2017 Directions and Ferry Schedule Battery Maritime Building

The Battery Maritime Building is located at 10 South Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry. There is NO PUBLIC PARKING at the Ferry Building.

Governors Island is open every day from May 1st through October 1st. 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.

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 $1.00.

Ferry to Governor's Island


Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays until 11:30am.

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


In Advance
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.

In Person
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