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“Quick trip on the ferry”

Staten Island Ferry
Ranked #12 of 1,135 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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 Whitehall Terminal is located at 4 South Street, Manhattan. Passengers using wheelchairs are encouraged to use lower-level boarding at both the Whitehall and St. George Terminals. All passengers are required to comply with applicable U.S. Coast Guard Security Regulations regardless of which level they board from. The Staten Island Ferry does not carry cars.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a few hours to spare so had been told about the ferry and it being free so felt we didn’t have anything to lose.

Straight through and onto the ferry. It was pouring with rain and misty so the views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island weren’t great but that couldn’t be helped.

Spent 30 minutes or so on Staten Island but the rain stopped us from venturing outside the terminal building before getting the ferry back again.

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Just the ideal way to see the Statue of Liberty and it’s free !!! Even on a rainy foggy day it’s amazing

Thank bassielamb
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at staten island and took the ferry to NY, so convenient and free, the station is very clean and big parking $8.00 all day, ferry every 30 min

Thank Lettie Sierra H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It's free which puts at least 2 stars on the review before we even start. A great place to see the statue of liberty for free with great views when you sail past unless it was foggy like when we went. The queues are big to get on but the ferries are massive so hold loads so expect to get on and with plenty of seats and even a cafe you don't have to rush unless you want to see the statue of liberty then there is limited viewing. We had an open ferry on the way there that was best for photos but a closed one on the way back which although was warmer wasn't great for photos. The ferry take approx 10 mins to cross and they go every 30 mins at peak times. Free WIFI in the ports if you miss a ferry with toilets and plenty of cafes. The port is located on the south side of Manhattan with the closest subway being Whitehall Street, yellow line, or Bowling Green, green line.

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Free is the best word. Doesn't get much better that that. Convenient with two ferries going daily. Not real close to Statute of Liberty but better than land.

Thank bobbodine
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