A shuttle between lower Manhattan and Staten Island
Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry: A History (in photos)
The Staten Island Ferry on a hot summer evening is the best boat ride in town and it's FREE. Once the ferry gets going, a breeze picks up and for 20 blissful minutes you're outside, on the water, cool and comfortable. The lingering light and humidity give everything around you an ethereal look and if you breathe deeply enough through your nose, you'll get an iodized whiff of the beach and the ocean.