Governors Island Reopens

Governors Island Reopens


Governors Island will be open to the public for passive recreation activities beginning May 1st, 2021. Starting that day, the Island will be open from 10AM to 6PM on weekdays and 10AM to 7PM on weekends.

Governors Island will launch a number of health, safety and social distancing protocols upon reopening to ensure a safe environment for all visitors, a new ticket reservation system to manage capacity on ferries.

Capacity on Governors Island ferries will be limited during the 2020 season to allow for social distancing. Visitors must reserve tickets in advance through a new ticket reservation system. Tickets will be available soon, stay tuned for more details. See more info here. Visitors must depart the Island on their assigned return ferry time selected when purchasing tickets.

  • 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 in 2021.
  • Brooklyn ferries will run on Saturdays and Sundays starting July 18.
  • 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, more details soon. Tickets are $2.75 or by free transfer from any NYC Ferry route. All visitors who arrive to Governors Island via NYC Ferry are strongly encouraged to depart using NYC Ferry as the Governors Island ferry service will operate on a reservation ticket service and walk-up tickets are not guaranteed. NYC Ferry riders are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times. For ticketing information and for a full schedule, please visit

Tickets now available for opening date May 1st. Click Here

See more about health and safety protocols as well as service changes to Island activities and amenities for 2021 here.

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