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Get the best of Governors Island by becoming a member!

Members get great perks like free ferry rides, invitations to members-only events, discounts on activities like Blazing Saddles and AdventuresGI and at Island eateries like Little Eva’s, Taco Vista, Island Oyster and more. 

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Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Friend Membership

$50

  • 1 membership card
  • Season-long free ferry rides
  • One-time free bike rental from on-Island partner, Blazing Saddles
  • Admission to free members-only events like Insider Access tours 
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors
  • Subscription to Governors Island Members E-Newsletter
  • 15% discount at the Welcome Center stores

*Students and Seniors eligible for 20% discount on Friend Memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID.


Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Join or renew for $50

Supporter Membership

$100

All Friend Membership benefits but for 2 adults and children under 18, plus:

  • Free ferry rides for up to two guests per visit
  • Additional one-time free bike rental from Blazing Saddles (2 bikes total)
  • Governors Island water bottle (new members only)


The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $90.

Join or renew for $100

Steward Membership with Early Hours

$250

All Supporter Membership benefits plus:

  • Free ferry rides for up to four guests per visit
  • Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August
  • Governors Island tote bag (new members only)


The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $230.

Join or renew for $250

Partner Membership with Early Hours

$500

All Steward Membership benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée on June 4
  • Additional Governors Island water bottle and tote bag (new members only)


The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $460.

Join or renew for $500

Admirals Circle Membership

$1,000

All Soissons Circle Membership benefits, plus:

  • 2 additional guest passes (6 total)*
  • Your name listed on the Governors Island website sponsor page
  • Private insider tour of select Governors Island historic buildings, led by Trust for Governors Island President, Michael Samuelian**
  • Admiral’s Picnic Package: A pre-set picnic lunch for up to 6 people, catered by Island partner, Perfect Picnic**


The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $960.

Join or renew for $1,000

Contact us to arrange payment by check.


Please note: Memberships can be purchased via the govisland.org website or on-Island at our Welcome Centers. Memberships are not available for purchase at the ferry terminals. Members must present their cards or a printed copy of a membership receipt to ferry terminal security in order to board the ferry for free. Benefits are valid only for the member named on the active member card and are non-transferable.