Escape to Governors Island
We are so happy to have Governors Island back! Since many of us are looking for safe excursions around town to enjoy some sun, exercise and fresh air, Gov Island is a wonderful escape into nature with spectacular views and a quick ferry ride!
To ensure the health and safety of all visitors, they’ve implemented new protocols. These include a new ticket system to ensure social distancing on the ferries, requirement of face coverings, and enhanced cleaning procedures.
Manhattan ferries run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. Brooklyn. In addition, ferries run Saturdays and Sundays from the Red Hook/Atlantic Basin ferry terminal to the Island. There will be no Brooklyn ferries from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2020.
Capacity on Governors Island ferries will be limited during the 2020 season to allow for social distancing. Visitors must reserve tickets in advance through a new ticket reservation system here.
You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your ferry departure time. They will start processing the line to access the Island 30 minutes before departure time. To assure all visitors board safely, processing will stop 5 minutes before take-off.
10am to 6pm Weekdays
10am to 7pm Weekends