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Staten Island Ferry

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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...more
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-839-3061
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Reviewed yesterday

The gratuity of the Staten Island Ferry brings really lot of people. I guess we where almost 300 persons on this ferry. But it was great for me to be in open space, in the middle of water, after days of walking between buildings. Also...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yeah it is free so the ferry itself is a bit tired but you get great views of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, Jersey City and the islands so a really good option and convenient

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Reviewed yesterday

The Staten Island Ferry is a true attraction in itself and a surprising way to benefit from a FREE harbour cruise and sightseeing on a visit to New York. The 25 minute ride from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island (and the other 25 minutes for...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must-do item, the Staten Island Ferry offers you lovely views of the Statue of Liberty and gives you a nice peek into the "busyness" of the New Yorker.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the least expensive, most fun way to see the lower Manhattan skyline (day or night) and Statue of Liberty. Went with the grandkids (4 and 6 y/o) and they loved it! So did we!

Thank mary m
Reviewed 2 days ago

A free service...almost shocking that I'm typing FREE SERVICE for anything in New York. It is an easy harbor hop with wonderful views if you don't have the time or patience for the Lady Liberty & Ellis Island tours. The Staten Island Ferry is a...More

Thank 384deano
Reviewed 2 days ago

Less than an hour round trip with excellent views of the harbor and Statue of Liberty. Ferry leaves on the half hour. Easy subway access. Just don't go at rush hour when thousands of commuters are trying to get home.

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a very nice trip accross the river to visit Staten Island, one of the Burroughs of New York City. You can see The Statue of Liberty very close...

Thank ahmed b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience on the Ferry every time I've visited New York. This is the cheapest way to see the Statute of Liberty. You get great photos! Be prepared for the wind if you go in a cooler month. Otherwise - enjoy!

Thank bobbiefontenot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Because the weather was turning bad the next day and we would not be able to take a tour to see the Statue of Liberty we took the Staten Island ferry to get at least a close look. It was a fun expereince and it...More

Thank bartleycrc
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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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23 October 2018|
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Response from joewhiggins | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are toilets on board
23 October 2018|
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Response from Broadster67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely sure there are toilets on board. The ferries are not small.
19 September 2018|
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Response from Jeremy K | Reviewed this property |
Probably best between 0900 and 1600. It will still be busy, as everyone knows it’s free, but the Ferries are quite large. For the best views of the Statue of Liberty, stand by the railings on the right side on the way to... More