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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

From $25.50 per person

Tour the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and their museums at your own pace with self-guided audio guides. Includes roundtrip ferry service from either New York City or New Jersey.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • Discover the history of these attractions with multilingual audio guides
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum featuring Lady Liberty's original torch
  • Choose from NYC or New Jersey departure locations
Full description

Begin your experience by departing from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Battery Park is easily accessible via subway, located in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park is easily accessible via car, located in Jersey City, NJ. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island. The itinerary depends on your departure location. From Manhattan, your first stop will be Liberty Island. On arrival, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. Once you're ready to discover Ellis Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Board the ferry towards New Jersey to head towards Ellis Island. After you arrive, head into the museum to pick up your multilingual audio guide. For over 62 years, Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigration station. Millions of people from all around the globe passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. When you are finished, return to the ferry and return to your original departure point. Itineraries: Departing from New York: Board ferry at Battery Park to Liberty Island Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guides Board the New York Ferry to Ellis Island Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide Board the New York ferry back to Battery Park Departing from New Jersey: Board ferry at Liberty State Park to Ellis Island Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide Board the New Jersey Ferry to Liberty Island Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guide Board the New Jersey ferry back to Liberty State Park

  • Roundtrip ferry service
  • Access to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Self-guided audio tour on each island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Booking fee
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Crown
  • Genealogical research on Ellis Island
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, groups must not exceed 10 guests
  • To enjoy an unrushed experience it is recommended to give yourself 4-6 hours to explore
  • You will go through a mandatory airport-grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry. All prohibited items will be confiscated and retained by the United States Park Police
  • People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 25 years old or older
  • Children aged 0-3 are free
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Although we have visited NYC regularly over the past 20 years, we never considered joining lines of tourists to visit Ellis Island, especially in August. Civid changed the access of many activities in the city, as no international touriste are crowing the sites. We tremendously appreciated no lines, no crowds, plenty of space on the ferry and in the museum. Even the cafeteria was accessible, and clean. This is the opportunity that will not last. Plan a long visit, we spent two hours on Ellis Island and we will return. The exhibits are rich in a large variety of mementoes. Powerful and moving.

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September 2, 2021

Muy bonito y relajado paseo. Lo unico negativo fue que llegamos 20 minutos antes de nuestra hora de de salida, el ferry que nos tocaba abordar ya estaba lleno y tuvimos que esperar 1 hora por el siguiente ferry. Asi que lleguen de 45min a 1 hora temprano. Despues de eso el paseo estubo muy relajado.

August 29, 2021

Very nice ride to Ellis island and Statue of Liberty. Goes to Ellis island first if departing from NJ. You don’t have to get off, you can go straight to Liberty island. The ferry will come back and get you every 30 min. For example we did the 12pm one - stopped at Ellis island and the ferry came back at 1:15 to take us to Statue of Liberty. The ferry picked us up at 3:45 and we opted to go back to Liberty state park since we were done. We could have stayed longer if we wanted up until 6pm since it was a 6 hour tour. They go over the times, but it’s hard to hear on the boat so we just asked around. Overall, it was an beautiful and unforgettable experience!!

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July 28, 2021

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