Three of North America’s Top Attractions Encourage Visitors to Take Advantage of Advance Bookings for Fall

Hornblower is the parent company that services three of North America’s top attractions, including Alcatraz Island in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island and Niagara Falls.

Because of the popularity of these national treasures, it is highly recommended that visitors buy tickets well in advance of their travel dates in order to secure confirmations and be assured of admittance.

Alcatraz Cruises, San Francisco: For the 1.5 million people who visit San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island, planning ahead is a must. As the official provider of transportation for Alcatraz Island, Alcatraz Cruises has the only website to purchase tickets directly from the provider at the lowest price. Visit to buy your Alcatraz tickets, which are only $30 per (adult) person. Tickets are available for purchase up to 90 days in advance. (Note: While other entities do indeed sell tickets for Alcatraz Island, there are many unauthorized resellers that offer tickets at inflated prices and Alcatraz Cruises cannot be responsible for tickets bought from other sources).

Statue Cruises, New York/New Jersey: Visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island is a memorable experience for people from all over the world. For only $18 per adult ($14 for seniors 62+/$9 for children 4-12), visitors can book in advance for general admission. Access to the grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island are available year round as well as the audio tours of Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Visitors should reserve in advance for Crown ($3 fee) or Pedestal Access of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and priority entry.

Niagara Cruises, Ontario: Hornblower Niagara Cruises, located on the Canadian side of the falls, has extended its boat tours through the end of November. The intimate boat tours bring passengers as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge visitors journey past the American Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience.

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise operator headquartered in California for 35 years. The company operates over 70 vessels, including the three largest dining yachts on the West Coast and has ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, respectively. In 2014, Hornblower began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: or

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