Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island timings.
i apologise in advance if a silly question.
Oz family of 4 with 2 x17 yo visiting Dec 21-26 .
looking at early morning visit Dec 23 and realising these tickets are in demand trying to sort out schedule and lock them in now.
i having been looking at Hard Hat tour on Ells island as an interesting option.
From my research this gives access to Liberty Island (with no pedestal or crown access options)
As HH tour times are 10.30 and 1100 and have to arrive on Ellis one hour prior to check in
ie 0930 or 1000 .
to achieve this it seems catching either of 1st 2 ferries at 0830 or 0850 (from Battery Park )would achieve this but no time to get off at Liberty Island.i know 2 ferries with 2 routes.
i think i read a suggestion where could go BP to Ellis is (not getting off at Liberty )then going Ellis to Liberty.could we get on Ferry that goes back to BP (not getting off at Ellis ) or do we have to go Liberty island to NJ.
obviously I have to weigh up crown access vs HH tour as well.
any comments thankfully received