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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

This is the best deal in town since it is free. With a short wait, you can take the ferry to Staten Island and back and get wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. Weekends are best or during the middle of...More

Thank Jim408
Reviewed yesterday

We chose to spend a night in Staten Island rather than attempt to drive in Manhattan and pay $300 to park our car for 5 days. We left our car at the Hilton Garden Inn and they took us to the Staten Island Ferry. Its...More

Thank dewilson2
Reviewed yesterday

What a deal!! This ferry runs all the time and it is free. You get wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty, NYC skyline, waterfront, Battery Park, Governor's Island and all for $0. Don't miss the opportunity.

Thank Richard1140
Reviewed yesterday

A fantastic experience free. You will visit the other part of the bay arriving to Staten Island with this ferry boat, that pass also near the Liberty Statue , giving the opportunity to take pictures of the New York skyline at its best.

Thank AroundtheWorld61
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in the ferry and saw the Statue of Liberty. Great ferry for free the times are every 1/2 hour. This ferry does get very busy.

Thank vickylou g
Reviewed yesterday

perhaps the best way to get a good view of the statue of liberty. frequent departures and sees many tourists use it

Thank sid_2001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun ride that is free. Great views of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on trip to Staten Island, not as close up views on trip back. Refreshing breezes on hot day. Nice sea food restaurant with outdoor patio overlooking water in the Staten Island...More

Thank JustUs89
Reviewed yesterday

Work your way all the way to the end of Broadway road and you will find the Staten Island terminal can't miss it , every few minutes a ferry takes hundreds of passengers pass Statue of Liberty, to Staten Island and another ferry back again...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The great thing about the Staten Island Ferry is that it's free. If you still want to see the Statue of Liberty, but not go in, this would be a great alternative. It's about 20 minutes both ways. The ferries are pretty big, so there...More

Thank Sweetanddandy
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the ferry is free and for tourists who don't want to go to Ellis island it's a great way to see the statue of liberty. we have done both but if you are short on time or money then I would recommend getting the ferry.

Thank lippylinda
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Stephanie J | Reviewed this property |
The weekend Ferry runs about every 30 minutes on the 00's and the 30's, so your longest wait will be 30 minutes. You can find the schedule on the NYC DOT website. Don't fret over the amount of passengers waiting, there is... More
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Kath D | Reviewed this property |
Close enough to get good photos!
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Stephen K | Reviewed this property |
Sit on the starboard side, (right) as you leave Manhattan and the port side, (left) as you return from Staten Island. I've never really explored that borough but, if you're there in the summer you could see the Yankees... More