Governors Island is located in the New York Harbor, approximately one-half mile from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and one-quarter mile from Brooklyn.

The Island is open to the public year-round every day from 7 AM to 6 PM.

You can get information about Governors Island online and by phone.


Learn about Governors Island.

By Phone

  • Agency: The Trust for Governors Island
  • Phone Number: (212) 440-2200
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island run daily from the Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. 

Seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island are not currently in service. For alternatives, please take Trust-operated ferries from Manhattan.

More information, including ferry schedules, tickets, and policies are available online.

Learn more about ferries to Governors Island.


All weekday ferries, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoon ferries, are $3 round trip. Only cash is accepted.

Ferries are free for:

  • Children age 12 and under 
  • IDNYC holders
  • Military personnel (former and active)
  • Governors Island members
  • Seniors age 65 and older
  • NYCHA residents
  • Community organizations

Saturday and Sunday morning ferries before noon are free for all passengers.

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