Watch Hill Marina Fire Island National Seashore, NY


Dock
$1/ft - $3.75/ft

Mooring
Not Offered

Day Trip
Based on Availability
One Bayberry Walk
Bayberry Dunes, NY 11772
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 10:00 AM

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356 Reviews

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2024
Great place good people. Can’t wait until they build a new restaurant.

by Daniel F. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2024
Every Member of the Watch Hill Marina Staff were extremely helpful, patient, knowledgeable and highly informative. The Members went above and beyond to offer assistance. The docks and paths and surrounding grounds were exceptionally clean and well maintained. Thank you for and incredible experience and only the highest recommendations for a job well done....Rock Steady

by Sean O. on Jun 12, 2024
We love watch hill it’s a great place for families! The dock master is very accommodating and everyone who works there is great! Our favorite spot on fire island!

by Joachim t. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2024
we should not have an "electric problem" because we have an "older boat". We were told someone would come and fix the issue but know one ever showed up. Other than that, very nice time.

by Paul B. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2024
Stayed three nights…. Accommodations were better than expected.. Thank you Steve…. Thank you Joe…

by Chris F. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
We stayed at Watch Hill from Friday June 7 thru Sunday June 9 and had an excellent visit. Glenn and Steve were very pleasant and helpful hosts and the marina facilities were clean and functional. The food truck served an awesome Burrito for breakfast and entertainment Saturday afternoon was quite enjoyable. We will be back!!

by David D. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Beautiful time and helpful dock master.

by Richard M. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Not a good time at all. We felt isolated, remote and utterly alone.. A really boring week since there was no heads up or emails about how desolate and "Closed" Watch Hill would be Monday through Thursday! Even the ferry didn't show up at its posted times? Season opens May 17. Memorial Day weekend takes place May 24 to 26, and a schedule for the food truck was posted Monday - Friday 10AM to 7PM... The ferry also had times posted on the door. I guess that in the Shoulder season of May to June, nothing is ready except for the Memorial Day weekend only, because we had to walk the two miles to and from Davis Park for breakfast lunch and dinner since Watch Hill was a literal "ghost town." All services were closed up and not active in Watch Hill. Some campers didn't know what to do or where to go for food and supplies. Both the camp store and the food truck were not open or stocked during our time between Monday and Thursday. When we "did" see people unloading food and supplies, we went to ask when the store or truck would be available, but we're stopped dead in our tracks when we were abruptly Told that the Truck was not open! They were only setting up for June 3-5! I guess since we paid to be there, we are suddenly not good enough for creature comfort supplies! Not even a cup of coffee or tea! I don't endorse or recommend coming here anymore. You are spending all this crazy money to live, in a bug infested swamp, like a homeless barbarian for a week! Sorry, this is how I felt! We did not have a good time for what we paid! Should've been free!
Marina Response:
Sorry for you experience at Watch Hill Richard. What days did you stay?

by Timothy M. on Jun 07, 2024
Great place. Friendly staff.

by Frank P. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2024
Great time as always! Staff is very helpful Breakfast was excellent

by Sean B. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2024
$168 for 2 days is very pricey for a 30" center console with no electric. But the Marina is nice, and well run. Dockmaster responded right away when I hailed him on the VHF. Gorgeous weekend, but marina was only about 1/3 full. I think Davis Park 1 town over to the west has much cheaper rates if you are a resident of Brookhaven Township. I was there with my son's Scout troop, and we set up in the Group Camping area. Also well run with water spigot and park grill. Regular trash pickup also.

by Steven H. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2024
I can see it being one of our favorite boating destinations

by Robert C. - Verified user on May 30, 2024
I’ve been going to watch hill for many years now. For the first time this weekend, I was very pleased that when staff met my boat, they assisted on helping me tie up my electric and my waterline. This is a great way for these kids to make extra money and tips. It’s a service I enjoy going to all my marinas. Steve and the gang will always be accommodating. He goes the extra mile and takes the time to make sure you’re happy. We will be back many times this summer.

by James c. - Verified user on May 29, 2024
Great place for family and friends! Thanks to all the staff for making it a great place to vacation

by LoisAnne M. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
Our time was nice and relaxing We send a big "Thank you" to Brody for assisting us at the dock upon arrival and Steve the dockmaster for his assistance with our shore power. It was our first weekend with our new boat and it was very helpful to have his knowledge and expertise.

by John e. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
Quiet, beautiful, peaceful, tranquil. Fun DJ night, would love to come back

by Paul G. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
It is our favorite place to stay, Staff is great always accommodating and friendly.

