Your guide to getting the most out of your Governors Island Membership!

Member promo codes for free ferry tickets

Governors Island members always ride the ferry for free. This season, all visitors, including members, will need to reserve ferry tickets in advance through our new reservation system. In the promo code section members will be able to enter the promo code associated with their member level:

  • If you’re a Friend-level member, your code is: GIMEMBER1
  • If you’re a Supporter or Steward-level member, your code is: GIMEMBER2
  • If you’re a Leaders Circle-level member, your code is: GILEADER

You can learn more about Governors Island’s new ferry ticket reservation system and additional health and safety measures here.

Special Discounts for All Members

Show your member card at our favorite Island spots to receive a special discount. Check back for updates soon, as we’ll be adding more discounts!

Food

Enjoy 10% off at Joe Coffee, Little Eva’s, Taco Vista, Threes Brewing, The Meat Hook, Fauzia’s and Makina Cafe.

Enjoy 15% off at Three Peaks Lodge at Collective Retreats, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoy $1 off at Melt Bakery, People’s Pops and Terry and Yaki.


Fun

Blazing Saddles: Enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free discount every time you ride!

Digital Member Card FAQs

How do I install my digital member card on my iPhone?
You should have received an email with the subject “Your New Governors Island Member Card.” Click on the Download button in the email. You’ll then see a preview of your digital member card. Click the Add to Wallet button.

After you’ve clicked Add to Wallet, you should see your member card; click Add at the top right of the screen to put the card in your wallet. And that’s it! The card will automatically go to your digital wallet. If you navigate to your Apple Wallet, you will now see your Governors Island digital member card among your other passes.

How do I install my digital member card on my Android?
First, you need to have PassWallet or WalletPasses installed on your phone. Download this app from the Google Play store before proceeding.

You should have received an email with the subject “Your New Governors Island Member Card.” Click on the Download button in the email. And that’s it! The card will automatically go to your digital wallet. If you navigate to your digital wallet, you will now see your Governors Island digital member card among your other passes.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?
Physical member cards are still available upon request. Please email membership@friendsgi.org with your full name and mailing address to have a printed member card sent to you. Due to the challenges of COVID-19, please allow three weeks for delivery.

With the new online ticketing system, how do I get my free ferry access?
To ensure proper social distancing on the ferry and on the Island, all visitors, including members, need to reserve their ferry ticket in advance online. All members have a promo code which allows you to reserve a ferry ticket for free.

You can find your promo code on the “back” of your digital member card. Go to your digital wallet. (If you haven’t yet installed your member card, see questions 1 and 2 above.) Click on your Governors Island Member Card. In the top right corner, you’ll either see a small circle with three dots or a small circle with an “i” in the middle - click that circle. Scroll down until you find: “Reserve your free ferry tickets using the code.” Enter this code in the Promo Code field on the timed ticketing payment page.

If you don’t have a digital member card and are awaiting your physical member card in the mail, please email membership@friendsgi.org to request your promo code.

I just got the new membership card, but my membership expires soon - what do I do?
If your membership is due to expire, please visit our website to renew your membership - thanks in advance for your support!

What do I do if my name is spelled wrong or my member level is incorrect?
Please send us an email at membership@friendsgi.org, and we’ll correct the issue within 72 hours.

My family member is on this membership account also, how can they receive the card?
If you’re an Android user, navigate to the back of the card (click the small “i” on the front) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary member.

For iPhone users, you will find the share icon at the top right of the digital card.

I downloaded my card but I can’t find it.
If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there — it may be hiding!).

If you have an Android, you’ll need to download PassWallet or WalletPasses from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.

I’m a Steward or Leaders Circle member and one of my perks is Early Access to the Island on weekends. How does this work with the new ferry ticket system?
Unfortunately, due to the challenges related to COVID-19, we are not able to offer Early Access this season. If you have questions or are interested in arranging a special tour in lieu of this perk, please email emma@friendsgi.org for more information.

Questions about your membership?

Email membership@friendsgi.org

Thanks for supporting Governors Island as a member!