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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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Ranked #42 of 858 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Weather was perfection and the price is free. We went to the upper deck and watched the Statue of Liberty and skyline and turned around and did the trip back. Would do it again.

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Yamba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Definately have to do this, easy to get to by subway, is free and you get to see the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of NY. Take the trip over and then turn around and go back again. If you don't have a lot of time in NY then do this.

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Dovercourt, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was one of the first things we did when reaching New York, we wanted to see the downtown skyline and a distant view of the Statue of Liberty. We had arrived in the early hours and so we didn't feel like standing in huge queues, this was a good compromise. We saw some of the things we wanted to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Cos it is free! Bugger paying for a cruise around Lady Liberty and go free way. It is a nice walk down to the ferry and you get a really nice look at liberty and NYC from the south all the way up. Nice way to spend an hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One of the best things I did during my trip to NYC! I hung around the Financial District (i.e. shopping at Century 21) in the afternoon and timed the ferry ride so that I'd see sunset on the way over and a night view on the way back. I took the 7:40pm to Staten Island, and caught the 8:30pm return.... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

While in NY visiting family we needed to get into Manhattan from Staten Island. Rather than driving, we drove to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal; parked nearby and walked into the terminal. It was spacious, clean and quite nice. There were shops and restaurants; also a comforting NYPD presence? Had lived in NY most of my life, but never took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's free. Take the subway 1 all the way to South Ferry (sit in the first 5 cars). It's a few feet from the subway to the ferry. We took our ride around 8 at night. The statue of liberty is beautiful lit up at night and Manhatten is terrific. You really can't go wrong. There are fewer crowds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice relaxing sail over to Staten Island with fantastic views of Manhatten and the statue of liberty but the best part -It's free. Thank you NYC

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Having done the whole Ellis/Liberty Island thing when last in the Big Apple, I thought maybe a fly-by of the waterfront and the Statue of LIberty would be a nice way to spend an hour or so. First off, I got on a 10 minute delayed departure on a hot day, and the numbers of people boarding was horrendous. Luckily... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The return ride on the ferry is a great way to spend a hour or so and see the harbour up close. The queue to see Staue of Liberty was very long so the view from the ferry was nearly as good. We came accross some kids who were also first time in NY from Africa and it was great... More

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