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Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry service sails between the Whitehall Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Downtown Manhattan and the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. The five-mile (eight km) journey takes about 25 minutes each way and ferries only carry passengers and bicycles. The service operates throughout the year and day, departing every 15-20 minutes during the rush hours to every 60 minutes during the midnight hours.

Staten Island Ferry, New York City

Staten Island Ferry by Kmf164

The ferry ride is free and therefore don’t be fooled by scam artists who try to sell ferry tickets. The service is not only a means of transport between Manhattan and Staten Island but offers amazing views of New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, and the New Jersey shoreline. Even if you have no intention to visit Staten Island, this trip is highly recommended and very popular with tourists.
Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, New York City
Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan by Daniel Schwen

New York Water Taxi
The New York Water Taxi is a Brooklyn-based company operating commuter and tour boats, painted yellow to resemble the city’s yellow cabs. The boats sail in the New York Harbor area (including the Hudson and East Rivers) between piers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The company also operates a “hop-on, hop-off” service sailing between popular waterfront destinations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

New York Water Taxi, New York City

New York Water Taxi by Edward M Johnson


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