Dockwa cannot process discounts for some of our specials automatically (Frequent Floater, Weekender & Midweek), so please Chat or send a Special Request through Dockwa to receive the appropriate refunds or discounts! If for some reason we miss applying your discount by the time of your arrival, please check-in with a dock attendant or the Dockmaster to make certain you receive your full discount.
Visitor services are open 7 days per week including snack bar, bar with frozen cocktails, scoop ice cream and general store.
2019 Shoulder Rates $2.50/ft daily weekends (F,S,S) $1/ft daily weekdays $6/ft weekender special (stay F,S,S) $9/ft weekly special (stay 7 days) Hourly rates available on first come first serve basis. * Weekender, Weekly and Frequent Floater Specials * Specials explained in Booking Info below, holiday weeks may vary
2019 Summer Rates (June 27-Sept 2) $3/ft daily weekends (F,S,S & Holidays) $1.50/ft daily weekdays $7.50/ft weekender special (stay F,S,S) $4.50/ft midweek special (stay M,T,W,T) $12/ft weekly special (stay 7 days) Hourly rates available on first come first serve basis. * Weekender, Weekday, Weekly and Frequent Floater Specials * Specials explained in Booking Info below, holiday weeks may vary
Sailors Haven -- The Crown Jewel of FINS Sailors Haven is home to one of the best known areas of Fire Island National Seashore—the Sunken Forest. It is located near the center of the island, across the Great South Bay from Sayville, New York. It is accessible by Sayville Ferry, private boat, and foot only.
The well-developed secondary dune system and rare maritime holly forest are among the natural features at this site. Join a ranger-guided tour of the globally-rare Sunken Forest, seine in the Great South Bay, or comb the beach for sea shells. Explore the touch table and fish tanks in the visitor center or grab a bite to eat, glass of wine or frozen cocktail at the Sassyfras cafe at the Sunken Forest and a souvenir the gift shop.
In addition to a one and a half mile long boardwalk trail through the Sunken Forest, Sailors Haven also offers a visitor center; snack bar; gift shop; picnic tables and grills; lifeguarded beach in summer; a 45-slip public marina with electricity, water, restrooms and showers.
The Sailors Haven Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet with a five foot draft. The majority of slips are between 10 and 14 feet wide. All slips have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay but you can reserve often. Request a reservation with us today!
Visitor services are open 7 days per week including the Sassyfras cafe & snack bar at Sunken Forest, a bar with beer, wine, & frozen cocktails, scoop ice cream and a general store.
NOTE - our sister marina at Watch Hill FINS offers seasonal slips.
Live Music, Programming & Kid's Birthday Parties in the National Park We have live music scheduled for most weekends summer and shoulder seasons. We have scheduled three @fishguyphotos multi-media wildlife presentations at Sailors Haven and three more at Watch Hill. All ages love the programs all about wildlife in FINS -- Exploring Long Island's Underwater World, Birding with the Fish Guy, From Plankton to Whales-Why Our Waters Are Worth Protecting, and Long Island's White Shark Research!
Children Birthday Parties in the Park are our exciting new offering for children to enjoy their birthday day not only at the beach but in a National Park, learning about its resources. Contact us for affordable packages that include lunch and ice cream under our shaded pavilion at the Sassyfras. Party times may be coordinated with free National Seashore interpretive ranger guided programming such as seining and the Sunken Forest nature walk, hands on interpretive FINS Visitor Center and, of course, becoming a Junior Ranger!
Pets are Welcome! Pets are not permitted on the ocean beach at Sailors Haven from March 15 through Labor Day but are permitted elsewhere. You're welcome to bring your dog, but remember that this may restrict your options for enjoyment of Sailors Haven. Pets must always be leashed, and you're required to properly dispose of your pet's excrement.
Enjoy all Fire Island has to Offer but Affordably Sailors Haven has regularly scheduled water taxi service to most communities on Fire Island from Kismet/Saltaire/Fair Harbor/Atlantique to Ocean Beach/Seaview/Ocean Bay Park to Cherry Grove/Fire Island Pines with service to Watch Hill by request. Cherry Grove is a short walk, Point of Woods and Ocean Bay Park a little longer.
Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are two of the more affordable marinas on Fire Island without the resident restrictions of Atlantique and Davis Park.
Boating Clubs We welcome all boating clubs and power squadrons and can provide catering and great value. Please contact us for special events.
Catering & Special Events We are authorized by FINS to do special events from birthdays & anniversaries, non-profits, company picnics, boating clubs, graduation parties, and engagements to weddings. Please contact us for special events.
Weekend & Holiday "Minimum Rates"
Allow us to clarify our weekend rates. There are NO rate minimums for same-day bookings in the peak summer season nor is there ever a rate minimum for advance or same-day bookings in the shoulder seasons, except for Memorial Day weekend. In other words, FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE boaters can book one weekend night on a summer weekend or reserve day of. If the sun’s out, swing by!
For advance booking only, Summer weekends (F,S,S) have a two day rate minimum, Memorial Day weekend a three day rate minimum, and 4th of July & Labor Day holiday weeks are a five day rate minimum. In other words, it's best to book the minimum number of days in these periods to get the best value but boaters are not limited in booking fewer days than the minimum rate. Without this type of advance reservation restriction, boaters who want to book the whole weekend or holiday period in advance would be blocked by boaters taking one night, both boaters and the operator would be impacted negatively and advance reservations would not be sustainable. The boater looking for one night who does not wish to pay the minimum rate (when applies) is best served by FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE and same day reservations (no restrictions).
Additionally, as indicated in the Cancellation Policy (link below), for advance reservations for 4th of July & Labor Day holiday weeks your initial deposit is refundable (minus the $10 non-refundable reservation fee) only if you cancel fourteen (14) days or more prior to your reservation arrival time and the regular cancellation schedule for partial refunding of initial deposit does not apply. No shows without cancellation prior to arrival time are still subject to the full reservation payment for these two holiday periods as with any reservation.
Our marinas have had recent electrical upgrades with GFI protected circuits and boats should be tested for ground faults prior to arrival.
National Park Service Marina Regulations at Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Marinas
Explanation of Specials at Watch Hill Marina & Sailors Haven
Insurance and Hold Harmless Clause “All boats docked at the Watch Hill Marina and Sailors Haven Marina must have hull and liability insurance in effect at all times while docked here. The use of said marina dockage facilities is strictly at the boat owner's risk. Watch Hill Marina, Sailors Haven Marina, the operator Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven, Inc. and personnel (LWH) assume no responsibility whatsoever for the safety of any vessel while docked or anchored in adjoining waters. LWH will not be liable for fire, theft, or storm damage to any vessel, its equipment or any property on or around said vessel.”
Clean Marina Initiative