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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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Fabulous and free!

Love the S.I. Ferry! We've enjoyed this in both winter and summer and never tire of the Manhattan city skyline and Statue of Liberty views from the water. Leaves every 30 minutes... read more

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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the S.I. Ferry! We've enjoyed this in both winter and summer and never tire of the Manhattan city skyline and Statue of Liberty views from the water. Leaves every 30 minutes and carries more people than you'd imagine, and yet doesn't seem to feel busy. Toilets and refreshments onboard too.

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Thank Sophie G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a nice ride especially in the evening. It is closed on Sunday so make sure you are doing on a weekday

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El Gouna, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is so good & its free! Going over sit at the back outside on the right hand side as you will get a clear lovely view of everything to see.

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to experience seeing Manhattan from a different perspective, take a Free ride on the SI Ferry! Try not to take it during weekly commute times. Weekends are busy, but not as much. Do it at least once for the experience!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone fights to get a prime position on the way out to take their photos, but if you wait until the return journey that is far less competition for space. We decided not to join in the sprint from disembarking to try and catch the ferry that was just about to return, preferring to take our time. They run every... More 

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Staten Island ferry is one of the best kept secrets. I wish all tourists could know about this because it is free. It is a wonderful way to see the skyline and especially to see Lady Liberty. I tell all friends and family when visiting NYC they should take the ferry. They can't believe that it is free but... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the staten island ferry as a free closer look at the statue of liberty. It gets pretty close to the island but not as close as I'd been laid to believe. Still pretty neat as you don't get much for nothing these days. Good ish view of the statue and a pleasant journey away from the hustle and bustle... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All of the signs in lower Manhattan direct you to the paid boat tours. We had a couple of locals direct us to the Staten Island ferry. This service was totally free, it has frequent runs, and was easy to use. You don't stop at the Statue of Liberty, but you go very close to it and this provided excellent... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good trip to Staten Island today on the ferry, and it was simple to use even for us first timers. It was lunchtime and we appreciate it is not the busiest time, but still easy and pleasant crossings both ways. Will definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very professional all of the staff and was nice views, very steady and kept clean all over, would recommend

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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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