Visitors no longer need to choose a return time when booking ferry tickets. You may leave the Island on any ferry you choose, no reservation required.
Reservations may be purchased in advance at the link below. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Face coverings must be worn at all times while on Governors Island ferries.
- Ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island run 7 days a week from the Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Scroll down for schedules and tickets. Visitors do not need to reserve a return ticket off the Island; you may depart on any ferry you choose.
- Starting later this year, NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island daily via the South Brooklyn route. A launch date for this expanded service will be announced soon. Please stay tuned and check back for more information.
- NYC Ferry's shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 to Yankee Pier on Governors Island will continue on weekends until the launch of 7-day/week service along the South Brooklyn route. NYC Ferry riders on any line that makes stops at Wall Street/Pier 11 may transfer to a shuttle service to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays this fall.
Please note, peak-summer season weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook are currently not in service and will return in Spring, 2022. For alternatives, please take Governors Island operated ferries from Manhattan, or weekend shuttle service operated by NYC Ferry.
Schedules listed below are subject to change.
All tickets are round trip.
Seniors 65 and over
Children 12 and under
Residents of NYCHA housing
Military servicemembers (former and active)
Governors Island members
Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street
- South Ferry
- Bowling Green
- Whitehall Street
From Governors Island
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
- Borough Hall/Court Street
Red Hook/Atlantic Basin
Red Hook/Atlantic Basin
Enter at corner of Pioneer St. and Conover St.
- Smith-9th Streets
NYC Ferry Service
South Brooklyn Route
NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island daily via the South Brooklyn route. A launch date for this expanded service will be announced soon. Please stay tuned and check back for more information.
NYC Ferry's shuttle from Pier 11/Yankee Pier will continue on weekends until the launch of 7-day/week service along the South Brooklyn route. NYC Ferry riders on any line that makes stops at Wall Street/Pier 11 may transfer to a shuttle service to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays this fall.
Wall Street/Pier 11
GOUVERNEUR LANE AT SOUTH STREET, F.D.R. DRIVE
- South Ferry
- Wall Street
- Broad Street
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.
Visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times while queueing, boarding, riding, and disembarking Governors Island ferries, and on Governors Island whenever social distancing is not possible. Visitors are not required to select a return ferry time at purchase and may leave Governors Island on any ferry, pending available capacity.
Additional Ticketing Information
Tickets will be released for additional dates monthly on the first of the month before (July tickets will be released June 1, etc.).
Please note, 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 email@example.com.
Reservations are limited to 40 tickets per transaction. Groups visiting the Island are encouraged to limit themselves to 40 individuals or fewer. Those wishing to visit with more than 40 people are requested to email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of their visit.
The Trust for Governors Island offers special waived fares for non-profit community-based organizations, youth camps, and senior centers throughout New York City, subject to availability. To inquire about special group visits, organizations may email email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of their requested visit date.
Have more questions before arriving? Read through these FAQs, or check out our Rules and Regulations.
All visitors, including those who are eligible for a free fare, must reserve tickets in advance through the ticket reservation system.
The departure time on your ticket is the ferry time where your spot is reserved. If you want to leave before or after that time, you will need to enter the standby line, as spots on other ferries will be first-come, first-served.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646)-660-1134.