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Staten Island Ferry - Whitehall Terminal

Pier · Financial District
4 South St (South Ferry), New York, NY 10004, United States

The City of New York has operated the Staten Island Ferry since 1905. It is one of the world’s busiest ferry routes, carrying over 20 million passengers a year; rivaled only by Star Ferry in Hong Kong.

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    Earl D.
    "southern tip of Manhattan and a glimpse of Lady Liberty."(9 Tips)
    André
    "Boat trip with an amazing view on the skyline of Manhattan for free."(12 Tips)
    Karen T.
    "... of manhattan from the free ferry (leaves from south tip of fidi). choose a..."(8 Tips)
    Melody G.
    "The best and free of care view of NYC and the statue of liberty"(64 Tips)
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  • Talia F.

    Great views of the Statue of Liberty! Just don't stay in Staten Island....get right back on. Read more

    Talia Fisher · November 21, 2015
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  • Brownstone Living NYC

    Great place for a late night date. Both ends are recently renovated w/a 24hr bar that plays music on the Manhattan side & another restaurant on SI side.. Both w/great views. Great for history buffs 2.

    Brownstone Living NYC · November 1, 2015
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  • Joe B.

    Best way to check out the Statue of Liberty for free.

    Joe Brolgs · August 5, 2015
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  • Guru K.

    Nice and breezy ride in the summer. Has a beer bar. Manhattan skyline view is worth the 25 min trip!

    Guru Kini · July 14, 2015
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  • Andres

    Free ride for a great view of southern Manhattan and the statue of the liberty

    Andres · March 28, 2015
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  • Rodrigo A.

    Scenic views

    Rodrigo Artavia · March 17, 2015
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  • William C.

    Free WiFi!

    William Conyers · March 10, 2015
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  • Chris N.

    Right by Battery Park. Ferry is other side of the park.

    Chris Nixon · March 8, 2015
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  • Mike M.

    Trust me. Take the ferry, drink a few beers (best happy hour deals in all of NYC) and enjoy the sights.

    Mike M. · February 28, 2015
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  • Ernest B.

    Tons of discoveries

    Ernest Barteldes · February 13, 2015
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  • Annie A.

    You can drink on it and it's free.... If only they could run the subway system this well...

    Annie Alfstad · February 11, 2015
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  • Kamsicle

    Great views of miss liberty and city. Free too

    Kamsicle · February 7, 2015
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  • Neha S.

    Its a pretty comfortable ferry and taking it after a good walk across NY helps you relax. You get to see the NY skyline and also the statue of liberty from the side decks of this ferry.

    Neha Singhal · January 12, 2015
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  • Alan-Arthur A.

    Everything inside is overpriced and a tourist trap eat at the Halal stand at the end of the outdoor plaza.

    Alan-Arthur Aurelia · January 5, 2015
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  • Lamont L.

    Great views for free... get in and out of the city easy.

    Lamont Lewis · December 29, 2014
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  • Jamie D.

    The best way to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    Jamie Dumbill · December 28, 2014
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  • Zoe

    One of the most known free tourist attraction!

    Zoe · December 27, 2014
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  • Sofia U.

    Always a good idea! Beware of people offering you trips for 💲💲💲, just keep walking

    Sofia Uz · December 22, 2014
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  • Kristin M.

    You can't get much better than free! And they views are well worth the ride.

    Kristin Musgrove · December 17, 2014
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  • Melody G.

    The best and free of care view of NYC and the statue of liberty

    Melody Gambino · December 10, 2014
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  • Mr. Spotlight

    Stay at the upper deck on the right back corner to have the best views of NY skyline and the liberty statue ...

    Mr. Spotlight · November 17, 2014
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  • Dainis

    It's free and departuring 24/7. Offer scenic views to the city and Statue of Liberty as well.

    Dainis · November 9, 2014
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  • Uiru

    The Pretzel pizza pepperoni is yummy

    Uiru · November 2, 2014
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  • Fluying

    You don't need to push or make long lines. The ferry is very big with plenty of space for everyone. In every floor there is space for good photos of the Statue of Liberty.

    Fluying · October 29, 2014
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  • Chet M.

    Free boat ride.

    Chet Mancini · October 27, 2014
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  • Hizay C.

    You can take the FREE FERRY at 1 train final destination upstairs the station and watch a beautiful view of the hole city and Lady Liberty

    Hizay C. De la Rocha · October 20, 2014
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  • Douglas S.

    To get nice photos of the statue, go upstairs and then to the right side of the ferry. But you can easily change the side through the trip .

    Douglas Souza · October 19, 2014
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  • Abigail A.

    Clean and free!

    Abigail Argersinger · October 13, 2014
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  • Kimmie O.

    Transfer to the M15

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
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  • Kimmie O.

    Take the R to Whitehall

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
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  • Daniel P.

    A great way to see the Statue of Liberty without the lines. Avoid peak hour and join the line but don't worry, the ferry holds heaps! Get a seat by a window that opens and enjoy the ride.

    Daniel Porter · October 7, 2014
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  • Simar S.

    A great way to see the Statue of Liberty for free. Be on the right side on the upper deck to get a vantage point. Prefer standings if you need to click pictures like me.

    Simar Singh · October 6, 2014
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  • Richmond H.

    Moving & grooving

    Richmond Hood Company · September 26, 2014
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  • Chris C.

    Statue of Liberty

    Chris Chung Chee Hoe · September 21, 2014
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  • Gena M.

    When you get to Staten Island, don't get right back on the boat! Stop by SI Arts' Culture Lounge - check out their rotating exhibit space and pick up a locally made gift from their artist market.

    Gena M · September 16, 2014
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  • Chris A.

    This place needs a bar!

    Chris Angelina · September 10, 2014
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  • Lorena N.

    It's warm inside.

    Lorena Nascimento · September 4, 2014
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  • Stephanie L.

    Free ferries around the Statue of Liberty every day.

    Stephanie Low · September 1, 2014
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  • Fatimah

    Heading to the ferry looks like a Apple release line, lol

    Fatimah · August 23, 2014
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  • Tay O.

    Beautiful scene of Manhattan especially at sunrise and sunset.

    Tay Oduwaiye · August 20, 2014
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  • Carola W.

    Have a view from the other side ... see Manhattan from Staten Island!

    Carola Wüst · August 14, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    One of the best and cheapest things you can do in NYC is take the FREE Staten Island Ferry to the little-visited fifth borough. You pass Governors Island, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
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  • Randy W.

    Get here before 5 it's packed

    Randy Washington · August 6, 2014
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  • Shane S.

    Watching www.ThatMattersLive.com

    Shane Snipes · July 19, 2014
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  • Hani A.

    A free ferry ride that gives you panoramic views to lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty (not a close view)

    Hani Alawadi · June 10, 2014
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  • Ariel K.

    Best free harbor views!

    Ariel Kennan · June 10, 2014
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  • Anna O.

    When you get on the ferry keep walking to the end to the ropes, great view!

    Anna Ohare · May 15, 2014
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  • 99U

    A free, authentic way to see the Statue of Liberty. Best to do at sunset. Ferries run around the clock – every 15-30 min.

    99U · April 22, 2014
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  • Compass

    Take a ride on the legendary Staten Island Ferry that docks in Whitehall terminal.

    Compass · April 16, 2014
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  • Jen H.

    A nice boat ride-- too bad it winds up in the dump that is Staten Island.

    Jen Haley · April 12, 2014
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