I'm going to be in NYC near the end of July and was wanting to do the crown tour of the Statue of Liberty. Statue Cruises is only showing tickets from August 12 to September 30 available for purchase. Same thing for the hard hat tour. Does that mean that all tickets for both tours before August 12 are sold out and that there's no point to checking for tickets for the end of July henceforth?
Also, if that is indeed what it means then any ideas how far out I should check for ticket availability? August 12 is almost 4 months away to the day. Should I be checking for tickets 4 months before any trip I might have planned if I want a realistic shot of being able to do the tour?