Staten Island Ferry

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Top 1% in New York About the TripExpert Score

8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

One of the best and cheapest things you can do in New York City is take the FREE Staten Island Ferry to the little visited fifth borough. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Every day, some 60,000 people ride the free ferry to Staten Island, one of the city's outer boroughs, and you should be one of them. Full review →


Frommer's 33

You get an hour-long excursion (round-trip) into the world’s biggest harbor. This is not strictly a sightseeing ride but commuter transportation to and from Staten Island. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Around 20 million people a year take this ferry, mainly employees going to work. For visitors, it's a unique and free way to take in the skyline of Manhattan rising above the river, just... Full review →


Not For Tourists

Grab a tall boy on board and enjoy the view. Full review →


Time Out 70

The price of a harbor crossing between Staten Island and lower Manhattan may be the only activity in New York City that’s cheaper today than it was in 1817. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Runs 24 hours a day, with departures every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 to 60 minutes during off-peak hours.   The historic ferry service between Manhattan and Staten Island... Full review →



Though its primary function is serving as a commuter ferry, visitors can take it round-trip to experience stunning views of New York Harbor. Best part: It’s free! Departs weekdays every... Full review →

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