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
  • 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
  • Shay

    Free ferry.

    Shay · September 4, 2011

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