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. 

Weekend Brooklyn ferries operated by the Trust for Governors Island will return in Spring 2022. For alternatives, you can take Governors Island operated ferries from Manhattan or the NYC Ferry.

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.

NYC Ferry Route

NYC Ferry serves Governors Island daily on the South Brooklyn Route, with stops on the Lower East Side, Wall Street and along the Brooklyn waterfront. For schedules, pricing and more information, visit

Note: The South Brooklyn ferry doesn’t stop at Governors Island on weekends or holidays from May 23 to September 11, 2022. On these days, you can take the Governors Island shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11.

Transfers to the shuttle are free from any NYC Ferry route. You can also take a ferry operated by the Trust for Governors Island from Lower Manhattan.

  Was this information helpful?   Yes    No