Welcome to the Gardiner's Island Cruising Guide.
Gardiner's Island is one of the east end's
finest treasures. The island is still privately
owned and operated by the Gardiners as it has
been for hundreds of years. This island
has remained untouched from visitors and
travelers for years and it continues to be off
limits today. Keeping visitors off the
island has kept the island preserved and takes
you back in time when you step on it.
While many boaters are very familiar with
Gardiner's shores and waters, the island
continues to be off limits to visitors.
Boats sometimes anchor inside Cherry Harbor for
the day and a close up view of the island.
From Cheery Harbor you can view the beautiful
landscape, the windmill and a glimpse of
Gardiner's Mansion which Mr. Gardiner still
stays at today. Boaters are not
permitted to land or walk on the beaches. There
are local patrols with 4 wheel drive vehicles
that will ask you to leave if you do land on the
beach. Obviously there is no access to any
part of the island, Cartwright Island or on
"the Ruins". Look
below for a map of the island or CLICK