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Fire Island ferry schedules

Residents and visitors aboard the ferry to Fire

Residents and visitors aboard the ferry to Fire Island. (May 31, 2009) Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

No doubt Fire Island is a summer hot spot. It's made even hotter by the fact that you can't drive there. So dump your car in a parking lot, buy a ferry ticket and climb aboard a boat. Here's what you need to know about the Fire Island ferries.



Adult: $9 one way ($16 for 1 a.m. ferry), $17 roundtrip Adult: 40-trip book: $264

Child: $4.50 one way, $7.50

Child: 40-trip book: $125

Seniors and handicapped: $7

Shopping carts and luggage carriers: $4


99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, 631-665-3600

Between all the seasonal parking passes bought by residents of Fire Island, and all the folks who just want to go and party for a night, the parking lots fill up quickly (cash only). If you're taking a ferry to Fire Island in the early evening, add extra time for parking down the street and walking. Some enterprising Long Islanders actually have vans combing other nearby parking lots and charge would-be walkers a few bucks for a ride. If you're pressed for time, it's worth it.

Monday-Thursday: $7

Friday-Sunday & holidays: $14

Full week (7 days): $65

Full weekend (Fri-Sun): $41

Monthly: $255


Atlantique / Dunewood

Fair Harbor


Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Beach




41 River Road, Sayville, 631-589-0810


One large lot for daytrippers is located across the street from the ferry dock. The lot on the ferry dock property is reserved for those with seasonal passes ($490, good through Nov. 4).

Monday-Thursday: $8

Friday-Sunday: $10

Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines

Adult: $7.25 one way, $14 round trip

Child: $3.50, $6.50

Dog: $2.50, $4

Cherry Grove ferry schedule

Fire Island Pines ferry schedule

Sailors Haven / Sunken Forest

Adult: $6.50 one way, $12 round trip

Child: $4, $7

Sailors Haven ferry schedule

Water Island

Adult: $12 one way, $22 round trip

Child: $6, $11

Dog: $2.50, $4

Water Island ferry schedule

FROM PATCHOGUE Sandspit Park & Marina, 80 Brightwood St., 631-475-1665

Davis Park

Adult: $8.50 one way, $16 round trip

Child: $5.75, $10.50

Senior: $8, $15

Davis Park ferry schedule

Watch Hill

Adult: $8.50 one way, $16 round trip

Child: $5.75, $10.50

Senior: $8, $15

Watch Hill ferry schedule

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