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Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Ferry

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Only the Soissons Landing area is open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm Friday-Saturday, with ferries running to and from Manhattan. This area only includes QC NY Spa, Island Oyster, Taco Vista, Gitano Island, and the grassy areas at Soissons Landing. Click here to learn more and view a map, and scroll down to reserve ferry tickets.

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Masks continue to be required while waiting for, boarding, riding on, and disembarking Governors Island ferries.

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.

In addition, NYC Ferry serves Governors Island daily on the South Brooklyn Route, with stops on the Lower East Side, Wall Street and along the Brooklyn waterfront. For schedules, pricing and more information, visit their website: ferry.nyc.

Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferry service operated by the Trust for Governors Island from Red Hook and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park ran through September 25, 2022, and will return next year.

Fares

All tickets 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. Only the Soissons Landing area is open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm Friday-Saturday.
Daily

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 & Saturday Only 8:45pm
  • Friday & 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
  • 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:30pm
  • 10:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday Only 10:30pm
  • Friday & Saturday Only 11:00pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Subway

  • Borough Hall/Court Street

Bus

B63
Monday-Sunday

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
Monday-Sunday

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 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.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of boarding and are $4 each way or by free transfer from any other NYC Ferry route.

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. All Trust-operated ferry tickets are round trip; visitors are not required to select a return ferry time at purchase and may leave Governors Island on any ferry.

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.