Ferry

Ferry Info

Governors Island is accessible by ferry daily year-round.

  • From Manhattan: Ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island run daily from the Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Scroll down for schedules and click the green "Purchase tickets" button to purchase tickets.
  • From Brooklyn: Seasonal ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island run Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays from May 25-September 2, 2024 from two Brooklyn locations: Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. Scroll down for schedules and click the green "Purchase tickets" button to purchase tickets.

NYC Ferry, the City's public ferry service, also serves Governors Island daily year-round, with stops on the Lower East Side, Wall Street, and along the Brooklyn waterfront. The Trust for Governors Island does not operate NYC Ferry, and tickets for NYC Ferry cannot be purchased on the Governors Island website. Click here for NYC Ferry information, ticketing, and schedules.

Schedules listed below are subject to change. Visitors do not need to choose a return time when booking tickets on Trust-operated ferries; all tickets are round-trip. You may leave the Island on any ferry you choose, no reservation required.

Evening ferries are available for Governors Island tenants and guests, which includes visitors to QC NY, Island Oyster, Taco Vista, and Gitano. Tickets to evening ferries can only be purchased in person at the Battery Maritime Building.

Fares

All tickets purchased below are round trip.

$5

Adults

Free

Older Adults 65 and over

Children 12 and under

Residents of NYCHA housing

IDNYC holders

Military servicemembers (former and active)

Friends of Governors Island members

 

All passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays before 11am. Reservations are still recommended.
No surcharge for bikes at any time. Space for bikes and strollers is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All ferries are wheelchair accessible.
Purchase Tickets

Routes & Schedules

Manhattan

Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street

Subway

  • South Ferry
  • Bowling Green
  • Whitehall Street

Bus

M9, M15, M20, M55

Governors Island is open to the public daily from 7am to 6pm. Evening ferries are available daily for Governors Island tenants and guests. Please click the green "show evening ferry schedule" button to view evening ferries. Tickets to evening ferries can only be purchased in person at the Battery Maritime Building.

Weekdays

From Manhattan

From Governors Island

  • 7:00am
  • 7:30am
  • 8:00am
  • 8:30am
  • 9:00am
  • 9:30am
  • 10:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 3:45pm
  • 4:15pm
  • 4:45pm
  • 5:15pm
  • 5:45pm
  • 6:15pm
  • 6:45pm
  • 7:15pm
  • 7:45pm
  • 8:15pm
  • Friday Only 9:15pm
  • Friday Only 10:15pm
  • 7:15am
  • 7:45am
  • 8:15am
  • 8:45am
  • 9:15am
  • 9:45am
  • 10:15am
  • 10:45am
  • 11:15am
  • 11:45am
  • 12:15pm
  • 12:45pm
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  • 3:30pm
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  • 6:30pm
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  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:30pm
  • 10:00pm
  • Friday Only 10:30pm
  • Friday Only 11:00pm
Weekends

From Manhattan

From Governors Island

  • Free 7:00am
  • Free 7:30am
  • Free 8:00am
  • Free 8:30am
  • Free 9:00am
  • Free 9:30am
  • Free 10:00am
  • Free 10:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 3:45pm
  • 4:15pm
  • 4:45pm
  • 5:15pm
  • 5:45pm
  • 6:15pm
  • 6:45pm
  • 7:15pm
  • 7:45pm
  • 8:15pm
  • Saturday Only 9:15pm
  • 7:15am
  • 7:45am
  • 8:15am
  • 8:45am
  • 9:15am
  • 9:45am
  • 10:15am
  • 10:45am
  • 11:15am
  • 11:45am
  • 12:15pm
  • 12:45pm
  • 1:15pm
  • 1:45pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 3:30pm
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  • 5:00pm
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  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 9:00pm
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  • Saturday Only 10:30pm
  • Saturday Only 11:00pm

NYC Ferry

South Brooklyn Route & Wall Street Shuttle

NYC Ferry serves Governors Island weekdays on the South Brooklyn route*, with stops at Sunset Park, Red Hook, Yankee Pier on Governors Island, Atlantic Ave/Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 6, Wall Street/Pier 11, DUMBO/Fulton Ferry and Corlears Hook on the Lower East Side.

