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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.

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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 for Governors Island-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Scroll down for schedules and tickets. NYC Ferry riders traveling to Governors Island from Brooklyn can take the ferry to Wall Street/Pier 11 and transfer to Trust-operated ferries at 10 South Street. Click here for NYC Ferry information and schedules.

Ferry Info

Reservations may be purchased in advance at the link below. Visitors do not need to choose a return time when booking ferry tickets. You may leave the Island on any ferry you choose, no reservation required.

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 to purchase tickets in advance. You do not need to choose a return time when booking ferry tickets.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust for Governors Island-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Scroll down for schedules and tickets. NYC Ferry riders traveling to Governors Island from Brooklyn can take the ferry to Wall Street/Pier 11 and transfer to Trust-operated ferries at 10 South Street. Click here for NYC Ferry information and schedules.

Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferry service operated by the Trust for Governors Island from Red Hook and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will return in Spring/Summer 2023.

Fares

All tickets purchased below are round trip.

$4

Adults

Free

Seniors 65 and over

Children 12 and under

Residents of NYCHA housing

IDNYC holders

Military servicemembers (former and active)

Friends of Governors Island members

 

Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays before noon.
There is no surcharge for bicycles at any time. Space for bikes and strollers is limited, and they will be allowed on each ferry 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 Sunday-Thursday from 7am-6pm and Friday-Saturday from 7am-7pm. Additional evening ferries are available for Island tenants and registered guests.
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
  • Tenants/Guests Only 4:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 5:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 5:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:15pm
  • 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
  • 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 10:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 10:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests 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
  • Free 11:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 3:45pm
  • 4:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 4:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 5:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 5:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:15pm
  • 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
  • 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 6:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 7:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 10:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 10:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 11:00pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Subway

  • Borough Hall/Court Street

Bus

B63
No ferries at this time

Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island is not currently in service and will return in Spring 2023. For alternatives, please take Trust-operated ferries from Manhattan or NYC Ferry on the South Brooklyn route.

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin

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

Subway

  • Smith-9th Streets

Bus

B61
No ferries at this time

Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island is not currently in service and will return in Spring 2023. For alternatives, please take Trust-operated ferries from Manhattan or NYC Ferry on the South Brooklyn route.

NYC Ferry

South Brooklyn Route

NYC Ferry normally serves Governors Island daily 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. NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust for Governors Island-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from the Battery Maritime Building. NYC Ferry riders traveling to Governors Island from Brooklyn can take the ferry to Wall Street/Pier 11 and transfer to Trust-operated ferries at 10 South Street.

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

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.

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.).

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.

Reservations are limited to 40 tickets per transaction. Those wishing to visit with more than 40 people should email groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

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 special group visits, organizations may email groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their requested visit date.

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.

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 ferrytickets@govisland.org or call (646)-660-1134.

Dogs do not require separate ferry tickets or reservations. Dogs must ride outside on all Trust for Governors Island operated ferries. As a reminder, dogs are only allowed on Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season. To learn more, click here.