Staten Island Ferry

Price guide: Free

Whitehall Terminal, 1 Whitehall Street, New York City, New York, 10004

Price guide: Free

 Staten Island Ferry
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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of Staten Island Ferry

A free boat ride with amazing New York views.

Probably the best free boat ride in the world! Although intended to connect Staten Island residents to their jobs in lower Manhattan, the Staten Island Ferry is the best way to take in the spectacle of New York Harbor, from Wall Street’s skyscrapers and the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty. The Ferry runs every 20-30 minutes all day and takes about 30 minutes each way. Avoid rush hour when the deck is jammed with the sharp elbows of frazzled commuters.

Expert tips: 
Avoid rush hour.
Check the timetable during holiday periods.

More information on Staten Island Ferry:

Price guide:
Boat trip
Whitehall Terminal, 1 Whitehall Street, New York City, New York, 10004
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily open 24hours.

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