By Public Ferry
Many people get to Fire Island and Fire Island National Seashore facilities by boat. Ferries to Fire Island are passenger ferries only and depart from the following locations:
Patchogue: The Davis Park Ferry runs to Watch Hill, a National Park Service site with a 180-slip 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: 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: 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