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Shelter Island Car Service

Sit Back, Relax and Explore Shelter Island

‍Shelter Island is a quiet island town located between the North and South Forks of Long Island. The island is accessible only by car ferry or boat, which preserves the town’s reputation as a haven for rest, relaxation and seclusion. But despite this laid-back vibe, there’s plenty to explore, including the island’s beautiful beaches, hiking trails, incredible restaurants and nearby North Fork wineries. Need some help exploring the area? As an established car service on Shelter Island NY, we’ve put together a few tips below to help make your travel easier.

‍Shelter Island Quick Facts

‍Located about 90 miles east of Manhattan, Shelter Island is a laid-back community that’s perfect for those seeking a peaceful getaway from the city. While it’s not technically part of the Hamptons, it’s a popular destination for those exploring the North or South Fork. The bay beaches are a big draw for their pristine sand and shallow swimming areas (great for families). The island also offers some of the best dining in the Northeast, so it’s well worth the trip if you’re exploring everything the area has to offer.

‍What to Explore

Bay Beaches

Crescent Beach and Wades Beach are the most popular public beaches on Shelter Island with seasonal lifeguards and comfort stations. Shell Beach is a quieter, more secluded option with no lifeguards.

Wine tours

Shelter Island is a short trip to the famed North Fork wine trail, so consider a guided wine tour to explore the many wineries and vineyards in Greenport, Southold and beyond.

Nature & Outdoors

The Mashomack Preserve is a must-visit for nature lovers, offering 2,350 acres of preserved land, wildlife and walking trails. Sylvester Manor is another popular option. Additionally, roads throughout Shelter Island are fairly flat, making it easy to explore the island by bike.


Shelter Island has a lively food scene, offering everything from high-end dining to casual eateries. You’ll find numerous options along Ferry Road (Rt. 114). For an amazing waterfront view, head over to Sunset Beach Hotel & Restaurant on Shore Road (Rt. 42).


There are several places to stay on Shelter Island, from luxury resorts to charming bed & breakfasts. Popular hotels include the Pridwin Hotel, Ram's Head Inn and Sunset Beach Hotel. For a B&B vibe, check out the Shelter Island House, built in the 1800s.

Attractions Outside of Shelter Island

For more things to do, the neighboring communities of Greenport and Sag Harbor have many additional options.

Travel Tips


Shelter Island is only accessible by ferry from Greenport (North Ferry) or Sag Harbor (South Ferry), unless you’re coming by private boat or seaplane. Both ferries allow cars, and it’s about a 10-minute ride. The ferries do NOT run all night, so keep that in mind if you don’t plan to stay overnight.

Car service from NYC to Shelter Island

If you’re coming from the city, it is strongly recommended to use an experienced Shelter Island NYC car service like Jackrabbit Limo. This will make your trip so much more comfortable and relaxed. Plus, since we’re extremely familiar with all routes to the island, we can help you avoid the busy summer traffic. (Call us at 631-600-7700 and we can help you determine the best time to travel.)


If you’re flying into John F. Kennedy Airport, use our JFK to Shelter Island car service to get to the island safely and comfortably. In addition to JFK, we also provide outboard car service from Shelter Island to Islip Airport (MacArthur), LaGuardia and all other NYC-area airports.

Shelter Island Limo Service: The Most Comfortable Way to Travel

Jackrabbit Limo is a locally operated Shelter Island limo & car service. We serve all the communities of the Hamptons and the Greater NYC area, providing reliable luxury transportation for any need.

Whether you’re visiting from out of town, or a local resident, we are dedicated to providing a first-class travel experience. Our experienced chauffeurs will escort you comfortably to any destination on the island, as well as surrounding Hamptons communities or the airport. We also provide car service from Shelter Island to NYC for events, meetings and other needs.

‍The Jackrabbit Limo Difference

  • Safe, reliable transportation throughout the island and beyond, including the car ferries
  • Luxury vehicles for any need, including black car sedans, limousines, Sprinter vans & buses.
  • Reliable airport car service from JFK to Shelter Island, or from LGA, ISP, EWR, HTO & FOK
  • Wedding limousines, corporate cars, event transportation & more
  • Professional, highly trained drivers
  • Locally owned & operated since 2012

Prompt Airport Pickups & Drop-Offs

If you’re flying, make your travel seamless with our Shelter Island airport car service. We provide first-class transportation to/from all NYC airports, ensuring that you arrive on time and in the comfort of our immaculate vehicles. If you need a relaxed, comfortable ride to the airport, contact us to get a quote for:
  • Car service from Shelter Island to JFK
  • Car service from Shelter Island to ISP Airport
  • Car service from Shelter Island to LGA airport
We also serve the small local airports, including East Hampton Airport and Francis S. Gabreski Airport, where we maintain close communication with tower staff for up-to-the-minute flight status tracking. Call us today to reserve your car, or request a quote online to get a response within 15 minutes.

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