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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 yesterday via mobile

So we were in New York and decided to visit statin island. We too the metro to battery park and when we reached the ferry terminal we were shocked to know the ferry is completely free !!!! There is a whole big crowd waiting and...More

Thank Jansher B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go in the evening as you can see the stacks of planes and their lights circling over the 3 city airports and see them peel off to land. Looks like a ballet. Don't bother to get off at Staten Island and just return.

Thank Aldeby
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's free so take it! Haha. You also get to see the statue of liberty from afar so it's one of those things a tourist must do while in NY. It's actually expected of you and the port people know it.

Thank Ethan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took this instead of the Statue Cruise. It was free and you don’t need reservations. You are close enough to see it and Ellis Island if you don’t want to do the whole tourist thing.

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely recommend doing this. We went during the week around 4pm so as to avoid the rush hour and get both daytime and night time photos as well as pictures of the Statue of Liberty. No dramas getting on the ferry and although you have...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free way to see Manhattan from the water, pass by Statue of liberty island, take some great pictures on the boat with a skyline and statue of liberty. Ride will take approximately 20 minutes to Staten island and 20 minutes to get back. It's free.

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you commute or take the SI Ferry for pleasure you can't beat the price or the experience. Where else can you see the awesome harbor of NYC, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island?

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited NYC with another couple. One of our sights to see was the Statue of Liberty. We took the Staten Island Ferry. The Ferry runs every 30 minutes. I will say we got there right when one Ferry departed. So we...More

1  Thank 827denvers
Reviewed 4 days ago

Free ferry, gives great views of NYC Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty. not much to see on Staten Island, so leg it as you get off the ferry, and you will be able to catch the next ferry back

Thank chipsmiths
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous for a free ride. Get in the right side of the ferry to take pictures Go in a cold crisp day as there are no crowds You have to get off at the other end and get back on another to come back Coffee...More

Thank Riva-Yvonne
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Brittany C
13 December 2017|
Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
Right hand side... Enjoy!
8 December 2017|
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Response from Rachel C | Reviewed this property |
An hour to an hour and a half, depending whether you are in time to catch the first ferry back. It's well worth doing
18 November 2017|
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Response from 811winifredr | Reviewed this property |
Taking the train...#1 downtown to the last stop South Ferry. The ferry is upstairs. or "R" downtown to Whitehall. It's the same terminal. The ferry is Staten Island Ferry is FREE! It runs 24/364. Every 1/2 hr. except rush... More