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Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. The only way to make the Fire Island Dance Festival even more of a fun event is to arrive via your boat. The entrance to the Pines harbor is directly due south of Sayville on Fire Island; the harbor entrance actually starts east of the marina at marker “G1.”  Follow that marker to “G3” […]

Current Tides (Please click on this title to view the current tides)

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Exploring Montauk

Exploring Montauk

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Nestled on the very tip of Long Island’s South Shore, in the Town of East Hampton, is a small hamlet named Montauk. It has a big history that includes many things, a few of which are the Montaukett Indians, Captain Kidd, Teddy Roosevelt, and as recently as last summer, the “Montauk Monster.”

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

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An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

An Actor’s Boating Passion

An Actor’s Boating Passion

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Acting is a calling for many people. They enjoy the emotions that they are able to invoke on the stage or screen while entertaining people. Actor Jens Rasmussen brings that same calling and passion to boating. Rasmussen, who has played over 200 roles in his acting career on the stage and in film, helped start […]

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

Romantic Destinations – Day Tripper

Romantic Destinations – Day Tripper

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Romantic Spots – Every outing aboard our boats need not be exclusively for activities with family and
friends; sometimes we just need a spot to get away from it all with our significant other. We asked readers to share their romantic destinations, and though one found it romantic to be “any place my kids are not,” other readers detailed more specific romantic day (or night) trip.

Short Beach

Short Beach

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Are you looking for a clean, sandy beach between Oceanside and Amityville? Short Beach is what you’re seeking!

Southold

Southold

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Located on Long Island’s north fork, Southold seems like a sleepy New England town, more scenic and less active than other seaside settings. However, this quaint town is a fun place to spend the day!

Curtain Up!  Take Your Boat To The Theater

Curtain Up! Take Your Boat To The Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Theater lovers looking for a unique boating excursion in local waters should plan on seeing a show at one of Long Island’s many theaters. The stage is set as we present local theaters in towns and villages on both shores along with nearby transient space. It is advisable to buy your tickets and reserve transient space for your boat in advance, as many marinas have limited space for visitors.

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

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Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.

Nicoll Bay

Nicoll Bay

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Nicoll Bay is situated between Heckscher State Park and West Sayville on the northern side of the Great South Bay. Known to locals as an area to drop anchor and relax, Nicoll Bay provides panoramic views of Heckscher State Park and West Sayville.

Leeds Pond

Leeds Pond

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Drop anchor and enjoy the views, go swimming, or raft up with friends. Nearby is a beach you can reach by dinghy (there are no facilities).

See the World at Sea

See the World at Sea

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.   Many of us spend all year working at a job, rewarding ourselves with the pleasures of boating each summer. But what would you do if you had the chance to live on an ocean-going yacht, see amazing places, meet people from all over the world, and get paid for it? If that sounds […]

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest park in Queens. There’s plenty to do on its 1,255 acres, including visiting three sites that are fun for the whole family.

American Merchant Marine Museum

American Merchant Marine Museum

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The American Merchant Marine Museum provides information and displays boats and other historical objects such as marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts. Located at the McNulty Campus on the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point (516-773-5515), the museum provides merchant marine perspective on World War II.

Watch Hill

Watch Hill

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Watch Hill, part of the U.S. National Park Service, is located at the western edge of the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness in Fire Island, across the Great South Bay from Patchogue. Visitors can relax at the beach or swim in the ocean (staffed with lifeguards, in-season), walk or hike on a salt marsh nature trail through the wilderness, trek over to Davis Park, bird watch, and take a guided canoe tour.

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

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Located on the southwestern tip of Long Island in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and in the Town of Hempstead, Jamaica Bay connects with both the Lower Bay entering New York City and Rockaway Inlet on the shore of Long Island.

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

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Many say that Long Island waters officially start at Manhasset Bay. Squeezed between the tip of Great Neck and Port Washington, this is the first of several large harbors that literally cut into the North Shore of Long Island. They offer protected anchorage, entertainment, nature and more.

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

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Long Island’s glacial history is on display at Garvies Point Museum in Glen Cove, with exhibits illustrating Long Island’s glacial history, the formation of its present land features, post-glacial changes in climate and sea level, and Native American culture and archaeology. The waterside preserve has 62 acres of glacial moraine, with beach bluffs made up […]

Stony Brook

Stony Brook

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Stony Brook is a quaint village with a welcoming atmosphere. With its stores, tours, parks, and museums, it is truly a place for every member of the family. The Stony Brook Yacht Club is a short walking distance from the heart of town, but before venturing over to Main Street, boaters may want to hop […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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Are you a cove hunter? You know, the type of boater that simply likes to find a calm place to spend a day at anchor?

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is part of Gateway National Recreation Area. This renowned bird sanctuary is a great place to spot migrating species; the National Park Service reports that more than 330 bird species—nearly half of the species in the Northeast—have been sighted here. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge holds the distinction of being the […]

Atlantique

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Atlantique, with over 150 slips at the public marina, offers boaters a variety of services. Located approximately 2 ½ miles east of the Fire Island Lighthouse, this facility is available to residents of the Town of Islip as well as non-residents. The Dock Master monitors Ch. 9 and may also be reached at 631-583-8610.

Rye Playland

Rye Playland

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Many Long Islanders have enjoyed visiting the iconic Playland Amusement Park, commonly known as Rye Playland, for many years. Chances are, most of us arrived via car, and weren’t delighted with the traffic getting there and back. So why not start and end your park visit with a pleasurable boat trip?

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is a stretch of beach named West Beach, though the locals call it “Sand City.”   This is a popular spot for area boaters from Huntington and Northport to visit, since the water drops off quickly and you can bring boats quite close to the beach. This thin beach is just […]

Freeport for Kids

Freeport for Kids

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. “C’mon, Dad!” my 6-year-old daughter yelled as we docked our 25’ Bayliner Discovery, the Bay-Bea, at Freeport’s Nautical Mile. After a day at Short Beach “rescuing” moon jellyfish and treasure hunting along the beach, it was time for a double scoop of Rocky Road at Pip’s Ice Cream Parlor. Donna, the proprietor, is always […]

Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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One of the nicest south shore areas at which to drop anchor and spend the day is the Connetquot River. Located just off of Nicolls Bay, this river is lined with homes, restaurants, and marinas, and its typical tranquility makes it ideal for those that don’t like to be bounced around. The river turns from […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

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Are you looking for a western north shore cove to duck in and drop anchor? Little Bay, located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge (just west of Willets Point), is a relaxing place to hang on the hook. This cove is easily accessible from Manhattan and Flushing Bay, as well as western Nassau County harbors.

Better Sleep Makes Better Boaters

Better Sleep Makes Better Boaters

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine you’re out with a friend who’s had a few drinks. If he says to you, “Hey, let’s take the boat out!” you’d decline the offer.  What would your answer be, however, if that same friend was sober but had gotten very little sleep the night before? Many people think that their cognitive abilities remain […]

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