Note: We have made every effort to offer the most convenient schedules for your trip to and from Fire Island. In some instances there are no connecting services (where the LIRR schedule service and the Sayville Ferry schedule coincide at a reasonable time), or alternate services available.
As for alternates, in most instances convenient connections can be made through Ronkonkoma Station - and we have noted on the Fairy Schedule. Ronkonkoma Station can be reached by taxi in about 15 minutes ($19). Occasionally the bus service will choose to take you to Ronkonkoma Station rather than Sayville Station.
LIRR Planned Service Advisories
Use the MTA eTix app on your mobile deice to buy your tickets even as you board!
Details for The Pines here
Details for Cherry Grove here
Transfer to Ferry: Bus $5 / Taxi $6
(meets all incoming trains and ferries)
$19 to/from Ronkonkoma LIRR Train station
$20 to/from Islip Airport
41 River Road
Sayville, NY 117782-0626
Round trip $18 - round trip required (yep, it went up! Your Commutation Fare Card (40 trips) is still valid. Lucky you!
Senior Citizens (displaying Suffolk County Senior Citizens card) Round Trip$16.00
Dog (any size) $5.00/ea
The Sayville Ferry has updated their carry-on policy. See details here.
Colonial occasionally runs a Monday trip to Manhattan (Penn Station) from the 12noon ferry. $20. Arrives about 2pm - a 90 minute ride.
You have to inquire at (888)451-9511 to see if the service will be offered, and which ferry it will meet.
South Bay / 631-665-8885
Aqualine / 631-665-5566
Fire Island Water Taxi: scheduled — and late night — direct service between Cherry Grove and Fire Island ($8), and other island destinations.
Emergencies Dial 911 , then 1-631-597-6160
577 Coast Guard Walk
Whyte Hall Community Center
Emergencies Dial 911 , then 1-631-597-6767
Cherry Grove Medical Clinic
The Green House - 631-615-7959
Cherry Grove Airbnb Listings
Grocery, Shopping & Spirits
Friday: 12n - 10pm
Saturday: 12n - 10pm
Sunday: 12n - 8:00pm
Pines Pantry Cam - Live from Pines Harbor
The former Peter's Meat Market / Deli is now operated by The Pines Pantry.
Note: This is an island.
Despite the location mobile phone service has improved in recent years. Most cell towers are located on the mainland near Sayville. So the bay-side, or houses on higher elevations will have better reception than beach-side houses.
AT&T ** - Poor
T-Mobile - Good
Sprint - Poor
* Verizon has cell towers on Whyte Hall
** AT&T Micro Cells are available locally through TPP Wireless for $15/month (TPP Wireless account required)
We are all sharing a link to the mainland, and that signal is wirelessly transmitted around the community. Given the circumstances the service works surprisingly well, however, it is effected by weather (rain, fog, and heat) and the number of users at any given time.
TPP Wireless (operated by Pines Pantry) - Hourly, daily, and seasonal residential service available. Dedicated technical support.
Service covers Cherry Grove, The Pines, and Water Island.
Contact Pine Pantry for more information at 631-597-6200 or TPPWireless
The Fairy Schedule on your Phone
Have access to The Fairy Schedule just about wherever you are.
Find out when your train leaves from NY Penn or Brooklyn, and which ferry you will meet to get to Cherry Grove or The Pines. The reverse schedule will get you back to NY on time.
Using Safari on your device, navigate to this address: www.fairyschedule.com/
Once the page has loaded, find the + icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Add to Home Screen option
Optionally, you can change the name of the title of the icon as it will appear on your home screen. On the Add to Home page, tap the Add button. You're done!
An icon will appear on the next available empty space on your home screen. You may need to swipe through your apps to locate it.
Navigate to Cherry Grove and Pines schedules, and other options, by clicking on the appropriate text.