A free ferry service from Fulton Ferry Landing, at the foot of Old Fulton Street, to Governors Island, will begin this Saturday, June 6, at 11:00 A.M. State Senator Daniel Squadron and other community leaders will be present for the inaugural ceremony. The ferry will run only on Saturdays when events are scheduled on Governor’s Island.
It will also stop at Battery Park, in Manhattan. This Saturday, it will depart Fulton Landing every hour at fifteen minutes past the hour, beginning at 11:15 A.M. with the last departure at 4:15 P.M. Departures from Governors Island will be every hour on the hour, beginning at 12:00 noon with the last departure at 6:00 P.M. The Schedule may vary from week to week; updates will be posted at the Governors Island website.
Update: Reader Neighborhood Observer checked the Governors Island website this morning, discovered that the schedule for this Saturday has been changed, and added a helpful note concerning bikes:
Saturday: departures every 20 min starting at 11:20 A until 5 P; returns every 20 min starting at 11:30 A until 5:50 P. … BTW – bikes are allowed on the Ferry and there are 5 miles of bike paths on GI.
Second update: A reader has kindly informed me that “Governors Island” has no apostrophe. I’ve amended the post accordingly.