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Amazing Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

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There are many things to do in New York. The city that never sleeps has countless attractions for everyone. Among all the great activities, there are a few that you cannot miss when visiting NYC; crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, doing a picnic in Central Park, and visiting the Statue of Liberty are some of the main ones.

Truth is, no matter where you are from, whenever you visit New York, the Statue of Liberty is the most important landmark and tourist attraction to see. It is always crowded with people trying to see Lady Liberty's fist hand. Luckily, there are many options to consider, and a boat tour is one of the best alternatives.

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Why visit the Statue of Liberty?

Lady Liberty is without a doubt, one of the most important landmarks in the U.S. But, do you know what makes it so special?

There are many reasons why The Statue of Liberty is an attraction you can’t miss when visiting New York:

  • In Ellis Island, you get to learn more about the history and how New York became the representation of freedom for immigrants.
  • The view of New York and New Jersey are just breathtaking.
  • It’s an iconic landmark, known in the whole world.
  • You’ll get to see firsthand the scenery of many famous films.
  • It is an easy, fun, and unique experience.
  • The ferry or cruise trip is part of the whole experience and gives you amazing views of the city and the Statue
  • If you decide to get on a cruise, you will also get to enjoy the view of Manhattan’s skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and New York’s harbor.
  • It is a great place to meet people from all over the world, who are as excited as you to get to know The Green Lady.
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What are the best boat tours to see The Statue of Liberty?

If you don’t feel like getting in the long lines at Battery Park, but you don’t want to miss out on visiting The Statue of Liberty, you can hop on board the many boat tours around the island. These fascinating tours take you to different locations surrounding the Statue and give you a complete experience, perfect if you don’t have much time to get around New York.

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On the other hand, if you already live in the city, a sunset boat tour might be just the experience you need to relax after work and fall in love all over again with the city. Each tour offers a different experience and a new perspective of Manhattan’s harbor, if you want to get around the Hudson and take a boat tour, these are the best options:

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise allows you to take in the scenery of the concrete jungle when the sun hides behind the skyscrapers. The tour takes you on an exciting cruise on the river, while you enjoy a few drinks and take in the delightful view with pleasant background music.

There is no better way to start your weekend than taking a cruise on the Hudson and seeing Lady Liberty from a new perspective. Sunset Cruise offers two types of admissions, so you can choose the one that suits you best.

  • SkyDeck Admission:

With this exclusive admission ticket, you get the benefit of priority boarding, which means you can make the most of your time by not having to wait in lines to get on board. Besides, you get a complimentary drink and snack, and the best part, a designated seating on the panoramic Sky Deck.

  • General admission:

Less exclusive, but still very appealing, with the General Admission ticket, you will get access to the mid and bottom deck of the vessels. Besides, you can purchase drinks and snacks to enjoy while onboard.

What you need to know about the Sunset Cruise

  • Departure point: Pier 36, New York.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Opening days: Friday to Sunday.
  • Boarding: 4:45 pm.
  • Cruising: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Fee: General Admission $50. SkyDeck Admission $65.
  • Views: Statue of Liberty, Manhattan Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge.

Statue of Liberty Boat and Ellis Island Sightseeing Cruise

Seeing the Statue of Liberty from the harbor is an unforgettable experience, now imagine hopping on a paddleboat trip and cruising the river for a new perspective of such an important landmark.

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You can get your ticket in advance and ensure your trip without worrying about all the fuss of getting a ticket in Manhattan. The vessels have 3 levels, combining indoor and outdoor environments to offer you a unique experience. During the whole trip, an expert guide will point out the main seeing attractions.

The view of the city from the paddle boats makes this an exciting experience you don’t want to miss. To make the whole trip easier and more comfortable for you, you can choose among different departure points and even get an optional upgrade to visit Liberty Island.

What you need to know about the Sunset Cruise

  • Departure points: Pier 36 New York, 299 South St, New York, NY 10002, USA. The returning point will be the same place where the tour started for you.
  • Duration: 60 minutes.
  • Opening days: Thursday to Sunday.
  • Fee: $35.
  • Itinerary:
  • South Street Seaport Museum (boat starts at the South Street Seaport)
  • Manhattan Skyline
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • World Trade Center's Liberty Park
  • Battery Park
  • SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
  • Stop by the Statue of Liberty (20 minutes stop from the water)
  • Ellis Island

Taking a boat tour to see the Statue of Liberty is a completely different experience than just taking the ferry in Battery Park. If you want to get to Liberty Island and climb the Statue, you can get the optional upgrade some of these tour services offer and get a full visit of the place.

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