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“Free harbor cruise and the Statue of Liberty”

Staten Island Ferry
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US$ 74.00*
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #19 of 1,089 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.
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Free harbor cruise and the Statue of Liberty”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We had tickets for a harbor cruise but were near Battery Park and ran out of time, so we jumped on the FREE Staten Island Ferry. It was great! We had good views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Try to avoid the after school ferry, it was full of noisy kids running around yelling on their way home from school. There are decks you can stand on outside for the best views. It takes about 15 -20 minutes one way, and the ferry terminals have food stands and small shops.

Visited April 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice way to cross the bay!”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Free ferry - good view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“IT'S FREE!!!!!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

If you don't have the time or the cash to go on the Statue of Liberty Ferry, you can ride the Staten Island ferry for free. It offers beautiful views of Staten Island, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and Manhattan.

Visited April 2012
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Macclesfield, UK
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“Free Views of Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

What more can I say.. it sails close to the statue and you get a decent view, if from a distance. The view of the skyline is fantastic, why pay for a cruise when you can hop on this ferry and do the 2 way journey for free??!!

Visited April 2012
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Hauppauge, New York
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“Free view of Manhattan”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Start out with the Staten Island Ferry view before exploring Manhattan & the Boroughs. The SI Ferry Terminal is a bit smelly

Visited June 2011
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