by Mark L. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
To start off, a confirmed reservation for a slip takes 90% of the stress out of the equation..Scott and his staff are super and made for an enjoyable 3 days at Sailors Haven Marina.. Early fall is fabulous here, great weather, no crowds, and a comfortable secure marina even when those brisk NW winds pick up. Hopefully we`will back one more time before end of season. This place is a must for all boaters either living on the South Shore of Long Island or just transiting.. BTW the food concession makes a great Burger and fries..... Cheers.
by Robert H. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2022
Steve was great and the staff were super attentive had a very good time Steve and the staff did another bang up job keep up the good work again the stay was very enjoyable and great Steve and the staff did an amazing job Once again steve and haley and the entire crew did an amazing job Once again Steve did an excellent job thank you Steve your the best another great time thank you .we stayed for a week July 2020 Steve and the staff were great thank you the stay was good the weekend of 5-14-21 was excellent . It was great Steve was excellent very helpful and friendly it was great Steve and the crew were awesome ‘ it was excellent it was great excellent Scott did a good job seeing to all the needs once again it was great excellent it was great Scott did a good job it was a really great time Scott once again did a great job it was excellent
by Bob S. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Another nice, relaxing time at Sailors Haven. Scott the dock master is always friendly, helpful, and taking care of things!
by Christopher F. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
Excellent way to spend Labor Day Weekend! We had a great time. Responsive dockmaster and crew. Fun crowds. Close access to beach. We will definitely return.
by Deborah B. on Sep 01, 2022
Had a great stay! Love sailors haven.
by Jennie K. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
We love Sailors Haven! ❤️ Very family oriented! Staff is fantastic, friendly and helpful! Looking forward to our next stay!
by Charles S. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2022
Scott is great!! He always does his best to make sure all his boaters are happy. His staff is wonderful and he's always personable. It's our favorite place. Food, drinks and atmosphere are all top notch!!
Sailor's Haven is a pretty marina with great views of the Great South Bay.
by Frank G. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
great place on Fire Island been goin there for over 25 years and it never gets old--great service, knowledgeable staff . Only downside Bar was closed early 1 day and on last day of the trip (trip was 4 days),had to get a manager to make cocktails for the 8 guests II was traveling with. Steve was very efficient and helpful.
by Susan H. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2022
I was surprised to see that the
Barbecues were all broken the majority of the picnic tables were broken. On Wednesday I went down to the bar for one of the famous mudslides that they offer and the bar was closed by 2 o’clock on Wednesday August 17th in the afternoon and on Thursday when we went back there to see if we can get those mudslides and we had to ask for a manager because again the bar was not opened. This was very disappointing to me and my husband and I six other people we were with. Thank you for your time.
by Chris F. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Beautiful beach, clean marina, exceptional staff that went over the top to be helpful! We would go back every chance we get!
by Paul B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Had a wonderful time. Dock master & Dock mates were very attentive. Great port to visit. Scott is outstanding !!
by Katie A. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Love our Sailor’s stays!
by James M. on Aug 08, 2022
Great marina and beach, friendly staff and reasonably priced.
Only negative is multiple day reservation required on weekends during high season that makes day trips harder to plan. You’ll need to wait till the morning of the day you’d like to visit to call and check on availability for single days. I can’t imagine that actually generates more business.
There’s also a dock available for dropping off passengers and plenty of space in low water on both sides of marina for those looking to drop an anchor and walk to shore.
by Edward Y. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2022
A big thank you to Steve and his crew for guiding me on docking my boat and making our day a fun one with the boys. Will be visiting Sailors Haven Marina again.
by Alex M. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Wonderful place, great staff and an outstanding time. I guess that is why I keep going back.
Yep. I am back again
by Joe b. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Always a beautiful experience
by Andrew V. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Helpful staff. Beautiful location. Easy walk on raised walkways through the Sunken Forest and to the windswept beach.
Store, Great burger at the snack bar. Ice cream and a bar.
Should be named Sailors Heaven!
by Iwao F. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Terrific stay. As always, the sunrises and sunsets are stunning. The beach is great too. And Scott, the dockmaster, is always super helpful.
Folks next to us were a bit noisy, but very friendly and welcoming and that's all part of the experience!
On our last morning we had a north wind, so a bit rocky on the departure. Folks helped us out so all went fine.