by Rich G. - Verified user on May 27, 2024
Awesome. Friendly people. Food was great. Little general store offers many options to purchase.

by Arthur A. - Verified user on May 27, 2024
Very Clean well-organized staff. Entertainment, food and drink perfect.

by Jeanne S. - Verified user on May 27, 2024
Not able to stay due to upgrade electric. Kept popping the breaker on the tower.

by Doug S. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
Watchhill is a hidden gem! A great vacation spot for boaters and campers. The staff are all attentive and do a great job with the Marina, store, and the food truck and bar under the tent. Live music during daytime on weekends and DJ Saturday nights are great! Friends of Watchhill sponsor events throughout the summer. Looking forward to Simmer 2024!!

by charles c. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2023
Couldn't be better.great facilities.Great food selection.Great general store.Friendly and professional staff.Neat and clean.highly recommend !!

by Jessica D. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
This is our second season but the first time we had an issue, our BBQ regulator valve was stolen from us . A couple other people also had propane tanks stolen from them. The place is beautiful but LOCK UP your personal property. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

by Steven M. on Oct 11, 2023
Had a great weekend at watch hill Very clean nice marina I look forward to coming back next year definitely had a lot of fun Thank Dockmaster Steve.. For putting me in same row with my friends! Highly appreciated that..

by Karen B. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
We had a great time with family and friends celebrating Columbus Day weekend and my birthday. John and Steve are the best with accommodating your every need. Looking forward to our next visit.
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About Watch Hill Marina Fire Island National Seashore, NY

Watch Hill -- Marina, Camping, Safari Tent Glamping & Gateway to Fire Island High Dune Wilderness
Enjoy some of the most pristine and remote barrier island beaches in the world. Watch Hill is in between Davis Park to the West and Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness to the East, the only national forest in all of New York State. Boaters enjoy the most protected marina in all of Fire Island.

Visitor Services. General Store, Outdoor Cafe & Bar. National Park Service Interpretive Ranger Station with hands on exhibitions and guided nature walks and free kayak tours in the marsh.

Live Music most peak summer weekends.

2024 Watch Hill Marina Rates

Daily Slip Rates

Shoulder Season
May 17-June 20 & Sept 3-Oct 14

Weekday Rate (M,T,W,T) - $1 / ft Weekend Rate (F,S,S) - $3/ ft Memorial, Juneteenth & Columbus Day Holiday Rates - $3/ft

Summer Season June 20 – September 2 Weekend Rate (F,S,S & Holidays) - $3.75 / ft Weekday Rate (M,T,W,TH) - $1.75 / ft

PLEASE NOTE: Watch Hill has a 2 day minimum rate for any advance reservation that includes a Saturday in the Peak Summer season.

WEEKEND SPECIAL: For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the discounted rate is $9.50 (a 15% discount) but the 3 Day Stay + special does not apply. For any other combination of days (S,S,M or T,F,S), the "3 Day Stay +" Special applies.

There is no minimum night stay for boats 24 feet and under (Dockwa will automatically show the full 3 night charge, Dockmaster will manually adjust it)

Electric Rates: 50A/120V – $14 / day 50A/250V - $18 / day (actually 208V system)

Note that Sailors Haven's power pedestals are all 50/125V (NOT 250V), ADAPTERS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. If your adapter is stamped “250” or “125/250” it will not fit our receptacles.

Electric Adapter Rentals: A limited number of single 30amp adapters are available for rental @ $20 per day or can be purchased at the general store (based on availability)

Adapter Reference Information:

Single 30A receptacle: 50/125 male to (1) 30amp = Marinco P503-30 (ELL) or Marinco 110A or Hubbell HB61CM55

Double 30A receptacle (pigtail): 50/125 male to (2) 30amp = Marinco 152AY

Specials:

WATCH HILL WEEKEND SPECIAL: For Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Peak Summer, the discounted rate is $9.50 (a 15% discount) but the 3 Day Stay + special does not apply. For any other combination of days (S,S,M or T,F,S), the "3 Day Stay +" Special applies.

3 DAY STAY + Special – get back 15% of your slip dockage total in a discount voucher for Food & Beverage for any three (3) day or more stay any season. F&B voucher must be used during your current stay (expires upon departure). Not Offered / Not Valid Holiday Weeks or Holiday Weekends of Peak Summer or in conjunction with Sailors Haven Weekend Special. Total used to calculate the discount voucher amount does not include other charges such as Waste & Recyclable Removal Fee or Electric.

