Fire Island Water Taxi

We provide lateral service to the Fire Island's communities from the west end at the Fire Island Lighthouse to the east end at Watch Hill.

Fire Island Water Taxi provides transportation to all Fire Island Ports; based out of Bay Shore, New York. Let us transport you, your family and friends as well as all your belongings to your vacation spot. Call our office for complte details. 631.665.8885


Don't let rainy mornings ruin your day. Let us brighten up your day with a new adventure, a meal out on the town, or some retail therapy. Lateral service starts today, Thursday, through Sunday.


Don't Forget weekend lateral services is available Friday thru Sunday. Check out our new website for fares and schedules. Call our dispatchers for more information.


Cross Bay service update:

Wednesday, 4/3/2024, Fire Island Water Taxi as of 1:00pm will suspend service to Fire Island due to high winds and coastal flooding. The last water taxi to return from Fire Island will be at 2:00pm

Please plan accordingly.

Photos from Fire Island Water Taxi's post 03/29/2024

The Zipper Returns starting this evening, 3/29 from W. Sayville. Tickets may be purchased online

Please remember reservations and pre-purchased ticket must be made for Monday morning trips.


The Zipper returns March 29th!


It seems like we are in for a dark and storm night.


Don't forget about the Zipper tonight! Shuttles from Pines to the Grove and a Cross Bay leaving at 8:30 from West Sayville


Let's make the holiday weekend even longer!

Jump on the Sayville ferry to the Pines and take the Zipper shuttle over the Grove.

Missed the last ferry? Jump on the Zipper from West Sayville, 8:30pm, to the Pines!

Photos from Fire Island Water Taxi's post 09/28/2023

The Zipper is here and phase two has begun. West Sayville to the Pines and lateral service over to the Grove. Call our dispatcher


See more of Fire Island. Lateral service Friday thru Sunday weekly until the third week of June and then it is full daily service.


Let's do it!! Join us on a gorgeous Thursday night from Bay Shore to Cherry Grove. Passengers will ALSO be able to jump on a shuttle taxi 5pm-10pm tonight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call for details


Don't race home after Kentucky Derby. Enjoy dinner or another drink and let us shuttle you home after. Water taxi service between Pines and Cherry Grove continues tonight, 5/6/23 at 5pm until 10pm. We may operate later please call for service.


In addition to the Cross Bay Zipper. Tonight Fire Island Water Taxi will be available to shuttle passengers from the Pines to the Grove. Jump on the last Sayville Ferry to the Pines and zip over to the Grove.


The Zipper continues on Thursday evening.


Don't miss out on another Friday morning on Fire Island after working Thursday. Join us on the Cross Bay Zipper from Bay Shore to Cherry Grove and the Pines. See our upcoming Thursday night schedule starting April 27th thru May 3rd.


Tomorrow night you can use the Zipper to get a jump start on the weekend.


Tonight get back to the city with ease. Zipper Service continues from Cherry Grove and the FI Pines to Bay Shore


Tonight's schedule to enjoy tomorrow's great weather. Expected to be high 70s/ low 80s.


Cross Bay Zipper will not operate this Friday, April 14, 2023. Our shoulder season service is in cooperation with Sayville Ferries and they will be operating a later Friday ferry. Don't worry the Zipper will continue to provide service from Bay Shore. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further updates.


Enjoy this beautiful Monday and head back to the city late with the Cross Bay Zipper.


The weekend Zipper service continues


Zip out of the city and right to Bay Shore. Take the Cross Bay Zipper right into the holiday weekend.

Photos from Fire Island Water Taxi's post 04/05/2023

Zipping over the mid-week blues right into a long weekend cruise to Cherry Grove and the Fire Island Pines. Check out the new Cross Bay Zipper schedule April 6th-April 20th, Thursday thru Monday service out of Bay Shore.

Timeline photos 01/25/2022

Come sail away with me! Offering Cross Bay Service as ice conditions are improved

Timeline photos 01/21/2022

Due to ice conditions on the Great South Bay and the continued low temperatures we will be suspending service until further notice starting Saturday, 1/22/2022.

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