NYC Ferry to Sail to Governors Island


NYC Ferry launches May 1, and the shiny new vessels will provide more direct service to Governors Island on weekends this year from waterfront neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan! The newly relaunched East River Route will provide direct connections starting Saturday, May 6, the first weekend of the Governors Island season. The new South Brooklyn Route, scheduled to launch Thursday, June 1, will begin providing direct connections to Governors Island starting Saturday, June 3.

The new ferries will be routed to and from Governors Island’s Pier 102 on the Eastern tip of the Historic District. Fare is $2.75 per ride.

Like the brand new NYC Ferry, Governors Island is opening a month ahead of time this year,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “By connecting the two, we celebrate our City’s seafaring history and continue putting a premium on access to jobs, community, and recreation.”

NYC Ferry will transform how we travel along our great waterfront and plays a critical role in the future of Governors Island becoming a year-round resource for New York City. I applaud the Mayor and NYCEDC for delivering an affordable and easy way for commuters to travel between the City’s historic and new waterfront neighborhoods,” said Michael Samuelian, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island. “With an early start to our season and these improved ferry connections, more New Yorkers than ever will have the opportunity to enjoy Governors Island this year.”

On the South Brooklyn Route:

-The first ferry will depart for Governors Island from Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10:27am, and from Red Hook at 10:35am

-The last ferry will depart Governors Island for Red Hook at 6:48pm, and for Brooklyn Bridge Park at 6:56pm

On the East River Route:

-The first ferry will depart for Governors Island from DUMBO at 9:56am, and from Wall Street at 10:15am

-The last ferry will depart Governors Island for Wall Street at 6:21pm, and for DUMBO at 6:39pm

The Island is open every day from Monday, May 1 through Sunday, October 1. On weekdays, the Island is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. On weekends, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, the Island is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm. The Island will be open on Tuesday, July 4 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Detailed timetables, along with a map of all 2017 routes, can be viewed here. When NYC Ferry is fully launched in 2018, the combined routes will cover more than sixty miles of waterway.