Ellis Island is open every day except the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving) and December 25. Weather can influence the ability of the ferries to run. Please check out Twitter, or look for alerts on our website in the event of inclement weather.
To enjoy both Ellis and Liberty Islands with ample time, plan to be on a Statue Cruises Ferry that departs from Battery Park or Liberty State Park before 1:00 P.M.
Boat Schedule March 9, 2019- May 24, 2019
Boat Schedule May 25, 2019- September 2, 2019
Boat Schedule September 3, 2019- October 14, 2019
* The last departure from Battery Park will not stop at Ellis Island. Visitors on the last ferry departure from Battery Park will only be able to visit Liberty Island. Visitors on the last departure from Liberty State Park will have the choice of visiting either Liberty Island or Ellis Island, but not both.
Last updated: April 9, 2019