Get a Tour of Ellis Island, By Jet Ski!
Want a tour of Ellis Island, but also want to skip the lines? Sea The City offers jet ski tours that will get you right up close to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour jet ski tour of New York City by water. Our jumping off point is Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey. This is a beautiful, modern facility located on the Hudson River directly across from the NYC Financial District (across from Battery Park). After our safety briefing and some basic training we will be on our way to see Ellis Island and a number of other incredible NYC tourist attractions.
Can You Jet Ski to Ellis Island?
If you’re wondering if you can jet ski to Ellis Island, the answer is definitely yes! Sea the City offers an Ellis Island tour like no other. For those who are curious, Ellis Island is a former immigration station and national monument in New York Harbor where 12 million immigrants entered the United States between 1892 and 1954. Now it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Jersey, attracting over 4 million visitors every year.
What’s So Special About the Ellis Island Tour?
It’s hard to visit Ellis Island and not be moved by the stories of courage, heartbreak and hope. The former immigration station was America’s “Gateway to Freedom,” where newcomers were greeted with a hearty “Welcome!” Ellis Island’s history will come alive as you tour it via a jet ski rental from Sea the City. This landmark is an emotional experience for all visitors, especially those with family ties to ancestors who passed through it when it was a portal of opportunity.
When you take a jet ski to Ellis Island, you’ll also enjoy views of it from the water. As you cruise by Ellis Island on a jet ski rental with Sea the City, keep your eyes open for Lady Liberty herself. The Statue of Liberty can be seen perfectly from across Ellis Island, and she’s a sight that will take your breath away. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are just two of New York Harbor’s famous attractions you can experience on a jet ski rental from Sea the City!
Other Landmarks You’ll See as You Jet Ski Ellis Island
As you jet ski Ellis Island, take a moment to look around. This is not just any harbor! New York Harbor has been called “the most filmed waterway in the world.” With so many television shows and movies being set here, it’s easy to see why. How can you resist taking a selfie with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in the background? Ellis Island is also a popular backdrop for New York weddings.
During the tour, other sights you’ll see include the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Hudson Yards. The Ellis Island jet ski tour with Sea the City takes you through all these amazing sights!
When’s a Good Time to Go?
The Ellis Island tour is available year-round. Five thousand people visit the monument daily, and seeing the iconic landmark from the back of a jet ski lets you skip those long lines you’d run into on land. While the Ellis Island ferry can get crowded, jet ski tours are less so, making for a much more enjoyable experience when you go solo or take your group on an Ellis Island Jet Ski Tour with Sea the City!
Ready to Jet Ski to Ellis Island?
Sea the City offers 2 1/2 hour guided jet ski tours of New York City by water. Our jumping-off point is Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey. This is a beautiful, modern facility located on the Hudson River directly across from the NYC Financial District (across from Battery Park). After our safety briefing and some basic training, we will be on our way to see Ellis Island and several other incredible NYC tourist attractions. If you’d like to learn more about Ellis Island tours by jet ski, please visit our personal watercraft rental page or call us at 201-335-2732.