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Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

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.