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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 January 6, 2014

Free, simple easy was to view New Yorks skyline, and get close ish to Statue of Liberty. A reliable regular service as well

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fast, easy and terrific views of the city and Statue of Liberty. This is the preferred route for locals.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip on the ferry - great to just sit and soak up the views.

Check the weather forecast for when you want to go - we rearranged our plans and ended up going on a day when the sun came out ... the following day it was snowing!

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a nice free thing to do for tourists. It isn't the best way to see the Statue of Liberty, but it'll do if you can't reserve tickets to go see Lady Liberty in person and up close.

On average boats run every 30 minutes. I've found them always to be on time.

Note that very few subway stops are open in southern manhattan due to damage from the hurricane. To my knowledge only 1 line (the red line) comes down this far. The E train comes to the world trade center, but the orange and green lines do not come down past Canal Street currently due to fixing the place in the aftermath of the hurricane last year.

One hour round trip to do the boat ride. I only wish they let you go on the back of the boat, which they no longer let you do.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We took the ferry so the kids could look at the Statue of Liberty!!!
They loved the ride and the view!!

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