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Ferry

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

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Trust for Governors Island-operated Brooklyn ferry service runs Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from May 7-September 25, 2022, with stops in Red Hook/Atlantic Basin and Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6. Scroll down for schedules and tickets.

Ferry Info

Reservations may be purchased in advance at the link below. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Visitors no longer need to choose a return time when booking ferry tickets at govisland.org. You may leave the Island on any ferry you choose, no reservation required.

Trust for Governors Island-operated ferries:

  • Lower Manhattan (daily): The Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street. Scroll down for schedules and tickets.
  • Brooklyn (Saturdays and Sundays): Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the intersection of Furman St. And Atlantic Ave., and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, near the intersection of Pioneer Street and Conover Street. Scroll down for schedules and tickets.

NYC Ferry serves Governors Island daily year-round. For schedules, pricing and more information, scroll down. Schedules listed below are subject to change.

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)

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 every day from 7am-6pm. Additional ferries are available for Island tenants and registered guests, and passengers will be expected to display ID to board.
Sunday-Thursday

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 8:45pm
  • 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
Friday-Saturday

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
  • Tenants/Guests Only 8:45pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:15pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 9:45pm
  • 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
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:30pm
  • 10:00pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 10:30pm
  • Tenants/Guests Only 11:00pm

NYC Ferry

South Brooklyn Route

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.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of boarding and are $2.75 each way or by free transfer from any other NYC Ferry route, plus $1.00 for a bike.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Subway

  • Borough Hall/Court Street

Bus

B63
Monday-Friday

No Trust-operated Brooklyn ferries on weekdays.

Saturday-Sunday

From From Pier 6

From Governors Island

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

Red Hook/Atlantic Basin

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

Subway

  • Smith-9th Streets

Bus

B61
Monday-Friday

No Trust-operated Brooklyn ferries on weekdays.

Saturday-Sunday

From From Red Hook

From Governors Island

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

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 in all indoor spaces on the Island. Visitors are not required to select a return ferry time at purchase and may leave Governors Island on any ferry, pending available capacity.

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.).

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 ferrytickets@govisland.org.

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 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.

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 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, and can board ferries bound for Governors Island up until 3pm. As a reminder, dogs are only allowed on Governors Island on Saturdays from 7am-3pm during the winter season. To learn more, click here.