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Gov­er­nors Island Brook­lyn Fer­ries Return May 72022

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Governors Island ferry departs Red Hook/Atlantic Basin, photo by Julienne Schaer

There are more ways to get to Gov­er­nors Island this sum­mer than ever before! In addi­tion to dai­ly Man­hat­tan fer­ry ser­vice from the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing, Gov­er­nors Island fer­ries will again serve two Brook­lyn loca­tions with week­end ser­vice at Pier Six in Brook­lyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, start­ing May 7, 2022. Click here for sched­ules and tickets.

In addi­tion, Gov­er­nors Island’s spring and sum­mer hours go into effect begin­ning May 7, 2022: Sun­day through Thurs­day from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Fri­day and Sat­ur­day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. From Memo­r­i­al Day through Labor Day, the Island will remain open until 10:00 PM on Fri­days and Sat­ur­days — invit­ing New York­ers to enjoy evenings under the stars with some of the best views New York City has to offer.

Trust-oper­at­ed fer­ries will serve two Brook­lyn loca­tions again dur­ing the sum­mer months: Pier Six in Brook­lyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. These routes will run direct­ly to Gov­er­nors Island from each loca­tion every Sat­ur­day, Sun­day, and hol­i­day Mon­day from May 7 to Sep­tem­ber 25, 2022, in addi­tion to dai­ly ser­vice from the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing locat­ed at 10 South Street in Low­er Manhattan.

Vis­i­tors are encour­aged to reserve fer­ry tick­ets in advance of their trip, and face cov­er­ings con­tin­ue to be required. Round-trip fer­ry tick­ets cost $4 for adults. Gov­er­nors Island fer­ries are always free for chil­dren 12 and under, seniors 65 and up, res­i­dents of NYCHA, IDNYC hold­ers, cur­rent and for­mer mil­i­tary ser­vice­mem­bers, and Gov­er­nors Island mem­bers. Fer­ries before noon on Sat­ur­days and Sun­days are free for all. There is no sur­charge for bicy­cles or strollers at any time. 

The trust also offers waived fares for non­prof­it com­mu­ni­ty-based orga­ni­za­tions, youth camps, and senior cen­ters through­out New York City. To inquire about group vis­its, orga­ni­za­tions may email groupvisits@​govisland.​org.

NYC Fer­ry ser­vice to Gov­er­nors Island on the South Brook­lyn route oper­ates week­days and non-sum­mer week­ends. On sum­mer week­ends dur­ing the high­est rid­er­ship sea­son, NYC Fer­ry will con­tin­ue to oper­ate its ded­i­cat­ed shut­tle from Pier 11/​Wall Street in Low­er Man­hat­tan. Tick­et­ing infor­ma­tion and full sched­ules can be found here.