We will be back!
by Paul M. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
We had such a great time at our 2 day stay. The staff was attentive and helpful. Quiet time hours were not necessarily observed though. Maybe some regular patrols would help there to keep things within reason.
by Anthony - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
Beach close by
Attentive staff! Dock Master runs a tight ship. Helpful tying up and leaving. Great family fun at Sailors
by Lois M. on Jul 08, 2022
Had a great time at Sailors Haven. Thanks to Scott for all his help in making our trip enjoyable and with ease.
by Bruce H. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Nice variety with food this year. Scott and his staff were terrific. Very enjoyable 11 days. The only loss of one star is because they open after the first ferry at around 10AM and close at 5:30PM after the last ferry.
by Joseph L. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2022
Always a good weekend, rain or shine,we Love Scott and his staff
by Patrick K. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2022
Friendly and helpful staff. My first time at the marina. They helped me dock and tie off. Will definitely be returning. It was a wonderful “daycation”.
by Frank c. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
I think it would be well served to try and keep the far north dock cleaned of all the bird poop, it's just not a healthy environment to have to walk on, all it takes is a little water and a broom to keep it clean, otherwise a great destination
by Christopher S. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
Quite and beautiful as always and Scott and company do a great job!
by Andrew I. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Excellent marina, gorgeous view to the Bay. Scott does an awesome job with service for all his guests. Highly recommend this gem of a Marina.
by Paul H. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Always a great stay at Sailor’s Haven. We had an issue with our electric when we arrived and Scott got right on it and got us up and running !
by richard S. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
Scott, the manager, and the doc crew were great! They really made you feel welcome
by Danny S. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2022
Always a relaxing time
by Gary S. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2022
Scott and the staff at Sailors Haven were fantastic. Very accommodating and professional. Totally went above and beyond the norm. Thank you for a great day 05/31 at Sailors. It was beautiful !!
by Pamela M. on Jan 25, 2022
I am with the South Bay Cruising Club (SBCC) and we all love going to Sailors Haven. It's a great beach, beautiful Sunken Forest to walk through, delish snack stand with ice cream and awesome drinks. Thanks to Scott for running a great marina and providing our members with great service. Pam McCarthy, SBCC Membership Chair
by Roger W. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2021
Sailors Haven was great this last weekend. Scott the dockmaster went above and beyond to work with us to get set up and plugged in. The food is legit ,very good and not the beach snack food you would normally expect. The store has just about anything you might have forgotten. The forest walk was a blast. We used to be regulars years ago and it was great to be back. Doug and his crew have it better then it was.
by Michael L. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2021
As usual it's the best marina on Long Island.
by Anthony S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
Scott was helpful and marina was nice, we will return
by Joseph D. on Sep 19, 2021
Another great couple of days out at Sailors Haven season may be over but still beautiful
by Thomas M. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
Great beach day, overcast skies gave way to a beautiful day
by Diane C. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2021
Very annoyed about experience!!!! I booked weeks ago and asked if our slip could be changed because we did not want the corner (16)
I was told it was completely booked but to keep checking if there were any cancellations that could accommodate my boat I could switch. I did weekly only to be to told sorry nothing available. I also made one last plea the night before we left. Still told nothing!!!!
Only to arrive and find a friend who had SAME EXACT BOAT just week a week ago and got a middle spot. Then to add to the fire his brother called that morning and got a spot next to him!!!!!!
Completely and utterly disgusted!!!!!
Not happy at all!!!!
by William P. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
The new Dockmaster Scott is fantastic! He's personable and anxious to see that everyone is comfortable and has what they need. In our my case, with no First Mate & a temporary bout with vertigo, he waited at my slip when I pulled into marina, jumped on the boat & completely tied it up so I didn't have to go out on the bow. I couldn't have been more appreciative of his help and his willingness to offer it!
by William I. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2021
Staff was very accommodating, Scott was awesome
by Randy A. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2021
Our stay was perfect and Scott was awesome! Thanks for everything!
by Cathleen M. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2021
Perfect. We got excellent service. Thank you Scott
by Steve B. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Thanks Scot. Stire looked great. Very nice staff
by Jeff S. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Arrived early Thursday afternoon. A storm forecast for the weekend made for an open marina. Scott, the new dockmaster met us and was very helpful. However, the bar and snack bar were closed. Apparent issue with staffing. Not a problem unless you were counting on those for your food that day. Shower area not private. Again, not a problem unless you stay for more than a day.
by Gary R. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Beautiful area. Well maintained
by Keith R. on Aug 20, 2021
Dockhands were very helpful. Should probably monitor the VHF Ch 9 they display on the sign. I could not contact by VHF? Fixed docks are a bit tight but a very well protected area.
I had issue with the newly designed Dock Power box once again. These new sensitive 30ma trip out cause problems with power hookup. Also, maybe invest in 30amp 120vac outlets? Needed a 50 amp adapter. I have had this issue at the block Island boat basin as well.
