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“Best way to get pics of the Statue of Liberty”

Staten Island Ferry
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US$ 74.00*
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #12 of 1,195 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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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

When I began planning my NYC trip, I was determined I was going to do a Statue of LIberty tour. Once I did more research, i found out the ferry is the BEST way to get some fantastic shots of her without taking a huge chunk of time or money. We got to the pier aobut 10 minutes before the ferry departed. We were loaded quickly and off before we new it, The ride gave us a chance to take some brilliant skyline photos and just recharge for a bit. Once across we waited only about 10 minutes or so and our ferry back was already there and loading. What a great way to incorporate a non conventional attraction.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It's a free ride from Staten island to New Jersey side. Almost everyone that use this service will just do a same return trip back to NYC side.. Kinda funny though but you still can see the liberty statue from the ferry even it was a little bit to far,

Thank kazama82
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were in the city for colleges visit tour. One stop was at Wagner on Staten Island.

This was definitely the quickest but also cheapest way to get there from Manhattan (can't beat Free).

The boat is unbelievably vast and accommodate 100s of people. And the views are just amazing. The city, the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey,..

Thank Danny V
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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 !!

Thank Jula0503
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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.

Thank JenKuiper
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