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Fire Island Ferries to increase fare rates

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Fire Island Ferries, Inc. — the ferry service out of Bay Shore Marina — recently announced a rise in all ferry, freight, and water taxi fares beginning June 25.

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

An adult one-way passenger ticket will increase from $11 to $13; a $21 adult round-trip ticket will now be $25.

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

  • Adult 40-trip book increased from $330 to $442.
  • One-way senior, military, and handicapped tickets increased from $10 to $12.
  • One-way child ticket increased from $6 to $7.
  • Round-trip child ticket increased from $11 to $13.
  • Child 40-trip book increased from $165 to $221.
  • Worker 40-trip book is now $350.

In addition to the ferry, water taxi cross-bay fares are higher too. They are set as the following:

In-Season Crossbay

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

Off-Season Crossbay

  • Before 9 p.m. is $250 for the first six fares/reservations and $17.50 each additional fare/reservation.
    • Previously listed as $195 for the first six fares/reservations and $15 for each additional fare/reservation.
  • After 9 p.m. is $275 for the first six fares/reservations and $17.50 each additional fare/reservation.

Lateral water taxi service varies by community. See the full list of updated fares on the Fire Island Water Taxi website.

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

Continue to follow greaterfireisland.com for updates.

Top: File photo of a Fire Island Ferry vessel docking in Ocean Beach.