how to get to us

Good old-fashioned directions, for both drivers and strap hangers… plus our Google Map listing for lose-it-yourselfers.  (To CONTACT us, go there.)

Want to know why you’d want to visit?  Location, location…

First: if you just want to Google Map it, for either public or driving, here you go – but sometimes you won’t get the best route suggestions.  The options below are solid, so if Google comes up with something else (such as buses we have not suggested below), please bounce it off us first.

GPS address: 157 Pilot Street, Bronx, NY 10464 (City Island).  This lands you at Consolidated Yachts, the large boatyard and marina that hosts us.

We’ll start off each section, Public and Driving, with a reference map.


nb: we can usually pick you up from the train station of your choice, and can often drive you out and back from Manhattan!  Just coordinate with us in advance.  Having said that, it’s all easy by public connections.  (Like to bike? Take the 2, 5, or 6 trains and it’s an easy ride from the stations listed below) Below are the train choices and connections.  Have questions, including realistic travel times?  Hit us up.

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The proportions of this map are as distorted as a world map on a wall, but it helps for reference. City Island is near the top right off the park.

nb: all options below use same final on-Island directions listed under #6 train.

#6 train.  Elevated, with sunlight and cell reception for much of the route!  Can take the 4 or 5 express to 86th or 125th, and transfer to 6.  (On weekday afternoons/evenings, there’s a 6 express that skips many stops on the way out – just get on that at 125th or earlier.)

Take to end of line – Pelham Bay Park.  Free Metro Card transfer to BX29 City Island bus downstairs (MUST say City Island on it – there are two routes).  Enjoy the very scenic ride through Pelham Bay Park and over two bridges.  Get off at Pilot Street (a few blocks after 4th traffic light; small church on far left corner).  Walk across City Island Avenue, and the street dead ends at Consolidated (on left and dead ahead).  We’ll let you know which entrance to the facility to use or let you in if it’s locked.  You can also grab a cab, which are waiting there at the end of the 6, or call an Uber from the train.  Or, arrange for us to pick you up!

#5 train.  Take to Pelham Parkway/Williamsbridge.  Transfer to BX 12 bus to Pelham Bay Park (where #6 ends).  Take BX29 City Island bus (extra fare).  Or, grab a cab or Uber.  Or, arrange for us to pick you up!

#2 train.  Take to 149th/Grand Concourse, and transfer on same track to #5 (see #5 details above).  Take BX 12 to Pelham Bay Park, and transfer to BX 29 City Island bus.  Or, just get off #2 at Pelham Parkway and transfer to BX 12 to Pelham Bay Park.  Take BX29 City Island or grab a cab/Uber.  Or, arrange for us to pick you up!

Metro North: take to Pelham or New Rochelle.  About half an hour from Grand Central and 20′ from Harlem/125th.  Arrange a pick up with us, or grab a cab from the station.

BxM8 bus, running up Madison & Third Avenues and then the Bruckner Expressway.  Ends at Pelham Bay Park. (On weekday evenings, limited service straight to City Island for a quick twilight sail!)  Transfer to BX29 City Island bus and use local directions above.  For schedule and stops, see the BxM8 Bus Time page on MTA’s site.

BX12 or BX12 SBS Bus, Dyckman Street (Upper Manhattan): take to Pelham Bay Park and transfer to BX 29 City Island bus or grab cab.

nb: in all cases, remember that we can usually pick up and drop off at station and save you a little commute time.


GPS address: 157 Pilot Street, Bronx, NY 10464

(Click to enlarge)  Screen grab of our Google Map listing. When you follow that link to it, you’ll have a side panel on the left to put in your point of origin and method of travel. You can also hide the panel to see the full screen map.

I-95 and the Hutchinson Parkway both have exits for City Island, so we’ll start with those.

I-95 or Hutchinson River Parkway, from north and east

  • Hutchinson Parkway South (or 95 south to Hutch South).
  • Take next exit: Orchard Beach/City Island.
  • Follow signs for Orchard Beach! (Save you two lights.)
  • After long scenic straightaway, turn right for City Island
  • At circle, go 3/4 around in right lane which becomes the CI exit.
  • After crossing the bridge, go 4 traffic lights plus a few blocks to Pilot Street.  Turn left.  We’ll let you know which entrance to use and where to park.

I-95 from NYC

  • Cross Bronx Expressway or Bruckner Expressway north to New England Thruway
  • Take Orchard Beach/City Island exit.
  • After bridge, take first right.
  • At circle, go 1/2 way around in right lane which then becomes the CI exit.
  • After crossing the bridge, go 4 traffic lights plus a few blocks to Pilot Street.  Turn left.  We’ll let you know which entrance to use and where to park.

Major Deegan/Bruckner from NYC

  • Take whatever you want to get on Deegan South, and follow to Bruckner
  • Follow I-95 directions above

ALTERNATE if any of these have traffic:

Henry Hudson Parkway, or Deegan North, to Saw Mill Parkway North.

  • Exit at Cross County Parkway (only goes east here)
  • Take to end, Hutchinson Parkway, and stay right for Hutch South
  • Follow Hutch directions above

(nb: the Henry Hudson route is very scenic; also has a no-stop toll)

From Brooklyn, Queens or Long Island:

Use Triborough (RFK), Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridges to to I-95 North or Hutchinson Parkway north.  Then, follow exit/local directions above.

From Bronx: you’re probably good to go, but if you need advise, ask us.

From Lower Westchester: If 95 or Hutch are not convenient, take Boston Road/Route 1 down to Shore Road.  After Split Rock Golf Course, follow signs for Orchard Beach at first traffic circle, then to City Island thereafter (or see local directions above).

Finally – here’s our Google Map listing again so you can find your own way.

Have questions?  Get answers from a real life driver & straphanger.