Cruises and Ferries

Whether you want to see the Statue of Liberty up close, sail off on a romantic sunset cruise, or just get from point A to point B, the following companies have what you need.


  • The Circle Line
  • Circle Line has two convenient locations and numerous cruises to choose from including speedboat tours and sunset cruises.
  • World Yacht
  • If a romantic cruise is what you want, World Yacht is the place to get it. World Yacht specializes in elegant dining cruises and can be booked for private parties. Climate control insures a wonderful ride any time of year.
  • New York Harbor Cruises
  • New York Harbor offers events for 50-360 guests with a climate-controlled cabin and state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities.
  • City Lights Cruises
  • City Lights offers party-dance cruise.
  • Spirit Cruises
  • A Spirit Lunch or Dinner Cruise promises a whole new kind of entertainment. Great food, music and views of the Manhattan Skyline are just the beginning.
  • Sailing Excursions on Schooner Adirondack
  • The 78-foot Schooner Adirondack was "uniquely and specifically built to combine the style of the old world classic schooners and the comfort, efficiency, and safety of the passenger yachts of today for an exhilarating sailing experience." Now offering 2-hour sails four times a day from Chelsea Piers.


  • The Ellis Island/Liberty Island Ferry
  • Round trip fare, which includes admission to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Adult Groups (25 or more adults) pay $7 per person.
  • The Staten Island Ferry
  • The Staten Island Ferry is the main mode of transportation between the boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan. During the 25 minute ride, you'll pass Governor's Island and the Statue of Liberty. Best of all, the ferry is now FREE!!!
  • The New York Waterway
  • NY Waterway operates ferries from New York to Tarrytown, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island Queens, and the Liberty Science Center. They also offer sightseeing cruises.

The Department of Transportation has a section on ferries on their homepage at