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Statue Cruises

Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
877 523 9849
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I guess I misunderstood what I paid for. What I thought I paid for- leisurely boat ride to the Statue of Liberty. What I endured- packed lines, lot of shoving while waiting for the boat. Onboard-more shoving, packed in like sardines, exorbitant prices for small amounts of comfort foods from a vendor not accepting credit cards. Ugh, I wish I... More

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NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

You and the rest of the world want to go there, but be sure to pick an off-peak day/time with a good weather forecast. You'll be standing outside in the sun A LOT (up to 45 minutes at a time); so a hot day is not going to be the best. The island hopping ferries stop at Liberty and Ellis... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The ferry was a welcome relief to standing in the sun and waiting without food/drink/bathroom. Although it was crowded, things moved along well and the ferry was comfortable. Great view of the Statue of Liberty from the water!

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Batavia, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This cruise took us to Ellis Island and then the Statue of Liberty. It was enjoyable and nicely managed since there were so many people attending these sites. We went on a Wednesday during July and had no problem getting our tickets the night before in the lobby of the hotel we were staying at. If you want to go... More

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Baltimore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Classic tourist trap. Hours of waiting for every boat. No shade in the waiting areas on either the NJ or Liberty Island so miserable for everyone in the heat. The company should be required to at least provide a canopy. The staff herds you like cattle, yelling to hurry up as you embark and disembark that others are waiting. Really... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

To see the statue we decided to take the package and get in line. All by all a 2 hours of waiting , rude security measures , people skipping the line , and minute by minute less interest. But ok asked the staff : another 20 minutes , was an hour. Finally on board and that's where we stayed. Seeing... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Anyone coming to NYC must to the Statue of Liberty. We didn't plan far enough in advance to get to go the crown - but did the pedastal. Once you know when you are going, book for the crown right away.

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We recently took the NJ ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It is true that they pack everyone onto the ferry, but we were never uncomfortable. There is plenty of seating and even with two small children I always felt safe. Great picture opportunities from all sides of the ferry. The staff is efficient and there to... More

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Idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The online booking was easy. The ferry was average. A little dirty and crowded after 11. Go early if possible. It fills up fast.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I hesitate to write this review because I don't want all the tourists to come over to the New Jersey side! I've lived in the area my entire life and have taken this ferry ride many, many, many times. Whenever I have someone visiting from out of state or out of the country, Liberty Island is my number one destination.... More

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