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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 via mobile

Get off the subway at South ferry walk across the road into the ferry terminal. Have something to eat, a coffee or a beer. Ferry goes every 15 minutes & it's free. Enjoy the views off either side to either Brooklyn or New Jersey. Get...More

Thank simon o
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great way to see skylines and Statue of Liberty! On the way out sit on right. When returning sit on left. That way you will be on the Statue side.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed yesterday

We travelled on the Statten island ferry which was great. We were told before we got on the ferry that we wouldn't see the Statue of Liberty. This is NOT true. We had a great view both going out to Statten island and coming back....More

Thank shippers06
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great way to see the Statue of Liberty & the New York skyline! The trip takes about 35 minutes each way, very relaxed & little or no queuing - at least when we went on a Saturday! We didn't venture away from the ferry...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed yesterday

Take a free trip passed Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty This free ferry service is a must.Enjoy super views of the NY skyline.

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed yesterday

Free boat trip to Staten Island. You can see Manhattan skyline from the boat and that is awesome. On the way you can see Statue of Liberty too. Travel on the evening, then Manhattan looks great (like always). I recommend to do this trip.

Thank Suov
Reviewed yesterday

It was a nice experience but the ferry did not really go close to the statue as stated in our guide book. Not much to see on Staten island suggest running around the catch the next ferry straight back.

Thank Keithw532
Reviewed yesterday

Free views from this ferry over to Staten Island. Would recommend making your way to the top righthand side of the ferry so you get the best views.. amazing.. and free. The ferry takes about 45 mins each way and you have to get off...More

Thank SuzeSymes
Reviewed yesterday

As it was raining heavy we decided to take the Ferry, what a bonus. Although it looks like hundreds run to get on the ferry, it accommodates everyone. The photo opportunity to shoot the "Statue of Liberty" was great. And on the return we just...More

Thank Will R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Station Island Ferry was a pleasant way to spend a couple hours. But when you get to St. George just stay in the ferry terminal and return to to Manhatten, don't bother going into town - very depressing.

Thank Wayne D
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Cindi M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Christopher M | Reviewed this property |
I presume you could there are plenty of staff aboard there to help the gang plank on to the ferry is over wide so it'll be sufficient to accommodate a scooter of its kind
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!