NEW YORK – In exciting news for travelers, Statue City Cruises, the company responsible for ferry services to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, New York, has been granted a new ten-year contract by the National Park Service. This renowned company, part of the City Experiences group offering various water and land-based activities, has been operating this service for over 15 years. The fresh contract will take effect from March 1, 2024.
Statue City Cruises has seen a remarkable recovery, with visitation currently at 87% of its pre-pandemic levels. Some days this year have even surpassed the pre-pandemic figures. Historically, they’ve welcomed over four million visitors annually, reaching an all-time high of 4.6 million visitors in 2016.
Mike Burke, the COO of Concessions & Park Services for City Experiences, expressed gratitude on behalf of Statue City Cruises, emphasizing their commitment to delivering outstanding hospitality and memorable experiences for guests visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He extended sincere thanks to the National Park Service for their continued trust and support.
Statue City Cruises will maintain its commitment to providing top-notch experiences to both locals and tourists. They offer two convenient departure points: Battery Park in lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history offered by the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and the Statue of Liberty Museum. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the pedestal and crown of the Statue of Liberty reopened in October 2022, enhancing the visitor experience.