Summer 2019  gateway to Governor's Island

Governor's Island opens to the public May 1st through October 31st seven days a week at 10:00 AM each day. The Island closes at 6:00PM Monday-Thursday, 10:00 PM on Friday- Saturday and 7:00PM on Sunday.

Passengers ride for free on Saturdays and Sundays before noon. Adult roundtrip fare is $3.00. Children under 12 ride for free and senior citizens’ fares are $1.00. IDNYC Holders, Military Personnel (former and active) and Governors Island Members ride for free. There is no surcharge for bicycles.

Purchase ferry tickets at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan or at Pier 6 in Brooklyn.

ferry schedule

The Battery Maritime Building  gateway to historic Manhattan

This 140,000 sq. ft. Beaux-Arts landmark building was completed in 1909 when ferries were still a vital means of transportation in New York City. Its many unique architectural assets include nearly 8,800 elements of cast iron, riveted rolled steel plates and angles, sheet copper ornamentations, ceramic tile and stucco paneled walls, and a copper panel mansard roof system.


Billion Oyster Project

Upcoming Events - Gov's Island