Staten Island Ferry
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 86%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Local Culture
- 81%Family Travelers
- 66%History Buffs
- 59%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (68)
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Mar 01, 2014
Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. This ferry also goes by the Statute of Liberty. Disability Access is available. This terminal is next to the Governor Island terminal and Battery Park.Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersNov 05, 2013
Even in the most expensive city in America, you can find great deals like free admission nights at MoMA (otherwise $25), discounted Broadway tickets, and lower hotel rates in July and August. Then there’s the thrill of one of the world’s most beautiful ferry rides on the Staten Island commuter ferry—which also happens to be free 24/7. Board at sunset, when Lady Liberty is silhouetted against a pink-and-orange sky. You’ll pass the Statue of Liberty, with a panoramic view of glittering downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City. Affordable-travel expert Tim Leffel says: “It’s one thing I always recommend when people ask what they should do in New York.”Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
I prefer the East River Ferry but this is a classic. Most people go to the top deck and view from the side. I think the views from the front of the second floor are the best and there are fewer tourists.
Most people do a quick round trip but worth adding on a visit to one of Staten Island's excellent Sri Lankan spots.Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 23, 2013
I was a bit hesitant to get on this because I really had no reason to go to Staten Island.
The reason to go on this ferry is to get some of the best vies of the Statue of Liberty.Did I mention that it's FREE?Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryOct 21, 2013
Giving you a free look at the beautiful city from the water, the Staten Island Ferry is the perfect trip addition for anyone traveling in groups and on a budget. Through your experience on the ferry, you will get to see the city from a new angle without forsaking a huge period of time for sightseeing.Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 19, 2013
Very little is free in New York, including bathrooms. The Staten Island Ferry, however, gives you one of the best views of Lower Manhattan. I've never found Staten Island to be particularly exciting but even taking the ferry out and back is a nice way to kill an hour.Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
The Staten Island Ferry is often overlooked when it comes to sightseeing in New York City, however it is the best (and cheapest) way to take a cruise on the Hudson and see The Statue of Liberty up-close. The best part of it is that it's free!Recommended for:
- Staten Island FerryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Oct 15, 2013
The best view of the Statue of Liberty is to be had from the deck of the Staten Island Ferry. While disembarking for any length of time in the stronghold of New York Republicans (otherwise known as Staten Island) is not advisable, the ride there and back costs the same as one subway ride and is beautiful. Did I mention you can also drink?Recommended for: