2016 Directions and Ferry Schedule Battery Maritime Building
2016 OPERATING HOURS
Governors Island is open every day from May 28 through September 25. On weekdays, the Island is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. On weekends, Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Island is open from 10 AM to 7 PM.
The Island will be open on July 4th from 10 AM to 6 PM and is not open for fireworks viewing.
All weekday and weekend afternoon ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan are $2 round trip for adults. Children under 12 ride for free at all times and senior citizens' fares are half price. Morning ferries (10 AM and 11 AM) on Saturdays and Sundays are free for all. There is no surcharge for bicycles.
Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays until noon.
Adult Roundtrip: $2.00
Senior Citizen Roundtrip: $1.00
Children Under 13: Free
IDNYC Holders: Free
Season Pass: $20.00
There is no surcharge for bicycles at any time
All ferries are wheelchair accessible
Ferry tickets may be purchased in advance through the New York Waterways website and mobile app. Please note that your advance purchase does not guarantee you passage on the ferry.
New York Waterways Mobile App
Tickets are available through the New York Waterways mobile app. After downloading the app to your device, select the "buy tickets" tab. Select Hudson River Ferries and enter BMB (Battery Maritime Building) or Pier 6 as your starting point and Governors Island as your destination.
New York Waterways Website
Advanced tickets can be purchased online on the New York Waterways website. When buying tickets through the website, you must first create an account by creating a username and password. Then select Hudson River Ferries, entering either BMB (Battery Maritime Building) or Pier 6 as your starting point and Governors Island as your destination.
Tickets can be most easily purchased during ferry hours at the ticket booths at Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan and Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Tickets do not generally sell out in advance, but there are often lines to board, so you should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your planned departure.
East River Ferry
The East River Ferry also goes to and from Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays for $6. For more information about East River Ferry visit: www.eastriverferry.com