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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 856 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Free and a great way to see the Statue of liberty. As I always say to those that visit Paris you cant see the Eifel Tower when your standing at the top of it. The same applies here, riding the ferry back and forth is a great way to see the Statue and its completely free. It takes about 25... More

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Staten Island Ferry is a real 'must do' on any New York Itinerary. With breaktaking vistas of the Manhattan Skyline, to Governors Island, Ellis Island & uninterrupted view's of the statue of Liberty this ferry ride is amazing, exciting & Free! Allow 2hrs in total for this ferry over to staten island, then a short wait for your return ferry... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to get a good view of the Statue of liberty without the queue and are not too bothered about going up it then take the Staten Island Ferry. Spacious and comfortable this free ferry gives you the iconic views of New York from the water when leaving and returning for free. You will get some great photos!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view from the Staten Island ferry is something that I make sure I experience on every trip that brings me to New York. The view of lower Manhattan and the Financial District with One World trade centre rising up above you as you pull away from the South Ferry Pier is absolutely fantastic as is the experience of standing... More

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Staten Island ferry has to be one of the top FREE attractions in New York. Great to travel on especially just before dark as you will get a fantastic view of Manhattan lit up. If you're staying in New Jersey it great place to park your car and take the ferry over to the city. Highly recommended for the views... More

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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful views of the Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Also nice to be out on the water. The ferry runs often - just show up and get in line - no hassle. You can buy beer and other refreshments in the terminal and bring them on the ferry.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

When visiting New York for the first time, especially if travelling from abroad, riding on the Staten Island Ferry feels like a rite of passage and the journey and views leave an indelible memory. My family and I were vacationing from South Africa, our first family visit to the States. I toyed with the idea of taking an evening boat... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I've been to NYC a few times, but never had the chance to do the Staten Island Ferry ride. It was so much fun. We parked on Staten Island (whopping $7 for the day) and headed to Lower Manhatten. The ride is fun and you get such great views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governor's Island and of... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great attraction, and it's free (and a must for any fans the movie Working Girl). Each leg of the trip takes about half an hour and has great views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. You can turn around and go back to Manhattan, or if you have time, stay and explore Staten... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great free views of the Statue of Liberty along with the bottom of Manhattan. Massive highlight was rushing off the boat at staten island and running to catch the next boat back to Manhattan. We were the last two people to make and it felt AWESOME. I was all like "so long losers" HA HA HA HA

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