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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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Can't believe this is free!

I've visited New York before but never got the ferry! We literally went on one and came back on the next but for the views and photos you'll get of Manhattan, that and it's free... read more

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bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've visited New York before but never got the ferry! We literally went on one and came back on the next but for the views and photos you'll get of Manhattan, that and it's free, this is a must do.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A free trip to Staten Island passing close by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Head for the right side of the boat from Manhattan and the left coming back for the best views. The trip takes 20/25 minutes - time to take the return ferry straight away.

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Thank IIliketogo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was so impressed with this ferry. It runs every half an hour and its free!!! You sail right past the Statue of Liberty so there is no need to spend loads of money on an expensive tour as you can see it closely for free! You also get great skyline views and you can glimpse the Brooklyn Bridge too.... More 

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Thank Chloe D
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tickets are very affordable. Great for family trips. The tour guides are awsome. You can hop on and off for food and visit other places the hop on anoth water ferry.

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Thank edneia118
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get to in Battery Park, the ferry is free. You can walk on board, then turn around and ride back to Manhattan. Best time to go is at dusk, when the city lights are amazing. Highly recommend this "cheap date", especially if you have never been to the Big Apple before.

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Thank Randy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Staten Island ferry is the best ride in town. Why you might ask -because it is free and has the best view for the statue of liberty from the harbor. Make sure you load to the right side of the boat for the best viewing. You are generally riding with comuters but more people know about the use of... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a previous visit to New York we visited Liberty Island, this time we decided to take the free ferry across to Staten Island instead. There's high demand for the ferry during the day - mostly tourists - but each ferry is so large there's plenty of room. On the way out stand on the right-hand side to see the... More 

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

Soooooo worth a trip... runs every half hour 24/7. AND IT'S FREE!! fantastic views from rear of ferry heading towards Staten Island. Take subway from Times Square right to ferry port, all very safe and is staffed 24/7 happy travels x

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

Great free service from Battery Park. Runs every 30 minutes with a great view of the Statue of Liberty on the way across. Snacks/meals & a bar are available inside the waiting areas. No toilets until you go through the barriers for the ferry.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who doesn't love riding the Staten Island Ferry? The views are nothing short of spectacular. The atmosphere true New York. The venue free. Wind, sun and water... Clean restrooms, and a snack bar if you're hungry. It just is a perfect way to see the city by ferry. The best way to get to Staten Island also.

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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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