Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Governors Island will be open to the public for passive recreation activities beginning July 15, 2020. Starting that day, the Island will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 7 PM on weekends.

Learn more about the Governors Island 2020 season.

You can visit Governors Island by taking the island's ferry service or the NYC Ferry.

Governors Island Ferry Service

In order to allow social distancing, visitors must reserve tickets in advance in order to board the ferry. Face coverings are required at all times while on the ferry.

  • Manhattan ferries will run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St.
  • Brooklyn ferries will run from the Red Hook/Atlantic Basin ferry terminal. There will be no Brooklyn ferries from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Learn more about ferries to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry Service

NYC Ferry service will offer additional connections to Governors Island with a dedicated weekend shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 that will operate approximately every 30 minutes beginning July 18th.

Visitors traveling to Governors Island using NYC Ferry are encouraged to depart Governors Island using NYC Ferry.

Tickets are $2.75 or by free transfer from any NYC Ferry route.

Learn more on the NYC Ferry page.

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.

You can get information about tours and other events on the island.


Learn about Governors Island.

By Phone

  • Agency: United States National Park Service
  • Division: Governors Island National Monument
  • Phone Number: (212) 440-2200
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

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