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Govenors Island

Pier 101, near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Vent
See Site Restrictions

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: No

Parking: No

Portage: 100 feet

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Nearby Locations

By Car

Only accessible by paddling;  Kayakers coming to Governer's Island will only be landing at the floating dock near Pier 101, on the Buttermilk Channel side of the island.

By Mass Transit

Only accessible by paddling;  Kayakers coming to Governer's Island will only be landing at the floating dock near Pier 101, on the Buttermilk Channel side of the island.

Sanctuaries

No

No Access Areas

Kayakers are only permitted to land at the floating dock near Pier 101.  Kayakers are NOT permitted to land on other parts of Governers Island.

Restrictive Conditions

There are numerous resricted areas on all approaches to Governers Island; consisting of, but not limited to, bridges towers, tunnel vents, a cruise ship terminal, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.  It is the responsibility of the kayaker to be aware of these restrictions.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Pier 101 is utilized by ferries, police boats, and other official motorized craft.  Kayakers need to pay careful attention to traffic around Pier 101.

Currents

Strong currents

Emergency Landing Points

There are no emergency landing points other than Governers Island

Nearest Hospitals

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