We have purchased timed tickets for 1:00 PM a week from Friday. We will have them printed out and therefore head straight to the security tent (right?). We are NOT getting off the boat at the SOL, just heading to EI. We need to be back to the UWS by 6:00 PM, so I'm a bit concerned that too much of our time will be spent queuing & riding the ferry rather than seeing the exhibits.
If we are in line at 1:00 and target getting back to the South Ferry subway station by 5:30, do we really have enough time to enjoy the visit? Corollary (related) question: is there a significant wait time for getting the return ferry?