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Staten Island Ferry

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The Ferry operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The trip is about 25 minutes long. The Ferry is free. The St. George Terminal is located at 1 Bay Street, Staten Island. The...more
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-839-3061
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We couldn't get tickets to the crown on Liberty Island, and base tickets were $35 each...didn't think it was worth it, but the free round trip Staten Island Ferry gets you some great views. Be warned there are folks outside the subway claiming it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the free staten island ferry to get a decent view of the Statue of Liberty from the water. Worked out well and got some decent photos.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheBurtfamily
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on a freezing cold day and boat was only about half full. Very basic hard seating and on the boat we went out on I could not see any refreshment facilities but there were in the day back. 25 minute journey gives you a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank duncann510
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Basically a commuter ferry used by tourists for a free sightseeing trip. Good photo opportunity for Statue of Liberty and views of Manhattan.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paulandjojarvis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can I say it's free it's easy to find and I could imagine that it could get really busy but when we went it was only half full. Great views

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Customer1980
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our trip took about 20 minutes we were lucky to have a crystal clear but cold day. Going so close to the Statue of Liberty was excellent, some just go and come straight back but we had a while on the island and returned back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brian E
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved my trip on the Staten Island Ferry totally free very easy to find you get on at Battery park. The ferry took 25 mins and got some great pictured of the staute of liberty rather than paying big bucks on some of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blondi225
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ferry is huge with great views of Manhattan and other sights. If you have bikes or can manage the bus system, you can visit the Buddhist center and also eat in a Sri Lankan restaurant (there are several). If not, you get some nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kitty272727
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth an hour return trip for the views. The ferry is free. On the way over to Staten Island you can capture the New York skyline , you then pass the Statue of Liberty and get some great photos . Jump straight back on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 5338Emma
Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on reviews here, we decided to forego the paid boat tours and did the Staten island Ferry since it's FREE! (yes ignore all the people outside of the terminal who try to get you to pay). We unfortunately arrived right after one had departed,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from UnimpressableMe | Reviewed this property |
The Staten Island ferry goes from downtown Manhattan to St George terminal on Staten Island. If you know what you are looking for and are on the right hand rearside on the ferry leaving from Manhattan you might get a... More
October 23, 2018|
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Yes there are toilets on board
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There are few bathrooms on the ferry.
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