ALL SLIPS OPEN! -Piling Work Completed


The much anticipated piling work has been completed at Watch Hill and Saliors Haven Marinas on Fire Island National Seashore. Some pilings had been displaced from the ice this past winter.

Big boats we can accommodate you on the D dock at Watch Hill. The entire D land dock has 208 volt 50 amp and  125 volt 50 amp electrical service, as do A land 1310.

Come down to Whalehouse Point at Watch Hill to enjoy our specials this weekend: Blackened Mahi Tacos, Baked Clams, and New England Clam Chowder.






Vessel Safety Check Event at Watch Hill

Vessel Safety Check … at Watch Hill Marina

Essential for a fun filled outing on the water is a boat equipped with all the necessary equipment operating properly.  Join us at Watch Hill Marina this Saturday, June 23rd for a FREE Vessel Safety check with the U.S. Coast Guard volunteer Vessel Examiner team starting about 10 A.M.  Vessel Safety Check Vision — Safe, Fun & Responsible Recreational Boating.

“The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is free and voluntary for owners of recreational vessels.  The VSC helps to achieve compliance with federal, state and local recreational boating safety laws, particularly regarding the carriage of safety equipment.  It heightens the boaters’ awareness of safety issues through one-on-one contact with a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified vessel examiner.”  For more info click here and  here.

Stay tuned for the About Boating Safely course to be held over a few weeknights at the Whalehouse Point restaurant at Watch Hill this July (we’ll provide free hourly docking for course-takers as space permits).


Sous Chef and Cooks Wanted – Employee Housing Provided at No Cost

HELP WANTED:  To fill all of our kitchen positions we’re looking for an experienced sous  chef, line cooks and short order cooks for the Whalehouse Point restaurant and snack bar at Watch Hill,  and the Sassyfras snack bar at Sailors Haven.

Employee Housing is available at both locations at no cost.

We are interested in experienced cooks who wish to prepare healthy and delicious food and outstanding visitor services in a National Park setting on the beach …that is Fire Island National Seashore.

Interested individuals please complete the application here and submit by email to the address on the application.

Please spread the word.

* Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


FREE Dockage Offers, Food Service & Weekend Rate Clarification

Dear visitors,

Weekend Rates.  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:

1.  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.

2.  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.


Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc.