The Staten Island Ferry is the main mode of transportation between the boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan. During the 25 minute ride, you'll pass Governor's Island and the Statue of Liberty. Best of all, the ferry is now FREE!!!
The ferry docks at the Whitehall Terminal at Whitehall St. and South St., in Lower Manhattan, and the St. George Ferry Terminal at Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. The ferry runs daily every 20 to 30 minutes around the clock (please note that ferries are less frequent in the middle of the night).
For detailed scheduling information, call (718) 815-BOAT or visit the Department of Transportation's page at www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dot/html/ferrybus/statfery.shtml; this site also has information on vehicle charges and holiday schedules.