Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the boat rides over to Fire Island?

One way trip is approximately 20 minutes.

Can I bring my bike over to Fire Island?

No, bikes are not permitted on the walks.

Can I walk from one beach to another?

Yes, Sailor's Haven to Cherry Grove is about ¾ of a mile and from Cherry Grove to the Pines it is another mile.

What is the difference between Sailor's Haven and Sunken Forest?

The Sunken Forest is a nature trail located at Sailor's Haven. Taking the boat to Sailor's Haven brings you to the Sunken Forest.

Can a round trip ticket be used any day?

Yes, a round trip ticket is valid no matter the day returning.

Do Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove use the same tickets?

Yes, the tickets can be used at either beach.

Are commutation tickets transferable?

No, commutation tickets are non-transferable.

Where is there short-term parking available?

There is a parking lot across the street that has a daily parking rate. For information call 631.589.7548

Can I pay using a credit card?

Yes, credit cards are accepted in the Cherry Grove Office.

Is there a bathroom on the boat?

No, there are no bathrooms on the boats. There are bathrooms at the ferry terminal in Sayville.

How do I get from the train station to the ferry terminal?

Taxis are available from Sayville LIRR station and generally meet the arriving trains.

Is there a senior citizen discount?

Yes, senior citizen discounts are available with a valid Suffolk County Senior Citizen Identification card. See fares for pricing.

Can I hire a special boat to take me to the beach?

Yes, please call (631) 589-0810 in advance and ask to speak with a manager about booking a special trip.

Are dogs allowed on the ferry and beach?

Yes, as long as they are properly leashed and stay in the designated areas.

Can I take a Water Taxi from Sayville to Fire Island?

No, Water Taxis generally travel from beach to beach parallel to Fire Island.