Apologies in advance if this has been asked, but I've looked in the two travel books I have about New York City and all over the internet, but I can't find an answer to this simple question:
What do I do if I want to go on to the little island that the Statue of Liberty is on (I think it's called Liberty Island)? Does the Staten Island Ferry dock on that island and let you get off there and take pictures of the Statue super up close, or does the Staten Island Ferry just go past it?
There's a ferry service called Statue Cruises that says it takes you to the Statue of Liberty, but that's a little vague. Do they mean ON the actual island or dock right up to it? I'm not looking to go into the Statue, just on the island like I did back in Spring Break of 2001 when I was last in NYC. The website statuecruises.com says Liberty Island will re-open on July 4th, but I'm going in mid-June so I don't know what I'll be paying for to see. The contact info on the website isn't much help so I figured maybe someone on here knows something. Looks like it goes on to Ellis Island as well??
Thanks in advance!