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Staten Island Ferry

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Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: (718) 727-2508
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Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.

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I love everything about visiting New York and the ferry is one of them. It carries millions of passengers every year and is open 24 hours a day. Imagine how convenient that is... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love everything about visiting New York and the ferry is one of them. It carries millions of passengers every year and is open 24 hours a day. Imagine how convenient that is. It takes passengers from lower Manhattan to the island, is a fun ride and only 5 miles or so. It can be a fund quick sight seeing... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fun thing to do in NYC. Get out of the crowds and enjoy the sea air and a lovely boat ride to Staten Island and back. Great views of the Statue of Liberty. Go off peek of course so you are not jostling with rush hour commuters. And its Free!

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Rockville Centre, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Staten Island Ferry didn't become Iconic for nothing. Well, that's not entirely accurate. You can take a trip from Manhattan to Staten Island and back for nothing. The sites you'll see are nothing short of amazing. First and foremost, the Statue of Liberty and the Harbor that she presides over. The lower Manhattan Skyline. Other watercrafts, seagulls, the people... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You don't even need a ticket. This ferry provides excellent views of the Statue of Liberty and a fun ferry ride to Staten Island. Once there, you can visit the 9/11 Memorial. There are frequent pick up and drop off times and plenty of space for the many travelers. Ferries are about 25 minutes and return every 30 minutes.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We couldn't believe that it's free to take the Staten Island ferry. You don't get as close up to the Statue of Liberty as you would with one of the cruise boats, but it was fun. We also spent some time on Staten Island itself, rather than immediately turning around as many tourists do. We went to Fort Wadsworth, which... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I escorted 3 people on a tour of the city and the Staten Island Ferry is a must, since it is free. If you don't mind waiting in a massive line with a multitude of people this is for you. When you enter the ferry go to the front for best vistas. Be aggressive and elbow your way to snap... More 

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Monticello, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Staton Island Ferry provides great views of the Statue of Liberty. The boat ride is relaxing and allows for incredible views of the city.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stay away from Liberty Statue ferry ticket peddlers trying to sell you tickets even at the doorstep of the free staten island ferry station. The view of Manhattan skyline and Liberty statue is breathtaking.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and i decide to avoid the crowds and the $$$$ by taking the Staten Island ferry which has fab views of the city and the statue of liberty. Of course, you can't get to the statue itself on this ferry, but you get a great view! A fun and inexpensive way to experience the city!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is great to get great pics of the Statue of Liberty. When you get off the ferry there is within walking distance the Staten Island Museum a Lighthouse Museum. The Staten Island Yankees and a short bus ride away is beautiful Snug Harbor

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