Travel Advisory for Thursday 10/17/19

TRAVEL ADVISORY : High winds with gusts of 40 – 50 mph forecasted for Thursday. While there are no plans to cancel service at this time, wind and seas may prevent us from docking at some of our more vulnerable landings such as Kismet, Saltaire, and Ocean Bay Park. Please continued to check website if conditions materialize.

Jumping off a ferry will be punishable to the highest extent.

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.”

Ferry Tickets Now Available in FI mTickets App!

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