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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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Best way into the city

I frequently use the Staten Island ferry to get into NYC on the weekends from NJ. The ferry terminal on Staten Island as well as the one in Manhattan is fairly clean, safe and... read more

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I frequently use the Staten Island ferry to get into NYC on the weekends from NJ. The ferry terminal on Staten Island as well as the one in Manhattan is fairly clean, safe and easy to navigate. The ferry is FREE and parking at the ferry terminal on Staten Island is free on Sundays... otherwise it's $8 for all day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best thing about the Staten Island Ferry is that it is free. Whilst there isn't much to see on Staten Island itself, it's a free way to get relatively close to the Statue of Liberty (the ferry travels past her).

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is no tour but it is FREE. Take the staten island ferry and you will get a really good view of the Statue of liberty.

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Thank Carlos R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oh so quick and fun and free. Crowded otherwise I'd have given it 5. Friendly effective staff too. What more can I say?

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Thank oakford26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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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