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New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years, from 1892 to 1954. As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, it processed more than 50 percent of the nation’s current ancestors. Today the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of the adjacent Statue of Liberty National Monument. The museum honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss during this sunset cruise. Sail down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park, and watch as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Both indoor and outdoor observation areas are available.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal Access and Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal Access and Ellis Island

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this combo excursion, which includes ferry rides, museum entrance, and a guide. Ideal for history buffs, a guide shares details and historic stories you wouldn’t get if visiting on your own. Plus, in addition to learning about the New York Bay landmarks, you can catch skyline views from the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.75
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New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

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See some of New York’s top attractions away from the mobs of people on land during this daytime Statue of Liberty sail aboard a historical sailing ship. Cruise around New York Harbor, and enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private New York City Helicopter Tour and Luxury VIP Stretch Limo

Private New York City Helicopter Tour and Luxury VIP Stretch Limo

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Fly over New York City in a private helicopter on a sightseeing flight with live commentary. Choose between an afternoon flight and an evening flight, then see the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park from the air. This scenic helicopter tour takes off from Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey, and accommodates your private group of up to six people.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,638.00
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide, and upgrade for access to Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.99
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$49.99
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New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

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Enjoy a more romantic cruise with views of New York City landmarks on this sunset sail, on a classic schooner. Bring your favorite person and hop aboard the sailboat for your adventure, where you can admire the views of NYC's skyline, and the buildings of Lower Manhattan. Sail onward toward Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, sip included champagne or cocktail, and take in the views of sunset light cast across the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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New York City Live Jazz Sail

New York City Live Jazz Sail

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There is no more iconic skyline than New York City, particularly by night. With this evening sail, take in the city lights from New York Harbor while listening to live jazz by "The Sounds Waves". Relax against the backdrop of the glimmering lights of the city while sipping Champagne, wine, beer, or a soft drink.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$108.00
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New York Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

New York Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

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Enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty from the water on this 2-hour cruise. Set sail around New York Harbor on a traditional masted sailboat, the America 2.0, and admire views of Lower Manhattan, New Jersey, and Ellis Island from the water. While on-board, enjoy included drink on deck.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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New York City Skyline Lights Sail

New York City Skyline Lights Sail

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Admire New York’s skyline from the water’s edge, and see its major landmarks illuminated after dark, on this sailboat tour of the New York Harbor. Head to Chelsea Piers, and board the Adirondack: an elegant vessel inspired by 1890s pilot schooners. Sail past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and admire Battery Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other highlights.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$64.00
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New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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  • 1 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.57
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$142.57
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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Champagne Brunch Sail in New York City

Champagne Brunch Sail in New York City

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Savor the traditional New York City brunch with a serious twist on this Big Apple champagne sailing cruise. Tuck into a full buffet, complete with coffee, tea and Prosecco. Enjoy homemade muffins, breads and bagels, plus meats, cheese and more. Relax on board as you make your way through the placid waters surrounding the city and take in epic skylines as you enjoy brunch. This cruise is capped at 40 people, which ensures there's plenty of room on deck. Beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks are available for purchase.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

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Experience three of NYC’s top sights, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and National September 11th Memorial and Museum, during this full-day tour. Maximize your time in New York City with priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and nearby Ellis Island. After exploring these on your own, join a downtown walking tour with stops at Saint Paul’s Chapel and 9/11 Memorial and Museum skip-the-line access.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

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See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.99
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$48.99
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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sailing Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sailing Cruise

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Admire New York City's famous skyline from the water on this afternoon cruise. Choose from two departure times and set sail around New York Harbor on-board a historic sailboat. Enjoy incredible views of Manhattan and spot landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. While on-board, help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.00
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Manhattan Evening Jazz Cruise

Manhattan Evening Jazz Cruise

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Spend a New York City evening on the water during this relaxing jazz cruise. Perfect for a romantic evening out, the cruise takes you out of the hectic city and lets you enjoy live music and drinks away from the crowds and traffic. Plus, admire views of Lower Manhattan landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Financial District.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$104.00
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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$29.99
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Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

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Do brunch in style during this leisurely cruise around the island of Manhattan with a 4-course brunch included. Go back in time as you board the 1920s-style yacht with teak floors and open-air decks and raise a glass to brunch in the Big Apple. Choose from pastries, classic brunch dishes, fruit and more at the buffet. Enjoy the everchanging skyline views as you sail around the entire island.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$158.80
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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$27.00
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OPEN:Skip the Line Statue of Liberty,The Edge,Ground Zero&911 Memorial

OPEN:Skip the Line Statue of Liberty,The Edge,Ground Zero&911 Memorial

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Have only a limited amount of time to explore New York? This VIP, skip-the-line tour makes it easy to visit several of the city’s top landmarks in the space of just half a day. Meet in the morning at the Empire State Building, and start your day on a (literal) high note. You’ll also visit the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, will tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and can upgrade to visit the 9/11 Memorial or the One World Observatory.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.16
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with One World Observatory

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with One World Observatory

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Since the One World Observatory opened in 2015, it’s been the hottest ticket in town. Guarantee your visit with a prebooked ticket to the 101st floor of One World Trade Center. But that’s not all: This full-day excursion includes a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, plus a visit to Ellis Island and the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.00
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New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

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See New York City’s iconic attractions and diverse neighborhoods on a guided 2-wheeled tour. Cycle past skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty on a tour of Battery Park and Wall Street, and enjoy the urban scenery along the Hudson River path. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quintessential Big Apple experience, and take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty

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By far the best way to admire New York City’s iconic skyline is from the water. With this day cruise along the Hudson River, you can take in the most recognized cityscape in the world while relaxing on board the elegant Adirondack schooner. Sip complimentary wine, beer, and Champagne while looking out over iconic sights like the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Battery Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 109 Ellis Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 53.32. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 53.32 per person. See all 109 Ellis Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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