A great place to visit. Especially at night when everyone leaves.
by Brenda K. on Aug 17, 2021
The change in service and amenities is unbelievable. Scott goes above and beyond to accommodate all boaters. I can’t wait to start booking for next season. Job well done Federal Government in choosing this vendor!!! Surfin Safari
by Renee C. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
So peaceful. Staff is extremely helpful and sweet. We will definitely be back.
by Brian M. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Our stay at Sailor's Haven Marina was great. We hadn't been here for a few years and were surprised by the quality of the food (the chef is amazing) and the bar that is there now. Nice touch....to sit somewhere off of the boat. The showers need some work and do not have shower curtains on them if you need to shower off of the boat. Be aware, that the power cord for the boat's electric is different from many marinas. If you do not have one you can rent them at the store there. We will be back.
by Peter B. on Aug 14, 2021
Great staff and great company…..sailers Haven staff helped out with a 50 amp pig tail we had that did not work. Made our trip stress free. Thank you
by Joetravaglia - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Excellent, staff was great
by Barbara L. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
Place is awesome. Dock master and crew very helpful and accommodating
by James Z. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Had a great time at our first stay at Sailor's Haven. Traveled there with friend's and we were able to get adjoining slips. If you don't know the local waters, it can be a little tricky getting there from the inlet, but well worth it. The snack bar put out some great food, including a delicious Saturday night Captain's dinner. Thank you Janie and crew for feeding us. Arrived to late to meet the legendary Steve, who retired, but Scott, who took over, was very helpful and friendly, as was his staff. Fixed docks can make it tricky sometimes getting on or off your boat if you are not use to them. Be aware that the bathroom facilities are a short walk up the boardwalk towards the beach and are open to the public. Open cold showers only! This marina is all about the location, which is amazing.
by Brian D. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
We love the marina. It is quaint and the beach is beautiful. Snack stand food is delicious and the small general store and bar are a nice touch. There is very little shelter if you have rain and want to get off the boat. Rain gear is recommended in that case. The staff is wonderful and accommodating. The DJ was a lot of fun and overall we had an excellent time!
Just a warning, if there is a north wind it becomes quite rough.
Be diligent watching forecast!
And… We do miss Steve as he was always very helpful and pleasant. Steve made his rounds always smiling and checking to make sure everyone is good.
Scott his recent replacement is very nice as well, I’m looking forward to our next visit to Sailors!
As we all know there is only one constant in life and that is change.
by Bonnie A. on Aug 09, 2021
We had a lovely time during our stay at Sailors Haven last week. We went on the Sunken Forest tour and learned a lot about it and Fire Island. The staff was great and very helpful. The only reason I am giving my review of 4 stars is because the cell phone reception is horrible and the fact that if you want WiFi you have to pay for it. We have never paid for WiFi at any other Long Island marina we have stayed at.
by Joe J. on Aug 09, 2021
Had a very relaxing time last week with good friends. The staff was very accommodating & friendly. Even though beaches were closed due to shark sightings, we enjoyed our stay
by Michael N. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2021
All the staff is always very sweet and kind and accommodating
by Philip L. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2021
Always enjoy my time at Sailors Haven. Sad that we couldn’t swim, but watching the sharks was very exciting! We miss Steve!
by Rosemary R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Always a great day at this marina! Very well run, clean, friendly and beautiful spot on Fire Island.
by Jerry C. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Steve and his crew are absolutely fantastic. Our favorite get away. Clean facilities and everyone is so friendly. 5 stars and then some.
by Roger Y. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Was fantastic! Steve is very kind and helpful as we extended our stay for two more nights. Beautiful marina and it’s a fantastic layout.
by michael l. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Our weekend stay at Sailors Haven was great and Steve and Haley were extremely pleasant and helpful. our boat Salty Dawgs
by Joseph A. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Great place, great people!
by Frank J. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Once again Dockmaster Steve was the perfect host. Bathrooms, docks and areas were very clean
by Robert R. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
As always, awesome, Steve and his team are very hospitable. We had the dinner special which was amazing.
