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Staten Island Ferry

Open Now: 1:00 a.m. - 12:59 p.m.
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This ferry ride was our best option to see The Statue of Liberty without spending a dollar. And we managed to take some photo shots of Lady Liberty, albeit from a distance. Nice ferry ride though. The Manhattan view was amazing.

Thank SwirlingTraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a great way to do see Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhattan for free. For any other boat would be paying $20 and more. The other boats go closer to Lady Liberty but if you are just looking for inexpensive way - well Staten...More

Thank Gergana L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The people stood in front of you so you couldn’t see anything. The people standing in the stairwell were super rude and complained when you tried to get by them.

Thank AngelaD110114
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ferries leave every half hour on the hour and half hour. Free travel to Staten Island and back. Excellent photo ops of the city and Statue of Liberty. It can be damn cold on the water so rug up.

Thank bigdog_tboo
Reviewed yesterday

So glad we found out about this. Honestly unless your going up the statue and doing the tour do the staten island ferry. All you need to do is turn up at the terminal, ferry goes on the hour and half past the hour. You...More

Thank AALowndes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode the staten island ferry to take a rest and to still do some sight seeing. It goes right by the statue of liberty (something I always wanted to see). Not to mention IT FREE. Just grab a seat or stand and take in...More

Thank eclipsefire92
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got margaritas and pretzels in the Battery Park terminal and then enjoyed the free ride. Most people are then just riding back to Manhattan on a return ferry back. We had to wait 30 minutes for the next ferry. There are food and drink...More

Thank StCroix01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was advised by local family to take the ferry as it is a great was to see the Statue of Liberty. I was not disappointed; free ride with great views of the Statue, Manhattan and the Hudson River. Ferry itself is a basic commuter vessel...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the ferry for a great view of the Statue of Liberty and this did not disappoint! Free, not crowded, a little chilly but super fun. You also get real close to Governor’s Island and can see some historic buildings. We also saw a...More

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Staten Island ferry twice on our trip to ny, once day time, once night time , very enjoyable, ferries are very big, clean and comfortable - wrap up warm if your planning on sitting outside (in the cooler months)

Thank r a
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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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September 19, 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
September 8, 2018|
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Response from dellr7 | Reviewed this property |
Check the weather forecast. We went about 10am and it was great. Another time we went late afternoon and the seas were very choppy and it was foggy and misty. If it is clear weather for the sunset, fine, but I would go... More
September 5, 2018|
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Response from brudda | Reviewed this property |
Most large cruise ships dock in the morning, however there are exceptions.