Davis Park Ferry Company
Davis Park Ferry Co., operates daily service to Davis Park and Watch Hill, Fire Island. Davis Park is a community and a public beach operated by the Town of Brookhaven. Watch Hill is a part of the National Park Service’s Fire Island National Seashore.
Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc. has been transporting beach goers to Fire Island since 1947. This was an era when there were no houses in Davis Park, only the “Leja Beach Casino” restaurant and bar was there.
Fire Island has long been considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Because it faces south, it has the full benefit of the sun all day and it has some of the nicest sand seen anywhere.
Today with over 250 houses, Davis Park has evolved into a family community open to the public with a life guarded beach, public restrooms, store, snack bar, and an oceanfront bar and restaurant.
Davis Park has no roads or cars, only boardwalks which makes it very charming and quaint. The Atlantic Ocean is only a three minute walk from the ferry and you can either bring your food and beverages or purchase then when you get there. There are also barbecue grills available for public use. Davis Park is a low key place where you feel comfortable bringing your entire family for a relaxing day on a pristine beach.
Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc. has been owned and operated by the Sherman family for 60 years. We began with two small wooden boats and the fleet has grown to six ferries and a freight boat, all constructed of either aluminum or steel. Fred Sherman Sr. and his wife Kiki brought their sons into the business when they were teenagers and two of them are still operating it today along with various family members. At any given time, you will see a family member either operating a boat or manning the office or doing any other of many chores. Because we are a small family business, we take extra pride and care in the comfort of our passengers. In the past three years we have purchased two vessels in order to service our customers better.
Davis Park Ferry, Co., Inc. is an authorized concessionaire of the Fire Island National Seashore, National Park Service, Dept. of Interior.