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Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Fire Island is one place with many destinations. Resort communities abound and natural wonders entice, but a major part of the island falls within the U.S. National Park Service’s protection as a national seashore. Boaters are a common sight in the Great South Bay on summer weekends. Many are flocking to Talisman, Sailors Haven, […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though closer to Connecticut, Fishers Island is part of the Town of Southold in New York. The island is home to residents with long-term roots and those seeking a secluded retreat. Despite much of it being private, visiting boaters can enjoy a portion of the seven-mile-long, one-mile-wide island’s beauty and serenity. The trip requires […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

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. Shelter Island’s five harbors beckon boaters. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Coming from the north, opposite Greenport, lies Dering Harbor, home to a fleet of classic wooden sailboats. It is protected from all winds except those from the […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though recreational boaters gripe about every missed chance to get out on the water, we did have a boating season with much more sun than rain. Mother Nature eased off her rollicking and roiling weather antics and we had fun exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, gazing at fireworks, flocking to festivals, rocking out to […]

Patchogue

Patchogue

January 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short […]

Village of Northport

Village of Northport

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Enter Northport Bay from Huntington Bay — you’ll see four looming power stacks, Northport’s most visible landmark.  The village dock offers transient space on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge until 5:00 pm.  From 5:00 – 10:00 pm there is a flat fee of $20.00, and boaters wishing to remain overnight pay $2.00/foot for […]

Oh, the Places We Went!

Oh, the Places We Went!

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What a year it was for boating — Mother Nature was stingy with rain, though when she let loose in 2015, she sent a bucketful all bunched together. The result was numerous days during boating season with weather just right for exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, watching fireworks, attending festivals, rocking to the music, gazing […]

Banish Boating Boredom!

Banish Boating Boredom!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is always fun, but even the most exuberant boater can tire of the same route, the same scenery, and the same routine time after time after time. That’s why we bring you so many ways to find glee at sea and shake up your boating habits. Fun times aren’t dependent on arriving by mega-yacht […]

City Island

City Island

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled in the heart of the Bronx,City Island is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle (and traffic!) of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, City Island is a simple to reach retreat, as it’s located […]

Sailors Haven

Sailors Haven

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sailors Haven is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun on a pristine barrier beach, explore a globally rare maritime forest ecosystem, or watch the sun set over the Great South Bay, you can do it at this National Park Service (NPS) site on the Fire Island National Seashore. […]

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold Spring Harbor’s long history is entwined with the water.  Once a thriving whaling port, then an area known for turning wooden warships and other boats into building lumber, it’s now a place where visitors enjoy the tastes and sights.  Cold Spring Harbor’s lures for day trippers include a fish hatchery, two museums, a state […]

Babylon Village – Day Tripper

Babylon Village – Day Tripper

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The Town of Babylon didn’t get its own identity until about 1803, when it stopped being known as “Huntington South”. The Village enjoyed growth a bit later when the railroad brought post-Civil War summer visitors, and gained renown as the home of the first African American professional baseball team, Robert Moses (memorialized with a statue in front of Village Hall), Butterfly McQueen, and Captain Kangaroo.