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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #38 of 853 attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The ferry itself isn't exactly a 5 star cruise but it's uses are great... brilliant views of the city and it allows you to visit liberty island... amazing

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Cambridge, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The fare (free) is really all the Staten Island ferry has going for it. It's a quick 25 min ride from Manhattan to Staten Island, with some pretty good views of the Statue of Liberty. Then everyone exists the ferry, turns around and jumps back on for the return trip. The ferry was full, and there were limited balcony views... More

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We traveled to get the ferry to see Lady Liberty. We were to late and missed the last one to Ellis Island. A local New Yorker fishing said the Staten Island Ferry is free and much better view of the Status. and the best part is the ferry is a FREE ride to and from Manhattan and Staten Island. There... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Managed to grab a spot on the deck by the rails at the stern of the boat so had a great view of lower Manhattan as we sailed towards Staten Island.There's no need to spend hundreds on a helicopter ride or numerous pleasure boat trips; you can see everything in a short space of time and for free, albeit in... More

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brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took the Staten Island Ferry on the recommendation of a friend, as a free alternative to taking the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, climbing a million stairs, and wading through huge crowds. There was a large crowd waiting for the SIF, but we all got on the boat no problem. We took it in the early evening, and... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The ferry is a FREE ride to and from Manhattan and Staten Island. You get great views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn, the city scape, and the bridges. Being on the water is a different way to experience the city.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Anyone can take this ride to Staten Island and we did just that back in 2007. It's an opportunity to view a close up of "The Lady" Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately The Liberty was off limits at the time (work in progress) and we only got pictures.There is always another time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's free, it passes the Statue of Liberty and you get some great views of the Manhattan skyline at Battery Park. It's a pleasant journey out and back. You have to get off when you reach Staten Island, in case you intend just to go there and back. Well worth a visit both during the day and at night to... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took it from Manhattan to Staten Island and back. It was a quick turn around. Great view of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan!

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Medina, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were torn about how to best see the statue of liberty, so we decided to start with the ferry. It's free, so we thought we had nothing to lose but a bit of our time. The ferry ride was worth doing and we actually did get some pretty good views of lady liberty, Brooklyn bridge and lower Manhattan. Plus,... More

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