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Staten Island Ferry
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Owner description: 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 Whitehall Terminal is located at 4 South Street, Manhattan. Passengers using wheelchairs are encouraged to use lower-level boarding at both the Whitehall and St. George Terminals. All passengers are required to comply with applicable U.S. Coast Guard Security Regulations regardless of which level they board from. The Staten Island Ferry does not carry cars.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Easy to find, ferry departs every 30 minutes. Passes Liberty statue and Ellis island along the way. Great views of manhattan skyline. Plenty of photo opportunities. At Staten Island you have to disembark, so a quick run around the corner (with many others!) to get back on the returning ferry which left within minutes. One hour well spent, and FREE!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is worth taking just for the view back on to the city, but at this time of the year it is bitterly cold. Take your camera and if you can take the ferry closer to sunset and you might get some amazing photos with the light behind you and on the buildings.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were able to get some great pictures on the ferry of the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Verrazano Bridge. Take the R subway to Whitehall station and when you exit the subway station you are right smack dab in front of the ferry terminal. It was also relaxing and allowed you to get off your feet for a while after walking all over the city.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Why pay for a tourist trip on a boat when this one is free. It wasn't too crowded either. I don't know what is on Staten Island itself as we simply turned round and caught the next ferry back to Manhattan (as did quite a few others)

1  Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

A tour on a ferry for Free! See statue of liberty for free and an amazing view of the downtown new york skyline. why pay for a boat ride when you can get this great trip for free. Enjoy a walk in staten island too. anyway you can't get a better deal than this in new york.

2  Thank Ottenthomas
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