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Staten Island Ferry

Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: (718) 727-2508
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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Ranked #24 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Ferries, Transportation
Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a brilliant , free way to see the Statue of Liberty . The weather was very cold so the ferry was covered over . Great views and a 20 minute journey . We got off the ferry , walked round the terminal and came back on the next ferry. Lots of police around but did nothing to stop people... More 

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Margate
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Such a straight forward excursion and its free! If you are in NYC on a budget or indeed pushed for time this will give you fantastic views of the statue of liberty, brooklyn and indeed lower Manhattan and the financial district. The terminals either side are modern with food outlets and toilets. The journey between Manhattan and SI takes around... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Quick ride to the Statue of LIberty and Ellis Island. Everyone wanted to be inside today because of the wind, so it was quite crowded. We found a wind-free corner on the second floor and stayed warm enough and getting a glass-free view which the other warm people did not get.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The trip provides a good view of the picture skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but there's little incentive to get off and explore Staten Island, so you just end up getting off and on again.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There are people out the front of the terminal who will ask to see your ticket - ignore them, the ferry to Staten Island is free and will give you a good view of the statue. Avoid the tourist boats, not worth the money.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

For all the times I used the service, was always punctual and efficient. Could improve with some official guiding passengers on top of the boat to not push to take pictures.

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liverpool
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

New York is not a cheap destination, but how they manage to run this for free 24/ 7, I don't know. You get great views of Manhatten, Brooklyn bridge and Statue of Liberty. Yes you can pay tourist fees and get nearer, but this was a great trip with unexpected beauty, as the sun set on the way back and... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and it's free so really can't fault. Worth going on if you don't want to pay for the proper trip to Liberty and Ellis Island

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to see the Harbour, Hudson River & get to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Enjoy the New York sky line from the water- beaut.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a fabulous way to get a good look at the Statue of Liberty. Best of all it's free!! It's quite a relaxing way to do a bit of sightseeing as you just sail on by!! The terminals at both ends are clean and have good facilities. The ferry itself takes about an hour for a round trip -... More 

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