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Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

2020 Ferry Service Updates

Beginning July 15, ferries will depart daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Manhattan.

To increase access for communities less served by open space in New York City and increase Brooklyn service to every 30 minutes, Brooklyn ferries to Governors Island will depart from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. Brooklyn ferries will begin service on July 18 and will run on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be no Governors Island ferries at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 in 2020.

Capacity on Governors Island ferries will be limited during the 2020 season to allow for social distancing. Visitors must reserve tickets in advance through a new ticket reservation system. Tickets will be available beginning Friday 7/10 at 10AM.

Visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times while traveling on Governors Island ferries. Visitors must depart on their assigned return ferry time selected at purchase.

Round-trip ferry tickets cost $3 for adults. Ferries are free for:

  • Visitors age 12 and under
  • Seniors age 65 and over
  • IDNYC holders
  • Current and former military service members
  • All New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents
  • Governors Island Members

Morning ferries before noon on Saturdays and Sundays are free for all. There is no surcharge for bicycles at any time.

The Trust for Governors Island is offering 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 groupvisits@govisland.org at least two weeks in advance of their requested visit date.

The city’s NYC Ferry service will offer additional connections to Governors Island’s Yankee Pier via a dedicated weekend shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 which will operate approximately every 30 minutes beginning July 18. Tickets are $2.75 or by free transfer from any NYC Ferry route. All visitors who arrive to Governors Island via NYC Ferry are strongly encouraged to depart using NYC Ferry as the Governors Island ferry service will operate on a reservation ticket service and walk-up tickets are not guaranteed. NYC Ferry riders are required to wear a mask or face covering while onboard, even on the upper deck. For ticketing information and for a full schedule, please visit www.ferry.nyc.