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Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry

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The 25-minute boat ride between Manhattan and St. George on Staten Island has made cameos in popular television shows and Hollywood films such as Basketball Diaries, American Gangster, and Sex and the City. Since 1817, it has provided passengers with views of world-famous sights like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. A welcome retreat from the chaos of the city, passengers can sit back and watch the majestic New York skyline fade into the distance during the historic 5.2-mile trip.

Transporting over 20 million passengers per year, the Staten Island Ferry leaves every 15-20 minutes during rush hour, decreasing to every half-hour during evenings and mid-day, then every hour during late night and early morning hours. Bicycles are permitted but must be stored in a designated area. A long-time favorite with tourists, this celebrated ferry ride is currently free of charge and makes over 33,000 trips annually. So relax, enjoy some old-fashioned concession stand food and a beer, and take in the panoramic views of New York Harbor from a whole new perspective.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Ferry departs every 15-20 minutes during rush hour, decreasing to every half-hour during evenings and mid-day, then every hour during late night and early morning hours
  • Admission:
  • Free
  • Subway Stop:
  • 1 train to the South Ferry Station
  • Contact:
  • Manhattan Station: Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan – 1 South Street, New York, NY
  • Staten Island Station: St. George Ferry Terminal – 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY
  • Website: www.siferry.com
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