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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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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT ...It's got to be the best view of Lady Liberty ...It's an icon ...It's free ...It's on the water, so the air is fresh and breathable NOT SO GREAT THINGS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT ...It's got to be the best view of Lady Liberty ...It's an icon ...It's free ...It's on the water, so the air is fresh and breathable NOT SO GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT ...Can't think of anything except it can get crowded ... choose your time this is another enduring memory

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice boat ride with great views of the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty. Even better was it was free.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Sunny day.. a friend said take the ferry and enjoy the views.. we did and were glad of it. Efficient service though the windows could have been cleaner for photography purposes..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Head to Battery Park terminal (must be on the first five cars if you're taking the subway there - otherwise you can't get off). Don't talk to any of the people trying to sell you anything Liberty related - it's 100% free. You'll see a mass of people at the gate waiting to get on but don't let this deter... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great because it's free and you get a great view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan. Ferry really big so plenty of room and seem to run quite often.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend an hour and a half without having to spend any cash. The view of liberty island is great, and if you squint you'll also see the Brooklyn bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to just see the Statue of Liberty and take some pictures without joining the long queues on Liberty Island then take the Staten Island Ferry. It is a free commuter ferry and sails past the Statue on each journey but you have to get off and then board again you cannot stay on the ferry for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

this was just a lucky fluke..i missed the last boat to liberty island and was so dejected. then I was told I could take the staten island ferry.it would go near the statue of liberty... so I went into the terminal..and it was a lovely ride in the sea. I enjoyed looking at the skyline, Brooklyn bridge and all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a FREE ride with great shots of Statue of Liberty. If you want to avoid the hassle of crowds, go early on a sat. or sun morning or weekdays after 10 am. to avoid the rush. beautfiul and safe ride. about 25 minutes long. Always free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went on the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. It was very foggy but we came close enough to get good pictures.

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