The modified 2020 spring schedule is now available online.
It’s located on each community’s schedule page.
We are continuing to monitor the covid19 situation, and will modify the schedule accordingly throughout the coming weeks.
Please continue to monitor our website for updates.
|In the meantime
Per CDC Guidelines
|Please avoid unnecessary travel aboard our vessels.
If you are ill, please stay home, and do not ride our vessels.
Please maintain social distancing while at the terminal, and on the vessels.
If you have gloves or masks, it is recommended you wear them.
Due to the current climate that we are experiencing, it has been decided to postpone our first Saturday freight boat, which was due to begin April 11, 2020. There is no set date as to when we will have freight service on Saturdays.
We will be sure to give notice when the Saturday freight boat will be up and
running. We are still running normal freight service Monday through Friday.
Please monitor www.fireislandferries.com and sign up for notifications for updates regarding ferry and freight service.
Any further questions or concerns regarding freight matters please email
email@example.com or call (631.647.3055).
Additionally, passenger boats will NOT be accepting personal grocery deliveries.
Please visit the freight FAQ page for information regarding grocery delivery procedures.
Thank you for your understanding, and here’s to wishing you good health.
Beginning Thursday March 19th, 2020, the ground level ticket office will be staffed 30 minutes prior to each trip departing Bay Shore. Customers will be able to purchase ferry tickets, ferry ticket books and pay for parking at the ticket windows. All main floor entrances will be locked and accessible by our employees only. If you need assistance in between trips, please call 631-665-3600 or contact one our crew members on the dock.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience throughout this process.
Various community heads on Fire Island have voiced their concerns with regards to the inevitable influx of people in the coming days and weeks. These concerns are by no means selfish. There simply is not enough emergency service units on the island. These concerns are for both the current and future inhabitants of the island. So, with that in mind, if you do not NEED to come to Fire Island, please don’t.
Additionally, we have received numerous calls regarding inconsistencies with the various grocery delivery services in the area. While we can’t verify this information 100%, we would like you all to be sure you are prepared prior to your trek out to Fire Island. The Bay Shore area markets are doing their best to restock the basic necessities, and it’s in everyone’s best interest to be prepared prior to heading to Fire Island. Please visit our freight FAQ page for more information regarding grocery delivery.
Thank you for your patience throughout these stressful times.
Please continue to monitor our website for service updates.
Presently, Fire Island Ferries is running all services as scheduled, and our crews will continue to sanitize our vessels and facilities in between trips and throughout the day.
We would like to make some recommendations to those customers looking to ride our ferries.
- If you do not NEED to go to Fire Island, please avoid the unnecessary travel.
- If you are not feeling well, please do not board our vessels.
- To avoid coming into physical contact with surface area germs: If you have a pair of gloves, we encourage you to wear them.
- Please continue to wash your hands as often as possible and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Homeowners looking to relocate to Fire Island from the mainland:
Fire Island is not an easy place to live this time of year.
- Water for most communities is not scheduled to be turned on until April 15.
- If you are looking to relocate to Fire Island, be sure to have your provisions in order.
- UPDATE: InstaCart, PeaPod and various other grocery delivery services have ceased delivery operations until further notice.
Please continue to monitor our website and social media accounts for service updates.
The 2020 Ocean Beach Homeowner season parking permits are now available online
Prior to the application being available online, you received your unique APP ID. You will need this APP ID in order to complete the online application process.
As indicated in last year’s website posts, emails and letters, this application is no longer being mailed, and all future applications will be available online only.
If you had season parking in 2019, you are not guaranteed a permit in 2020, so it is highly advised that you complete this application as soon as possible to secure a permit for the 2020 season. As always, spaces are limited, and we will continue to accommodate as many of our customers as possible.
- As indicated last year, this application WILL NOT be mailed out via USPS and is available online only.
- Please make sure your internet browsers are up to date.
- Internet Explorer version 10 or newer, and the most recent versions of Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.
- This application WILL NOT be available at our office.
- It is highly recommended that you complete this application from a computer instead of a phone or tablet.
- You will need your vehicle information (make, model, year, color, license plate) in order to complete this application. If you are getting a new car between the time you apply, and the time you will pick up your 2020 permit, please fill in your current vehicle’s info for the time being.
- If you are completing this application for someone else, please make sure you have their Name, Address, Phone Number, Vehicle Information, Credit Card Information and APP ID.
- Applications are not processed instantaneously. Once the application is approved, the credit card will be charged, and a notification email will be sent out. The application processing time can take up to 36 hours.
- The price for 2020 Ocean Beach Homeowner Season Parking after a processing fee & and NYS sales tax will be $794.64 for standard size vehicles, and $898.52 for over-sized vehicles.
Jumping off a ferry is a serious offense and will be punishable to the highest extent as per USC Code 2302(a)
“Interfering with the safe operation of a vessel, so as to endanger the life, limb or property of a person is a violation of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998 46 USC 2302(a).
Examples of such interference include instances where a passenger intentionally jumps off a commercial vessel that is not intended to support water activities. This practice, coined “rail jumping” in the marine industry, often diverts crew member attention away from the safe operation of the vessel in order to respond to a man overboard situation. Additionally, this includes unruly behavior while onboard resulting in the disruption of safety to those onboard. Under USC Code, this is a Class 1 Civil Penalty and is punishable up to $30,000.”
With the latest update to the Fire Island mTickets app, customers will be able to pay for their ferries and water taxi tickets via credit card all from within the same app!
Simply download the app from the google play store or itunes app store, or update it, if you already have it.
- Open it up, select the tickets you’d like to purchase by choosing your starting point and destination.
- Enter your payment information.
- Confirm your purchase.
- And activate your ticket(s) from within your ticket wallet just prior to boarding your ferry or water taxi.
With the fire island mTickets app, you can purchase tickets any time of day. No more waiting in lines, or stopping at ATMs. Just open the app, buy your tickets, and you’re ready for a fun filled day at the beach!
For more information, please visit fiferries.com/mtickets