The Staten Island Ferry is part of the New York City public transportation system and connects Manhattan and Staten Island. It runs every 30 minutes, and gives you a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Best of all, it is free!
The ferry leaves Manhattan from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, located at the southern most tip of Manhattan. You can get there by the 1 train (at South Ferry), R train (at Whitehall Street) or 4 & 5 train (at Bowling Green)
Although the ferry is known for its great view of the Statue of Liberty, it also provides a great view of lower Manhattan as well.
The best pictures can be taken from the rear end of the ferry. Because many tourists crowd around to take good pictures, I try to quickly take some pictures and then move out of the way for others. Also, there are a lot of normal commuters on this ferry as well.
Hope you enjoyed this trip on the Staten Island Ferry, to see the Statue of Liberty for free!