Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) from 10 AM to 7 PM.
From Manhattan: Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every hour.
From Brooklyn: Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 AM. Ferries run every 60 minutes.
East River Ferry Service: Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.
Directions to the Governors Island Manhattan Ferry
The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:
1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9, and M15
Cars are not permitted on Governors Island. Parking is available in Lower Manhattan near the ferry terminal and in Brooklyn near Pier 6 on Columbia Street.