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Staten Island Ferry

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Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: (718) 727-2508
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Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.

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One of the highlights for me, I loved looking back at the view, the commentator really new his stuff and provided an interesting history summary on the trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights for me, I loved looking back at the view, the commentator really new his stuff and provided an interesting history summary on the trip.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I am giving this a 5 star rating because it is FREE. You board at the Ferry terminal, which is like a large nice bus stop/ food court area. When the gates open to board, you load quickly onto the massive multiple level ferry and within a few minutes, you've pulled out! This is not a tourist attraction, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A great view of the City, a feel of what's it's like to be a New Yorker, such as coping with crowds and people in a huge rush.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've done this a bunch of times, and it's always an interesting experience! It's a fun way to spend an hour or two, plus it's free, and you get to see the waterfront of Manhattan. Most people come straight back but Staten Island can be fun to explore for a little while too, if you're a little adventurous.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Yes you all have to wait in a big huddle and then it's a mad dash to try and get to the best side of the boat - but it is really worth it!! Considering it's free!!!! They run every half hour (I think?!) So just missed one - but didn't have to wait long - and there are plenty... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic way of seeing the city skyline and its free of charge, which is fantastic! It gets really close to the statue of liberty as well for good photo shots without having to stand in the long line for the ferry for liberty island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great little trip to see the Statue of Liberty and New York and the best pet is its free. Just to note the boat doesn't turn around so you want to swap sides of the boat heading back to NY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We did our tour at night, the view of the city lights from the water was amazing!!!! and is the best thing you can do for free in the city. you can hop on the ferry every half hour/24hrs a day! definitely add this to your to-do list in NYC!!!!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This enormously popular NYC attraction and commuter option is absolutely free, but good luck finding a parking space on the Staten Island side. On Friday, August 28, my wife and I drove to the SI Ferry terminal around noon, expecting the auxiliary parking lot to be available, but not so. This left us searching for parking because we didn't know... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Please remember that this is free! Some hustlers had been trying to charge tourists $25 for the return ferry trip! It is a very inexpensive way of seeing the Statue of Liberty reasonably up close. It makes more sense to take the Staten Island Ferry than pay dollars for an organised tour. There is a ferry every half hour on... More 

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