Information About Long Island Ferries

Find out About Ferries That Travel to and From Long Island, NY

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Long Island, NY features a number of ferries that sail to places like Fire Island, Block Island (Rhode Island), New London (Connecticut) and more. Read about the ferries that ply the waters around this fish-shaped island on the Atlantic and plan your day trip, weekend trip, or staycation.

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    Fire Island

    There are several options if you want to sail from Long Island to Fire Island, all depending on which areas of Fire Island you wish to visit.

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    Bay Shore to/From Saltaire, Ocean Beach, Atlantique, Kismet, Dunewood, More

    Fire Island Ferries
    Maple Avenue, Bay Shore, NY
    About 30+ minutes each way. Passengers only, no vehicles. To and from Bayshore and Fire Island's Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, Fair Harbor, Kismet, Saltaire, Seaview, Dunewood/Atlantique.

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    Patchogue to/From Leja Beach and Ocean Ridge, Fire Island

    Patchogue to Davis Park and Watch Hill
    Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc.
    Davis Park Ferry Terminal, Sandspit Marina, 80 Brightwood Street,
    Patchogue, NY

    30 minutes each way. Passengers only, no vehicles.

    Ferries from Patchogue to Leja Beach and Ocean Ridge, Fire Island, and back. See fares and schedules at

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    Montauk to/From Block Island, Rhode Island

    Drive or take the Long Island Rail Road to Montauk, a.k.a. "The End," and catch a Viking ferry to idyllic Block Island, Rhode Island.

    Viking Fleet
    West Lake Drive
    Montauk, NY
    The ride is approximately 55 minutes. Passengers and bicycles. No cars.

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    Orient Point, NY to/From New London, CT; New London to/From Block Island, RI

    Cross Sound Ferry
    Dock Road
    Orient Point, NY

    Auto ferry: Passengers, cars, trucks, motorcycles. Fares for the auto ferry are at Auto schedules at See the schedule for Sea Jet High-Speed Ferry Passenger Service. (Free shuttle bus service to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.) Boarding is first come, first served. Reservations not accepted. 40-minute ride each way - Orient Point, NY to/from New London, CT.

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    Port Jefferson, NY to/From Bridgeport, Connecticut

    The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company

    Runs 365 days/year. The ride is one hour and 15 minutes each way. Passengers, cars, trucks, buses, car/trailers, motorcycles. Bicycles allowed (no extra charge.) Pets allowed leashed or in a pet carrier. Pay your fare onboard at the bursar's booth. Reservations recommended. Discount for seniors (60+), walk-on passengers. Children 12 and under ride free with an accompanying ​adult.

    Current fares at

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    Sayville to/From Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Sailor's Haven, More

    Sayville Ferry
    41 River Road
    Sayville, NY

    Approximately 20 minutes each way. Note: there are no bathrooms on the ferry, but there is one at the ferry terminal in Sayville. No vehicles on ferries. However, leashed dogs are allowed on the ferry.

    The Sayville Ferry sails to many of Fire Island's areas, including Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines which have long been favorites of the gay community.

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    Shelter Island

    Visit this charming island that lies between Long Island's North and South Forks. There are ferries to and from Shelter Island from Greenport (North Fork) and Sag Harbor (South Fork.)

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    Shelter Island to/From Greenport

    North Ferry Co., Inc.
    Route 114
    Shelter Island, NY

    Operates all year. ​The ride is approximately 5 minutes. No reservations are taken. You board on a first come, first served basis. Passengers, cars, bicycles, trucks allowed. Vehicles and bicycles pay on board. Only cash and checks accepted.

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    Shelter Island to/from North Haven (close to Sag Harbor)

    South Ferry Company at Shelter Island, NY
    135 South Ferry Road
    Shelter Island, NY.

    Year-round service. The ride is about 5 minutes each way.

    See seasonal schedules and fares at ​