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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket

A $18.00 value - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, symbolic of all the values that have come to represent the United States. This ferry ticket gives you access to both Liberty and Ellis Island. Please note that access to the Pedestal and Crown of the Statue of Liberty is not included with your Pass. If you wish to view those parts of the statue, you will need to pay an additional charge and reservations are required since space is limited.

On this excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the Statue of Liberty, a national monument given to the United States as a token of goodwill from France in 1886 thanks to the original idea of Edouard de Laboulaye. Laboulaye saw the country as an international beacon of hope for having abolished slavery after the Civil War. The Statue of Liberty now stands as an international symbol of freedom and democracy, giving particular comfort to Americans and pride to New Yorkers in the post-September 11th era.

Redemption Instructions

  • Present your Smart Destinations pass at the NYC & CO desk inside Hornblower Cruises to redeem your Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry ticket.
  • Once you have your ticket, you can take the free downtown connection shuttle or a quick 15 min walk to Battery Park where you will have to enter the security line.

Closings

Liberty Island is open every day except December 25.

Note

Please note that although you are skipping the Ferry ticket line, everyone MUST wait in the security line before boarding the Ferry. Do not get into this line without your actual Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket!Expect to pass through airport-level security and be prepared for a long wait. We suggest going early in the morning. Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 4 hours to visit both islands. Please plan accordingly. Your Smart Destinations Pass provides you access ONLY to the island. Pedestal & Crown access requires reservations and space is limited, it is not available through your Smart Destinations Pass. You can stroll the grounds, visit the museum, grab a bite at the restaurant, browse through the gift shop as well as take an audio tour available in several languages.

Phone: (212) 484-1222

Website: Statue of Liberty Ferry

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 3.3 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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Awesome!
By Steve Verified Reviewer from Kennebunk ME on
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

I had the pass sent right to my phone and it was great! The mobile guidebook that came along with it was particularly helpful. Main piece of advice is read the instructions for how to get your Statue of Liberty ticket closely. It is clearly spelled out in the materials but a little complicated so read carefully.

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[16 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

Please read my review
By SJ from PHILADELPHIA on

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

This is the worst ticket ever. I would rate it as negative star but the website doesn't allow me to do so and It deleted my previous review. 1.I donno why this website said the ferry ticket is 24 bucks. The ticket center at the battery park sold the ticket for only 18 bucks-official price. So I don't think I save any money for buying ticket from this website. 2.Please be aware that there will be multiple process needed to be followed in order to get our ticket.

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nice boat ride
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Nice ride, Good narative, Skip the line
Cons:
Long walk to boat, Long Lines,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

the actual boat ride was nice... info on it was good ... able to get good pics... to get onto the boat is frustrating... long lines ... security guard pointing up in the wrong direction... asked many staff where we were to go because we were able to skip the line and each one told us something different... the walk to get on the boat was very long and if you had a disability it would be difficult for you to keep up with the guide...

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[45 of 46 customers found this review helpful]

Liked skipping the line!
By Dave and family Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Convenient, Must do, Helpful
Cons:
Long Security Line, Couldn't get to Crown,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

The ticket line to get your ticket is so incredibly long. It was great to have my ticket in hand when I got to Battery Park. But I still had to stand in the security line which also was long. I was thankful that I at least got to skip one line. You have to make sure that if you want to visit the Crown you take your ticket to the window to get a timed ticket for the Crown. I did not do that and honestly I think I would have been better off just taking a boat cruise that went past the Statue. I love Ellis Island though and it was really worth going to Ellis Island!

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Hours

NYC & Co Hours
September to April
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:30pm
Note: Please note that this location may close early due to weather. Please call (212) 484-1222 to confirm hours.

Ferry Hours Statue of Liberty Hours: (Ferry hours subject to change)
First Ferry Departs: 8:30 am
Closing Ferry from Liberty Island: 5:45 pm
Check www.nps.gov for up to date info on Liberty Island operating hours

Public Transportation

Public Transportation to Pier 15

By Subway: Take 2,3,4,5,J,Z or M to Fulton Street; A,C to Broadway-Nassau; walk E towards to waterfront & South street.
By Bus: Take M15 (South Ferry sign) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton Street.

Public Transportation to Ferry (from Pier 15)
Free Downtown Connection (every 10 min) departure is at Water Street & Pine Street.Downtown Connection

Address

Ticket Pickup Location:
NYC & CO inside Hornblower Cruises
Pier 15
78 South St
New York, NY 10038
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

Ticket Pickup Location:
NYC & CO inside Hornblower Cruises
Pier 15
78 South St
New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 484-1222

Website: Statue of Liberty Ferry

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$18.00 $9.00