FUEL SAVER Special – Book two full weekends straight through, save on your round trip fuel and with the 3 DAY STAY + deal, you get most of your discounted mid-week dock fees back in the form of a Food & Bev Voucher (see details below).

Minimum Rates – Single day advance weekend reservations allowable in Shoulder Seasons except for the 3 day minimum rate for Memorial Day weekend.

There is a non-refundable 5 day minimum rate charge for 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday weeks. No exceptions. The 5 day minimum rate for the 4th of July and Labor Day weekends are collected upfront in full and are non-refundable.

Waste & Recyclable Removal Rent Surcharge – $3 / day / vessel.

Cancellation Policy – Our Cancellation Policy is posted below and on Dockwa. Please review when making a reservation.

Hourly Slip Rates - at the discretion of Dockmaster

Weekend Peak Summer …………………………… $1 / ft / hour
Weekdays & Shoulder Weekends ………….. $0.50 / ft / hour Hourly applies at Sailors Haven Only $10 minimum charge per hour 3 hour maximum then full daily rate applies First come first serve only, not available by advance reservation. Availability at sole discretion of the Dockmaster

No seasonal slips are available at available at Sailors Haven.

Check In & Check Out Times:

Check-In: 11:00 A.M. or earlier if slips are vacant at the Dock Master’s discretion. Please provide an ETA in every reservation or as soon as you know so that we can accommodate all boaters wishing to use the marinas such as those interested in hourly or daily use.

Check-Out: 10:00 A.M. sharp.

By reserving, booking, occupying a slip or entering the marinas , you the Visitor are agreeing to the Marina Rules, Regulations, Insurance and Hold Harmless Clause, Visitors Acknowledgement of Risks, Fees and Cancellation Policy.

Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy for Advance Reservations: Since we set aside a slip as soon as a reservation is confirmed, we ask visitors to let us know if their plans change or they will be subject to the following cancellation policy. All Reservations require a deposit of one night’s stay (or the minimum day rate when applies) plus the selected option electrical power daily fee (initial deposit). All cancellation requests will generate an email confirmation of cancellation. Receipt of this email confirmation will serve as proof to the visitor that a cancellation request has been acknowledged.

(A) Changes that shorten reservations or change dates, for example from one weekend to another, are considered cancellations.

(B) Cancellations made 10 plus days prior to arrival receive a full refund less a non-refundable deposit/cancellation fee of $15.

(C) Cancellations made within 10 days of the 11:00AM EST check-in forfeit the entire initial deposit.

(D) Visitors who do not cancel and fail to arrive for a scheduled reservation will be charged 100% of their entire reserved stay, including electrical connection fees.

(E) 4th of July and Labor Day 5 day minimum rate reservations at both marinas and Miss Fire Island 2 day minimum rate at Sailors Haven in September are non-refundable.

Escape to Watch Hill -- Long Island's National Park Want the beauty, outdoors and remoteness of Montauk without all the fuss? Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.

A great family destination, Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only.

From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground and glamping (safari style luxury camping in platform tents), ranger-led interpretive programs (including FREE guided canoe trips and seining for the kids), a 168-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience general store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (lifeguards summer only), restrooms, and bathhouse.

The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are 10 - 14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay but reserve as often as you'd like. A limited number of slips are available for seasonal rentals. Book your reservation with us today!

SEASON SLIPS are available at Watch Hill. For more info - https://www.lovefins.com/seasonal-slips/

Whalehouse Restaurant & Bar – hasn't been more open! All Food & Beverage Services will be open 7 days per week with our Food Truck & Beach Bar Tent.

Live Music, Theme Nights & Programming in the National Park We have live music scheduled for most weekends summer and shoulder seasons and other programming throughout the season.

Visit https://www.lovefins.com/events https://friendsofwatchhill.squarespace.com/events

FINS interpretive ranger guided programming such as seining, canoe tours, nature walks, hands on interpretive FINS Visitor Center and, of course, becoming a Junior Ranger!

Visit https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

Dogs are Welcome! Pets are not permitted on the ocean beach at Watch Hill or the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness to the east of Watch Hill from March 15 through Labor Day but are permitted elsewhere. They are permitted on the beach to the east at Davis Park (about mile walk down nature trail). Pets must always be leashed, and you're required to properly dispose of your pet's excrement. There are two dog rest areas at the marina.

Enjoy all Fire Island has to Offer but Affordably Water taxi service to western towns is available by request.

Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are two of the more affordable marinas on Fire Island without the resident restrictions of township owned marinas.

Boating Clubs & Special Events We welcome all boating clubs and power squadrons and can provide catering and great value. Please contact us for special events.