Bob and Loly
by Robert S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Steve was great and staff was absolute pleasure. Will definitely return
by Chris M. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
We had a great stay. Steve and crew was very accommodating.
by Michael M. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
All the staff is very friendly. The beach is beautiful
by Scott S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
No bathroom or showers in the marina. Had to walk halfway to the beach for them. Food and the store closed early at 5pm. Perfect for large cruisers with full amenities. Other than that, beautiful splinter free plastic boardwalk, and what felt like a private beach after the last ferry left at 5pm.
by Richard L. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2021
We didn’t arrive on Monday as expected because of the storm which we were told was horrible there. We arrived on Tuesday and there was no one to assist in docking, grab lines, direct us to our spot. There was absolutely no protection from the wind which was out of the east. The boat was actually dangerous to get on and off. There was no one there to ask if we could move to east dock which was rocking somewhat less. We stayed off the boat and finally decided to go home at 4 pm as did other boats. Because of the reservation situation we lost our money for two of the three days. That marina needs to build a more protected docking situation. Even the ferry stopped running at 2:50 even though it wasn’t raining.
by James r. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2021
Always a good time at Sailors. Steve and crew are the best!
by Rachel F. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Fantastic ! If you have kids it's great,
The beach is a short walk . Marina has a shop with cute stuff and a small restaurant you can grab a quick bite. Food was very good. The only negative I will say is it is tricky getting in with all the shallow spots. You have to stay in the channel or you will get stuck.
by Frank C. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2021
Always a great time! Steve is incredible! Thank you.
by Patrick G. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2021
Steve and his crew are great. Accommodating and attentive to every guest.
by Dave k. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
Awesome place to go with family & friends!!! Steve and his crew make it an unbelievable experience they are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing food from the shack along with many delicious drinks!!
It’s truly a special place! We love Sailors ♥️
by Kim H. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
Every part of Fire Island is its own unique and beautiful universe, but Sailor’s Haven is hands down the BEST ! There is something just so magical about Sailor’s Haven. Its serenity, seclusion, beautiful beach and untouched nature are just some of the attractions of Sailor’s Haven. Steve and his staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome at their special place. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, you really feel like you’re ’part of the family’ being a guest there. Even the other guest seem to match the vibe, making it such an enjoyable stay. We would live here if we could ! But for now, we’ll just come to visit for the perfect getaway every chance we can ! Thank you so much for your hospitality Steve & staff, we are very much looking forward to our next visit!
by Chad G. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
Sailors haven is our happy place, thanks in no small part to Steve and crew… it’s a great facility and it is well run… the captains dinners are amazing too!
by Barbara Y. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2021
We had a great Father's Day at Sailor's Haven!
by Robert C. on Jun 14, 2021
WHO IS THIS DOCK MASTER STEVE? WHO HIRED HIM?
Well, he is definitely the best out there. He was there when we pulled in, he was always asking how we are doing, he took our garbage to the dumpster, he was the shopkeeper, the bartender and he was there when we left. I will come back to Sailers Haven, just because of how well we were treated and cared for. I've been to dozens of marinas and never had a dockmaster as great as Steve. Thank you, Sir.
Robert Corrado THE SEA OF LOVE.
by peter m. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2021
Steve and his crew were great, as always! Looking forward to spending a few more weekends there. Steve and the crew make you feel like you're home. Thanks again!
by Genevieve M. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Steve is great. Very accommodating.
by russell m. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2021
Due to a sunken boat we could not get the slip we reserved but there was plenty open slips and Steve the dock master was very gracious
by Robert J. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
Great day the Dock girl where very helpful and polite. Thanks for an awesome day.
by Mara L. - Verified user on May 23, 2021
LOVE Sailor's Haven!! Steve and his crew are fantastic, accommodating and make our time there a great pleasure. Their reservation system and marina organization is great. Name tags at each slip, staff there to help you tie up, etc. Very well run!
by Victoria B. - Verified user on May 20, 2021
Beautiful Day on the Beach!
by Anonymous on May 18, 2021
We just got our boat and this was our first venture out of our home slip. Steve and the team at Sailors Haven were amazing. Steve helped me get tied up and figure out shore power and any of the other nagging questions I had. A super patient guy! He was also incredibly helpful with questions and reservation logistics well before we even arrived.
I can't say enough good things -- It was a great trip.
by Edward K. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2020
Perfect experience. Steve was awesome
by Andrew M. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
Great marina friendly staff
by KEVIN H. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2020
It was great except for the relentless wind!
by Joseph J. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2020
Staff were great, dock hands were excellent , very pleased to see that Sailors Haven takes CDC guide lines for Covid very seriously , all the staff wore masks, Watch Hill should use Sailors Haven as an example of how to do it right
by Mark D. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2020
Great staff, thanks Steve!!! See you next year.
by Lucretia l. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Beautiful weekend, everything was super clean and so helpful!!
by Donna S. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2020
Amazing stay at Sailors Haven this past weekend...... Staff was awesome, and Steve was especially kind and made us feel very welcome!!!
by Frank C. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Steve and his staff at Sailors Haven are the best and go out of their way to make sure you are having a great time. One of my favorites of all the National Sea shores.
