In this entry you will find the five most important and frequently asked questions people have about Statue Cruises:
1. What time does the next boat depart?
Well Statue Cruises normally operates on a 3 or 4 boat schedule. Boat departures are available every 30 or 25 minutes, pretty often, right? So just sit back and relax, maybe get a bagel and coffee, and a boat will depart very soon!
2. What is the difference between a ferry ticket & the audio tour?
Today this is actually a slightly more complicated question, Statue Cruises used to offer a ferry ticket and audio tour separately, but as of May we will be combining them. This ticket will include a round-trip ferry ticket, access to visit the grounds of Liberty Island and tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and a narrated audio tour on the history of both Islands.
3. Is the interior of the Statue of Liberty available for tours?
Sadly, not right now. The interior of the Statue of Liberty is currently being renovated for better visitor access, so you won't be able to go inside. However, all of the walking views of the Liberty Island are open and amazing as ever.
This is all up to the visitor! You can spend as much or little time on the islands as you want. You can choose to visit both or just one of the islands. If you choose to visit both Liberty Island and Ellis Island (which I recommend), you should anticipate spending about four to five hours on the tour.
5. Which Island is stopped at first, Liberty or Ellis?
Well, if you board the ferry at the Battery Park your first stop will be at Liberty Island; where you can get off and enjoy the views or stay on the ferry while it makes its second stop at Ellis Island. Although If you board the ferry at Liberty State Park in New Jersey your first stop is Ellis Island and next it goes to Liberty Island. Either way you can spend as much time on either island as you want and when you are ready to leave just hop aboard one of our ferries and move on to your next destination.