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“Fun and free”

Staten Island Ferry
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$74.00*
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #19 of 1,080 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
Salem, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fun and free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were on a very strict budget, and the ferry is a great freebee. We took it to the Staten Island terminal, passing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. At the Staten Island terminal there were 2 big fish tanks that entertained my 10 year old guest. We caught the next ferry back, and the entire trip didn't cost us a penny. I

Visited March 2014
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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Views to be seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

You always hear about it so why not experience it. Great picture ops. It's definitey a must. The price is right - free.

Visited June 2013
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Fife, United Kingdom
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“Top tip...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

...when you get on board the ferry do not follow the crowd - go downstairs and head for the rear of the ferry. Once the ferry has left the terminal, go to the outside viewing deck where you will find yourself almost alone with magnificent views and therefore picture opportunities of the Manhattan skyline.
Yes the ferry may be a bit 'tired' however they are punctual, free and well worth a trip.

Visited March 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Views and Free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

If free wasn't enough the staten island ferry takes you right by the statue of liberty and gives you and amazing view of NYC from the water its a short 25 min ferry ride, on staten island go to A&S pizza it is the best authentic NY pizza close to the ferry, making the ferry ride even more worth the ride. It was smooth all I would recommend is to avoid it during rush hours because it gets packed.

Visited March 2014
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cheapest way to see Manhatten Skyline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a fantastic way to view the iconic Manhatten skyline ...... for FREE

Just turn upand boad the ferry to Staten Island.

A ' must do when in NYC '

Visited December 2013
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