Booking Info

BY RESERVING A SLIP, YOU THE VISITOR ARE AGREEING TO the marina rules, regulations, Insurance and Hold Harmless Clause, Visitors Acknowledgement of Risks, fees and Cancellation Policy.

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

  1. All boat slips will be assigned by Dockmaster. Registration must be available to Dock attendant. Changing of slips is prohibited without approval of Dockmaster. Any boat occupying an unassigned slip will be subject to a fine and/or removal.
  2. D Land at Watch Hill will only be available for vessels 37 ft or greater. The Dockmaster may assign smaller boats into larger slips. The Dockmaster has the authority to reassign any boat.
  3. Boats may leave the marina after payment of dockage fee or after checking-in for an advance reservation and return to same slip provided a line is placed across the slip diagonally.
  4. Quiet hours must be observed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  5. Except for seasonal slip holders, boaters are limited to fourteen consecutive nights per visit/reservation during the Peak Summer Season.
  6. No swimming and dumping of any waste water from lavatories in marina.
  7. Fires of any type, for any purpose, are prohibited within the park boundaries. No grilling permitted on vessels within the marina. Charcoal grills are provided behind bulkheads along marina.
  8. Cooking grills of any type must be at least 10 ft behind marina bulkheads and not allowed on docks.
  9. Dinghies may be allowed to be tied in front of docked vessels only if they are capable of being immediately lilted onto that bow of that vessel.
  10. No docking is allowed in front of restricted and signed areas or emergency bulkhead or at T section at end of A/B pier at Watch Hill.
  11. The designated fire lanes must remain open for emergency and accessibility purposes. Deck chairs, folding tables or any other articles are not permitted in this area.
  12. Tables are prohibited in the corner behind the NPS Visitor Center at Watch Hill for our visitors with accessibility needs to be able to reach the required ramp along B-land.
  13. Bicycles, scooters and skateboards are prohibited on walks and around the marina.
  14. Tampering with the electrical outlets, panel boxes or wiring is a criminal offense. Anyone caught doing same will be federally cited and removed from the marina.
  15. Jet skis are not permitted at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven.
  16. Dog owners are responsible for all their dog's actions. Dogs must be on a leash no greater than six feet leash at all times and must use marina pet comfort areas.

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 (LOVEFINS) assume no responsibility whatsoever for the safety of any vessel while docked or anchored in adjoining waters. LOVEFINS will not be liable for fire, theft, or storm damage to any vessel, its equipment or any property on or around said vessel.

Visitors will take all necessary precautions regarding the items or slips rented, and protect all persons and property from injury or damage. Visitor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LOVEFINS, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees and costs, from and against any and all liability claims and judgments of every kind and nature including, but not limited to, injuries or death to persons and damage to property, arising out of the use, maintenance, operation, possession, or rental of the items or slips rented."

VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc. their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereafter collectively referred to as “LOVEFINS”) I agree as follows:

Although LOVEFINS has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, LOVEFINS has informed me this activity is not without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. LOVEFINS does not want to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.

Tripping, swimming, falling into the water, drowing, overturning of personal watercraft, slipping on wet surfaces, tripping on electric cords and hoses, electric shock from power pedestals and cords, severe winds, wind blown objects, falling objects, wave action in the bay and marina, tidal currents, ocean wave action and rip currents, boating, power boat propellers, diving in shallow water, glass, nails or other hazardous objects buried in sand, nails, screws and splinters in boardwalks, stubbing toes, climbing and descending stairs, objects protruding from marina bulkheads or other structures throughout the boardwalk and campgrounds, collisions from other vessels, burns from cooking grills and BBQs, adverse reactions from tick and insect bites, insect and tick borne illness such as Lyme disease, flooding, exposure to the weather resulting in sunburn, sun poisoning, dehydration and hypothermia, incidents with animals, birds and fish that are resources of the park, collision with work utility vehicles and visitor cyclists, incidents with pets belonging to other visitors, etc.

I am aware that LOVEFINS entails risks of injury or death to any participant. I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different from other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of LOVEFINS has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death, or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. I have carefully read, clearly understood, and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon me, my heirs, assigns, personal representative, and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

Clean Marina Initiative

  1. Separate & recycle all solid waste and materials including compostable items in provided bins.
  2. Follow directions when using the pump out station.
  3. Conserve water - limit time for boat cleaning and report leaks.
  4. Conserve electric - turn on water heaters and air conditioning only when needed.
  5. Report immediately any spill of fuel, waste or oil products.
  6. No maintenance on vessel is to be performed in the marina.

Services

  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Amenities

  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly

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