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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

Unbelievable that you can get a 20 minute free cruise to Staten Island with views of Gosvenor island and the Statue of Liberty.

Thank PrestonpansEast
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go early to avoid the queues. It took us a while to work out where to buy tickets, but the area is lovely so we didn't mind wandering around. The ferry staff are very well organised so the process of getting on and off was...More

Thank MmeBarbes
Reviewed 2 days ago

No matter when you go, if the weather is good, you should definitely takes the round trip. The views are magnificent, day or night - the Statue of Liberty, The Verrazano Bridge, and the NYC skyline. The ferry is a free commuter transport.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A highly recommended trip. The ferry is easily reached from the nearby bowling green or south ferry terminals. The free trip gives views of the statue of liberty and the southern skyline of Manhattan

Thank MattOwen82
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best value in any city . Took areturn trip on the ferry on a wet and cold day and was well worth the effort. Great views of the statue of liberty and Manhattan. REAL New York >

Thank Peterandjanice
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice little trip, could view of the Statue of Liberty. It's good to kick off from Battery Park. The ferry is free, so that is a plus. If you're not going to visit the statue of lib, but want a closer view, this is a...More

Thank V K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This ferry attracts hundreds of people daily as it's a free return ride. No announcements of the ferry's arrival are made and if you do not see the crowd lunging forward you will miss the ferry. This happened to us and the gates were slammed...More

Thank ScrabbleAustralia
Reviewed 3 days ago

NYC at night is just breathtaking A must do It's free Quick Family friendly The views are amazing Breathtaking

Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rode the ferry over to staten island and back - great views of Manhatten and Statue! - did it once - don't need to do it twice, but worth the price - FREE

Thank shannon B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is fun to take the ferry to Staten Island - a short trip which passes by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as well as other ferries, etc. The views of the Manhatten skyline are beautiful. Definitely a pleasant (and free) ride.

Thank ECO1995
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17 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
Ariel T
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