Boating at Fire Island
You can enjoy a variety of boating opportunities within Fire Island National Seashore. Motorboats, sailboats, and kayaks are common summer adornments on the Great South Bay.
However, the use of personal watercrafts (PWCs)—also known as "Jet Skis"—is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island. PWCs are not allowed near the shoreline or in channels leading to any park facilities or marinas. PWCs may only be operated in the channels to specific Fire Island communities. Find more information on operating a PWC.
Fire Island Marinas
Boaters may stay overnight at the Watch Hill or Sailors Haven marina. Both electric and non-electric sites are available, and rates vary by size of vessel. Amenities at each site include limited food service, showers (no hot water), ranger-guided interpretive programs, and a lifeguarded beach during the summer.
Most boaters stay for the day, with a few overnight boats at anchor. There are seasonal restrooms and a few picnic tables, but no other amenities.
Last updated: April 11, 2018