Fire Island Boatel: A Great Stay on Fire Island

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Are you looking to stay at the Fire Island Boatel? The Fire Island Boatel is a brand new lodging option on Fire Island, offering ten newly renovated suites on the shore of Kismet, Fire Island. Kismet is the westernmost beach community on Fire Island, known for its laid-back and friendly atmosphere.

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Fire Island Boatel

The Fire Island Boatel resort has been renovated and is under new management. Only a few blocks from the ocean, it has a private bay beach and is only about a mile from where the Fire Island Lighthouse sits. Expect a relaxed atmosphere intended for families and couples.

Guests can spend the day relaxing at the beach, riding bikes around the island, or grabbing a drink at one of Kismet’s local restaurants. Only a short ferry or water taxi ride away from Bay Shore, Long Island, Kismet is everyone’s favorite local paradise.

All guests have exclusive access to the Fire Island Boatel’s expansive grounds, featuring a private beach, lounge chairs, numerous outdoor seating areas, gas barbecues, outdoor showers, yard games, laundry facilities, and an ice machine.

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Planning Your Stay

The Fire Island Boatel offers suites that are really suited to a long, wonderful stay! Each of the suites have either a king or queen bed and a pull out couch. Guests have access to a full bathroom, kitchenette complete with a refrigerator, microwave, and cooktop, and a private deck overlooking the Great South Bay. 

All suites have a 3-night minimum during the off-season and a 7-night minimum during peak season. Peak season runs from Friday, June 18th to Friday, September 3rd, and all peak season reservations check in on Friday afternoon and check out the following Friday morning.

110 E Lighthouse Walk, Fire Island, L.I., NY 11706

Find out more by calling 833-342-6283 or by fireislandboatel.com.

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Travelling to the Fire Island Boatel

Fire Island Ferries

Fire Island Ferries, a reliable ferry service based out of Bay Shore, NY, provides ferry rides to and from Kismet at varying times throughout the day, seven days per week. The Fire Island Boatel is located only a few paces away from the Kismet ferry terminal. Further information regarding Fire Island Ferries can be found at their website,  fireislandferries.com

Fire Island Water Taxi

Fire Island Water Taxi provides both private and public water taxis for getting to and around Fire Island. Further information regarding Fire Island Water Taxi can be found at their website, https://www.fireislandwatertaxi.com.

Public Docking

For those who wish to travel to Kismet by private boat, the Kismet Inn Marina has fifty slips available for docking. Slips are first come first serve and are located just a few paces away from the Fire Island Boatel.

About Fire Island

Fire Island National Seashore is a long, thin barrier island on the South Shore of Long Island. Here’s a Fire Island map to help you get a good idea of the uniqueness of the place. To get a better idea of where it is, check out this map of Long Island.

Fire Island is a wonderful and unique part of Long Island. Not to be too cliché, but it’s so close yet a world away. You really, truly feel like you are getting away to another place. It’s small-town America in a place where time stands still. To go with the natural beauty and all of the beautiful water, there are a number of really great Fire Island restaurants to enjoy! From beachfront seafood shacks to raucous bars and clubs, Fire Island has a lot to offer and enjoy.

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Getting To Fire Island

There are basically no cars allowed on the majority of Fire Island…and that’s how the locals and visitors like it. It really makes this a destination like no other! To get to Fire Island, you pretty much have to take to the water. Here are your options.

Fire Island Ferries

For most, a ferry is the only way to cross the Great South Bay and while the vessels are running, all who would like to board must wear masks, just like in 2020. Customers are also asked to social distance when possible. Check the schedule for the latest ferries from Bay Shore (99 Maple Ave.; 631-665-3600, fireislandferries.com), Sayville(41 River Road, Sayville; 631-589-0810, sayvilleferry.com) and Patchogue (80 Brightwood St.; 631-475-1665, davisparkferry.com).

Fire Island Water Taxi

Fire Island Water Taxi provides both private and public water taxis for getting to and around Fire Island. Further information regarding Fire Island Water Taxi can be found at their website, https://www.fireislandwatertaxi.com.

Public Docking

For those who wish to travel to Kismet by private boat, the Kismet Inn Marina has fifty slips available for docking. Slips are first come first serve and are located just a few paces away from the Fire Island Boatel.

Off Fire Island

I love Fire Island, but there’s so many other great places to see and things to do on Long Island! If you come to stay in Fire Island, be sure to make plans to see more of Long Island, too.

Things To See and Do on The East End

The Hamptons and Montauk is a world-renowned beach resort destination for good reason! There is just so much to see, do, and enjoy! Here are just a few of them:

Check out some luxury homes in The Hamptons!

Maybe you will love it so much, you’ll want to check out some Hamptons wedding venues!

Enjoy some of the world-class, amazing art in The Hamptons!

Enjoy some great Hamptons restaurants, including delivery!

Check out Shelter Island! Shelter Island is only accessible by the Shelter Island Ferry. The South Ferry connects to North Haven on the South Fork. Find out more about Shelter Island, it’s different towns and more by checking out this page that includes a handy Shelter Island Map!!

Explore Long Island Wine

Depending on where you are enjoying your Long Island kayaks and paddleboards, you’re likely pretty close to Long Island Wine Country! It’s another great part of visiting the island. If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards.

Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!

If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!

I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!

When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.

Make It A Weekend

The East End of Long Island is a really special spot. If you think you’d want to check it out and maybe even stay a while…that wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.

If you wanted to consider different options for staying on Long Island, be sure to check out these great places to stay in Montauk, 11 Hamptons hotels, 10 North Fork Long Island hotels, and this Guide to Sag Harbor hotels! Enjoy reading up on and hopefully exploring these wonderful Shelter Island hotels and let me know if you decide to make it a vacation!

More From The Long Island Local

Grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries and when you’ve had your fill of vino!

The bounty of great food on Long Island seems endless! From great steakhouses on Long Island to great Shelter Island restaurants to Long Island lobster rolls and Long Island bagels, there’s so much to enjoy. And how about all the wonderful Wölffer Estate Vineyard events and tastings?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!!

Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink! There’s even this great Long Island kayaks and paddleboard guide to explore!


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