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Visit the Island

Governors Island is open every day for visitors from May 24 - September 28.

Visit the Island and its 30 new acres of park! Enjoy arts, cultural and recreational programs in the middle of New York Harbor.

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day: 10 AM to 7 PM
The Island will be open on July 4th from 10 AM to 6 PM and is not open for fireworks viewing.

Ferries

Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and also run from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

See the full schedule of ferries to Governors Island.

Ferry Fare

There is a $2 round trip fare for adults and children over the age of 12.

There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferries from Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. These ferries are free to all.

Tickets and season passes can be purchased online at the New York Waterway website, through the NY Waterway App, and in person at the ticket offices.

There is no surcharge for bicycles on the Governors Island Ferry.

The following are ferry fares:

Ferry Fare (Round-Trip)
Adults and Children over 12 : $2
Senior Citizens : $1
Children 12 and Under : Free
Season Pass (Unlimited Rides) : $20

Visitors can also take the East River Ferry service to Governors Island for $6. For a full schedule visit http://www.eastriverferry.com/.

Biking

Every day, visitors can bring their own bikes, or rent one while vising. Free Bike Mornings, a new program this year, allows visitors to borrow a bike for free for up to one hour every weekday between 10 AM and noon.

Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and also run from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.