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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #37 of 851 attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Gwynn, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The ferry is great! Views of landmarks and boats. All for free! We stayed on Staten Island and saved a ton on place to stay and rode that ferry several times. Plenty of room and constant times.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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158 reviews 158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is the cheapest way to see the Statue of Liberty and capture great pictures (given good weather...). It's a fun ride both ways.

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Cape Breton, NS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great was to see the statue of liberty for free.....take the ferry to staten island and then just take it right back to the city. Free/easy/great view.....what could be better than free?? Plus you get a wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline. There is lots of room on board the ferry, though we opted to go right... More

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Stow, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hop on the subway, and take a 25 minute ride to see the Liberty statue and city buildings. Only downside is you must get off the ferry and get on another to return.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hop on this ferry to get a great view of the Statue of Liberty and unique perspective of the NYC lower West side, including the new Freedom Tower. Pocket the money you would have spent on the Natl Park Service pass to Lady Liberty, and put it towards the Express Pass for the Empire State Building!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

queued for about 20mins before ferry arrived, plenty of room and seating in a/c waiting area. trip was great for taking pics tho easier on return trip to get pics as most people took them on way over, FREE to travel, plenty of room on board & refreshments

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Alexandria VA
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192 reviews 192 reviews
55 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just took the ferry over to Staten Island and back, on a spectacular day. Terrific views and a relaxing trip since it was a Sunday. Don't do it during commuting times or it will be a different experience.

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Long Island
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I always recommend taking a day to visit Liberty and Ellis Island. For those who don't have much time, a free round trip on the Staten Island Ferry is just the ticket to see the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan from a different perspective. If you want to see Lady Liberty, grab a space at the rail on the... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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387 reviews 387 reviews
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313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Saturday morning and there was quite a queue for the ferry but somehow everyone got on. Managed to grab a space outside and watch the NY skyline and then the Statue of Liberty. Great views and it's free. Spent an hour or so exploring the island before our return trip. Great way to see downtown and some of the other... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Staten island ferry is free to ride and travels across to Staten Island 24/7. Its a large vessel and very comfortable with toilets and a cafe available on board. Te best part of this journey is the great photo opportunity of the Statute of Liberty from the Water and the great photos looking back at the Freedom tower. The... More

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