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Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

2 hours
2 hours sunsets/weekends/holidays

It’s A Must!
Private Yacht Tour NYC

Lady Liberty is perched in the middle of the New York Harbor on Liberty Island. Unlike other islands in the urban archipelago, Liberty Island is not connected by bridges or tunnels. The only way to reach the statue is by helicopter, swimming, walking on water, or boat. Most opt for the latter. For the best sightseeing experience, skip the lines and crowds; take a NYC private cruise with close-up views, personal history tour and architecture guide, and the luxury of relaxing onboard and returning to the city renewed and refreshed.

2-hour yacht tours include both the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, two towering symbols of New York’s storied past, each with its own rich and fascinating history. Lady Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, has stood tall and proud since 1886, a beacon of freedom and hope to immigrants arriving on America’s shores. At the same time the Statue was being assembled, the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed as the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time. Its soaring towers and intricate cables symbolized the marvels of engineering, and became a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of the American people.

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Making the pilgrimage to the Statue of Liberty is a must-do activity. Some take to the air on a helicopter ride. Others visit her by boat. The public ferry is one boat option, a modern-day Ellis Island immigrant experience. Brace yourself to stand in long lines (no sitting) with an average 1.5 hour wait while security does their best TSA impression with bag checks and metal detectors. Once aboard, you’ll join the stampede of tourists racing to grab a seat on a hard bench. Choose from the upper deck (with exhaust fumes), or below deck (with a roaring engine). Ready to get back on dry land? Wait again until you’re herded through narrow walkways and down the gang plank. Welcome to steerage class.

The public ferry does offer one benefit — it is the only boat allowed to dock directly on the shores of Ellis Island and Liberty Island. The statue is a national monument operated by the National Park Service and protected by a strict security zone. Even though we can’t disembark there, a private Statue of Liberty boat tour is able to circle the Statue from every angle with up-close views from the water.

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Elevate Your Experience with the Best Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

Private Boat Tour Statue of Liberty is the first-class option when the journey is just as important as the destination. Discover the luxury yacht tour that makes sightseeing fun and enjoyable, not a checked box or a chore. Here you will be wined and dined and treated as a personal friend of the city. Have unique interests or questions about the Big Apple? Ask away! Wish for the time and space to fully experience being on the water? The moment is yours. A yacht ride in New York creates a journey of a lifetime.

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New York Harbor Tours

⋅ Statue of Liberty: One of the most iconic landmarks in the country, the Statue of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

⋅ Ellis Island: Voyage across the water to the former immigration station, just as 12 million immigrants had in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

⋅ One World Trade Center: The rebuilt World Trade Center complex is once again the tallest skyscraper in the United States.

⋅ Brooklyn Bridge: A National Historic Landmark, this bridge is a marvel of 19th-century engineering. Crossing the bridge span from underneath brings a new appreciation for the unique stories of this historical bridge.

⋅ Governor’s Island: A former military base turned public park, the island now hosts a spa, urban glamping, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and concerts.

⋅ Hudson River Greenway: Manhattan’s waterfront parks and promenades with a multitude of delights from secret gardens and lawns, sports, kayaking, public art, restaurants, and pop-up concerts.

⋅ New York Harbor: Lounge on deck and take in the endless sky overhead. Enjoy sweeping views that stretch to Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

Want to see more of the city? Select a yacht charter with more time on the water, and enjoy more of what the city has to offer.