by Zachary S. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2020
open marina so be prepared to rock unless there's a south wind
by Peter M. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2020
We rode out the weather the last couple days but when it was nice, it was just as magical as ever. Kudos to Steve and his team for looking out for us.
by Donald O. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2020
If you want to get away from the commotion of every day life and enjoy your surroundings this is the place . Great place for time with the family on the boat. Dock master and staff provided adapter from 50 to 30 amp service . Will be going again
by Robert A. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Steve and crew did a great job as usual. The food this year is even better than last year. Good work all around, given the crowds, the heat, and virus protocols.
by Nancy D. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
We love the peace and tranquillity
by lawrence i. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2020
Steve is awesome, great time
by Allison L. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2020
Steve is the best !!!!
by Scott d. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2020
Starting with something so small that goes a big way is that when you dock your boat name is hanging on the dock to welcome you. Steve and his crew are there to greet you and grab your lines while asking if there is anything you need, ie. ice or a frozen drink. Steve is accessible all day and always ready to serve with a smile. Thank you Steve, your amazing! The marina is clean, the sunken forest is a wonderful nature walk, there is a shop to look around, food, a bar and best of all, ice cream! We loved the clean docks and our sand area for our tent over the picnic table. A perfect get away
by Chris L. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2020
The Marina is in excellent shape. Everything working, clean and covid compliant. Dock attendants are courteous and efficient. The dock master, Steve is a pleasure to deal with.
by Howard F. on Aug 12, 2020
Sailors Haven is a good location on fire island as you can take a water taxi to the neighboring communities. The beach is a short walk and it is a nice walk through the Sunken Forest. The marina does not give much protection and boats get rocked.
by Jenna P. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2020
Beautiful location - the Sunken Forest walk was a highlight. Amenities are well maintained and clean - except for sand I'm the showers, but it's the beach! Steve was extremely accommodating as we had to shift plans because of a storm and remained helpful during our stay. Highly recommend.
by Jaclyn R. on Aug 07, 2020
We love sailors haven! The bathrooms are always clean. Steve is the best. He hires the best people and works hard to keep everyone happy and healthy. The food at the snack bar is chef quality!
by Michael S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2020
Great secluded little spot. No ream amenities to speak of, but that’s exactly what we were looking for.
by Janice H. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2020
It was our first experience docking overnight anywhere and Sailors Haven was a perfect introduction. We docked on the west side which has a picnic area and you can see the sunrise on one end of the boat and the set on the other side. The snack bar was great for breakfast and lunch. People brought portable grills with them and plenty were cooking away. Can’t wait to go back.
by Gary F. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2020
Great place. Just a note...not good with a north wind. People are great. Beach is beautiful. Great concession. Band on the weekend.
by Jeffrey P. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
Steve and Christina are awesome. They go out of their way to make sure everyone is happy...
by Allyson E. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
Great marina! Steve is an awesome manager. Place was clean and beautiful!
by Vincent A. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2020
Power pole kept tripping. Unusable
by JJ L. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2020
Always a great stay with Steve and the crew at Sailors.
by Thomas E. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2020
Great sunset and bay views!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 07, 2020
Sailor's Haven was great - nice facilities, friendly staff and great beach
by chris l. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
GREAT TIME NICE AND EASY SLIP HAD NAME ON NO RUSHING STEVE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO EVERYONE GOOD TIME CANT WAIT TO GO BACK
by Nereida G. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2020
What made this trip extra special is Steve. He cares about everyone one in the marina, making them feel welcome and if there are any issues he will attend to them quickly and efficiently without any delay. What a beautiful and heartwarming place to spend your vacation.
by Geraldine L. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2020
It was an absolute perfect day. From arrival the dock hands were immediately there and so professional and friendly. A great asset to their employers. The dock area was clean and well maintained. Really, would prefer to keep this location a secret! LOL but we had a great day. Our fault we waiting too long to purchase ice cream for my Grandson, just missed it they closed. Next Time and there will be a next time. We plan on coming often over the summer.
by Fran C. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Sailors Haven is always a wonderful stay with all its nature. This time is was extra special meeting the manager Steve who is the nicest person
I take off one star as people did not adhere to posted signs for no sitting on docks. Social distancing and or masks was never present
by Mike G. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Always greeted with prompt service and a smile ... One would expect nothing less when supported by great leadership!
