A new camping site is open on Governors Island offering “Glamping” for 2 to 4 people per tent with stunning Statue of Liberty views, sprawling green space, delicious food and nightly camp fire.

Collective Retreats will operate the camp site until October this year and for the next two summer seasons.

You can choose between a Summit Tent that fits up to 4 people (only option with kids) and comes with en suite bathroom with shower starting at $530 per night and a Journey tent for 2 people with shared bathroom starting at $230 per night.

Note: Bring mosquito spray and ear plugs. The party boats, Newark airport air traffic and helicopters can make the nights noisy!

What else is new in Governors Island in 2018

  • The island is open until 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays
  • Super kid-friendly oyster bar Island Oyster open until 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays featuring table football and other games. They do not take reservations.
  • Ice skating rink with synthetic ice
  • Free kayaking is open from June 16th through mid September on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm a Pier 101 in a small cove. The last kayaks goes out at 3:30pm.

Weekend ferry services from Brooklyn

  • Governors Island ferry from Pier 6 on weekends for $3 round trip for adults and free for kids. Schedule here.
  • NYC Ferry South Brooklyn route from Pier 1 and Pier 6 on weekends for $2.75 each way. Schedule here.
  • NYC Ferry East River route from Pier 1 on weekends for $2.75 each way. Schedule here.

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