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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
+1 212-839-3061
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to see the Statue of Liberty by sea, this is one of the best way to see it. One other great thing is the fact that is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turista2011054
Reviewed yesterday

Tourists may have little reason to visit Staten Island. But the free 24-hour ferry should not be missed. Just look at this day and night time views of the Manhattan skyline, especially around the harbor, and Lady Liberty. If you have only one day in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank govind2305
Reviewed yesterday

The Staten Island Ferry is a free service. It takes you right by the Statue of Liberty, you will be able to get great pictures while onboard. The ferry runs every 30 minutes and is a clean boat that offers lots of seats. We just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Love2TravelUS
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great waiting room very clean and organised. A free ride. Everyone has to exited the ferry at the other side but we were able to get straight back on. Great views of sky line and statue of liberty !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tr8v2l3r
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't beat the price (free) for a trip/tour in the 'Big Apple'! You get up close to the Statue of Liberty & all the sights in N.Y.'s harbor, as well lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Ht.s, New Jersey's waterfront, etc. It is a pleasant harbor ride,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bryant1700
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to see the SOL, and save some pennies then I’d recommend this free ferry across to Staten Island and back! Simply walk into the ferry terminal, AVOID the touts outside you don’t have to pay them anything! Join the que inside the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ljt2912
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way of taking in the sights for free ........ you ca travel on this over to Staten Island, you must however come off the ferry to travel back, you get the same sights as you do on the fee paying ferries - Its lovely

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carolinamoon2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

it is nice to try, to see newyork city buildings from sea side, and even the liberty statue from far away.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to sail past the statue, and see lower Manhattan from the sea. Pick a fine day for best views. Try and avoid peak commuting times, and the best bit? It’s all free !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend! It’s free and the pics you can get using this service are fabulous! The ferry’s are clean, reliable and safe I found this to be excellent and would do it again in a heartbeat Go do it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from UnimpressableMe | Reviewed this property |
The Staten Island ferry goes from downtown Manhattan to St George terminal on Staten Island. If you know what you are looking for and are on the right hand rearside on the ferry leaving from Manhattan you might get a... More
October 23, 2018|
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Response from joewhiggins | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are toilets on board
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Broadster67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely sure there are toilets on board. The ferries are not small.