Thank you To Steve & his team
by Theresa m. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Awesome my favorite place to be.
by Katie M. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2020
It was our first time there. Everything was great. The deck hands were amazing and the marina was very clean and everyone was so nice . Def will be back
by James L. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2020
Always a pleasure staying here! We love this place and Steve's the best!
by Marc B. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2020
Place was great. Steve and his dockhands were amazing. My slip was ready and they were waiting for us and helped us tie up. I would stay there again for sure!
by Steven S. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2020
General store not open
No lifeguards on duty but it’s Full price to dock
by Rocco P. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2020
Out of Steve’s control that that snack bar and shop are still closed and no ferry service.
𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 should be offered in light of the above.
by Marc Z. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Great place great marina... Steve and the crew are awesome and very helpful
by peter d. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Great time.!! Thanks Steve.
by John L. - Verified user on May 25, 2020
The marina is great and Steve is awesome!
by Allison G. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2019
Location was beautiful. Staff was friendly and accommodating. One big drawback was the lack of hot water for the showers.
by John D. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2019
The weather was perfect, the fellow mariners were, for the most part, courteous and Steve was very accommodating and helpful. Looking forward to our next trip there.
by Mario L. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2019
Steve, who runs the dock...is very organized, friendly and hardworking which made our experience excellent!
by Bo M. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2019
Great spot, helpful staff, went after Labor Day and no crowds. Steve goes above and beyond, but he can't control the weather and once the wind kicks up over 20 mph from the north, no boat is comfortable there, but that's a chance we all take. Not their fault
by Nancy M. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2019
Beautiful marina. Loved the beach and Sunken Forest trail.
Dock Master Steve was a friendly and welcoming host, great guy.
by Jennifer N. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2019
A beautiful marina, well run by Steve. We’ll be back again soon!
by Kelly P. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2019
As always it was a pleasure staying at Sailors Haven, Steve is a great dock master and runs a beautiful marina. We look forward to our next trip.
by Brent S. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2019
The staff was fantastic. The facilities were good. My only complaint was that there is no wake barrier for the entrance to the marina, and a north wind pushes the waves from the great south bay right into the marina, rocking all of the boats. I don't understand why they don't design these marinas with some kind of wake barrier, so people can actually stay overnight.
by Karen T. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2019
We love Sailor's Haven. It is a clean, beautiful beach and marina. We love the fact that it is family oriented and quiet. The dock hand (Hailey) is helpful and nice. We look forward to another visit.
by steven V. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2019
Can never say enough.........Steve and his staff are the best from the minute you get there till the moment you leave. The Cafe food is delicious
by Phillip V. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
Steve the Dockmaster is hands down one of the hardest working people I've had the privilege to meet. His hard work translates into an extremely well run marina and great place to spend time with your family and friends.
by Diane N. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2019
Steve Connor and all his staff are doing a wonderful job!!!!!!! Can't wait for our next stay! Diane and Joe
by Desiree G. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
Steve, Haley and the rest of the staff were great and made sure our 1st stay was smooth. Will definitely be going regularly.
by Matt L. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
Great Stay! Thank you Steve and Crew. We will be back for certain!
by Stephen E. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2019
Great place to enjoy all that Fire Island has to offer. Steve and his team are the best.
by Kevin W. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2019
I had called and made reservations. .....for 24 foot.....we were in slip 27
You need a shoe horn to get in there. Luckily the 42 footer untied his lines and moved out of the way . Slip #26 helped walk us in
by Arnie K. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2019
The crew at Sailor’s Haven were fantastic! Very helpful and accommodating. This was our first boat trip there in about 12 years. Dockwa is a great site for info and reservations. We will use this service often and can’t wait for our next visit to Sailor’s Haven!
by Joseph D. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Stay was excellent, It would be better to have bathrooms closer to the dock or store.
by Steve G. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
We stay for 4 nights and had a blast. Steve the dock master is an awesome guy. We really appreciate him going above and beyond. We can't wait to come back!
by Steven G. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2019
We traveled from Atlantic Highlands NJ to Sailors Haven Marina on July 19, 2019. I first called and speak to Steve, the Marina Manager, and he was most pleasant and helpful! We then booked through Dockwa and when we arrived a dock hand was there to greet, assist and check us in. We soon after met Steve and he continued to be helpful and available throughout our two days there. The Marina was nicely kept and the cafe and bar area was nice and relaxing. Our stay was Awesome!
by Cherylann P. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2019
dock master Hailey was great.
by Henry E. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2019
Great stay this weekend, Steve is awesome Dockmaster and perfect host! Marina & facilities always clean.
by Joseph D. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2019
Our favorite place on FI. Steve and Haley are great hosts and operators. Constant improvements are being implemented. You won't be disappointed landing there.
by Christian - Verified user on Jun 11, 2019
Steve and the crew there was fantastic! Will absolutely be going back! We had a blast- check out the beach and snack bar. Really chill vibes and great service, family and adult friendly
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 10, 2019
Meet by Steve and he made us aware of available specials and services. Spent the night and enjoyed our time. Drinks were great.
by Jennifer O. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2018
Had a great time. Steve is no nice and accommodating. Will definitely return. Maybe even next week.
by Anonymous on Oct 07, 2018
We are long time patrons of Sailors Haven Marina.. and we can’t say enough good about the new management here.
