The body of water that surrounds both Liberty Island (home to the Statue of Liberty), as well as Ellis Island, is New York Harbor; it's the body of water where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean.
There are two ways to reach Liberty Island, a ferry ride from Battery Park in Manhattan, NY, or a ferry ride from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ; no private boats are allowed to dock at either island.
The ferry ride, which includes access to the pedestal of the statue, is:
- • Children 4 to 12 - $9
- • Adults 13 and older - $18
- • Seniors - $14
About Travel offers Top 10 Statue of Liberty Visitor Tips, MotherOfAllTrips provides Tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with kids, and USA Today presents Advice on Visiting the Statue of Liberty.
The Atlantic Highlands Herald is reporting that there's life in the tidelines near NY Harbor.