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Get the best of Governors Island by becoming a member!

Members get great perks like free ferry access, a free bike rental, discounts at on-Island vendors and invites to members-only events.

Join or renew your membership today!

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Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Individual Membership


  • 1 membership card
  • Season-long free ferry access
  • One-time free bike rental from on-Island partner, Blazing Saddles
  • Admission to free members-only events like Member Preview Day and the Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors
  • Subscription to Governors Island Members E-Newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Welcome Center store

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

Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Join or renew for $50

Family Membership


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

  • Additional one-time free bike rental from Blazing Saddles (2 bikes total)
  • Governors Island water bottle

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

Join or renew for $100

Steward Membership


All Family Membership benefits plus:

  • 4 guest passes*
  • Exclusive Access to the Island for morning pre-hours on select dates
  • Governors Island tote bag

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

Join or renew for $250

Soissons Circle Membership


All Steward Membership benefits, plus:

  • Priority ferry boarding with advance notice
  • Private golf cart tour of the Island (up to three people), led by the Friends’ Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum**
  • Additional Governors Island water bottle and tote bag

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

Join or renew for $500

Admirals Circle Membership


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 website or on-Island at the Welcome Center near Soissons landing on weekend days. 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.

*Guest passes are for single-use admission

**pre-arrangement required