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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #41 of 859 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you don't visit the statue of liberty or ellis island this is certainly worth doing. great pictures of the manhattan skyline. free ferry which leaves regularly

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

A trip on the ferry to Staten Island is a great tourist attraction in New York and its free! You pass by the Statue of Liberty and get a great view of the New York Skyline. Its better value than the river tours. Some of the locals are happy to talk and point out places too.

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Kamloops, Bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is worth taking the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and the City Skyline. It takes an hour total to go both ways (1/2 hour each) but worth it, especially at night time.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The best photo moments on the ferr. You have a stunning view over Miss Liberty and Manhattan. Really cool pics, which tells it all.

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing experience that does not cost a cent! You board at the ferry terminal at Lower Manhattan and it takes about 25 minutes. On the way you get some fantastic views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This is a nice relaxing thing to do that is completely free!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you don't want to, or can't get tickets to go inside of the statue itself then this is THE way to see the sight. The ferry passes closely by the statue and although it was crowded on the statue side with tourists, we were able to get some really great shots without any trouble at all. The ferry is... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

And it's free! Super views on this appx 25 minute ride. If I only had three days in New York, I would put this on the list because it's free, the views are great, and you're away from the crowds and the noise. Sitting outside on a warm, sunny afternoon was a great way to spend a few hours! Wouldn't... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty! It was nice to see the city from a different perspective.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Getting to the ferry is ridiculously easy and the fact that it is free blows my mind. You just take the subway to the South Ferry stop and there you are. There is a little mall that you go into in order to reach the Ferry where there are restaurants, restrooms, and souvenirs. After doing the round trip (they do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A must do in New York. The ferry is free and great way to get pictures of city and statue of liberty. There is not much on the island and you have to get off the boat so my advice is to quickly walk round to the next ferry back across. If you want very close up views of the... More

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