The Shelter Island Yacht Club is located on Dering Harbor:

  • Latitude 41 degrees  05’  15” N
  • Longitude 72 degrees  21’  15” W

12 Chequit Avenue, PO Box 546
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

Shelter Island is accessible from either the North or South fork of Long Island via ferries which take cars, bicycles and passengers: North Ferry and South Ferry.  Both ferries run frequently  – every 10 to 15 minutes – during the summer and no reservations are required. The trip across is approximately 5 – 10 minutes.

The North Ferry  (631-749-0139) runs between Greenport and Shelter Island and their dock is walking distance from the Shelter Island Yacht Club.

South Ferry  (631-749-1200) runs between North Haven and Shelter Island and leaves passengers on the extreme south side of the Island.

Driving to the Island

  •  From the North Ferry:

Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to the last exit, which is County Road 58 and becomes Route 25. Follow Route 25 to Greenort and follow the signs to the Shelter Island Ferry. Take the ferry and, once on the Island, follow the sign for Route 114. Follow Route 114 up the hill and go straight, keeping the tennis courts to your right. Follow Chequit Avenue a short distance until you come to the Club.

  • From the South Ferry:

Once off the ferry, follow signs for Route 114 North across the Island. After you pass a Mobil Gas Station on your left, you will cross a small bridge. Make a right after the bridge onto Cedar Avenue/Route 114 North – a one-way street – keeping the water on your right. You will see lanes on the road specifically for the North Ferry. Stay to the left of these lanes and you will see tennis courts on you left. Turn right on Chequit Avenue, at the end of the tennis courts. Follow this to the end until you come to the yacht club

Public Transportation to the Island

  • Train

Train service is available from New York City, Penn Station, to Greenport, where visitors can board the North Ferry to Shelter Island. The ferry dock is a very short distance from the train station. For information and schedule, call 718 217 5477 or check the Long Island Railroad website:

  • Bus

Bus service is available from various points in Manhattan to Greenport, where visitors can board the North Ferry to Shelter Island.  For more information, check the Hampton Jitney website:

  • Cross Sound Ferry

Visitors from New England can take a Cross Sound Ferry from New London to Orient. From Orient they can drive the short distance to Greenport and catch the North Ferry to the Island. Or they can take a public bus to Greenport from Orient