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“Free trip with a great view”

Staten Island Ferry
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USD 74.00*
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #12 of 1,192 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 6 April 2018 via mobile

The ferry arrives promptly most of the time, and staff are very efficient in getting passengers on and off the ferry. The service is quick and, most importantly, free. Both ferry terminals are clean and easy to navigate, and even if you’re not getting off on the island, you can get a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, both of which beautiful.

Thank AmeliaHope
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I can never get over the fact that this is free! Views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty are fantastic and the boats are so big you never have to wait for long. You'd have to be mad not to do this when in New York.

Thank Fayedo75
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to see the Statue of Liberty and you get to go on a ferry and it’s free!
That last part makes it even better in an age where typically you get nothing for nothing. The Staten Island ferry has an almost iconic status (in my head at least) so its worth doing for that reason alone but it’s refreshing to see a city providing a ‘free’ service for commuters and tourists. Locals will no doubt wonder about the point of going over to Staten Island and turning right round on the next ferry but if you’re visiting NYC and you have an hour to kill it beats standing in line to go up the Empire State Building. Remember they didn’t have to queue in An Affair to Remember or Sleepless in Seattle but chances are you will. Choose the Staten Island Ferry instead.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Give your wallet and feet a rest as you enjoy the free Staten island ferry which takes you past the Statue of Liberty and offers up amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. Dhannel your inner Charlotte and Carrie from SATC and ride the iconic orange Staten island ferry. Toot toot, beep beep! Return trip is free and relatively quick - efficient use of time and resources.

1  Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We got some great views of the city taking the Ferry! Including views of the Statue of Liberty. The boat was HUGE (it can hold up to 6,000 people), and also very crowded on the back decks where you can get the best views. Honestly, it was free so you can't beat that!

Thank KaitlinMc810
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