ALERT:
The South Brooklyn route does not stop at Governors Island on weekends during the summer months. Riders may take any route to Wall Street/Pier 11 and transfer for free to the Pier 11-Governors Island shuttle, or NYC Ferry riders may transfer for free at either Atlantic Ave/Pier 6 or Red Hook/Atlantic Basin to Trust-operated Brooklyn ferries.

NYC Ferry tickets must be purchased in advance of boarding and are $4 each way.

*The South Brooklyn route may not stop at all landings at all times. Please consult the South Brooklyn route ferry schedule for detailed information.

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin
Enter at corner of Pioneer St. and Conover St.

Subway

  • Smith-9th Streets

Bus

B61

Seasonal Brooklyn ferries are operated by the Trust for Governors Island weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Weekdays

No Trust-operated Brooklyn ferries on weekdays.

Saturdays, Sundays, Holiday Mondays

From From Red Hook

From Governors Island

  • Free 9:45am
  • Free 10:45am
  • 11:45am
  • 12:45pm
  • 1:45pm
  • 2:45pm
  • 3:45pm
  • 10:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:30pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Subway

  • Borough Hall/Court Street

Bus

B63

Seasonal Brooklyn ferries are operated by the Trust for Governors Island weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Weekdays

No Trust-operated Brooklyn ferries on weekdays.

Saturdays, Sundays, Holiday Mondays

From From Pier 6

From Governors Island

  • Free 10:15am
  • 11:15am
  • 12:15pm
  • 1:15pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 4:15pm
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 6:00pm

Boarding and Riding the Ferry

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your ferry departure time with your ticket ready to display on your smartphone or printed for inspection. See Governors Island rules and regulations here.

We are unable to process refunds for any ticket reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be made 48 hours in advance of your departure time, after which point we are unable to process adjustments. For changes to your reservation please email ferrytickets@govisland.org.

FAQs

Have more questions before arriving? Read through these FAQs, or check out our Rules and Regulations.

We recommend that all visitors, including those who are eligible for a free fare, reserve tickets in advance through the ticket reservation system.

No. All tickets are round-trip; you may depart on any ferry you choose. Please note, if you travel to the Island on a Trust-operated ferry but want to leave on NYC Ferry, you will need to purchase an NYC Ferry ticket. Tickets are available at the NYC Ferry kiosk at Yankee Pier or on their mobile app.

Tickets can be scanned directly from your smart phone. However, if you prefer to print the tickets and bring them with you, the paper copy is acceptable for scanning as well.

Visitors are not guaranteed a spot on any ferry that is earlier or later than the departure time listed on their ticket. If you arrive earlier than your departure time or have missed your designated departure time, available spots on other ferries will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please proceed to the standby line and our staff will do our best to get you on board if space is available.

We are unable to process refunds for any ticket reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be made 48 hours in advance of your departure time, after which point, we are no longer able to process your request. For changes to your reservation please email ferrytickets@govisland.org or call 646-660-1134.

Tickets for the following month are available online on the first of the preceding month (July tickets are released on June 1, August tickets are released on July 1, etc.).

Ferries run from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm Friday-Saturday during the summer months. Please note, the South Island Park closes at 6pm daily.

Yes, ferry tickets can be purchased in person at your point of departure.

Up to 40 tickets can be reserved per transaction; if your group is larger than 40, please complete your purchase in multiple transactions. If your group contains more than 200 people, you must submit an event permit request at govisland.org/permits. The Trust for Governors Island offers waived fares for non-profit community-based organizations, youth camps, and senior centers throughout New York City, subject to availability. To inquire about waived fares, organizations may email groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their requested visit date.