Even a Long Island native like Alec Baldwin can fall for an NYC tourist scam if they’re not careful.
The “30 Rock” actor took to Instagram on Monday to tell visitors to take the free ferry to Staten Island if they want a view of the Statue of Liberty after he and his wife Hilaria bought what appeared to be $40 tickets for a “boat tour” of the tourist hot spot.
The “Tours R Us” ticket shown on the 61-year-old actor’s social media says a free shuttle bus is offered to Liberty Park, New Jersey, and Baldwin’s not happy about it.
“We are escorted to a shuttle bus. To New Jersey! I kid you not. We paid. Then we read the tickets. NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!! This is a scam,” Baldwin wrote.
He bought the tickets at South Ferry where scammers are notorious for tricking tourists. The three-hour boat tour was never going to take people to see Lady Liberty.
Even two “sharp, savvy NYers” like the Baldwins make mistakes but fellow actor Ellie Kemper of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” didn’t let them off easy, commenting “Ahahahahahhahahahahaaaahaa” on Baldwin’s photo and said “well listen, a shuttle bus can be fun too!!”
The Baldwins and their four young children eventually got on the Staten Island ferry and took a family photo with the iconic copper statue in the background.