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FERRY ALERT: New York Harbor will be experiencing planned closures on Monday, February 26, 2024. Because of this, Governors Island ferry service may be experience delays between 1:30-2:30pm and 6-7pm on February 26. Times are subject to change, click here for updates.

FERRY ALERT: New York Harbor will be experiencing planned closures on Monday, February 26, 2024. Because of this, Governors Island ferry service may be experience delays between 1:30-2:30pm and 6-7pm on February 26. Times are subject to change, click here for updates.

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Beginning January 2, 2024, NYC Ferry will temporarily bypass Governors Island for several weeks 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.

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New York Harbor will be experiencing planned closures on Monday, February 26, 2024. Because of this, Governors Island ferry service may be experience delays between 1:30-2:30pm and 6-7pm on February 26. Times are subject to change, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Ferry Info

Governors Island is accessible by ferry daily year-round. Tickets for ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island can be reserved below. Trust for Governors Island-operated ferries travel daily from The Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan. Scroll down for schedules and tickets.

    Evening ferries are available for Governors Island tenants and guests. Please click the green "show evening ferry schedule" button below to view evening ferries. Tickets to evening ferries can only be purchased in person at the Battery Maritime Building.

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

    Fares

    All tickets purchased below are round trip.

    $4

    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 noon.
    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

    GI NYC Ferry Map Winter 2023 NYCF update

    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
    • 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
    • Tenants/Guests Only 9:15pm
    • Tenants/Guests 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
    • 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
    • Free 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
    • Tenants/Guests 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
    • 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

    NYC Ferry

    South Brooklyn Route & Wall Street Shuttle

    Beginning January 2, 2024, NYC Ferry will temporarily bypass Governors Island for several weeks 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. 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.

    Red Hook/Atlantic Basin

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

    Subway

    • Smith-9th Streets

    Bus

    B61

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

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

    Subway

    • Borough Hall/Court Street

    Bus

    B63

    Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island are not currently in service. For alternatives, please take Trust-operated ferries from Manhattan or NYC Ferry on the South Brooklyn 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. 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.

    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.