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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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$29*
and up
Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
93%
Ranked #23 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

you must do this, great views of the city and the old girl herself and its free to boot Ferry every 30mins or so get the subway to south ferry prefer this than doing the actual statue tours to be honest

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Golden, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Forgetaboutit! We all know Manhatton is expensive, right? The staton island ferry is free. It leaves every fifteen minutes. The round trip takes about an hour. The kids and I went at sunset. It goes right by the statue of liberty and Ellis island. Great views of lower Manhattan. The kids explored all over the boat. I recommend checking out... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Staten Island Ferry is free and gives you a wonderful view of New York. If you are quick you can turn around straight away. Lovely to grab a sandwich on arrival on Staten Island, have a wonder around and go back. A must do! see the statue of liberty.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

If you are tight on budget (or even if you are not) consider taking this free ferry to see the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty. It's quite a large ferry, and it goes pretty close to the Statue of Liberty. Obviously not as close as those other privately owned companies but close enough to enjoy. What can I say,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is the one to take for the Statue of Liberty. It is free and only a 15min wait to bring you straight back if you don't want to explore Staten Island. Do not pay to go to the Statue of Liberty unless you want to go to the actual island.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great service and it is free Just show up and there is a ferry in a few mins also a nice way to see Statue of Liberty

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Dumfries
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't manage this attraction the last time we visited but it was high on our list this time and boy oh boy it didn't disappoint. After queuing in the NYC terminal building for 15 mins we got onto the ferry. The terminals at both ends are nice and warm. The ferry does not turn as it comes out of... More

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

it's great. what a beautiful sight the skyline when you re departing from south ferry, and then lady liberty on the side. it's free, you go, get out, and come back on the next ferry, and you've seen one of the most amazing views of the city. really want to do it by night as well, sounds promising!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had an excellent free ride across the water to see the statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. This ferry is huge and plenty of seats and outdoor observation areas. Nice cheap meals at the terminal and good place to grab a beer if you are thirsty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent way to see The Statue of Liberty for free, well worth it. The view looking back to Manhatten is pretty awesome too!

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