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Staten Island Ferry

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Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004-1940
Phone Number: +1 718-727-2508
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If you are in NYC for first time this is a must do. Just hop on the ferry do a quick turnaround at Staten Island and it's FREE! Great views of the statue as you pass there and... read more

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in NYC for first time this is a must do. Just hop on the ferry do a quick turnaround at Staten Island and it's FREE! Great views of the statue as you pass there and back.

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Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get the free boat to Staten Island ferry and watch the beautiful manhattan buildings as you sail away. Great for photos (although the weather wasn't great the day we went) and you sail straight past the statue of liberty as well. Tip - don't waste your time on Staten Island, there is nothing there.

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cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry gets soooo busy don't leave it too late go early as we missed so much as you can stop off on the way over to the Statue. We were lucky to see the cruise ship Lady Mary. There is a speaker giving you real good info on the way over however we couldn't hear it which was a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tickets are reasonably priced and although queues are large they move quickly. The ferry is basic but that's all you need. Food and drink available. Toilets sooooo small.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free boat ride. A great way to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty for free. The symbol of Freedom in America.... Go for it, if you have some free time.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Round trip from Battery Park to Staten Island will take about 75 minutes. The ferry is FREE and offers so much for a family trip. 1) Free 2) Offers a good break from all the walking 3) Get to see a great view of Statue of Liberty without the hassle of going to liberty island 4) Return trip offers the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At last, something which doesn't cost a cent in NYC! Highlight of a week staying in Manhattan. Got the 1 subway from Penn to South Ferry station. Come out of subway and turn right. The terminal is right there. Waited 10 mins amongst a mix of tourists and commuting locals to board the bright orange Staten Island Ferry. Staying outside... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Done this before, but when in New York - took my 20 year old daughter for this trip, she fell in love with NYC - but on this particular outing she wasn't wowed but was pleased we had done it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent views of skyline and Statue of Liberty. Refreshments available onboard. Top of craft can get crowded

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You get a great view of the Statue of Liberty! It's free comes regualarly. It's also a great way to get to Staten Island if that is what your looking for.

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