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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
+1 212-839-3061
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Reviewed yesterday

A perfect way to see the Statue of Liberty. We got the subway from midtown down towards Battery Park, had a walk around then headed for the ferry. The ferry is free, leaves every 30 minutes & is a great way to enjoy the views...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferry is a great (free) way to see the skyline and Statue of Liberty!! Also a great way to wind down as it is about 30 min both ways. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Allison28125
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great trip on the ferry over to visit Lady Liberty and also Ellis Island. It is exactly what it says on the tin

Thank Newyorkfan40
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staten ferry is free, ferry leaves about every 1/2 hr, nice to see Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, you can get off the ferry at Staten Island and walk round the island, then just back on the ferry to come back

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This ferry is free and takes you past the Statue of Liberty and you also see the great Manhattan sky line well worth you journey down to Battery Park

Thank SSO76
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had taken a helicopter ride and decided to just go across to Staten island on the ferry. Despite lots of people boarding there was plenty of room. We really enjoyed this experience. And best of all it was free!

Thank Candicemarie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to give this free ferry a go, was fabulous and a little busy but it is NYC, we enjoyed A coffee whilst we waited the 30 mins for the next ferry, you do get close to the statue of liberty without having to pay...More

Thank lynne-marie m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Riding the Staten Island Ferry is free! Can't really figure out why that is, but it is great. Go between 10:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. to avoid rush hour. On the trip over to Staten Island the ferry driver is on the far end so...More

1  Thank RunOhio
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No need to Buy an expensive tickets to liberty island if you don’t want to visit the island itself and just want to view the statue. You can stand on the decks and take good pictures.

Thank Heleen P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What better deal is there in New York City? A free cruise with best views,in nice weather, of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan;a free cruise with outdoor seating in warm weather; a great view of New York Harbor and the moving...More

Thank UbErich F
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8 December 2017|
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Response from johnnykipps | Reviewed this property |
From the South Ferry Terminal on the southern top of Manhattan, you could take the ferry across the bay and back again in about an hour. Enjoy!
19 November 2017|
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Response from 811winifredr | Reviewed this property |
Taking the train...#1 downtown to the last stop South Ferry. The ferry is upstairs. or "R" downtown to Whitehall. It's the same terminal. The ferry is Staten Island Ferry is FREE! It runs 24/364. Every 1/2 hr. except rush... More
22 October 2017|
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Response from 811winifredr | Reviewed this property |
Funny enough I used to work at that Marriott. Yes it's a safe place to stay, right in the heart of Times Sq. Walk over to 42nd St. Take the #1 train to Chambers Street. The Marriott has access to a Supershuttle that can take... More