Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry

New York Staten Island Ferry

Added by The Outbound Collective

This 5 mile, 25min boat ride (one way) is completely free! See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and get incredible views for both dawn and dusk. For an up-to-date schedule click here.

The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. From the deck of the ferry, you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and coming into focus again as you return (if starting from Manhattan).

The ferry departs Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal at South Ferry, at the southernmost tip of Manhattan near Battery Park. On Staten Island, the ferry arrives and departs from the St. George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace, near Richmond County's Borough Hall and Supreme Court. Service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Photos: Souparna, Ed Yourdon, joiseyshowaa, Ed Yourdon

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Extra batteries
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Warm clothes
Read More



Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round



Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

8 months ago

Awesome Experience

I did this ride 2 times so far and it was unique.I always end up leaving Manhattan before sun set and coming back into a sunset. So many great pictures taken and I'm sure many more will follow

8 months ago

Added by The Outbound Collective

Your Home For Adventure.

More Adventures Nearby

Drive the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

New York / Adirondack Trail (Mayfield)

This scenic byway starts in Fonda, NY and travels along Route 30 to Malone, NY.  The area described and pictured here is a 65 mile stretch from Mayfield to Indian Lake.

Rebecca Nichols
11 Saves

Backpack to Malouf's Mountain Sunset Camp on Mt. Beacon

New York / Mount Beacon Trailhead

Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.

Hike the IBM Glen Preserve

New York / IBM Glen Parking Area

From the parking lot follow the only trail heading downhill, the yellow trail. At the first and second forks in the trail, stay left remaining on the yellow trail.

Jacob Sells
16 Saves