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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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Free 25 minute boat trip passing Statue of Liberty is a must do for a tourist in NY! Looks really busy and unorganised in the terminal, but everyone moved smoothly and efficiently... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Free 25 minute boat trip passing Statue of Liberty is a must do for a tourist in NY! Looks really busy and unorganised in the terminal, but everyone moved smoothly and efficiently and the ferry is huge! Plenty of spare seats for our mid/late morning trip, and straight back on the other ferry for the return trip. Lovely views of... More 

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Laindon, United Kingdom
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Great way to see the Statue of Liberty from the river. A little bit of calm in a very busy ( but wonderful) city and its FREE!

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Staten Island Ferry is FREE. I recommend enjoying the ride and views from lower Manhattan to Staten Island. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes. It is on time. We rode the ferry over, exited, and rode back. We had a good view of the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island and the Freedom Tower in the financial district. I enjoyed... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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The best and cheapest way to see the Statue of Liberty. Cheapest? Well it is FREE!! Yes, FREE. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes, so get on and enjoy the view of the Statue, take your pictures and selfies. On the other side, get a drink, look at the Manhattan skyline, and return on the half hour.

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Swieqi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A cheap return ticket either to visit Brooklyn for the day or else a simple return to see the amazing views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Well worth the ticket price and more.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a trip on the ferry today and really surprised as it is free and quick way to get around. Able to sit in the open to get best views and on a great day

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to do the Staten Island Ferry instead of the tour to the island. We were running low on time so it was a fab way to see the statue without getting off on the island. You have to get off the ferry to make the return trip, so you can chose to get right back on or go for... More 

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

No view of lower Manhattan is quite like the one from the SI Ferry. Iconic buildings come into view as you leave the dock as does the Statue of Liberty. Once on the other side, you can catch a ballgame at the SI Yankees ballpark. It's free. It's fun. It's a piece of NYC you can take with you for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wandered into the ferry building and ended up taking a ride because it's free! The crowd was huge, but we all got on. The ride wasn't long, maybe 10-15 minutes, and passes very close to the Statue of Liberty. Once arriving you must get off, but we simply queued up (like most people) to get right back on. Stunning... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry is free and a popular way of seeing the Statue of Liberty on the way to Staten Island.It was a busy summer day when we made the crossing - there were plenty of seats. It takes around half an hour to get to Staten Island. We took the train to the south end of Staten Island to Tottenville... More 

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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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