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Staten Island Ferry

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Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004-1940
Phone Number: (718) 727-2508
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Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.

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what a wonderful service!

We availed of this superb free service on two occasions to visit family on Staten island while holidaying in NYC. It boasts amazing views of NYC's cityscape. Practical and... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We availed of this superb free service on two occasions to visit family on Staten island while holidaying in NYC. It boasts amazing views of NYC's cityscape. Practical and breath-taking!

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Thank JoeWalker80
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a frequent, FREE ferry, over to Staten Island. Brilliant views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Thoroughly recommend. Don't worry about the long queues, they get everyone onto the ferry.

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Thank Diane W
Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Staten Island ferry is a must whilst you are in New York. The terminal in Manhattan is fully air conditioned and has eatery places with some choice. Once on the ferry the views are lovely, with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Then the view over Manhattan the closer to Staten Island the ferry gets. On a clear... More 

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Galway Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

There are many companies who offer trips to the status of liberty, but if you have been before or your just not that interested in joining the crowds below Liberty herself, hop on the free ferry for a scenic view of the statue and of course the city. It is a super busy (free) attraction. But worth the 30min trip... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're looking for something free to do in New York City, the Staten Island Ferry is a great option. You sail from Manhattan, go past Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island and get views of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Jersey City, and Staten Island. Once you get to Staten Island, feel free to... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It runs pretty smooth and provides amazing views at no cost. Runs frequently, so if you miss it another one is coming shortly. A little sketchy getting on and off in spots.The cabs coming in on Staten Island are shady--I would do Uber.

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Thank Elizabeth A
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's free get to bowling green station and walk down to large terminal building don't take any notice of the cuys at the door saying there free information they are not the will try to sell you tickets not bad thing but the ferry is free he will tell you all sorts of rubbish don't take any notice,wear so thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice to have a fun free activity to do on this beautiful day. Leaving dock be on the right side of ferry to see statue of liberty. Returning be on the left side.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a commuter ferry - so expect many people during AM & PM rush hours. Free. Don't complain! Good view of the tip of Lower Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from a distance.

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Thank micheal211
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the zero price of admission. It's free now so hop on, enjoy the amazing views of downtown manhattan and the statue of liberty. You can go back and forth as many times as you'd like. The local commuters leave you alone, just stay out of their way. This is a must-do for any tourist.

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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