Starting May 1 passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays before noon. The ferry takes you to the most enchanting arts and historic island, a 172 acre park only 800 yards from Manhattan. Open May 1st-October 31st, part of the National Park service. Bike rentals available there, from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street.
Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.