Leisurely ride anytime outside of rush hour
Get great views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline from the free Staten Island Ferry. The ferry goes from Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan to St. George on Staten Island, and the 5 mile rides takes about 25 minutes. Boats depart about every 30 minutes and you can take leisurely ride anytime outside of rush hour, which runs 7am-9am and 5pm-7pm. Once you get to Staten Island you can just hop off the boat and get in line to get right back on.