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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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Great views and leisurely ride

Given that it's free, it should be a definite to-do for anyone visiting New York, especially for the first time. It's a big tourist attraction, so 'prime spots' get filled... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Given that it's free, it should be a definite to-do for anyone visiting New York, especially for the first time. It's a big tourist attraction, so 'prime spots' get filled quickly, so stand at the door early so you can board earlier and save yourself a spot along the rails on the upper decks! It takes about 30 minutes one... More 

Thank applescrumble
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After you get off the ferry on Staten Island, don't just turn around like so many do. Immediately after you exit, head right for great restaurant from which you can view Manhattan while enjoying fish and chips and cold beer. Keep going right and you will find the wonderful Postcards Memorial.

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to get an awesome view of the city and Statue of Liberty. We were lucky enough to see the sunset on our way to Staten Island and then view the city with all it's lights on when we returned. One of my favorites things I did and the best part was is it was free!

Thank Connie1839
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The free-ness is easily the best thing about this service. An hour round trip makes this the cheapest and fastest way to see the Statue of Liberty. When we went it was overcast and slightly rainy but you still get a decent view. You don't need a metro card just walk on and off. You will need to get off... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's free. It's on the water. It offers up a great view. It's a cheap date or something to do when the 'rents visit. Plus, who doesn't love spending 20 minutes in Staten Island every once in a while?

Thank Brad D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great facility for Newyorkers, runs 24 hours and charges nothing. Each ferry will carry 5000 people so you'll never not get on. Iconic trip, I wanted to repeat the trip seen in so many films! Only takes 25 mins, wait a while and come back on return ferry. A must thing to do!

1 Thank molly21
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the ferry across to Staten Island. I was impressed by how many people the ferry holds and how quickly entering and exiting the ferry was. A little dissapointed at the Staten Island end...there was no information for tourists and no information desk. Probably wouldn't return back to Staten Island unless i was with a local.

Thank Leanne W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The terminal was very busy and we thought we may not get on, given the number of folks in front of us! No worries, plenty of room and FREE, we were so surprised. We took all the photos we wanted and then left the ferry and re-boarded it to come back. You have to leave the ferry even if you... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much in New York is free but we really enjoyed it . It was a great way to see the Manhattan skyline and have a view of the Statue of Liberty from the water. The services run very regularly and are efficiently run . You have to get off on to Staten Island and we wanted to go to... More 

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry ride is free and runs every half hour. The ride give you a great view of the NY skyline and the statue of liberty.

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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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