Steve has brought back the old school marina feel, He remembers your names, grabs lines, offers a very nice and varied menu from a concession, is open to suggestion, is attentive to any issues that need repair and is trying very hard to create a community out here amongst the boaters!!
We were starting to give up on this place... but he has won our business back!!
Thank you ... it’s great to be back home!!
by Robert Y. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2018
We have been going to Sailors Haven for over thirty years. It is “our place to be.” We have raised our family here and enjoyed many summer vacations. Never before this year have we been made to feel so genuinely comfortable, as if we were a part of one big family. From Welcome to Farewell, Steve our wonderful new concessionaire has made every effort to accommodate, and satisfy any question or concern that we have. His kind and caring personality flows over to his staff and everyone provides a smile, a how are you doing and a have a nice day. We are so looking forward to enjoying many seasons to come with our new found extended family.
Nancy and Bob Young
by Francis F. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2018
Seas The Day had a great experience at Sailors Haven, First Island, NY. We entered the marina and easily found our boat slip. We were pre-notified by email with our slip # and when we arrived there was a "reserve" sign with our boat's name on it. Shortly, were met by the Dock Master Steve to assist in tying up our boat, it was expertly done. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The facilities were beautifully maintained, there is a concession area with seating on picnic tables and live music was provided both Friday and Saturday nights. Thanks Steve, to you and your staff for making it an enjoyable stay for us. Regards, The Faneilli's "SEAS THE DAY"
by Anonymous on Sep 09, 2018
We have been going to sailors haven for well over 10 years We must say that Steve the new owner has been an absolute pleasure. He is definitely making changes for the better. He is a very friendly and personable man. What ever you need or inquire about he was there to help. I honestly can’t say enough about him.
by Noreen H. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2018
We have stayed in Sailors Haven on a number of occasions this summer. The marina is lovely, the beach is a short walk away, and the sunsets on the North Dock were always breath-taking. The new reservation system is convenient and easy to use. Steve, the Marina Manager, is an awesome hard working, friendly, and efficient guy who goes out of his way for boaters and ferry visitors alike. He is "Johnny on the Spot" no matter what you need! His staff is great. The Dockmaster Hailey always has a smile! Steve has made some great changes to the Concession Stand! The new menu and cocktails are a welcome addition. So are the earlier/later hours. By keeping the Concession Stand (Sassyfrass) opened later all of the Boaters can gather together in the evening in one place! We have known many of these folks for years it was great to sit together at the concession with them. I would say my only complaint has nothing to do with the Marina Management itself but rather with the Federal Parks Department. There are no hot showers and the showers that are there have no doors. I have never been to a Marina that doesn't have showers!! The beach itself was littered with snow fencing, pilings, and other debris. Why didn't the Parks people remove that dangerous debris? In addition, there is NO HANDICAPPED ACCESS TO THIS FEDERAL PARK/BEACH! REALLY!? Pre Sandy there was a ramp to get to the beach from the boardwalk, now there are only a steep set of stairs! Shameful! The Electric Service in the Marina leaves much to be desired. There are slips that are 15, 16, 17, 18+ feet wide and they only have a single 30 amp service? Really? These slips easily accommodate 40, 50, 60 foot boats. They should have the correct Electrical hook ups!! There are a few wider slips with 50 amp service but more are needed! All slips over 11 feet wide should have two 30amp hook ups or a 30 and a 50 amp hook up! Apparently the service was replaced post Hurricane Sandy but in typical bureaucratic government fashion they didn't have the sense to update the service. To further frustrate matters Watch Hill did upgrade the service but when you go over there you need a blood transfusion by the end of your stay (mosquitoes). I hope Steve will be staying on as the Marina Manager he really is awesome! I also hope the Parks Department gets its act together and does something about the debris, shower doors, Handicapped access, electric, etc... preferably THIS WINTER!!
