Governors Island Ferry

Boat or Ferry
New York
  • AFAR Media
    "free ferry from downtown near Battery Park"(3 Tips)
    Rick H.
    "There is a bike line and a pedestrian line."(3 Tips)
    Anthony D.
    "Free Ferry rides = awesome!"(2 Tips)
    Tania T.
    "upper level deck"(2 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
  • biking
  • scenic views
  • upper level
  • jazz music
  • picnics
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    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
  • Risa
    RisaJune 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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
    RisaJune 24, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.)
  • Miss Sia
    Miss SiaMay 25, 2014
    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.
  • 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
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Wonderful way to experience NYC - $2 during the week and free on weekends I believe.
  • laura y.
    laura yJune 16, 2014
    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.
  • Drew S.
    Drew S.September 21, 2016
    $2 round trip is hard to pass up a mini escape from one of the five boroughs. Great view of the city skyline as well.
  • E H.
    E HersheyJune 12, 2012
    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.
  • Min T.
    Min TanAugust 27, 2011
    Lots more free stuff than the island itself. Free bike rentals on Fridays and free minigolf on weekends. Who doesn't like free stuff?
  • Collin B.
    Collin BellJune 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • John N.
    John NguyenMay 24, 2014
    They now charge $2 for a round trip ferry ride. :( Weekend mornings are still free.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CasanovaMay 26, 2014
    the ferry now costs $2 (round trip). there are a few crossings that are still free in the am.
  • Oliver A.
    Oliver AdrianceJune 3, 2012
    Uses the same port the Carpathia used when she docked with the Titanic survivors. You know. After that incident with the iceberg.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WoodAugust 10, 2013
    It actually only leaves every 30 mins on weekends from 11AM. Prior to that there is only one departure at 10AM
  • SULLY B.
    SULLY BONNELLYMay 13, 2016
    Fantastic new park with a Rachel Whiteread Sculpture
  • Tania T.
    Tania TorresSeptember 3, 2011
    FREE + the view on the upper level deck = awesome ..even for a NYer :)
  • Derrick L.
    Derrick L.July 10, 2011
    Stay on the upper levels for a great view!
  • perke p.
    perke perkeJuly 16, 2011
    It takes more than 10 mins to get passengers off the boat, so dont tell me this boat is every 10 mins.
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FieldJuly 21, 2013
    Governors island ferry typically takes you to governors island
  • Carmen Gloria R.
    Just 2 dollars round trip. Go to Governors Islands it worth.
  • Marc W.
    Marc WeissmanMay 26, 2014
    Ferry is now $2 round trip after 12pm
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand on the deck and look at Manhattan and shake your head in superiority.
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanJune 26, 2011
    Comes every 30 minutes on the weekends 10-7
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa L.August 20, 2011
    Last ferry from the island to BK or Manhattan leaves at 7pm...
  • Rick H.
    Rick HoAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a bike line and a pedestrian line.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeeAugust 4, 2012
    Strollers and bike line board first.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WeinbergSeptember 3, 2011
    Bike line gets to board first! 
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DeRicoMay 27, 2012
    Free Ferry rides = awesome!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RoseJune 16, 2012
    The lines look long but they go quickly
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RoseJune 16, 2012
    Lines look long but go quickly
  • Marc G.
    Marc GSeptember 4, 2015
    This one is not free
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldDecember 30, 2011
    How else you gonna get there, yo?
  • Diêgo Sanches R.
    Diêgo Sanches RamosOctober 20, 2012
    I`m on a boat!
  • Irina
    IrinaJune 9, 2012
    Windy here
  • Shay
    ShaySeptember 4, 2011
    Free ferry.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RessmannJuly 29, 2011
    Quite the fun ride.
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