Best ferries in New York

Check out the top ferries in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. State of New York- East River State Park
1. State of New York- East River State Park
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87 local reviews
90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Open now
+1 718-782-2731
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Laura
Markets, park and people watching. Williamsburg waterfront is a must see. Catch the ferry over to Manhattan or…
Julie
Great spot to enjoy the view. Bars and restaurants nearby and the ferry to the city is here as well!
Rachel and Bart
Waterfront Park. Skyline views. Ferry terminal will take you to up to 34th st in Manhattan or down to DUMBO, S…
1. State of New York- East River State Park
1. State of New York- East River State Park
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87 local reviews
90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Open now
+1 718-782-2731
Laura
Laura
Markets, park and people watching. Williamsburg waterfront is a must see. Catch the ferry over to Manhattan or down to Dumbo.
Julie
Julie
Great spot to enjoy the view. Bars and restaurants nearby and the ferry to the city is here as well!
Rachel and Bart
Rachel and Bart
Waterfront Park. Skyline views. Ferry terminal will take you to up to 34th st in Manhattan or down to DUMBO, South Street Seaport and more.
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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166 local reviews
334 Furman St, New York
Open now
(718) 222-9939
Park
Kappie
Former shipping piers have been turned into sports fields, green spaces and picnic areas in this beautiful par…
Courtney
It's all here (ice cream, multiple pizza options, Jane's carousel for the kids, hot dogs...) but it's the view…
Mary
Walk along the water for stunning view of Manhattan. Plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood. You can take…
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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166 local reviews
334 Furman St, New York
Open now
(718) 222-9939
Kappie
Kappie
Former shipping piers have been turned into sports fields, green spaces and picnic areas in this beautiful park located right on the water. …
Courtney
Courtney
It's all here (ice cream, multiple pizza options, Jane's carousel for the kids, hot dogs...) but it's the view of Manhattan, and Brooklyn's …
Mary
Mary
Walk along the water for stunning view of Manhattan. Plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood. You can take a ferry to Manhattan from her…
3. Statue of Liberty
3. Statue of Liberty
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114 local reviews
Liberty Island , New York
Open now
(212) 561-4500
Monument / Landmark
Nelson
The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving fr…
Amanda
Book tickets ahead of time to avoid lines. You will take a ferry to the statue. After visiting the statue the …
Jonathan
Take the ferry either from Liberty State Park in Jersey City or from lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty…
3. Statue of Liberty
3. Statue of Liberty
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114 local reviews
Liberty Island , New York
Open now
(212) 561-4500
Nelson
Nelson
The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. It was a gift to th…
Amanda
Amanda
Book tickets ahead of time to avoid lines. You will take a ferry to the statue. After visiting the statue the ferry makes a stop at Ellis Is…
Jonathan
Jonathan
Take the ferry either from Liberty State Park in Jersey City or from lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty. You can also watch it from th…
4. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr
4. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr
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2 local reviews
1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City
Street address
Ewan
Liberty State Park offers a variety of recreational uses. Take advantage of the miles of walkways by walking,…
George and Carol
So much to do here. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty or across to NYC. See the 911 monument…
George And Carol
So much to do here. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty or across to NYC. See the 911 monument…
4. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr
4. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr
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2 local reviews
1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City
Ewan
Ewan
Liberty State Park offers a variety of recreational uses. Take advantage of the miles of walkways by walking, jogging, biking, or rollerbla…
George and Carol
George and Carol
So much to do here. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty or across to NYC. See the 911 monument. Walk or bike the trails in th…
George And Carol
George And Carol
So much to do here. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty or across to NYC. See the 911 monument. Walk or bike the trails in th…
5. Gantry Plaza State Park
5. Gantry Plaza State Park
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39 local reviews
4-09 47th Road, Queens
Open now
+1 718-786-6385
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Hilda
Phenomenal park with gorgeous views of Manhattan skyline. 5 min ferry ride or easy bike ride away!
Mike
Watch planes land on the water and boats go by. Go kayaking, ride a bike, take the ferry into Brooklyn or Manh…
Victoria
The park overlooks the East River and has skyline worthy shots of Manhattan. Highly recommended. You can hop …
5. Gantry Plaza State Park
5. Gantry Plaza State Park
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39 local reviews
4-09 47th Road, Queens
Open now
+1 718-786-6385
Hilda
Hilda
Phenomenal park with gorgeous views of Manhattan skyline. 5 min ferry ride or easy bike ride away!
