Bay Shore is a popular departure port for travelers to Fire Island. You can reach the following destinations:
- Bay Shore – Kismet
- Bay Shore – Saltaire
- Bay Shore – Fair Harbor
- Bay Shore – Atlantique
- Bay Shore – Dunewood
- Bay Shore – Ocean Beach
- Bay Shore – Seaview
- Bay Shore – Ocean Bay Park
The ferries can depart from four different terminals, but these are located close to each other in the same area. The Fire Island Ferries website indicates which terminals the ferries depart from (see schedule).
As of 2023, the ferry costs are as follows:
- Adult: $13
- Child & dogs: $7 (Ages 2-11)
- Senior: $12 (With valid suffolk ID)
- Handicapped: $12 (With valid ID)
- Military: $12 (With valid veteran or active military ID)
- Adult: $25
- Child: $13 (Ages 2-11)
In addition to the passenger costs, there can also be additional charges for things like coolers, wire carts, and the like. The ferry prices may be subject to change.
Transportation to the port and parking
Parking is available at the terminals. The parking costs are as follows:
- $12 per weekday (Mon-Thur)
- $20 on weekend days (Fri-Sun & Holidays)
- $100 for a full week
During the summer, it can get very busy, and the rule is first come, first served. On busy days, it's wise to arrive early so you can secure a spot. This might mean that you'll need to park in a lot farther away from the departure terminal.
Going to the Bay Shore train station and taking an Uber from there is also possible. Walking is also a viable option.