Fire Island Ferries to raise fares

Fire Island Ferries, Inc. – Bay Shore Marina’s ferry service – recently announced an increase in all ferry, freight and water taxi fares starting June 25.

The service includes trips between Bay Shore and the following areas of Fire Island: Kismet, Saltaire, Fair Harbor, Dunewood, Atlantic, Ocean Beach, Seaview and Ocean Bay Park.

A one-way adult ticket will drop from $11 to $13; a $21 adult round-trip ticket will now cost $25.

The other price increases for summer 2022 are as follows, according to the Fire Island Ferries website:

  • The 40-trip adult booklet has gone from $330 to $442.
  • One-way tickets for seniors, military, and disabled have been reduced from $10 to $12.
  • The one-way child ticket has been reduced from $6 to $7.
  • The round-trip child ticket has been reduced from $11 to $13.
  • The booklet of 40 trips for children has gone from $165 to $221.
  • The worker’s 40-ride booklet now costs $350.

In addition to the ferry, water taxi fares are also higher. They are defined as follows:

Crossbay in season

  • Before 9 p.m., $200 for the first six rates/reservations and $17.50 for each additional rate/reservation.
    • The original price was $190 for the first six fares/bookings and $15 for each additional booking.
  • After 9 p.m., $235 for the first six rates/reservations and $17.50 for each additional rate/reservation.
    • Old rates after 9 p.m. were $225 and $15 for each additional rate.

Crossbay out of season

  • Before 9 p.m., $250 for the first six rates/reservations and $17.50 for each additional rate/reservation.
    • Previously listed at $195 for the first six rates/reservations and $15 for each additional rate/reservation.
  • After 9 p.m., $275 for the first six rates/reservations and $17.50 for each additional rate/reservation.

Lateral water taxi service varies by community. To see the full list of updated prices on the Fire Island Water Taxi website.

The same applies to freight rates, which vary by item. Click here for the updated list of charges.

keep following GreaterFireIsland.com for updates.

Top: File photo of a Fire Island Ferry docked at Ocean Beach.

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