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Phone Number: (718) 727-2508
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Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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The ferry was very easy to get on and off. Good crowd control and signs. Current scheduling leaving from Manhattan is to depart on the half hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The ferry was very easy to get on and off. Good crowd control and signs. Current scheduling leaving from Manhattan is to depart on the half hours.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

great way to see the Statue of Liberty and New York... the view of New York city from the back of the ferry were fantastic. For those with little kids. wait at the back of the line to get onto the ferry to avoid the chaos.. you will still get a seat.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The fare is FREE. No cost either way. It affords excellent views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and the workings of upper New York Harbor. Since it is a working commuter ferry it can be crowded during rush hours in both directions. Passengers need to exit the ferry before reboarding for the return trip. I've ridden... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We thought we would take a trip out so we could get pics of the new York city sky line and we weren't disappointed. Got great pics of statue of liberty. Can be quite busy but mostly people like us tourists wanting to experience new York.

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Grab a beer (or a few), a pretzel, maybe a fresh sub with mayo and mustard on a beautiful day and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells! 25 - 30 minutes each way, beer ok, food ok! Cost is free! Get so close to the statue of liberty you can almost toss her a cold one!

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Alta, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you can't or don't want to get tickets to land on island the Statue is on the Staten Is Ferry is a great second option. They go right by it. Great views of the city too. It is free.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The ferry is huge, transports thousands everyday to and from Staten Island, a trip of about 30 minutes. It's free and will afford spectacular wiews of the statue of Liberty and coming back to Manhattan of lower Manhattan skyline. Youwill have to disembark into terminal on Staten Island and unless you want to go explore the Burough, you will have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Totally free service and if you board last you can stand at the back of the boat on the outside deck for amazing views and photo opportunities of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Using the ferry over to Staten Island and back is a great FREE experience in New York City. There are great views back to Manhattan and over to the Statue of Liberty on the way over. We would recommend to go an hour before sunset to get a stunning view at Manhattan when the sun sets on the way back.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

5 star experience, previous posts that rate it poor are ticket agents trying to scam you to buy $20 tix for a ride that's you can for free a on the ferry

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