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Staten Island Ferry
Ranked #12 of 1,204 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We could not believe the ferry was free. Got a fantastic view of the Statue of Liberty - stay on the right hand side from NY out to the island - she does not turn round after docking !!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Best deal in NYC. Ride the Staten Island Ferry and get a great view of Manhatten, Brooklyn, and Jersey. It was super cold at the end of March, but in the summertime I am sure the view can't be beat as the ferry also gives you a great view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. One note: everyone must depart the ferry on the other side. So plan to spend time on Staten Island or just re-enter and catch the next ferry back.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We walked on, rode across, then turned around and came back. A great way to spend an hour taking in the views of the New York City Skyline and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Grab a seat and enjoy the trip. In a city known for things being expensive, this is the best deal around.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The ferry arrives promptly most of the time, and staff are very efficient in getting passengers on and off the ferry. The service is quick and, most importantly, free. Both ferry terminals are clean and easy to navigate, and even if you’re not getting off on the island, you can get a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, both of which beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I can never get over the fact that this is free! Views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty are fantastic and the boats are so big you never have to wait for long. You'd have to be mad not to do this when in New York.

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