Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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 […]

Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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Located just off of Nicolls Bay, the Connetquot River is lined with gorgeous foliage, homes, restaurants, and marinas. Its typical tranquility ranks it among the nicest south shore areas to drop anchor and spend the day. Traveling to this south shore river can be a bit tricky, especially if the tide is slack and your […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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  Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.” Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the […]

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

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  Wood-fired pizzas, plentiful plates of pasta, perfectly layered panini, decadent desserts. Did I peak your interest? If so, don’t be dismayed when I tell you all these flavorsome foods are vegan offerings at 3 Brothers Cafe.. The shopping center eatery is located a short walk from LaSala Boatyard (call 631- 842-3222 in advance for […]

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, […]

City Island

City Island

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City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas 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, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Kimi Sushi & Grill

Kimi Sushi & Grill

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  As a restaurant reviewer, people often ask me, “Where’s a nice place to eat when we boat to [harbor]? I now have another answer for visitors to Port Jefferson — Kimi Sushi & Grill. This harborside village has a boatload of dining establishments within walking distance of the transient spaces at Danfords, the Port […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

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. 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 […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

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  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

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 […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Even if you’re not doing work on your boat yet, now is the time most marine supply stores start promoting early spring sales. That makes this a great time to stock up on what you’ll need to get your boat in shape before launching it. Consult your list and then start shopping. It’s really that […]

Dining by the Water

Dining by the Water

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See, boaters get hungry when we’re out to sea. However, we don’t want to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal. We prefer to seek tasty spots near our favorite boating locations. That’s why boaters love our restaurant reviews! We scope out the places to dine, get the […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

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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 […]

South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

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The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is a year-round family-friendly destination. There are two floors filled with state-of-the-art, scientifically accurate exhibits including forests, ponds, and ocean habitats, a marine touch tank, terrariums, and aquariums featuring local wildlife, and an outdoors that boasts gardens, preserves, and a six-mile walking trail […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

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Boaters need to stay warm in winter, and nothing says warmth like soup! On Saturday February 4, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is bubbling over with soupy goodness. Hosted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the SOUPer Bowl offers two-ounce portions of […]

See Seals on Long Island

See Seals on Long Island

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Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach Now through early May, subject to weather conditions, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park. The walks cover about 1.2 miles and last about one to two hours. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof shoes (walkers are advised […]

Jo Jo Apples

Jo Jo Apples

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  A restaurant bursting with warmth and serving up platefuls of sunshine is a bright spot, and that’s the attraction of Jo Jo Apples. It’s not far from two municipal marinas, West Marina and East Marina, which offer transient slips on a first-come, first-served basis. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 7:00 […]

The Lakehouse Restaurant

The Lakehouse Restaurant

November 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Lakehouse Restaurant has a simple, rustic sounding name. Step inside and you’ll find that it is anything but plain! The spacious inside has the look of a luxury hotel with a grand piano, wood décor, wide-open spaces, and a bright, high ceiling. The restaurant provides multiple options for dining, with some rooms featuring […]

Prevent Vessel Theft

Prevent Vessel Theft

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The appeal of trailered boats and personal watercraft (PWC) is their mobility, but only for your purposes. To prevent anyone else from taking off with it during the off-season, secure it inside a guarded storage facility. Can’t afford a 24/7 guard for your runabout or jet ski? Secure your vessel to make your trailer and […]

Enjoy Fall Foliage from the Water

Enjoy Fall Foliage from the Water

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  As autumn throws a big party before tossing all its leaves like confetti, boaters have a wonderful perspective to see fall colors proliferate. Your favorite coastal haunts will likely join the party, but we’ve listed some leaf-peeping spots most accessible to rowers and paddlers. This fall, soak up the sun and commune with nature […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

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The 33rd annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay promises a good time to all on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm (rain or shine). With music, contests, rides, and artisans showcasing their work, you’ll have lots to see, hear, do, and buy at the festival. However, you‘ll likely […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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Looking for a short outing on your boat? Head to a harbor with a nearby farmers market and then head home with a boatload of fresh produce and local-made goods. Thursdays Montauk Inlet Restaurant and Gin Beach Market parking lot End of East Lake Drive 9:00 am – 2:00 pm www.facebook.com/montaukfarmersmarket   Saturdays Greenport South […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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. Sag Harbor emits vitality all summer, and that intensifies as the sounds of jazz, folk, pop, rock, Americana, and global music fill the village during the annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. The festival runs from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2. Local and national performers appear outdoors and at Old Whalers Church, […]

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  What if I told you there’s a restaurant that features seafood, pizza, beer, burgers, tacos, friendly service, and a terrific waterfront location? You’d be excited, and that’s before I share that it’s accessible by boat. Marco’s Waterfront Grill in Port Washington, located in the Brewer Capri Marina East, emphasizes both easy docking and delicious […]

Slurp Ramen

Slurp Ramen

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Since opening in March, Slurp Ramen has become a popular spot to grab a bite in downtown Port Jefferson. First of its kind in the area, co-owners chef Atsushi Nakagawa and his wife Francesca serve authentic Japanese comfort food with a modern twist. The restaurant is convenient for boaters as it is nearby Danfords, […]

Cold Water Boating Basics

Cold Water Boating Basics

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.  After a winter spent indoors, warmer days entice us onto the water. Though we’re eager to jump aboard, we must never throw caution to the wind. Safe boating is a year-round practice, but there are more precautions to take when water temperatures are chilly. It’ll be awhile before local waters climb above 60 degrees, […]

Nassau Point

Nassau Point

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When you simply want to drop anchor and hang out on the boat, Nassau Point is a great lazy day spot. Just south of Cutchogue, this area is generally calm; enter this anchorage from Little Peconic Bay. The area has been settled since the mid-1600s, and Nassau Point today is home to both year-round and […]

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

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Little Bay fits the bill for western North Shore boaters seeking a cove to duck into and drop anchor. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge, just west of Willets Point, this cove is easily accessible from Manhattan and Flushing Bay, as well as western Nassau County harbors. This cove is not […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

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This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

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