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“GOOD SCENARY, NICE FOR EVERYONE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry
4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
(718) 727-2508
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$29*
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
Ranked #25 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
New York City, New York
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“GOOD SCENARY, NICE FOR EVERYONE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Staten Island Ferry is a nice thing to do when in lower Manhattan. Admission is free for all. Ferry leaves terminal every 30 min and departs Staten Island every 30 min. The terminal in Staten Island offers small stores for snacks or ice cream.The ride is comfortable, takes about 25 min each way & Ferry itself is clean. There are pleanty of seats. Go upstairs for the best views. It gets crowded. Get there early and stand by the opening gate 10 min before boarding to ensure good spots for viewing. I live in NYC and enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty, small boats in the water and NYC Skyline.

Visited August 2012
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“Stupid, don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It's a boat ride, that you push to get on, drive by Statue of Liberty, and then have to get off only to get back on at Staten Island. Nothing to do at Staten Island and the whole thing took about 2 hours, not worth even a couple cool views.

Visited October 2012
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“Not many things in life are free, but here is one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Staten Island Ferry is free and it passes right by the Statue of Liberty. You do need to disembark on Staten Island and then reboard again. Allow about one hour for the round trip. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Staten Island and 20 minutes to return, including about 20 minutes to switch ferry boats. From Times Square take the 1 subway downtown to South Ferry.

Visited October 2012
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“Good cheap way to see NYC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Good option for when the parents come to town. The sights are pretty and it's free! No reason to get off the ferry in SI when you arrive though.

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“Wonderful experience and no financial outlay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This has got to be one of the best ways to appreciate the stunning Manhattan skyline. Also you get great views of the Statue of Liberty, especially on the outward journey.

Simply one of the best things to do on strip to New York.

Visited September 2012
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