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Tour Schedule & Information iconTour Schedule & Information
Smoking and/or drinking is not allowed on any of our vehicles for the health and safety of our passengers, and staff.
Of course! On our cruises you'll see everything there is to see in the harbor, including the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Skyline, and Ellis Island, among others. Each tour is led by a native and experienced guide for an informative and fun experience.
Each cruise is approximately 90 minutes long.
Cruises depart several times a day. For precise times check the schedule for each of our cruises:
No, our Liberty Cruise does not dock on the actual island, however, our route passes right in front of the island, close enough for you to take the best pictures.
Ticket Purchase & Pickup iconTicket Purchase & Pickup
Our Liberty Cruise departs from World Financial Terminal at Battery Park City (Vesey St. and North End Ave.) Walking directions from Downtown Stop 13: Head south on West St toward Tribeca Bridge, Turn right onto Chambers St, Turn left onto North End Ave, Turn right onto Vesey St, Turn left onto Battery Park City Esplanade.
Yes, you can purchase tickets directly at World Financial Terminal at Battery Park City (Vesey St. and North End Ave.). The price will be higher than our online specials.
Yes, you can save up to 50% if you book your ticket in advance online on our website.
It is never too early to organize your trip so we encourage you to book early. Whether you book your tickets a year in advance or buy the same day, your ticket validity time starts from the moment you print your physical ticket.
If you book online, we are able to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, and PayPal. If you come to our visitor’s centers, or wish to purchase your tickets from our uniformed street agents, you will be able to use cash, travelers checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.
After your complete your online purchase you will be redirected to a confirmation page with your voucher number on it. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please print this confirmation page, or just call our local number when you arrive in NYC, and we will find your reservation based on the last four digits of your credit card. After that you can redeem your tickets at any of our Visitor Center locations or from a uniformed ticket agent.
No, tickets purchased online for our tours are non-refundable. However, our tickets can be used up to twelve months after the date of purchase. Event tickets are for one time use only for the specified event date.
Child tickets are available for kids aged 4-12. Children aged 3 years and under may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Partnerships & Advertising iconPartnerships & Advertising
Please contact our Marketing Department for further information at or call our office at (212) 643-0080.
Groups & Charters iconGroups & Charters
A temporary lease of our vehicle and driver is called a Charter. This is when a group wants to take a customized trip with their own tour guide. Chartering is generally a very economical way to travel as a group. Charter prices depend on the route, the group size, as well as the date and time requested. We invite you to submit a request on our Groups & Charter Form for a free quote with no obligation.
Our Sightseeing vessels can accommodate 300 passengers.
We take tremendous pride in our professional crews. Our boats are piloted by some of the most experienced NY harbor captains, all of whom are minutely familiar with the local waterways.
Regrettably, we do not offer discounted student tickets to individuals. However, please inquire about our preferred rates for school groups with our Water Tours team at (212) 664 0300 or fill in a request on our Groups & Charter Form for a free quote with no obligation.
For Groups and Private Charters, as well as for group tickets and pick-ups, please contact us at (212) 664 0300 or on our Groups & Charter Form for a free quote with no obligation.
Groups of 10 or more are entitled to a 10% discount with New York Water Tours. Please contact us at to coordinate group services.

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