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Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is the busiest ferry on the list, though it's often forgotten or ignored. Running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this is the ferry that never sleeps. Traveling between Whitehall Terminal, 1 South St., Manhattan and St. George Terminal, 1 Bay St., Staten Island, ferry service is provided every 30 minutes from 6am-7pm on Saturdays and 9am-7pm on Sundays. Food and drinks are served on the boat, and pets are allowed (but must be caged or muzzled, with the exception of service animals). Whether you want to take a trip from Manhattan to Staten Island (or vice versa) or you just want to enjoy the ride, this ferry is ideal. If you're feeling adventurous, make a day trip out of the ride and visit The Staten Island Children's Museum. One note: you cannot stay on the ferry once it docks, so even if you just want to enjoy the scenery of the water with no destination on the horizon, plan to debark with your crew before turning around and hopping back on for the ride home.