In 2017, 4.44 Million tourists ventured to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
First-time visitors, to this iconic landmark, often have no idea what to expect and are overwhelmed by the sheer masses of people on lines, in ferries, on the islands, etc.
This is why the best way to see the Statue is by booking a tour… And there are a number of additional reasons for this:
- The company that operates the ferries between Liberty Island, Ellis Island, New York and New Jersey are the only company that are authorized to sell tickets to the Statue. As such, they offer their “Special Access Pedestal Passes” to the tour companies before they go on sale to the general public which means they often sell out days in advance.
- Tour Guides will have visited the islands many times before and can show you the best things to see, where to eat, where bathrooms are located, etc.
- You get a unique perspective of the Statue and Ellis Island as your guide will tell you the stories of their rich cultural history and how they came to be…
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY!
The Best Tour Company will help you AVOID the crowds! Nobody goes on vacation to wait in line for hours and hours.
We’ve found a way to take our guests to the statue without the necessity of waiting in line for hours at a time AND gives you the chance to see more attractions as well.
Whilst most Statue Tours from our competitors last 4 hours (which is inclusive of much time waiting in line in the hot sun) our tours leave from an alternate entry point with a much faster security process which most often means no waiting whatsoever!
Our tours also include unrivaled photo opportunities of the New York Skyline that most tourists would never see otherwise, less crowded ferries and a much more relaxed experience overall.