Governors Island Ferry

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btwn Battery Maritime Building & Soissons Dock, New York, NY, United States
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    AFAR Media
    "free ferry from downtown near Battery Park"(3 Tips)
    Rick H.
    "There is a bike line and a pedestrian line."(3 Tips)
    Derrick L.
    "Stay on the upper levels for a great view!"(2 Tips)
    Anthony D.
    "Free Ferry rides = awesome!"(2 Tips)
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  • AFAR Media
    Catch the free ferry from downtown near Battery Park and enjoy gorgeous views of the city, car-free bike roads, picnics and free entertainment such as concerts and art exhibits. Fun for all ages. Read more
    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • Miss Sia
    as of 5/24/14, the ferry is $2 round trip. 10:30am, 11:00am ferries are free on weekends only from Manhattan, Slip 7. 11:00am & 11:30am ferries are free from Brooklyn, Pier 6 on weekends.
    Miss Sia · May 25, 2014
  • Risa
    No extra charge for bicycles on the ferry... and Governors Island offers miles of vehicle-free biking! (Bicycles and surreys can be rented on the island.)
    Risa · June 24, 2015
  • Risa
    The ferry is free before noon on weekends. The lines can get long, so make sure you get there at least 30 min before your desired departure time!
    Risa · June 11, 2015
  • Museum of American Finance
    The Dutch landed here in the 17th century to establish a trading post. 400 years later, NYC is still considered by many as the financial capital of the world. To learn more, visit the MoAF at 48 Wall Read more
  • laura y.
    Ferry is no longer free most times (save the first two trips out from Manhattan on the weekends). Now costs $2 round trip for adults or $20 for the season pass but now runs during the week.
    laura y · June 16, 2014
  • Collin B.
    The ferry is free, departing on the hour on Fridays and on half hour and hour on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. Bikes are permitted; personal autos are not.
    Collin Bell · June 4, 2011
  • E H.
    Fits much more people than the line ever makes it look. They can almost always fit everyone on. Sit up top for more space and better people watching.
    E Hershey · June 12, 2012
  • Min T.
    Lots more free stuff than the island itself. Free bike rentals on Fridays and free minigolf on weekends. Who doesn't like free stuff?
    Min Tan · August 27, 2011
  • Irma Z.
    Wonderful way to experience NYC - $2 during the week and free on weekends I believe.
    Irma Zandl · August 28, 2015
  • Keith W.
    It actually only leaves every 30 mins on weekends from 11AM. Prior to that there is only one departure at 10AM
    Keith Wood · August 10, 2013
  • John N.
    They now charge $2 for a round trip ferry ride. :( Weekend mornings are still free.
    John Nguyen · May 24, 2014
  • Daniel C.
    the ferry now costs $2 (round trip). there are a few crossings that are still free in the am.
    Daniel Casanova · May 26, 2014
  • Oliver A.
    Uses the same port the Carpathia used when she docked with the Titanic survivors. You know. After that incident with the iceberg.
    Oliver Adriance · June 3, 2012
  • perke p.
    It takes more than 10 mins to get passengers off the boat, so dont tell me this boat is every 10 mins.
    perke perke · July 16, 2011
  • Tania T.
    FREE + the view on the upper level deck = awesome ..even for a NYer :)
    Tania Torres · September 3, 2011
  • Derrick L.
    Stay on the upper levels for a great view!
    Derrick L. · July 10, 2011
  • Lisa L.
    Last ferry from the island to BK or Manhattan leaves at 7pm...
    Lisa L. · August 20, 2011
  • SULLY B.
    Fantastic new park with a Rachel Whiteread Sculpture
    SULLY BONNELLY · 2 weeks ago
  • Rick H.
    There is a bike line and a pedestrian line.
    Rick Ho · August 20, 2011
  • Marc W.
    Ferry is now $2 round trip after 12pm
    Marc Weissman · May 26, 2014
  • Lana C.
    Comes every 30 minutes on the weekends 10-7
    Lana Chan · June 26, 2011
  • Jamie F.
    Governors island ferry typically takes you to governors island
    Jamie Field · July 21, 2013
  • Wesley V.
    Stand on the deck and look at Manhattan and shake your head in superiority.
    Wesley V · July 2, 2011
  • Matthew R.
    I dropped a Collectivus Green Puzzy Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more
    Matthew R · October 26, 2011
  • Elizabeth W.
    Bike line gets to board first! 
    Elizabeth Weinberg · September 3, 2011
  • Michelle R.
    The lines look long but they go quickly
    Michelle Rose · June 16, 2012
  • Kim L.
    Strollers and bike line board first.
    Kim Lee · August 4, 2012
  • Michelle R.
    Lines look long but go quickly
    Michelle Rose · June 16, 2012
  • Marc G.
    This one is not free
    Marc G · September 4, 2015
  • Brian M.
    How else you gonna get there, yo?
    Brian Masefield · December 30, 2011
  • Anthony D.
    Free Ferry rides = awesome!
    Anthony DeRico · May 27, 2012
  • Samuel C.
    It's free. Read more
    Samuel Crystal · June 6, 2011
  • Irina
    Windy here
    Irina · June 9, 2012
  • Rob R.
    Quite the fun ride.
    Rob Ressmann · July 29, 2011
  • Diêgo Sanches R.
    I`m on a boat!
    Diêgo Sanches Ramos · October 20, 2012

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