Boat Travel

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Boat Travel

The Staten Island Ferry runs across New York Harbor between Whitehall Street (next to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan) and St. George terminal in Staten Island. The free 25-minute ride gives you a view of the Financial District skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

New York Water Taxi shuttles passengers to the city's many waterfront attractions between the Hudson River (on Manhattan's west side) and East River (on its east side), including stops in Lower Manhattan (for access to the 9/11 Memorial Museum) and the South Street Seaport, as well as two locations in Brooklyn.

An all-day pass on the water taxi is $30; a similar pass that also allows passengers to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum as part of their sightseeing package is $54. Another package includes a visit to One World Observatory for $58.

Also consider NY Waterway, which runs ferry service across the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey ports; it also operates on the East River, connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn, Queens, and, seasonally, with Governors Island (the ferries also connect several locations within Brooklyn and in Long Island City, Queens).

NY Waterway ferries offer single-trip ($4–$9), 10-trip (New Jersey routes only; $60–$83), and monthly passes ($160–$272), and their East River Ferry has all-day hop-on, hop-off passes ($12–$18).

Information

New York Water Taxi. New York, New York. 212/742–1969; www.nywatertaxi.com.

NY Waterway. New York, New York. 800/533–3779; www.nywaterway.com.

Staten Island Ferry. 311; www.siferry.com.

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