Staten Island Ferry Tours

Staten Island ferry Manhattan

The best view of lower Manhattan won't cost you and your family a cent. Simply stroll onto the Staten Island Ferry and leave your wallet shut (isn't that a relief!). Sit back and enjoy this 25-minute tour you won't soon forget. Park your stroller and peer out at the Statue of Liberty, the Verazzano Bridge and of course, Staten Island. On the return trip (you'll head back from the St. George Terminal), you'll get a majestic view of lower Manhattan and Wall Street (we dare you NOT to think of the Movie Working Girl when landing).

Statue of Liberty

All in, the boat covers 5 miles each way. Your kids will love the break from walking around, and you'll love the cool breezes. Feel free to bring snacks on board, and here's a little tip--the ferry sells beer (hey, it might have been a long day at the office). You will have to disembark at Staten Island--plan accordingly. Most likely, you'll not catch the immediate return, so spend a while strolling along the walkways of Staten Island. Try to avoid rush hour (these busy boats shuttle 60,000 passengers on an average day). From start to finish, set aside at least 3 hours for this journey.

For more information visit:

Staten Island Ferry Departure from Lower Manhattan
The Whitehall Ferry Terminal
1 South Street, and is accessible from the 1, 4, 5, N, R, W, J, M, Z subway lines
Cost: Free

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