by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2018
Steve Connor is the BEST thing to happen to Sailors Haven Marina in a long time! Never before has there been such personalized service. The reservation system is great. Slips are marked with "reserved" signs to avoid confusion. Steve tries to greet each boat as it pulls into the marina or sometime thereafter. He has created a family-like atmosphere amongst the staff and boaters, alike. The addition of adult beverages and musical entertainment for "happy hours" on weekends is his brainchild and has added to everyone's enjoyment. Steve has also hired a super new cook, Zack, and has opened the snack bar earlier for breakfast. No more waiting for the first ferry to arrive and the staff to get situated in order to get an egg sandwich. The gift shop is stocked with more useful items and souvenirs than in previous years. Kudos to whoever made the decision to award Steve the contract to run the Marina. I hope Steve will continue on at Sailors Haven for a long time.
by Cathy F. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2018
We had a great day, Sailor's Haven marina is wonderful! This was our fourth trip this year and we will be back as soon as we can!
by Keith H. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2018
We have been to Sailors Haven before and always loved it, but this is a different kind of review... it’s a review of their excellent service and cancellation policy. I reserved a slip a few days ago and Steve was able to get us next to two of our friends(awesome experience being able to reserve!!). Then on the day we were supposed to arrive at the marina, we woke up to nasty wind/weather conditions. We decided not to go and messaged the marina(through the Dockwa app) that we would like to cancel our reservation.... I received a response within minutes stating that we were cancelled and a full refund was issued. Can’t wait to get there next weekend!! Great service Steve... thank you!!!
by Joe M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 12, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff. Made for a great weekend.
by Capt L. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2018
Great stay , super staff !!!
Small and calm marina with Steve as Dock master made it very welcoming, he’s like a great Innkeeper and concierges.
by Brian C. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2018
Great location, marina manager is excellent had problem with the electric and he fixed it asap. He runs the place like a small inn, he walks the dock checking if everything is alright
by Bill C. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
NOT worth the exorbitant rates! Check out other options! There is reasonable anchorage on the west side of the channel in.
Things they say they have but don’t really:
NO showers. What they have is merely a beach rinse off. It’s outdoor and exposed, no curtain, and no hot water.
NO functional pumpout. Marina staff has no idea when it was last functional or when it will be repaired.
NO free wifi. A wifi service is available for those who pay a subscription fee.
Power is available through an old style, seen-no-where-else-anymore plug types. Regular customers here have a specific adapter and brought it with them as they knew, in advance, what type of connector is on the pedastal. And the fees for electric are absurdly high. $14.00-$18.00 for 30 and 50 amp but only through the old plug type.
This marina, in past summers a hive of summer activity, is now nearly empty most of the time. I assume, since the rates went way up this year, all the boaters that came here in previous summers, have now found more reasonable summer fun spots.
This marina is essentially over priced beach parking. We are cruisers and have pulled into marinas all along the east coast and out to The Keys. Every marina we’ve used, even the most basic, offer hot showers and free wifi. I understand fresh water is a difficult proposition on this island, however, if a marina cannot cover some of the basic expectations to be found in marinas, they cannot charge fees higher than many marinas who do offer these items.
by Darren A. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2018
Great time as usual. Steve is doing a great job since taking over marina responsibilities this year. Hailey is always helpful with a smile as dockmaster.
by Michael t. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2018
Steve the dock master is Great
Staff is friendly
How ever its very frustrating that after all these years the marina still does not have 50 AMP 230 V the two biggest slips in the marina 21 and 22 have 30 amp
Even plugging in at the barge slip still can't obtain power.
Please forward this to the proper personal so i can enjoy my stay along with many other guests I'm sure, and see to it that we don't have to run our generators during our stay.
by Robert H. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2018
Although most stayed home due to the weather forecast glad we went. Steve is awesome. So curteous and helpful he makes us feel so welcome. We basically had the marina to ourselves. We will be back soon.
by Todd F. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2018
Another Great Stay, a new chef with great food.
by Steven J. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2018
Have been coming here for years. Never dissapoints always a great place to visit and relax with my family and the boats. This vacation was much needed and everyone at sailors haven was fantastic! Steve the head of operations was an awesome guy! Super nice down to earth person with a great personality always looking to better your time here and sailors haven as a whole. I’ve come here for over 10 years and it was obvious this year they stepped up and put a little time and work into the marina putting in all new poles and electrical for the boats. Pairing the Dockwa app with the reservation process for easier booking. Can’t say enough good about sailors haven steve and all the staff here. All great people and will be back in August for a weekend trip. See you soon steve!
by Frank A. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2018
Steve the manager was awesome and accommodating, and Sailors Haven is fantastic!
by Doug S. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2018
Our stay was nice. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Some Dock power issues that have to be assessed though. Thanks.
by brian b. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2018
We had a great time there and the help was very nice. Steve was a pleasure to deal with and runs the place well. We are coming back at the end of August.
by Peter S. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2018
staff was great very helpful