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Ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty


Board the ferry for breathtaking views of Lady Liberty and the New York City skyline. Plan your day by noting the ferry’s return times. The ticket entitles you to visit Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty).
When you arrive at Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then check out the site that was America’s busiest immigration station for more than 62 years. Follow in the footsteps of millions of people who came here looking for a new start and a better life for their families in America.
You can search for any ship manifest that passed through Ellis Island using the information maintained by the American Family Immigration History Center. Take advantage of this special opportunity to learn more about your ancestry.


With self-guided audio tours, you can explore Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and related museums at your own pace. Taking a ferry from New Jersey lets you see the city’s famous skyline from every angle.

  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace.
  • Discover the history of these attractions with multilingual audio guides.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum featuring Lady Liberty’s original torch.


  • Roundtrip ferry service
  • Access to Liberty Island
  • Access to Ellis Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Liberty Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Booking fee
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Crown
  • Pedestal or inside the statue access
  • Genealogical research on Ellis Island
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Take the ferry from New Jersey to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for a self-guided tour. Discover interesting facts as you travel to Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Start your adventure by leaving Liberty State Park, which is conveniently located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and can be reached by automobile. With your pre-purchased ticket, you can skip the wait at the meeting place.

Meeting point
Additional Info
  • After making a reservation, you will get a ferry schedule so you can arrange your day.
  • Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, groups are limited to ten guests.
  • It is advised to select a departure time earlier than 1:00 PM if you want to explore both islands.
  • Allow four to six hours to explore the attractions.
  • There may be waits longer than three hours to enter the State of Liberty.
  • Before boarding the ferry, you will have to pass through a mandatory airport-level security screening. The United States Park Police will seize and keep any forbidden objects.
  • Individuals under the age of 17 must be escorted by a responsible adult who is at least 25 years old.
  • Children under three are admitted free of charge.
  • Luggage or large bags, drone, glass objects and unaccompanied minors are not allowed.
  • You have to bring your passport or ID card, comfortable shoes, water.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing is advised.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Audio guide included Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian.
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