Mike
Mike
Watch planes land on the water and boats go by. Go kayaking, ride a bike, take the ferry into Brooklyn or Manhattan. Wine, coffee & food the…
Victoria
Victoria
The park overlooks the East River and has skyline worthy shots of Manhattan. Highly recommended. You can hop on the East River Ferry for le…
6. Brooklyn Bridge
6. Brooklyn Bridge
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210 local reviews
Bridge
Marc
Really - you can't possibly miss this sight-seeing. Everyone does it and it is out-of-the-movies views of New …
Heather
Do the walk from Brooklyn, stop at Grimaldi's for Pizza or Brooklyn Ice Cream factory to fuel up for the walk …
Maria
A 10 min ride on the East River Ferry. You will not want to miss this view! And if you are up for it and the …
6. Brooklyn Bridge
6. Brooklyn Bridge
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210 local reviews
Marc
Marc
Really - you can't possibly miss this sight-seeing. Everyone does it and it is out-of-the-movies views of New York. You've seen it thru Holl…
Heather
Heather
Do the walk from Brooklyn, stop at Grimaldi's for Pizza or Brooklyn Ice Cream factory to fuel up for the walk over the bridge to Manhattan. …
Maria
Maria
A 10 min ride on the East River Ferry. You will not want to miss this view! And if you are up for it and the weather is kind, cross the bri…
7. Staten Island Ferry
7. Staten Island Ferry
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25 local reviews
Staten Island Ferry, New York
Route
Jenny
If you want an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty without waiting in line, take the (free!) Staten Island …
S & G
Free! Take the ferry to Staten Island and get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Once you get to Staten Is…
Dan
One of our absolute favourite things to do in New York is to ride the Staten Island Ferry for free! Anything f…
7. Staten Island Ferry
7. Staten Island Ferry
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25 local reviews
Staten Island Ferry, New York
Jenny
Jenny
If you want an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty without waiting in line, take the (free!) Staten Island Ferry from the Financial Distr…
S & G
S & G
Free! Take the ferry to Staten Island and get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Once you get to Staten Island get on the next ferry ret…
Dan
Dan
One of our absolute favourite things to do in New York is to ride the Staten Island Ferry for free! Anything for free in New York is still a…
8. Red Hook
8. Red Hook
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13 local reviews
Red Hook, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Dan
It feels like you're in Montana, but still in NYC. Very cool neighborhood, which you can get to by ferry from …
Helen
Unique view's on the Statue of Liberty. The closest you can get without being on a boat. +You can take the Ike…
Esti
Ikea provides free ferry on the weekends
8. Red Hook
8. Red Hook
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13 local reviews
Red Hook, New York
Dan
Dan
It feels like you're in Montana, but still in NYC. Very cool neighborhood, which you can get to by ferry from Financial District
Helen
Helen
Unique view's on the Statue of Liberty. The closest you can get without being on a boat. +You can take the Ikea water ferry to the city.
Esti
Esti
Ikea provides free ferry on the weekends
9. Liberty Island
9. Liberty Island
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4 local reviews
Liberty Island, New York
Natural featureEstablishment
Gerald N Kris
You can catch the ferry from my town if you want to see The Statue of Liberty.
debbie
Take the ferry to Statue of Liberty.
Debbie
Take the ferry to Statue of Liberty.
9. Liberty Island
9. Liberty Island
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4 local reviews
Liberty Island, New York
Gerald N Kris
Gerald N Kris
You can catch the ferry from my town if you want to see The Statue of Liberty.
debbie
debbie
Take the ferry to Statue of Liberty.
Debbie
Debbie
Take the ferry to Statue of Liberty.
10. Fairway Market Red Hook
10. Fairway Market Red Hook
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23 local reviews
480-500 Van Brunt Street
Open now
+1 718-254-0923
SupermarketGrocery or supermarketFood
Dena
Great place to go grocery shopping. Similar to Whole Foods but a local spot. Fabulous butcher and lots more…
MG & Larry
Great view from the back of this market - take out food & tables right on the water - there's also a ferry tha…
Rose
A great grocery store if you want to make the trip.
10. Fairway Market Red Hook
10. Fairway Market Red Hook
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23 local reviews
480-500 Van Brunt Street
Open now
+1 718-254-0923
Dena
Dena
Great place to go grocery shopping. Similar to Whole Foods but a local spot. Fabulous butcher and lots more. Can eat there as well with i…
MG & Larry
MG & Larry
Great view from the back of this market - take out food & tables right on the water - there's also a ferry that goes right to this spot from…
Rose
Rose
A great grocery store if you want to make the trip.
11. South Street Seaport
11. South Street Seaport
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35 local reviews
11 Fulton Street, New York
Open now
(212) 732-8257
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
Eddie
Shopping, restaurants, ferry rides, and great views of the Brooklyn skyline. Stores include, J.Crew, The Gap,…
Ange
Great place to walk around, ferries, cafes, events etc
Anthony
Beautiful, historical pier, riverfront, cafe's, Battery Park, ferries, boats, wall street, downtown is all blo…
11. South Street Seaport
11. South Street Seaport
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35 local reviews
11 Fulton Street, New York
Open now
(212) 732-8257
Eddie
Eddie
Shopping, restaurants, ferry rides, and great views of the Brooklyn skyline. Stores include, J.Crew, The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coach, T…
Ange
Ange
Great place to walk around, ferries, cafes, events etc
Anthony
Anthony
Beautiful, historical pier, riverfront, cafe's, Battery Park, ferries, boats, wall street, downtown is all blocks away. Take the A train do…
12. Whitehall Terminal
12. Whitehall Terminal
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2 local reviews
4 Whitehall Street, New York
Open now
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Mary and Geoff
Take the Staten Island Ferry across and turn around and come back. A great boat trip and wonderful view of th…
C
Take a FREE ride across this ferry and you will sail right pass the Statue of Liberty. This station is just a …
Mary And Geoff
Take the Staten Island Ferry across and turn around and come back. A great boat trip and wonderful view of th…
12. Whitehall Terminal
12. Whitehall Terminal
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2 local reviews
4 Whitehall Street, New York
Open now
Mary and Geoff
Mary and Geoff
Take the Staten Island Ferry across and turn around and come back. A great boat trip and wonderful view of the Statue of Liberty - for free…
C
C
Take a FREE ride across this ferry and you will sail right pass the Statue of Liberty. This station is just a short walk away.
Mary And Geoff
Mary And Geoff
Take the Staten Island Ferry across and turn around and come back. A great boat trip and wonderful view of the Statue of Liberty - for free…