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  • michelle c
    Melbourne, Australia133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a way to see the Statue of Liberty for free
    Walk past all the sprukers to get the ferry terminal and all is good
    Photos better on way over to the island
    Can explore is you have the time
    Runs every half hour
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ4,317 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son had a day off from school so I took the day off from work and got us tickets to the Intrepid so he wasn't home all day staring at a screen. I never take the ferry across the river because the train or the tunnel (if driving) are much more convenient and cheaper. The downtown stop is a better stop closer to the action but the midtown stop is only good if you are going to Javitz or the Intrepid.

    The cost is too much, the journey is on a less frequent schedule than the train and the parking at Port Imperial is also too much.

    So yeah, if this is your first time or if you are a local showing someone the city, this is a nice journey. If you want in and out quickly, take a train.
    Written 19 September 2020
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  • Miguel Q
    Lisbon, Portugal10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Debbie, my today's tour guide... what a star! Thanks for all your support, professionalism and joy. Your company is lucky to have you. And I was as lucky as your company to have you as a guide. :)
    Thanks for the photos and making my day better.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    New York Cruise terminal is near to the Intrepid War ship museum. The terminal is pretty gritty and not worth a visit. Avoid.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Rogue B
    New York City, NY6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You know I've avoided going over to Bk because of how degraded the Subway system feels, and I don't drive. A friend invited me over to watch a game and suggested I take the Ferry. It was cool. Decent ticket price, seating, it was pretty clean, and the drop off points are close to where I needed to be. Think I've found a new way of getting out more.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • Jessica
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am not sure if we got scammed because it was the weekend or if this is legit Monday - Friday! But we bought tickets on Saturday and the whole place was shut up!

    The ticket men did a good job at selling them to us and convinced us it was too foggy to see the Statue of Liberty on the free staton island ferry!

    They shipped us off on a ferry ( a group of 20) and dumped us in New Jersey! The shuttle bus sped off as quick as he could. We had to get an Uber back!

    DO NOT BUY TICKETS FOR THIS BOAT!
    Written 17 January 2020
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