Exclusive First Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

By Walks
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Free cancellation available
Price is $56 per adult
per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 4h
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  • Avoid afternoon crowds as the first tour group on the island
  • See incredible artifacts at the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Hear history come alive with your licensed tour guide
  • Visit Ellis Island with personal time to explore
  • See the famed NYC skyline while sailing across NYC Harbor

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First Ferry Access to Liberty Island Tour with Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Activity duration is 4 hours4h4h
  • English

Live commentary in English. Live commentary in English. Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

Language options: English
Starting time: 8:15 AM
Price details
$56.00 x 1 Adult$56.00

Price is $56.00

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedFirst Ferry Access to Liberty Island (early morning booking only)
  • What's includedWhat's includedLocal English-speaking guide
  • What's includedWhat's includedExpertly guided walking tour
  • What's includedWhat's includedPre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access)
  • What's includedWhat's includedPre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island museum)
  • What's includedWhat's includedOfficial audio guide on Ellis Island
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedStatue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedGratuities
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedHotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Know before you book

  • Group Size is 25 a maximum of people per guide
  • This tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
  • First Early Ferry Access to Liberty Island (8:30/9:00 AM departure only)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to New York government guidelines for the most up to date information

What you can expect

Be part of the only tour group to get exclusive first ferry access to the Statue of Liberty on this 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites - Liberty Island & Ellis Island.

Meet your New York City guide in Battery Park. Spend some time exploring monuments and attractions like the Castle Clinton National Monument, the Pier A Harbour House, the American Merchant Mariner's Memorial, the Sphere, and the New York Korean War Veteran's Memorial.

Step aboard one of the day's first ferries (morning tour only) to beat the afternoon crowds across the water to Liberty Island. Walk around the base of the statue and learn about the symbolism of Lady Liberty's tablet, the 7 rays of her helmet, and the broken chain at her feet. Hear the history behind the efforts that went into actually erecting Lady Liberty in her current location. Enter the Statue of Liberty Museum to see exciting artifacts including her original torch!

Head back to the ferry and take a short ride to Ellis Island. More than 12 million immigrants passed through this space during its time as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954. Before parting ways, your guide will share stories and tips with you on how to make the most of your personal time inside the Immigration Museum. Step into the red brick building and discover how the Stairs of Separation earned their name. Explore at your own pace before taking the ferry back to Manhattan.

*Please note this tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal or Crown

*Please note exclusive first ferry access is on the first departure only.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
Safety measures
  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity location

    • Statue of Liberty
    • 10004, New York, New York, United States of America

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEPier A Harbor House
    • 22 Battery Place 22 Battery Place
    • 10004, New York, New York, United States of America

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