21, 2011
    Arrive before 2:00pm or you'll only have time to visit one island.
  • Daniel
    DanielDecember 31, 2013
    Signage says they use "airport-like security screening" but I wasn't assaulted by a TSA agent so I feel like the security section doesn't live up to the hype. The actual ferry ride is alright though.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SawyerMarch 16, 2010
    Make sure you're on Liberty Island before 3:30 or you won't be able to go up into the statue. Found that out the hard way. T_T
  • Dean B.
    Dean BakkerAugust 25, 2015
    Grab the free Stanton Island ferry to get a quick and easy view!
  • JL
    JLSeptember 14, 2015
    Fast service. You don't have too wait too long. Ferry is a little overloaded but fine.
  • Heather P.
    Heather PetrasDecember 15, 2013
    Don't bother with prepaid. We waited in line for 15 minutes to redeem our prepaid tickets while others walked right up and got tickets within seconds. 4 lines 1 was prepaid- 40deep. D-
  • Megan R.
    Megan RileyMay 19, 2012
    Buy tickets online do u can avoid waiting in the line!!!
  • Juan R.
    Juan RazoMarch 28, 2013
    If you dont wanna pay, you can GO on the staten island ferry that is free.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn H.August 23
    Buy tickets in advance. Security airport-level, be prepared.
  • Thomas N.
    The logistics here are simply flawed! Standing in line 60 minutes in the sun despite having a "fixed" entry time!
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 13, 2016
    Not enough seating and slightly too rocky for my taste. Views of Manhattan good though, and staff friendly.
  • Colin M.
    Colin MooreMay 21, 2012
    Don't bring anything even remotely resembling a weapon... Just got harassed for having a tiny Swiss army knife which I had no problem going through TSA with multiple times... These guys are a joke!!!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 11, 2015
    You can get beautiful shots of Lady Liberty!
  • Rafael E.
    Rafael EmerichJune 10, 2012
    PT: na ida vá do lado direito, na volta do esquerdo. EN: on the way to Liberty Island go on the right side.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WathenMay 3, 2011
    Reserve Your tickets online. If not, you will wait in line for hours
  • Christina Y.
    Christina YoshiiNovember 9, 2014
    Being able to see a little part of history
  • Tyler J.
    The ferry has full restrooms and a snack bar!
  • babysmurf
    babysmurfJanuary 14, 2012
    Did you buy the ticket online? You could've saved quite of time if you did :))
  • Brett G.
    Brett GJuly 8, 2012
    Since they haven't figured out how to sign it properly if you reserve online and can't print you still have to wait in a long line and then they will fail to tell you to go to the reserved line
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MedinaNovember 20, 2011
    Don't get the pretzels on the boat and definitely do the early tour
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Great view of the statue and city skyline
  • Nisha
    NishaJune 6, 2015
    Amazing view!:)
  • Kate J.
    Kate JunkJuly 7, 2011
    You have to buy tickets at the castle before getting in the ferry line
  • Imelda K.
    Imelda KAugust 2, 2012
    Take the Staten Island ferry instead. It's free!
  • Alejandro W.
    Alejandro WMMarch 25, 2015
    It's absolutely necessary to be at liberty island
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