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Trip to Liberty Island
Staten Island Ferry
Member Name: HooSoo
Staten Island Ferry
Date: 17/08/00, updated on 18/08/00 (44 review reads)
Advantages: fantastic views of Manhattan can be seen
You haven't been to New York city if you haven't been to the Liberty Island. And yes this is where the Statue of Liberty lives. The only way to get to the island is by ferries, from Battery Park, which is at the south end of Manhattan. I went on a Saturday morning. Tickets were $10 for a round-trip, for students. The queues at the ticket booths are horribly long. And there were only 2 ferries on that day so the queues for the ferries were like hundreds of people. Once get on the ferry, you're off for a nice trip. Manhattan sky-crapers such as the World Trade Centre are in a perfect view for photo taking when the ferry is half-way through. Souvenirs and refreshments are being sold on the ferried but most people won't be interested as they're busy taking photos. Be sure you bring your camera with you. Single journey to the Liberty Island takes about 15 minutes. You can stay on the island for as long as you like. But again expect long queues for the ferries on the island. On the journey back to Manhattan, the ferry will stop by another island nearby, called the Ellis Island and again you're free to get on the island for as long as you like. From Ellis, the ferry takes you back to Manhattan.
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