State of Liberty Boat Etiquette
by New York Water Tours - December 16, 2017
If you are planning to take a Statue of Liberty Boat tour, there is proper etiquette you should follow. Look at the following guidelines about the Statue of Liberty boat as well as information about the cruise itself.
The Boat Tour
The Statue of Liberty Boat tour is a one hour and fifteen minute boat tour that starts at Pier 36 (located at 299 South Street between Clinton Street and Montgomery Street). It goes all the way toward the Statue of Liberty. The boat itself has an indoor heated area with restrooms as well as an outdoor deck. For over an hour, you will be able to see New York City from an entirely different perspective and witness some breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The view of the skyline is one of the best in the entire city of New York, and you also get to see other incredible sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. Other attractions that are visible during the cruise are Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Governors Island National Monument. The highlight of the cruise is, of course, the 305-foot-tall Statue of Liberty that was given to the United States as a gift from France. The Statue of Liberty Boat Tour is offered three times a day. A guide with plenty of experience and knowledge will tell you all kinds of interesting facts about the city.
There are a few basic guidelines that all passengers should pay attention to and try to follow when getting on a Statue of Liberty Boat tour. The first one is to wear appropriate clothing. Wear shoes and a shirt; the cruise does not allow for swimming. Be kind and respectful towards others. The cruise can get full, and if everyone is respectful of other people’s space and belongings, the tour will be very pleasant. If you see that someone needs to sit more than you do, offer him or her your seat, especially when it comes to children or the elderly. Finally, be on time for departure, as the boat departs at three very specific times. If you arrive late, the boat will not wait on you.