Directions

Governors Island is accessible by three ferries, one leaving from Manhattan ($2 roundtrip), one leaving from Brooklyn ($2 roundtrip), and one that makes several stops along the East River ($4 one way).

For more information about taking the East River ferry, click here.

The Manhattan Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street. The Ferry landing is immediately east of the Staten Island Ferry (but not the same building). It is literally at the very southern tip of Manhattan and easily accessible from the 1,4,5,N,R,J or Z trains.

The Brooklyn Ferry disembarks from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). It is accessible via the R,2,3,4,5 trains and the B23, B65, B61 buses.

Here is the Ferry Schedule

 

Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays
Departs Manhattan
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Every 30 minutes
5:30 PM*
Departs GI
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Every 30 minutes
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM*
Departs Brooklyn
11:00 AM
Runs continunously
5:20 PM*
Departs GI
11:10 AM
Runs continuously
7:00 PM*

*Last boat

 

Map from both landings on Governors Island to Colonels Row, the area of the island where the festival is held.


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