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Traghetto di collegamento tra Manhattan e Staten Island - Filippo Pompili Photo The main ferry connections connect Manhattan to Staten Island, with a public company, then there are boats to Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island, New Jersey, Queens and Brooklyn through private companies. Finally, there are cruise lines around Manhattan. Staten Island Ferry is the public company of the Department of Transportation of the city that has been operating since 1905 and offers a free service between the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan and the St. George Terminal in Staten Island. The crossing takes about 25 minutes, is used mainly by commuters but also by tourists who can admire a beautiful view of lower Manhattan and the bay. On the 8.3 km route there are more than 22 million passengers a year and there is a 24 hour service coverage, 7 days a week.

Private companies

- Circle Line cruises around Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island;
- Trust for Governors Island connects Manhattan and Brooklyn with Governors Island free of charge during the summer. Departure from Manhattan is from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan. The Brooklyn connection starts at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park;
- Liberty Landing Ferry connects Liberty State Park and Warren Street in Jersey City with the World Financial Center;
- New York Waterway connects Manhattan mainly with New Jersey, but also Brooklyn and Queens;
- NY Water Taxi is the naval equivalent of the tourist buses that stop at the main points of the city;
- Seaport Liberty Cruises perates cruises around Manhattan on an old sailboat;
- Seastreak operates connections between Monmouth County and New York City, as well as seasonal and other sports-related services;
- Statue Cruises operates on the Lower Manhattan Triangle, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
The Staten Island Ferry
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (Statue Cruises)
Ferry Schedules (Governors Island)

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