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.


2 thoughts on “Working Hard to Open May 18th!”

  1. HI Doug,

    Quick question, will we now be required to book in advance for a slip? No more first come first served?

    Best Regards

    Only One
    25 years in love with Watch Hill & Sailors

    1. Hi Bob,

      Yes you can book in advance via Dockwa or by calling in at 631-597-6073. It’s hard to know exactly how the advance booking will play out but we foresee slips remaining first come first serve in the sense that not every slip will be booked in advance every single week. Our staff will have Dockwa’s slip management back office to see what’s available in real time for any given date and duration should you want to call.

      One thing we do know is that with Dockwa’s advance reservation features boaters will be able to lock-in trips on their busy calendars far in advance or know pretty quickly if we have slips for last minute visits. Fridays trying to get through on the phone for a reservation should be a thing of the past.

      Thanks for reaching out,

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