Marina & Camping Update

UPDATED  2018-05-30 for camping reservation system.

Dear Park Visitors,

As you may have seen in the press release by the Fire Island National Seashore (here), we will be opening this Friday May 18 and welcome you to visit.

Camping

Camping is $25 per night for the 2018 shoulder seasons (this spring and fall) and . We will post the summer season rate shortly. This weekend we will only be able to accommodate walk-ins on a cash only first come first serve basis. We should be able to take credit cards by Memorial Day. We’re also working on both a temporary and a long-term online reservation solution with ReserveAmerica.com.

        You can

reserve here in the meantime.

Please check back here for more updates as they develop rapidly. Camping visitor services will be out of the Watch Hill General Store, 631-597-6074. Please note that until we open the general store — our goal is by Memorial Day — please “be prepared” and bring what you need including food, camping equipment, insect repellent and sun screen. Some items and food service may be available at Davis Park which is a short hike from Watch Hill along a board walk.

    • Marinas
    • Both Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas will be open. If you have made a reservation on the Dockwa mobile app or Dockwa.com portal, please note that we will confirm within the 48 hours required. Currently, we are using the confirmation process due to the displaced pilings in parts of the marinas. Approximately half the of the slips are not affected and available for reservation. Some slips are simply missing pilings but still may be usable. E-land (no water or electric) is not on the reservation system at this time. We do not have a date certain when the pilings will be reset. When they are completed, we will switch on the Dockwa Instant Book feature. With Instant Book, reservations are confirmed in real time unless inventory runs low for your beam/LOA group. This allows us to find a slip for you in other beam groups.

We will do our best to accommodate your special requests/preferred slip or pier/land assignment. The piling work could affect your requests until it is completed. Phone at the Dock Master offices at both locations will be live starting this Friday: Sailors Haven 631-597-6014 and Watch Hill 631-597-6073.

Finally, we will be accommodating boaters who visit our marinas without a Dockwa reservation. Please call ahead for slip availability. We will also announce in the coming days more information regarding the small number of seasonal slips that will be available this season as part of a pilot program. If you are interested, please call the Dock Master offices.

 

Thank you for your patience as we ramp up visitor services in the coming weeks.

Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc.

Working Hard to Open May 18th!

Dear Park Visitors,

A couple of weeks ago, we were knocked off of our feet when we found out that we had been awarded the Temporary Contract for the concession at Watch Hill & Sailors Haven, Fire Island National Seashore.

Having grown up in Bay Shore and raised our three children on an old sailboat in Fire Island National Seashore every summer, we welcome Park visitors to a place we love.  We look forward to partnering with the National Park Service to bring outstanding visitor services, and are incredibly excited about the Watch Hill Marina upgrades and how easy advance reservations will be with the Dockwa mobile phone app.


Boaters can book slips at  Watch Hill & Sailors Haven starting May 16th for our May 18th marina and campground opening.  Campsites at the Watch Hill family tent campground will be available to walk-ins May 18 on a first come, first served basis until our campground reservation systems are operational.

There will be more exciting announcements in the coming weeks so please register here for our email newsletters and follow us, @loveFINS on Instagram and on Facebook too.

Please forgive us for being light on details but we have a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks to be ready for your visit.  Do come back here for updates or the NPS website and their Press Release yesterday.  See you soon and don’t forget to tell your friends both facilities will be open this year!

Doug Biviano, President, Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc.

 

Now Hiring

Work with us. . . We are looking for team members who share our love for and commitment to the Fire Island National Seashore, wish to learn about the seashore and deliver outstanding visitor services to Park visitors in a most beautiful national park setting.

Positions include Dock Hands, Maintenance, Retail and Food & Beverage at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven facilities.  Facilities include marinas, snack bars, general stores, campsites at Watch Hill,  and a restaurant at Watch Hill (weekends only for the restaurant).   Cooks & counter personnel are needed for snack bars.  Training will be provided and on-going.   Employee housing may be available at both facilities otherwise facilities are generally reached by ferry service from Patchogue and Sayville.

Ideally, applicants can commit to the full summer season through Labor Day weekend to deliver consistent visitor service.  Applicants looking for part-time weekend positions please apply.  For those interested, the entire operating season generally runs from mid-May through Columbus Day weekend in October.

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

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