Fisher Island Questions and Answers

Fisher Island Q& A’s

Fisher Island Ferry

Q: Can I reach Fisher Island by Car

A: Yes, Fisher Island is accessibly by car with our convenience ferry service.

Q: How often does the ferry service run?

A: 24 hours a day. Ferries depart on the quarter hour during the day and half hour after midnight.

Q: What is the ferry’s monthly fuel usage?

A:  40,000 gallons per month

Q: What is the average vehicles transferred in high season

A: 64,350 per month

Q: What us the average vehicles transferred in low season

A:  46,200 per month

Q: How many ferries does Fisher Island operate?

A: Four (Eagle, Pelican, Flamingo and Heron)

Q: What is the barge capacity?

A:  On average, 10,220 tons each month

Q: How many employees man the ferry system?

A: 17 Captains and 28 Deckhands

Q: What is the number of Trips per day?

A: High Season: 324 (228 Ferries, 96 Barges), Low Season: 251 (176 Ferries, 75 Barges)

Q: How much fuel do the ferries use?

A: 474,194 gallons of diesel fuel in 2007

Q: What is the Winter High Season Ferry Schedule?

A: Monday- Friday from 7:15am - 8:00pm.  When Three ferries are operating, a ferry will depart the Island side every 10 minutes; 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, and 55 minutes after each hour and a ferry will depart the mainland side every 10 minutes on the hour, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50, minutes after each hour.

Sunday through Thursday from 8:00pm - 1:00am and 5:00am- 7:00am, as well as Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:00pm - 7:00am.

When Two Ferries are operating, one ferry will depart from each side every 15 minutes; on the hour, 15, 30, and 45, minutes after each hour.

Sunday through Thursday between 1:00am - 5:00am. One ferry will be available on demand.



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