FERRY ALERT: July 3 follows weekday schedule. July 4 ferries may be affected by Harbor closure and Island closes at 7 PM.

Ferry Schedule

From Manhattan
To Governors Island

No available ferries

Brooklyn ferries run on Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

East River Ferry

The East River Ferry also goes to and from Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays for $6. For more information about East River Ferry visit http://eastriverferry.com/.

Departs from

Battery Martime Building

Arrives at

Soissons Landing

Governors Island is open for visitors every day from May 23-September 27.

Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and run from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

On Friday, July 3, ferries are on a normal weekday schedule. There are no ferries from Brooklyn.

On Saturday, July 4th, ferries run from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Island is open until 7 PM on July 4th and is not open for fireworks viewing.

The East River Ferry Service stops at 4 PM on July 4th.

Fare Information

Ferry Fare (Round-Trip)
Adults and Children over 12 $2
Senior Citizens $1
Children 12 and Under FREE
Season Pass (Unlimited Rides) $20
  • Tickets and season passes can be purchased online at the New York Waterway website, through the NY Waterway App, and in person at the ticket offices at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or at Pier 6 in Brooklyn when ferries are running.
  • There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferries from Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. These ferries are free to all.
  • There is no surcharge for bicycles on the Governors Island Ferry.

Manhattan Ferry Schedule

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Departs Manhattan

Departs GI

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM then every hour

11:30 AM then every hour

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

4:15 PM*

4:30 PM

5:00 PM
6:00 PM*

*Last Boat

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Departs Manhattan

Departs GI

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Every 30 Minutes

Every 30 Minutes

5:30 PM*

6:30 PM

7:00 PM*

*Last Boat

Brooklyn Ferry Schedule

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY

Departs Brooklyn

Departs GI

11:00 AM

11:15 AM

11:30 AM

11:45 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

Every Hour on the Half Hour

Every Hour on the Hour

5:30 PM*

6:00 PM

7:00 PM*

*Last Boat

The East River Ferry also goes to and from Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays for $6. For more information about East River Ferry visit http://eastriverferry.com.

Directions

To the Governors Island Manhattan Ferry

The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:

By Subway

1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station

By Bus

M9, and M15

To the Governors Island Brooklyn Ferry (Weekends ONLY)

The Governors Island Brooklyn ferry departs from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue.

By Subway

R to Court Street
4, 5, 2, 3 to Borough Hall

By Bus

B63

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