NYC Fer­ry to Sail to Gov­er­nors Island

NYC Fer­ry launch­es May 1, and the shiny new ves­sels will pro­vide more direct ser­vice to Gov­er­nors Island on week­ends this year from water­front neigh­bor­hoods in Queens, Brook­lyn and Man­hat­tan! The new­ly relaunched East Riv­er Route will pro­vide direct con­nec­tions start­ing Sat­ur­day, May 6, the first week­end of the Gov­er­nors Island sea­son. The new South Brook­lyn Route, sched­uled to launch Thurs­day, June 1, will begin pro­vid­ing direct con­nec­tions to Gov­er­nors Island start­ing Sat­ur­day, June 3.

The new fer­ries will be rout­ed to and from Gov­er­nors Island’s Pier 102 on the East­ern tip of the His­toric Dis­trict. Fare is $2.75 per ride.

Like the brand new NYC Fer­ry, Gov­er­nors Island is open­ing a month ahead of time this year,” said May­or Bill de Bla­sio. By con­nect­ing the two, we cel­e­brate our City’s sea­far­ing his­to­ry and con­tin­ue putting a pre­mi­um on access to jobs, com­mu­ni­ty, and recreation.” 

NYC Fer­ry will trans­form how we trav­el along our great water­front and plays a crit­i­cal role in the future of Gov­er­nors Island becom­ing a year-round resource for New York City. I applaud the May­or and NYCEDC for deliv­er­ing an afford­able and easy way for com­muters to trav­el between the City’s his­toric and new water­front neigh­bor­hoods,” said Michael Samuelian, Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. With an ear­ly start to our sea­son and these improved fer­ry con­nec­tions, more New York­ers than ever will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to enjoy Gov­er­nors Island this year.”

On the South Brook­lyn Route: 

-The first fer­ry will depart for Gov­er­nors Island from Brook­lyn Bridge Park at 10:27am, and from Red Hook at 10:35am

-The last fer­ry will depart Gov­er­nors Island for Red Hook at 6:48pm, and for Brook­lyn Bridge Park at 6:56pm

On the East Riv­er Route: 

-The first fer­ry will depart for Gov­er­nors Island from DUM­BO at 9:56am, and from Wall Street at 10:15am

-The last fer­ry will depart Gov­er­nors Island for Wall Street at 6:21pm, and for DUM­BO at 6:39pm

The Island is open every day from Mon­day, May 1 through Sun­day, Octo­ber 1. On week­days, the Island is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. On week­ends, Memo­r­i­al Day, and Labor Day, the Island is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm. The Island will be open on Tues­day, July 4 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Detailed timeta­bles, along with a map of all 2017 routes, can be viewed here. When NYC Fer­ry is ful­ly launched in 2018, the com­bined routes will cov­er more than six­ty miles of waterway.