Ferry service for the 2020 season requires guests to book reservations in advance to promote social distancing. Ferry tickets can be booked online. Round-trip ferry tickets are $3 for adults and FREE for riders ages 12 and under. Ferries are now FREE for all New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, seniors ages 65 and over, military service members, and IDNYC holders. All ferries departing before noon on Saturdays and Sundays are free for all. Visitors wishing to pay cash for their ferry ride must email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation, and pay for tickets upon arrival at the ferry terminal. There will be a very limited number of tickets available for walk-up patrons.
As in years past, ferries depart the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan daily. Brooklyn ferries run on weekends and holidays and have a new departure point, leaving from the Red Hook/Atlantic Basin ferry terminal.
Supplemental ferry service is offered by NYC Ferry on the weekends, departing from the Wall Street/Pier 11 ferry terminal. Tickets for the NYC Ferry are $2.75 in each direction, and visitors who arrive using its service are encouraged to depart via NYC Ferry, too.
Governors Island is open to visitors daily beginning Wednesday, July 15, from 10am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-7pm on weekends. For more information on Governors Island's public season and programming updates, visit its website.