Staten Island Ferry

(718) 876-8441 | View Website

1 Bay St, Staten Island, NY | Directions   10301

40.642120 -74.073769

 
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Reviews for Staten Island Ferry

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Staten Island Ferry – I never thought just taking the ferry would be so much fun! It was relaxing and not at all crowded, and had great views and a nice breeze. I felt like just taking it back and forth for awhile...with a book and a lunch this would be ideal.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Free water, liberty, cityscape – You pile on, get on the side for the best viewing of the Statue of Liberty, you "sail" away, floating across the historic Upper Bay of New York Harbor, and the gulls fly along, and then there's Lady Liberty, and the tall, tall buildings of lower Manhattan, and you reach Staten Island and race back around to get on the ferry, and slide back, trying to determine what's Governor's Island and what's Brooklyn, and imagining Henry Hudson in this very spot, heading north towards the river that would one day bear his name, and the shores are covered in trees, trees, trees, as the canoes of the friendly natives paddle out in greeting.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fun and free! – It's the best bang for your buck because it's free and it only takes an hour to do! I like to take visitors out on the Ferry because it you want to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island but don't want to take up most of the day to do it, then the Ferry has what you're looking for. It really does have the best view for taking a pic of Lady Liberty. And on the return trip the view of lower Manhattan is just the best. A Must-Do!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Great Free attraction – The ride on the ferry is a must because of the views. Also great on a hot summer day. Only drawback was there was NOTHING to do once you got to Staten Island

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Free but the BEST! – Nothing can beat a free ride that brings you across NY Harbor and within sight of The Statue of Liberty. It is the best bargain on the planet.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Best free attraction – The Staten Island ferry is the best free attraction in New York.

Caught the ferry around midnight in April, it was cold but you had to stand outside to take in all the sights on Manhatten.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Secret Bargain In NY – Visitors to New York City should grab a lunch from one of the many buffet-style take-out delicatessens in lower Manhattan, then walk down and take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. It is a twenty minute ride to Staten Island, and twenty minutes back to Manhattan.

You can have a filling, yet inexpensive lunch, sit and rest your feet for an hour, and see some spectacular views of Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, Governor's Island, Manhattan, and the Statue of Liberty - all for free!

(The biggest mistake tourists can make is taking the boat ride to the Statue of Liberty. It is long, costly, and will not meet your expectations.)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best View of Statue – Why wait in long lines and pay money to go to Liberty Island when you can't even go to the top of the statue? The Staten Island Ferry runs often, provides great views of lower manhattan and the Statue of Liberty and is FREE.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

It's great to see manhattan from here! – This is the ideal ride for economic tourists!

I do it everytime I visit nyc.

You can see the city from a point of view incredible!

You'll never forget it!.

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

hmm.. – This spot is nice during the day having many activities and all but it can defenitely be overrated as the best free spot in new york city

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