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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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
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 Staten Island and on the left on the return journey.
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
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 mid-morning and you can do something else less dependant on the weather at sunset.