The Statue Cruises ferry to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is a “must do” for all New York visitors. We reached the launch area in Battery Park by taking the subway from Penn Station. Before boarding, there was a security check exactly like those found in airports. Once aboard, passengers may choose to enjoy the trip on any of the three decks. We chose the third level because the weather was fabulous and the view spectacular. If passengers wished to debark on either of the two islands, the next ferry docked about thirty minutes later. We enjoyed every minute of the cruise and highly recommend it to all New York visitors.