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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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$29*
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
93%
Ranked #25 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is so cool that those ferries are there! When I saw a line and prices for the Statue of Liberty, I was like: Ehm, no! Thanks to my friend who told me about this! The ferry is big enough for many passangers and you can see the Statue and Staten Island as well. Really worthy to go for it!

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Durban, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We hopped on board the Ferry instead of paying for the expensive Ellis Island tour. Ferry was free, so great price :) Seating was plentiful and the trip across was smooth and comfortable. On the way there it took us right pass the Statue of Liberty and we got some great views and photo's. On the return trip we again... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We caught the subway to the Whitehall station and walked straight up the stairs to the Staten Island Ferry terminal. There was a fairly large crowd and a bit of a wait but well worth it. we caught the ferry on sunset and it is completely free. There are snacks and drinks available for purchase on board and plenty of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not really sure you could find any faults for the Staten Island Ferry. It's free, it run's every 30 minutes, it's spacious, it has great views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline and in the end you end up at Staten Island if you wanted to explore there for a while. If you feel that Staten... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Getting on the ferry was easy enough! It runs about every half hour and lasts about 15-20 minutes. Make sure if you want to take certain photos that you go in the right side, as everyone wants to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty when they leave Manhattan, so that side gets pretty booked up! It was lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were told that this ferry was free to use before we went, we sought the terminal out and once you have waded through the touts trying to sell you trips to achieve the same view we were met with a great service, great views and a good lunch on Staten Island with 30 minute round trips and lots of... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The ferry departs Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal at South Ferry, near Battery Park. Service is provided 24/7 and is...free. The whole journey takes about 25 minutes which gives one ample time to take pictures of the southern tip of Manhattan, the statue of liberty and the surroundings. Both terminals are totally renovated and provide access to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A trip on the Staten Island Ferry is a must when in New York. The ferry runs every 30 minutes to and from Staten Island, giving good views of the Statue of Liberty and the NY skyline. The ferry is free and takes about 20-25mins. Best views are from outside on the deck - so wrap up warm!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great free trip past the Statue of Liberty-no real queues at this time of year. Just hop on at the big terminal, hop off at the other end and get straight back on for the return trip. You get a slightly distant fly-by of the statue-if you want to get up close and personal, you'll need to get onto one... More 

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Peterborough
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Took the ferry on 19 Jan. Great experience, extremely well organised. They run very frequently, you just join the queue in the very modern, clean terminal building and hop on. Loads of room to sit inside or stand outside and admire the views of the New York skyline, Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty and its all for free.... More 

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