I had heard that this was a "Must Do," especially if you want to save some money but want to see everything. We got on at the Manhattan stop and rode to Staten Island then back. Piece of advice, get on the ferry (at the Manhattan stop) on the right side and go up the 2 flights of stairs. You will then get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. You will actually get pretty close and get some amazing pictures. On the way back, you can get on the left side and do the same. It was a great thing because not only did it not cost anything, you got absolutely amazing views.
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