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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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Beautiful evening run on the Staten island Ferry

My 11 yr old son and I did a round trip on the Staten Island Ferry while in NYC. This is a great free way to see the skyline of lower Manhattan as well as the Statue of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Marietta, GA
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Marietta, GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My 11 yr old son and I did a round trip on the Staten Island Ferry while in NYC. This is a great free way to see the skyline of lower Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty. We had no troubles getting on at the Ferry Terminal at Battery Park. Trip over to Staten Island was pretty full... More 

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Sacramento, California
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This ferry is the best way to see the skyline of NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Stay on the right side leaving NYC and on the way back move to the left side. Stand outside and get window free photos. You pass the Statue both directions but on the way to Staten Isl. you are the... More 

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Vejle Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you are like me and hate standing in huge queues at touristy places, waiting in line at something expensive you don't know is good or not .. do as I did and grab the free ferryride to Staten Island and back again. If the sun's up, be sure to take a seat at the top outside deck at the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

One cannot plan on seeing the Statue of Liberty up close except on a tour of the island. However, the Staten Island Ferry, which is free, allows you to be closer to it than any other means without having to pay a small fortune. It is FREE!!! Ferries run frequently and you have to hop off the ferry and make... More 

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oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We rode the ferry on a Monday afternoon and the ferry is packed. Tip is to stay to the right of the ferry for the trip to Staten Island for great views of the statue of liberty. On the ride back stay to the left and go all the way to the front where you can go outside and get... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were amazed to discover that the ferry to Staten Island is free of charge and run at regular intervals. The route ensures that you get amazing views of the city, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and Statue of Liberty. It is roughly a 60 minute round trip and a great time to rest weary legs. The return ferry is... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a blast. It's about a 1/2 hour ride to Staten Island, and you go right past the Statue of Liberty with the Manhattan skyline in the background. It's really beautiful and extremely easy. Since it's free, there isn't a ticket counter. You just wait with the crowd at the boarding location, they open the doors when the ferry... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The vendors outside the south street seaport lie. The view is just as good from this free ride to staten island. It's not close, but it's good. I've been told to take a bottle of wine and get there to watch the sun set on manhattan in the summer. Next time, I promise.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry to get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty. I'd recommend spending your time elsewhere if you just want to see the statue from a distance (you pass pretty far away and can't really see anything), and if you want to see it close up; pay for a proper boat over to see it properly.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Free, reliable and a brilliant way to enjoy all of the Manhatten skyline. Definitely include it in your itinary!

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