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Sayville Ferry

About Sayville Ferry Service

The Sayville Ferry began the Fire Island run in 1894. For over one hundred years, Fire Island - with its wide ocean beaches, natural forests, wetlands and lively downtowns - has been an attraction for people from all over the world.


Today, Sayville Ferry Service provides safe passage to Fire Island's central communities of Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, Water Island and Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, from River Road in the South Shore hamlet of Sayville.

Sayville Ferry in Browns Creek
Inside the pilothouse in the  South Bay Clipper

Sayville Ferry Fleet

Sayville Ferry takes great pride in maintaining a fleet of exceptional vessels to ensure your safe passage across the Great South Bay. Current fleet in operation:

  • South Bay Clipper 

  • Fire Island Clipper

  • Fire Island Empress

  • Cross Bay Clipper

  • Traveler

  • Monitor II

History of Sayville Ferry

The Sayville Ferry story began in 1894, when German immigrant Charles Stein took passengers across the Great South Bay in a gaff-rigged sailboat. 


Four generations later, Ken III carries on the family tradition, serving the communities of Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, and Water Island, and Sailors Haven.

The Original Fire Island Empress leaving Sayville
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