A bike tour of Governors Island, historically a 172-acre military base that is just an 8-minute ferry ride from Wall Street, and now is home to the Governors Island National Monument. I have a specific path and agenda, but it's flexible. The tour covers the past, present and future of Governors Island. The island is officially recognized by the New York state legislature as the birthplace of New York being the first land Dutch settlers set foot upon. From 1800 to 1996, it was used as a military facility by the US Federal Government and houses three 18th century fortresses. In 2003, the island was returned to the state and city of New York. It has since become a unique, modern, urban incubator for arts, science and cultural institutions and also has a large award-winning public park. We'll also discuss modern additions like an urban farm, and artist collectives, even a public high school! Like the Highline Park in Manhattan, the Island is creating an innovative, new model of an urban public space. I've studied a great deal about the island and am able to answer most questions guests have put to me. I aim toward tailoring my talks to my guests' specific areas of interests.
I’ve lived in NYC over 25-years and am a licensed NYC tour guide and member of Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). I've guided hundreds of tours around New York City and will navigate the safest and most picturesque routes to the best landmarks of our city. You're in safe hands with me. I also endeavor to inform and entertain. And, of course, I know the best spot to get pictures that will wow your Instagram followers. ❤️❤️❤️ Click on my profile to see reviews of my other tours (all 5 ⭐, so far!). I've been described as "patient," "organized," "very fun" and "a terrific guide." If the tour times offered here does not suit your schedule, please feel free to message me and we'll see if we can find a time. Check out my 5 other tours, including All-Day, All City and Street Art.
Price includes full day of bike rental; helmets available.
Recently open to the public, Governors Island is just being discovered by tourists. It's a unique—and very family-friendly—day-trip for active NYC visitors. Before or after the tour, you'll find many arts, cultural and sporting activities as well as great food and drinks! The park also offers amazing views of Lady Liberty, NYC skylines and harbor, and has about 50 hammocks and countless places to relax and enjoy a beautiful New York day outdoors.
18歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 Families with kids old enough to bike are welcome. Harbor breeze can make the Island cooler than Manhattan or Brooklyn, plan accordingly. Tour is an 90–120 minutes but I recommend planning extra time to explore on your own. There is…
Guests with their own bikes may bring them on the ferry.
Please send me a note with any questions, I'll reply promptly. I can accommodate custom times, or bookings after window closes. Island Ferry Schedule: https://govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry