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Riding Staten Island Ferry – Statue of Liberty

New York City 2009

Thanksgiving Tour

New York City | New York

02 Dec 2009 | Wed

Day 08 of 11

  • Riding Staten Island Ferry | Statue of Liberty
  • New York City Financial District

Riding Staten Island Ferry | Statue of Liberty

Riding the Staten Island Ferry is a great way to get a beautiful view of one of the most iconic monuments in America – the Statue of Liberty. With dozens of departures daily, visitors can easily hop on and off the ferry to enjoy an up-close view of Lady Liberty while taking in views of Manhattan and New York Harbor.

NYC Staten Island Ferry Terminal

A ride on the Staten Island Ferry gives passengers a unique opportunity to experience Lady Liberty’s majesty up close and personal. The ride is free, allowing anyone to experience this magical moment regardless of budget.

Statue of Liberty

During a typical journey, passengers will have 15 minutes or more to take photos and videos as they pass by Ellis Island and approach Lady Liberty’s pedestal at close range.

The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry route operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. The ferry’s single route runs 5.2 miles (8.4 km) through New York Harbor between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, with ferry boats making the trip in about 25 minutes. The ferry operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with boats leaving every 15 to 20 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes at other times. It is the only direct mass-transit connection between the two boroughs. Historically, the Staten Island Ferry has charged a relatively low fare compared to other modes of transit in the area; and since 1997, the route has been fare-free. The Staten Island Ferry is one of several ferry systems in the New York City area and is operated separately from systems such as NYC Ferry and NY Waterway.

– Wikipedia Staten Island Ferry

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