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 January 2, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Boat Schedule March 7, 2020 - May 22, 2020
Boat Schedule May 23, 2020 - September 7, 2020
Boat Schedule September 8, 2020 - October 12, 2020
* The last departure from Battery Park will not stop at Ellis Island. Visitors on the last 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.
** Liberty Island begins closing 30 minutes prior to the final departure.
Last updated: January 2, 2020