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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #35 of 830 attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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Noida, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We took the Staten Island Ferry on our visit to NY in April 2014. The ferry ride is entirely free and well maintained. We spent around 1 hour walking in Staten Island and got amazing views of this island. Must visit if you are in NY.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Recent visit for Spring Break in NYC and crowds and lines were out in force for Statue of Liberty tour. We rode the Staten Island Ferry instead of organized tour to island and Ellis Island and were not disappointed. On the way back, you also have great views of Manhattan. Get close to the open windows or on the top... More

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Cirencester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The very best way to look back at Manhattan and across at Liberty and also to watch the boats and ships coming in under the suspension bridge and up the estuary. Anyone would pay a good deal for this. That it is entirely free and most of your fellow passengers are going about their daily round makes it even better.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the set up here, just turn up and go, the ferry runs every 30 minutes 24/7 365 days a year, it takes about 25 minutes to get across. The ferrys are basic but do their job, the right (starboard) side windows get very busy about 10 minutes in as that is when you pass the Statue of Liberty, great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Love that it is free, best way to view Statue of Liberty. Great views of Manhattan skyline. Also visited Staten Island Museum.

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Lincolnshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What an excellent ferry and free!! You go straight past the Statue of Liberty and can take brilliant close up photographs of it. Staten Island is nice to walk around and you can take photographs of Manhattan. The ferry runs every 30 minutes. Battery Park is next to the ferry so you can also have a walk around there as... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We've ridden the ferry tons of times -- I used to ride it for fun on summer evenings when I lived in NYC and didn't have AC and we'd always take a ride when we came to visit the city. When we were looking for a quintessentially NY place to have our wedding ceremony, the ferry came up in the... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A free ferry service to and from Staten Island, which passes the Statue of Liberty, great for photo opportunities. Tip: for the best views, sit on the right hand side of the boat towards Staten Island, and the left hand side towards Manhattan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So you visited NYC and want to visit the Statue of Liberty and see the manhattan skyline including one World Trade Center but don't want to pay some boat company to show you. Hop on this free ferry to the borough of Staten Island. With amazing views of lady liberty, manhattan and even Ellis island, you'll be able to take... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are time and budget restricted, taking the free Staten Island ferry will allow you to take a picture with the Statue of Liberty and allow you to complete the round trip in less than 2 hrs. Which can be much better than spending almost a day and booking and paying fees to visit the actual Liberty island.

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