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Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view an updated ferry schedule.

Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view an updated ferry schedule.

Ferry

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Visitors no longer need to choose a return time when booking ferry tickets. You may leave the Island on any ferry you choose, no reservation required.

Ferry Info

Reservations may be purchased in advance at the link below. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Face coverings must be worn at all times while on Governors Island ferries.

  • Ferries run from The Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan, seven days a week.
  • The Trust for Governors Island and NYCEDC recently announced that NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island daily via the South Brooklyn route later this year. A launch date for this expanded service will be announced soon. Please stay tuned and check back for more information.
  • Governors Island weekend ferry service from Brooklyn (Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook) is currently not in service and will return in Spring, 2022.

Schedules listed below are subject to change.

Fares

All tickets are round trip.

$3

Adults

Free

Seniors 65 and over

Children 12 and under

Residents of NYCHA housing

IDNYC holders

Military servicemembers (former and active)

Governors Island members

 

Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays before noon.
There is no surcharge for bicycles at any time. Space for bikes and strollers is limited, and they will be allowed on each ferry on a first-come, first-served basis.
All ferries are wheelchair accessible.
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Routes & Schedules

Manhattan

Daily Service
Battery Maritime Build to Soisson Landing
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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Weekends Only
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 to Yankee Pier
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Red Hook

Weekends Only
Red Hook / Atlantic Basin to Yankee Pier
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Manhattan

Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street

Subway

  • South Ferry
  • Bowling Green
  • Whitehall Street

Bus

M9, M15, M20, M55
Monday-Sunday

From Manhattan

From Governors Island

  • 7:00am
  • 7:30am
  • 8:00am
  • 8:30am
  • 9:00am
  • 9:30am
  • 10:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 3:45pm
  • 4:15pm
  • 7:15am
  • 7:45am
  • 8:15am
  • 8:45am
  • 9:15am
  • 9:45am
  • 10:15am
  • 10:45am
  • 11:15am
  • 11:45am
  • 12:15pm
  • 12:45pm
  • 1:15pm
  • 1:45pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Subway

  • Borough Hall/Court Street

Bus

B63
Monday-Sunday

No ferries to Governors Island during this time. Visitors can take NYC Ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6 to Pier 11/Wall Street and receive a free transfer to Governors Island Ferries. For schedules, pricing and more information, visit ferry.nyc.

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin
Enter at corner of Pioneer St. and Conover St.

Subway

  • Smith-9th Streets

Bus

B61
Monday-Sunday

No ferries to Governors Island during this time. Visitors can take NYC Ferry from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin to Pier 11/Wall Street and receive a free transfer to Governors Island Ferries. For schedules, pricing and more information, visit ferry.nyc.

Governors Island Shuttle

NYC Ferry's dedicated weekend shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 is currently not in service and will return in Spring, 2022.

Boarding and Riding the Ferry

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your ferry departure time with your ticket ready to display on your smartphone or printed for inspection.

Visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times while queueing, boarding, riding, and disembarking Governors Island ferries, and on Governors Island whenever social distancing is not possible. Visitors are not required to select a return ferry time at purchase and may leave Governors Island on any ferry, pending available capacity.

See Governors Island rules and regulations here.

Additional Ticketing Information

Tickets will be released for additional dates monthly on the first of the month before (July tickets will be released June 1, etc.).

Please note, we are unable to process refunds for any ticket reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be made 48 hours in advance of your departure time, after which point we are unable to process adjustments. For changes to your reservation please email ferrytickets@govisland.org or call (646)-660-1134.

Reservations are limited to 40 tickets per transaction. Groups visiting the Island are encouraged to limit themselves to 40 individuals or fewer. Those wishing to visit with more than 40 people are requested to email groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

The Trust for Governors Island offers special waived fares for non-profit community-based organizations, youth camps, and senior centers throughout New York City, subject to availability. To inquire about special group visits, organizations may email groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their requested visit date.

FAQs

Have more questions before arriving? Read through these FAQs, or check out our Rules and Regulations.

All visitors, including those who are eligible for a free fare, must reserve tickets in advance through the ticket reservation system.

The departure time on your ticket is the ferry time where your spot is reserved. If you want to leave before or after that time, you will need to enter the standby line, as spots on other ferries will be first-come, first-served.

Tickets can be scanned directly from your smart phone. However, if you prefer to print the tickets and bring them with you, the paper copy is acceptable for scanning as well.

Visitors are not guaranteed a spot on any ferry that is earlier or later than the departure time listed on their ticket. If you arrive earlier than your departure time or have missed your designated departure time, available spots on other ferries will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please proceed to the standby line and our staff will do our best to get you on board if space is available.

We are unable to process refunds for any ticket reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be made 48 hours in advance of your departure time, after which point, we are no longer able to process your request. For changes to your reservation please email ferrytickets@govisland.org or call (646)-660-1134.