- How do you get to Shelter Island from Manhattan?
- How do you get to Shelter Island without a car?
- How do you get onto Shelter Island?
- How long is the Shelter Island ferry ride?
- Is Shelter Island walkable?
- Is there a bridge to Shelter Island?
- How often do ferries run to Shelter Island?
- Are there cars on Shelter Island?
- Does Shelter Island have a downtown?
How do you get to Shelter Island from Manhattan?
Head East from Manhattan with the North Ferry or South Ferry as your destination. Shelter Island is a few minute ferry ride from either direction. Reservations for the ferry are not required so enjoy some fun along the way and we will see you when you get here.
How do you get to Shelter Island without a car?
Since Shelter Island is so small, it doesn’t matter which ferry you take, but if you don’t want to bother with a car, you can take the Long Island Rail Road (tel. 516/822-LIRR) to Greenport; the ferry is right next to the train station. Visitor Information — Contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at tel.
How do you get onto Shelter Island?
Shelter Island is only accessible by car ferry. The North Ferry departs from Greenport, NY and the South Ferry from North Haven, NY. The ferries are operated by two separate companies, so the ticket prices and schedules are different.
How long is the Shelter Island ferry ride?
The drive to Greenport, where I boarded the ferry, took about three hours. Once I got to the ferry, it was only about a five-minute ride to the island. A round-trip ticket for a car and one driver costs $18.23 thg 6, 2019
Is Shelter Island walkable?
Today, the ferry service between Greenport and Shelter Island runs later, and when the weather is fine, a day-trip-without-vehicle to the historic and walkable Shelter Island Heights, is fun on foot to balance a carbon footprint.
Is there a bridge to Shelter Island?
Access to Shelter Island is by ferry, there are no bridges connecting it to the mainland, the grass-strip airport is restricted and no one will confirm or deny rumors of a ?locals only? tunnel. Like any other community, Shelter Island is many things to as many different people, but there’s a lot that it is not.
How often do ferries run to Shelter Island?
The South Ferry Company shuttles both people and vehicles between Shelter Island, NY to North Haven, NY and back. The ferry operates 365 days a year and runs every 10-15 minutes.
Are there cars on Shelter Island?
There are no bridges or causeways from Long Island to Shelter Island so your only option for driving is to take a car ferry.
Does Shelter Island have a downtown?
The historic Heights neighborhood offers a charming downtown with unique Shelter Island attractions, including Bliss Department Store, which stocks everything you need for a Shelter Island getaway, including beach towels, topsiders, T-shirts and housewares.