By Public Ferry
Many people get to Fire Island communities and National Park Service (NPS) sites on Fire Island by boat. Ferries to Fire Island are passenger ferries only and depart from the following locations:
Patchogue/Long Island to Watch Hill (NPS site)
The Davis Park Ferry runs to Watch Hill, a National Park Service site with a marina, snack bar, gift shop, visitor center, family tent campground, and access to the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness and wilderness/backcountry cmaping.
The Davis Park Ferry also operates ferry service to the community of Davis Park from the ferry terminal at Sandspit Park.
Sayville/Long Island to Sailors Haven (NPS site)
The Sayville Ferry Service operates ferry service to Sailors Haven.
The Savyille Ferry Service also runs ferries from the Sayville ferry terminal to the communities of Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines.
Bay Shore/Long Island to western Fire Island Communities
Fire Island Ferries runs ferries to the westernmost Fire Island communities.
Ferries operate on a full schedule during July and August, with fewer ferries in spring and fall. The ferry terminals on Long Island can be reached by car, bus, train, taxi or shuttle van.
For directions to ferry terminals, please visit: Getting to Long Island and Fire Island Portals