National Park Service Announces Business Opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore

Date: December 21, 2017
Contact: Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, 215-597-7062
PATCHOGUE, NY. The National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus today for a concession opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas.

The concession operation includes marinas, food and beverage service, and retail sales at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, and campground services at Watch Hill. The Watch Hill Marina has 188 boat slips; the marina at Sailors Haven has 44 boat slips. The food and beverage service at Watch Hill includes indoor seating with potential for 100+ seats and space for outdoor service. Food and beverage is offered at Sailors Haven via window service. All concession services are open to the public.

The proposed Concession Contract will be for a term of ten years and is anticipated to begin in 2019.The current contract averaged just over $1 million gross receipts per year from 2013 through 2015. Complete data is unavailable for the most recent years of the contract. The Prospectus and any subsequent modifications – including responses to any questions received – are published on the NPS web site:
The Prospectus includes additional information about the business opportunity, the evaluation questions, and instructions for submitting proposals. The NPS will accept proposals until March 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM eastern time.

The National Park Service will offer a site visit on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 for facilities included in the concession opportunity for Fire Island National Seashore at its Watch Hill and Sailors Haven locations.

Participants are responsible for travel costs to the meeting place, and may also be responsible for transportation costs to Fire Island and back, such as purchasing ferry tickets. Depending upon the level of response, the Service may limit the number of participants per organization. If you are interested in attending this site visit, contact Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, Business Services Manager via email at by 4:00 pm on Thursday January 4, 2018, with the names and contact information for those planning to attend. The Service will then provide you with the time and other information for participating.

Watch Hill and Sailors Haven are located within Fire Island National Seashore approximately 6 miles across the bay from Patchogue and Sayville, NY, respectively. There are no paved roads on Fire Island connecting Watch Hill and Sailors Haven to each other. Both locations can be reached via ferry (Davis Park Ferry Company for Watch Hill; Sayville Ferry Company for Sailors Haven), private boat, water taxi or on foot from nearby communities on Fire Island. Ferry terminals are accessible by the Long Island Railroad and car.
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