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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-839-3061
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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 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.
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free travel to Staten Island, very well organised and only a 20 minute journey. Don't forget to visit the memorial while you are there.

Thank christeens2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Please do not fall victim to the scammers that are offering boat rides to view the Statue of Liberty for $30 or so a pop. Ride the Staten Island Ferry for free! Unless you are planning to dock on Liberty Island with the only company...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 2 days ago

You get a good perspective of Manhattan and the new 1776 tower designed by the winner of the international design competition Daniel Liebeskind. Also you are as close to the statue of liberty as the poor lost souls arriving as early immigrants.

Thank 917matt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second time to NY. I will do the ferry every time from now on. Great views, a cool break from the hot summer streets, Next time I will go out at night time to see the lights, fantastic views, even from the lower decks, and...More

1  Thank damienk2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take your camera. Very pleasant ride in the middle of the day -- don't go during commuter rush. Did I mention it is FREE!

1  Thank Lee M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great prices. Boat is great. Not to busy when I went. Highly recommended when going to NYC. Very clean

Thank Kym2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Why would you do this??! It's a free 25 minute boat ride that is basically a boat tour taking in the statue of liberty, Ellis island and the New York skyline...and then you get to come back for free as well! We got on at...More

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read people advising don't pay for the tour to the Statue of Liberty wich we did last year and it was great . Use the Staten Island ferry its free . Yes you do see the statue from the ferry wich is good (...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a day in the city with the family who were visiting from down south. At the end of the day, we decided to take the ferry across to Staten Island so everyone could get a look at the Statue of Liberty as the...More

1  Thank Exptraveler2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free ferry that goes in front of the Statue of Liberty and you get a great view of Manhattan on the return. Runs about every 30 minutes. You aren't required to sit in the seats, so grab a spot on the rail...More

1  Thank SoozClues
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Natasha A
Where do you park and take the shuttle to get on the Staten ferry?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Chrisj8891 | Reviewed this property |
metro,, wins every time
Samantha R
I'm coming to grand central. What address would I use to get to the station to get on the ferry?
21 May 2017|
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Response from lizscotta | Reviewed this property |
Get the 4 line subway to Whitehall st for South Ferry. Enjoy!
Mari M
Where do you take the ferry?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Tinde_K | Reviewed this property |
From next to South Ferry Station subway, the route is well marked. It's on the bottom tip of Manhattan island.