The Marina looks great and the staff, dock master John , the reservationist Drew and the crew in the snack bar, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating. The weather held out and we had a great time this past weekend. We are looking forward to spending more getaways there this summer. Thanks again to all involved in getting this wonderful marina up and running again this summer. WELL DONE!!!!
We stayed 14 days, and had a wonderful time. The dockmaster John was very pleasant and accommodating. The new electrical system is reliable, but very sensitive. If a boat tripped their slip circuit breaker he worked with them to show them what was happening on their boat. The new concessionairs- Doug & Tom are very hospitable and are eager to meet any needs. They have hired numerous people, chefs, sous chefs servers, etc. and are teaching them to be customer friendly. The outdoor snack bar had lots of great choices, and the new full diner menu is wonderful. Of course, the beach, the clamming, the bay were so much fun. Highly recommend staying. We will return for sure.
The slip they told me 2 days prior D23 was already given to another boat. Told me to go to another slip but was too small. Gave me a slip without side access. Told me I would receive a 50 % discount because of their mistake but still haven’t yet. Very unprofessional and unorganized.
Great National Park Great staff
Firstly we paid cash for a slip at the marina because the reservation did not go through. Then we were charged through dockwa. We have called to rectify the charges but have not heard back. The marina had a power outage which I know was out of their control, but the outage caused our battery charger in our boat to fry. Now we need to buy a new $400. Battery charger to replace it.
Best boating day of the season! Happy to see watchhills reopen and worry free docking. Beautiful fire island seashore is spectacular and watchhill makes for a memorable experience!
Seasoned boater. Docked at D30 No numbers on dockside. Stayed 2 nights. Just extended another day. Beautiful here
Rebuilt marina is looking great, but still not up and running at 100%. However, they were working hard toward getting there, especially with July 4th coming up. Disappointed that the showers, although clean, didn't appear to be upgraded at all. It's still a top choice marina for us on Fire Island.
Great National Seashore. New vendor running the marina is great .The park is Back to normal after restoration!
This was our first overnight stay at Watch Hill. We are now in the process of booking many more trips! The ease of booking and communicating online as well as the awesome dock workers at Watch Hill have us hooked. Beautiful location!
the docks & electric were very nice since they just renovated them. Bathrooms were old & falling apart. people were very friendly.
Marina re-opened after a long renovation. Aside from some fresh wood around the visitors center and new electric posts there wasn't much of a noticeable difference. Boats near us on B dock were having electric issues but we had good electric all weekend. Disappointed to learn that the Tiki bar will not be opening again. Reservation system worked well.
Arrived at Marina on Friday to find, they had no 50 amp pigtails. When then went up to the store to find the snack shack was not open, the store had beer only and the restaurant was not going to be open. An 50 amp cord arrived 3 hours later that day. Was very surprised to find on a holiday weekend that they were so unprepared. Very dissatisfied with how it went. The only thing that went smooth was the increased rates charged to my credit card.
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. The 2-day rate minimum applies only to ADVANCE weekend bookings in the peak summer season (June 22nd through September 3rd). In other words, FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE boaters can book one weekend night at the $3 per foot rate on a summer weekend. A one weekend night advance booking in the shoulder seasons is always $3 per foot. If the sun’s out, swing by! See here for Marina Rates at both Watch Hill & Sailors Haven.
Food & Beverage Service – We are OPEN!
Currently, we are serving snack bar menus at both Watch Hill (Whalehouse Point) & Sailors Haven (Sassyfras). Visitors may sit inside the Whalehouse restaurant at Watch Hill to escape the weather (and it’s not in our corner) whether you order at the snack bar or choose to order at the bar. Beverage service is open Thursday late afternoon through Sunday for the Shoulder Season. Beverage service will be open every day for the summer season starting Thursday, June 21. Sassyfras, the snack bar at Sailors Haven, is open every day. The snack bar at Watch Hill will be open Wednesday through Sunday for the remainder of the Shoulder Season, then every day for the summer season. We anticipate expanded business hours compared to years past, especially for earlier breakfast service. Our goal is to house Food & Beverage staff at FINS in both Watch Hill & Sailors Haven so that we better serve you the visitors and our hours are not dictated by the ferry schedules. Please drop by, you may be pleasantly surprised that we’re open. You are always welcome.
We anticipate offering the Whalehouse Point dinner menu in time for the Summer Season. We plan to expand menu offerings at both snack bars with a fresher more locally sourced product. Stay tuned for more announcements.
FREE Dockage. We are pleased to announce special offers for FREE Dockage:
FREE hourly dockage when dining at our Whalehouse Point restaurant any day of the week. Weekend hourly slips may be limited in availability and are at the discretion of the Dock Master. Feel free to call ahead.
FREE DAILY SUNDAY-FUNDAY DOCKAGE with Sunday BRUNCH or Dinner at our Whalehouse Point restaurant when slips are available. Offer applies to Watch Hill only and are at the Dock Master’s discretion. Offer applies to the Monday day stay on holiday weekends (not on Sunday) and is not available the weekend before the 4th of July holiday. We anticipate brunch starting Sunday June 24th. In the meantime, lunch or dinner at the Whalehouse Point restaurant may be substituted.
Escape to Watch Hill
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.
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, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 183-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, bathhouse, and pay phones.
Sail to Watch Hill
The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are between 10 and14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay. Book your reservation with us today!
The National Park Service requires all guests of the marina have the captain's address on file.
Please ensure your address is added to your reservation request as a "Special Request" during check out via Dockwa.
If there is no address on file, we will try requesting it from you via Dockwa Chat, email, and/or phone, but note that your reservation will not be valid or honored until it's been provided/received.
Our marinas have had recent electrical upgrades with GFI protected circuits and boats should be tested for ground faults prior to arrival.