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Staten Island Ferry

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The Ferry operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The trip is about 25 minutes long. The Ferry is free. The St. George Terminal is located at 1 Bay Street, Staten Island. The...more
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-839-3061
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Reviewed yesterday

A free ferry to see Lady Liberty? What more do you need? The ferry over the water is fun, fast and the best view of the statue. And unlike many things in NYC, it is free. Even on an overcast rainy Sunday, it was one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlexEWebster
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wouldn’t recommend during rush hours, but on a Saturday afternoon, it was a relaxing way to spend a hour and a half. Plenty of seating and wonderful views. Recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ERat
Reviewed yesterday

Ferry is an excellent way to see the Statue of Liberty and the best thing about it is it is free, just board the ferry from close the the world trade centre travel to statton island. When you get to the other side simply get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A free and easy way to see the statue of liberty. Takes about 1 hour to cross to Staten island and return. Perfect for us to get some great pictures. Be careful when you arrive at the train station. Ticket sellers are very persistent and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simone B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great option to see the Statue of Liberty and amazing views of Manhattan if you’re on a budget like we were. The ferry’s run really regularly and are completely free. I would recommend riding out of rush hour times as we went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oliviah741
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ferry is a free service, and runs half-hourly each way during most hours, with higher frequency during peak hour. It's a 25 min trip. Lots of locals use it, and plenty of tourists too! Many people use it for the free, up-close view of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic way to have a free tour of the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BluefFash67
Reviewed 2 days ago

My niece had not been to the City before so of course the Staten Island Ferry was a must do. It was a cold but partly sunny day and sitting inside was very comfortable. A nice view of the Statue of Liberty was an added...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to see the Statue of Liberty and it’s free! The ferry is clean, roomy, two levels and you have your choice of staying inside or outside. Don’t fall for all those people selling tours for Statue of Liberty 🗽

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Staatsy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the free trip to Staten Island and view the Statue of Liberty and fantastic views of the manhattan sky line. What more could you want. The ferry is huge so takes a lot of passengers per trip. Very well organised and efficient

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from UnimpressableMe | Reviewed this property |
The Staten Island ferry goes from downtown Manhattan to St George terminal on Staten Island. If you know what you are looking for and are on the right hand rearside on the ferry leaving from Manhattan you might get a... More
October 23, 2018|
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Yes there are toilets on board
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Broadster67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely sure there are toilets on board. The ferries are not small.
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