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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island Expands Pub­lic Hours, Invit­ing New York­ers to Enjoy Sun­set at Sois­sons’ every night

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Sunset views from Island Oyster

The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island announced today new extend­ed hours for the area Sois­sons Land­ing, one of the best spots in the city to watch the sun­set on the hori­zon. Start­ing Fri­day, July 1, Sois­sons Land­ing will remain open late every night of the week through Octo­ber 31. Sois­sons Land­ing will be open until 10 p.m. Sun­day through Thurs­day, and until 11 p.m. Fri­days and Sat­ur­days. Vis­i­tors can enjoy deli­cious food and drink from Island Oys­ter, Taco Vista and Gitano Island, along with unique well­ness expe­ri­ences from QC NY Spa and beau­ti­ful pic­nic spots with­in the area sur­round­ing Sois­sons Land­ing in the Gov­er­nors Island His­toric District. 

There real­ly is no bet­ter place to spend a sum­mer evening than Gov­er­nors Island,” said Clare New­man, Pres­i­dent & CEO of The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. With unpar­al­leled water­front views, deli­cious food and drinks, unique ameni­ties, and peace­ful pic­nic spots, Sois­sons Land­ing has some­thing for every­one. We are thrilled to announce these expand­ed pub­lic hours and can’t wait to wel­come our vis­i­tors to the best place to catch the sun­set in New York City.” 

Evening fer­ries to Gov­er­nors Island run from the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing in Low­er Man­hat­tan, with the last pub­lic fer­ry over to the Island depart­ing at 8:15 p.m. Sun­day through Thurs­day and 9:15 p.m. Fri­day and Sat­ur­day. The last fer­ry off of the Island departs at 10 p.m. Sun­day through Thurs­day and 11 p.m. Fri­day and Sat­ur­day. While Sois­sons Land­ing will be open until 10 p.m., all oth­er areas on Gov­er­nors Island will close at reg­u­lar­ly post­ed pub­lic hours — 10 p.m. on Fri­days and Sat­ur­days through Sep­tem­ber 3, and 6 p.m. Sun­day through Thursday. 

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The Sois­sons Land­ing area includes the below ven­dors and ameni­ties, in addi­tion to rolling lawns avail­able for pic­nick­ing or tak­ing in the views. 

Taco Vista: Clas­sic Mex­i­can menu includ­ing tacos, bur­ri­tos, que­sadil­las, craft beer, and mar­gar­i­tas with a casu­al din­ing area and water­front views. Open Wednes­day through Sun­day from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Island Oys­ter: A unique out­door des­ti­na­tion for easy­go­ing sum­mer seafood, trop­i­cal cock­tails, and panoram­ic views. Open Wednes­day through Sun­day from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Gitano Island: A brand-new restau­rant and beach club from Grupo Gitano fea­tur­ing an exten­sive cock­tail menu, mod­ern Mex­i­can cui­sine, dance floors, and reg­u­lar live events. Open Sun­day through Thurs­day from 12 to 10pm and Fri­day and Sat­ur­day from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

QC NY Spa: Guests can unwind with more than 20 well­ness expe­ri­ences includ­ing mas­sages, saunas, steam rooms, water ther­a­pies, and more, along with two infin­i­ty spa pools over­look­ing the Low­er Man­hat­tan sky­line. Open Sun­day through Thurs­day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri­day and Sat­ur­day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Vis­i­tors are encour­aged to reserve fer­ry tick­ets at www​.gov​is​land​.org/​ferry in advance of their trip, and face cov­er­ings con­tin­ue to be required on Trust-oper­at­ed fer­ries. Evening fer­ries will only oper­ate to and from the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing in Low­er Man­hat­tan dur­ing the Sun­set at Sois­sons Land­ing hours.

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 ser­vice mem­bers, 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.

NYC Fer­ry also serves Gov­er­nors Island week­days on the South Brook­lyn route and week­ends via a ded­i­cat­ed shut­tle from Pier 11/​Wall Street. NYC Fer­ry does not serve Gov­er­nors Island after 5:19 p.m. on week­days and 5:42 p.m. on week­ends. Vis­it ferry.nyc for more infor­ma­tion and schedules.