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“best value in new york” 5 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 #24 of 1,632 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
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“best value in new york”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

went back to staten island via the ferry. it is still the best deal in new york the trip is free! you can get the best photos day and night of the manhattan skyline . the view of the statue is magic. the sad news of the tropical fish that were sadly lost in the sandy storm was tragic ,we enjoyed watching them every visit we have made to the island. but still the best trip!!

Visited January 2013
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“Boat ride with a view for free!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Not much in NY is as iconic as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. While I feel you really need to go to Ellis Island, the SOL is best viewed from the water. The ferry departs every 30 minutes and round trip takes about an hour. Buy yourself a cup of coffee or a sandwich; sit back and enjoy the view! A bonus is the babble of foreign languages you will hear!

Visited February 2013
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“Just did it for fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We traveled over at sunset and it was really amazing. Very surreal to pass right by the Statue of Liberty. A must for any tourist to New York.

Visited May 2012
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“Pay a bit more and see a bit more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Free ferry is definitely great value but we paid $18 for a paid tour which goes far closer to the main landmarks and circles around the harbor under Brooklyn Bridge and back. With accompanying commentary on the sights I would recommend paying a bit more to see a bit more.

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“Free and great for photographers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I thought it would be rough and choppy but it's a pretty smooth ride over. Great shots of Staten Island, the statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan are available for those looking for great shots.

Visited January 2013
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