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Staten Island Ferry
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #19 of 1,093 things to do in New York City
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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.
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

OMG it's free...great value at twice the price....very happy staff, friendly, helpful.....loved it! I believe you should charge for this service...or have a donation box....it was just too good!

Visited May 2013
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“Best view of Manhatten skyline!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Take this boat ride for great views of Manhatten skyline and Statue of Liberty particularly as Liberty island closed at moment! Best of all its free!!! Bargain!!!

Visited May 2013
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“excellent way to see statue without paying”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great way to see views of Manhattan and the statue . Leaving Manhattan go to the right side and coming back go to the left side .We did this Sunday about 1pm and it was not busy .

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing view of Manhatten from the River”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Most people visiting Manhatten imagine the best view to be from the Empire State Building but a great overview is from the Staten Island ferry. The ferry is free (this is because the Government want to encourage commuters to live outside of Manhatten so they can shuttle thousands of commuters everyday). When you embark at Lower Manhatten sit/stand on the right side from where you will have a good view of the Statue of Liberty as you pass on the right. On your return walk straight through the ferry and stand outside the bow (front!) (whatever the weather!) and you will be enthralled at the view as you travel nearer to Manhatten... and all this for FREE. ENJOY

Visited January 2013
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“City by night”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We took the ferry at about midnight and saw the statue of Liberty from not so far away and for free. The view on Manhattan by night was fabulous!

Visited July 2012
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