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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #35 of 831 attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

So of course we heard about the free sightseeing tour available by way of the Staten Island Ferry. Seemed like a deal, so we hoofed it down to Battery Park to get on board. Missed the ferry by about 2 minutes, and they run every half hour on weekends. Huge lineups everywhere, for the paid ferries that leave next door... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The ferry is large and can be crowded. The best views are on the way from Manhattan to SI as you are permitted to be on the deck outside. When the ferry drives back the doors are locked. If you want to catch the immediate ferry to go back you will need to hurry and the best time to go... More

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Hampshire, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great way to see Manhattan and Liberty from the river for free. You don't get as close to Liberty as you would on one of the paid for boat trips but it's good enough and you can stand outside and use your camera zoom. We waited about 30 minutes to take the ferry across to Staten Island and just got... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry today which was great especially as it's free. However, if you want to take photos of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline make sure you don't get a ferry that has no outside viewing point. The first one we got from Battery Park was all closed up so not great for pics. No one... More

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HANTS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to get some good views and photos of the Manhattan sky line and Statue of Liberty and it won't cost you a cent! Regular service and the ferries are large so everyone gets on. Brilliant, only slight negative is the outward service doesn't time in with the inward service docking so you do have to... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this trip. Go on a ferry to take photos of the Statue of Liberty. Free trip, very busy, but safe.

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Amherst, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had come to New York last year with two granddaughters but it was in February and too cold to go on the ferry. So this time we promised we would make it. It was our first stop after dropping off our luggage at the hotel. There were many, many people waiting to load the ferry, but it loads and... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge were wonderful and whilst there were many people on the ferry, it did not feel crowded once everyone was settled. The crew were very friendly and were happy to answer our questions about the ferry and the landmarks that we saw. This was a great way for us to spend an hour... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have just visited New York for 4 nights and it was as good as the hype. We stayed in Manhattan, used the subway( easy), did the Grey Line (red bus!) Hop On Hop Off- really good. We also caught the Staten Island free ferry, which gave us a fabulous view of New York and a close... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What can beat a ferry ride enjoying the manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty? Specially if you do not have to pay.

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