Fire Island Pines, located midway between New York City and the Hamptons, is an oasis accessible only by ferry but it's easy to get to, even for a day trip. The festival is held in the Pines at the bay-front home of Jon Biondo, Tim Horman and Ryan Coutu at 236 Beach Hill Walk.
The Sayville Ferry runs regularly between Sayville and Fire Island Pines from early morning to late night. See the complete schedule.
Day Trip Details
Special Package Be spontaneous and book a fast & hassle-free day trip package to the festival. Spend the day at the beach, your evening at Fire Island Dance Festival and be back in NYC by midnight! No trains, no taxi transfers. The Fire Island Shooter package, offered by our proud sponsor Get Gay Chauffeur, includes round-trip luxury shuttle between Columbus Circle and the Sayville Ferry, ferry tickets to Fire Island Pines, a box lunch and a ticket to the 5 pm festival performance. Make the trip either Saturday or Sunday. Book now by calling 212.729.1953. More info at fireislandshooter.com.
To reach the ferry directly from Manhattan, travel in style with the Fire Island Shooter. With a pick-up location in midtown, the Fire Island Shooter costs $45 each way and includes complimentary snacks, beverages, and Wi-Fi. Make reservations now
The Long Island Railroad offers a $32 round-trip same-day beach excursion fare that includes hourly service between Penn Station or Jamaica and Sayville, roundtrip van service between Sayville Station and the ferry terminal and Sayville Ferry tickets. You will have to make at least one train transfer on your trip to Sayville Station. Check out LIRR information and schedules.
Weekend Trips and Extended Stays
Fire Island Shooter, provided by Get Gay Chauffeur, is available from midtown to Sayville Ferry for $45 each way. Make reservations now.
Take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station or Jamaica to Sayville. From the Sayville Station, taxis offer a five-minute trip to the ferry for $5. Total travel time from NYC to Fire Island Pines by train is approximately 2.5 hours. Check out LIRR information and schedules.
The Sayville Ferry terminal is located off exit 59 on the Long Island Expressway.
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Parking is available at the ferry terminal. Rates for passenger cars are $6 per day Monday-Thursday and $7 per day Friday-Sunday. For more information call 631.589.0810.
Dining, Accommodations, Shopping, Etc.
For information on Fire Island Pines, visit the Greater Fire Island Chamber of Commerce.
For further information on Fire Island, visit fireislandnews.info and fifinder.com. Or pick up a copy of Steve Weinstein’s “The Q Guide to Fire Island: Stuff You Didn’t Even Know You Wanted to Know About the Hottest, Most Exclusive Beach Resort in the World.”