I love the Staten Island Ferry, I've taken it numerous times in the past couple of years and yet I don't think I had any business in Staten Island any of the times. So basically I ride the ferry for fun when I have nothing better to do. It's so relaxing, especially at night when the boat is fairly empty and the temperature is just right. Plus, the New York skyline looks amazingly beautiful. The Staten Island ferry ride was actually one of my first dates with my current boyfriend, and it has kind of become our thing to do when there is nothing to do. So if you come to New York and you can't seem to get a gorgeous enough picture of New York from the BQE or any of the bridges; take the ferry, it's free and the view is just spectacular.