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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-839-3061
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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 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.
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took the Liberty tour on my previous trip to NYC. Took a friend on the SIF this time round. Liberty was quite distant and I don't think it's worth the time getting on the ferry. It's free and fast - but not quite close...More

Thank Brandonong
Reviewed yesterday

A fun half-day on the water with some great photo ops both outbound and inbound. You don't have to get off--just do the round trip!

Thank Candid_Canuck
Reviewed yesterday

The Staten Island Ferry is a fast and most importantly free ride from the Southern tip of Manhattan across the water to Staten Island. As a result it can be an excellent way of getting great views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis island and the...More

Thank Scruff_UK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just walk in, jump on the ferry and enjoy the awesome views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. Buy some popcorn onboard. Went on a weekday, I think it can get very busy over weekends

Thank Gerhard F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In NYC there are few things that are free. This is one of them. Take the ferry to get great views of all the city sights. See the NYC and Jersey City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island, bridges, ships, ... Two twenty...More

Thank Vespasian62
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent way to see the skyline and Statue of Liberty and it does not cost a $ , very efficient and frequent service and great views. Excellent New York experience!

Thank Damian W
Reviewed yesterday

The Staten Island Ferry is easily reached by Subway. When you go in it always looks very busy but the boats hold a good number of people and I have never found it overcrowded. Although I would avoid the rush hours as it is a...More

Thank Royalscott
Reviewed yesterday

We love the Ferry, the fact that it is free is just a bonus. The views of the statue of Liberty and the Skyline are great!

Thank tk1978
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great way to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The ferry is free to ride there and back. Great views of NYC and NJ from the ferry. Ferry goes right by the Statue of Liberty for you to take photos...More

Thank leejero
Reviewed 2 days ago

What more could you ask for when visiting NYC. you get to see the Manhattan skyline, statue of liberty, governor's island and Ellis island and it doesn't cost a penny. We travelled with a toddler in a stroller over Memorial Day weekend and the cattle...More

Thank EdwardRook
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Natasha A
Where do you park and take the shuttle to get on the Staten ferry?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Chrisj8891 | Reviewed this property |
metro,, wins every time
Samantha R
I'm coming to grand central. What address would I use to get to the station to get on the ferry?
21 May 2017|
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Response from lizscotta | Reviewed this property |
Get the 4 line subway to Whitehall st for South Ferry. Enjoy!
Mari M
Where do you take the ferry?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Tinde_K | Reviewed this property |
From next to South Ferry Station subway, the route is well marked. It's on the bottom tip of Manhattan island.