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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 8 month old daughter to Governors Island for the day and had an amazing time. We spent the day walking, taking pictures, eating from the food trucks, drinking wine, stopped at the restaurants for dinner. We really made an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank khandybryant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the tents. Most enjoyable. Not enough people seem to know how great this place is, maybe best it stays this way. One jarring note. The island looks so appealing both coming and going but the cheap Taco joint at the front is so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank richardyonge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would go here before Central park. The ferrys come every hour and cost $3 1 way. You can stay all day or just watch the sun set. We like to pack dinner and set up on the well manicured lawn and watch lady Liberty...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sammycakes82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid all the people selling tickets for river cruises & take the $3 dollar (return) ferry to Governors Island. Brilliant views of lower Manhattan on the ferry rides. Strangely abandoned island. Take a packed lunch. We went on a weekday in August - most of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank James F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last weekend in August, pack a picnic (or buy food from the delicious food trucks), bring a blanket, and spend the afternoon on the island. Buy your ticket at least a month in advance. Then, get your 1920’s outfit together. Although the garb is not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FrancineCornelius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Governor's Island is a green getaway just 5 minutes ferry ride away from the bustle of the city. Even with a lot of people there is plenty of space and lots of green areas where you can relax and enjoy the weather. There is also...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TalkingPiffle
Reviewed August 6, 2019

On a very hot Saturday we checked into Collective Retreats Governor's Island. Staff were polite and helpful; our large tent was well appointed with an extremely comfortable bed; and the restrooms/showers were clean and had ample privacy with zip hooks on the flaps. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nasuselegiew
Reviewed July 27, 2019

The Maritime Battery Building was great to see but the extreme heat and long lines to purchase ferry tickets was awful. Once onboard the ferry, the trip was only 10 minutes to the island. The island was beautiful but the return ferry ride was delayed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alicia_JA
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Love the island and ease of using ferry to get there. Overall, the island needs to have all the grass mowed and attention given to general cleanliness and landscaping. The restrooms in the main building were clean and food at taco vistas was great with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank allisong118
Reviewed July 22, 2019

I had such a great time walking around Governors Island. So much to see for such a small island. Great views of lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty. And to end the day had a couple drinks at the Island Oyster which is a bar/eatery...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from bristolbob | Reviewed this property |
it is about 1.5-2 miles all round the edge so easily walked or cycled with many paths criss crossing through the middle.
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