Thursday, June 22, 2017

Operation Splash

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Operation Splash Monthly meeting 202 Woodcleft Avenue Freeport 7:30 pm 516 378-4770 www.operationsplash.net

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 […]

River House Grille

River House Grille

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located along the water, River House Grille is a great location to enjoy beautiful surroundings in a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant has six slips, with more available at the town dock as well as at nearby El Toro restaurant. When possible, I recommend dining outside in the back by the water. Street-side dining is […]

Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails

Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  When it comes to docking and dining, a restaurant has to be “worth it.” I only want to go if it merits the extra effort required to go by boat and enhances a pleasurable boating day or evening. Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails is worth it. It has its own docking (do check in […]

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to coastal communities of Long Island, the Incorporated Village of Freeport sets a standard with a written history dating to the 1640s. Its legacy includes being the summer playground of the rich and artistic in the late 1800s through the first few decades of the 20th century. Freeport’s “Nautical Mile” along […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

January 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Homes and businesses aren’t all that dazzle and twinkle during the holiday season. Freeport’s waterways will be all aglow on December 3 during the Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Vessels registered to participate in the parade (there is a fee) will meet behind E. B. Elliot’s on the northern end of Woodcleft […]

Join Up and Clean Up with Operation SPLASH

Join Up and Clean Up with Operation SPLASH

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   An old sea captain named Al Grover and his daughter Joanne, fresh out of college, wanted to improve the world. That grand vision became one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States as the Grovers and a few other volunteers in an ole’ leaky Garvey began Operation SPLASH (Stop Pollution Litter […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

November 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On December 11, cover yourself in many layers from head to toes, but leave your eyes uncovered. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy all the dazzling sights of the Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Boaters and non-boaters alike will be oohing and aahing as the festive boats — both private […]

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard (and maybe used) the word “dreamboat.” Then there’s “dream destination,” the phrase on the lips of many boaters we encountered during the winter. They were happy to share the places they long to visit by boat once the weather warms. Will you nod your head in agreement with one or more of […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

Freeport

Freeport

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Like the birds that fly up north to summer here, people travel to Freeport to enjoy this village by the sea.  Though its area is less than five square miles, Freeport is an immense nautical-drenched destination for boaters. Here, the smells of the channels, the sights of ships wheels, fishing nets, and palm trees, and […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Seal Spotting

Seal Spotting

February 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether seals along our shores are romping, sunbathing, eating, or sleeping, they are a delightful sight to see! We’ve compiled some of the multiple adventures offered in our area, giving you abundant opportunities to spy seals throughout the colder months. Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc. […]

Cruising for Seals

Cruising for Seals

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island waters attract seals in winter, and seals attract spectators! A great way to view winter harbor seal populations is riding on the Captain Lou Fleet out of Freeport. A naturalist from The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will be aboard to discuss the biology and behavior of seals and other marine […]

Freeport for Kids

Freeport for Kids

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. “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 […]

Operation Pretty Picture

Operation Pretty Picture

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury on Long Island in 2012, with damage estimates rising well above $500 billion. The devastation included Long Beach losing its iconic boardwalk, Fire Island’s boathouse and ferry terminal washing away, almost half of Freeport under water, Tobay Beach’s ocean dunes disappearing, and more than 100,000 residential homes damaged or […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

Dog-Friendly Seaside Locations

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Babylon Village: Dogs must be leashed. There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial Park. Blue Point and Bayport: Dogs must be leashed Port Jefferson Village: Dog-friendly: Pooper-scooper bags throughout the village. Dogs should be leashed. East Hampton: Dogs must be leashed and are not allowed […]

Who’s Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It happens every day, whether you’re on land or at sea: hunger strikes! If you’re like us, you appreciate tips on where you’ll enjoy spending your dining dollars, and that’s what you’ll get from us in each issue. In the past year, our reviewers have happily dined at these restaurants: Andrra 39 Gann Road East […]

No Boat? No Problem!

No Boat? No Problem!

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To spend your days on the water, you don’t have to own your own boat. Renting or joining a club program is not only for beginners who need training, but also for seasoned boaters who view boat repairs and upkeep as hassles.

Nautilus Café

Nautilus Café

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each time I go to the Nautilus Café in Freeport I wonder why I don’t go there more often. The bar and wait staff welcome you like a regular, and the decor creates a comfortably nautical vibe that is complemented by the boats that you can see across the street on the canal. The restaurant does not have its own docking, but there are public docks nearby.

Don’t Do What I Did

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We can plan and set up summer boating trips, and invite everyone we like to join us. But there will always be a party-pooper lurking about, ready to ruin the day if she feels so inclined.

The Patio

The Patio

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Patio is one of those places in which you enter and do a double take. Tucked inside the newly renovated Freeport Inn & Marina along Freeport Creek, you think you’ve been transported to a chic, Manhattan-style lounge.

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Operation SPLASH season started in March. Before starting a new year collecting tons of trash from the south shore, we repaired all the wounds suffered the previous year by our six boats. Over the years, our winter work crews have become real “plastic surgeons,” proficient in using Marine Tex, fiberglass, resin, and many other materials used to repair boats.

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The time had arrived to pick up our new (to us) 37’ Silverton Convertible with a hard top on the bridge! It had wintered in Freeport but would summer in Bay Shore, presenting us with the first opportunity to pilot our new purchase.

Veg Fare by the Sea

Veg Fare by the Sea

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine boatloads of vegetarians and vegans wandering our waterways seeking dockside dining. Mostly, they find eateries with monikers incorporating “seafood,” “fish,” or “crab.”

Routes to Freeport

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only Boating Times Long Island makes it easy to get to a destination.  Our routes provide a way point to waypoint route for your GPS that you can load into your boat’s GPS and follow to reach this day trip destination. To View and Download Routes to  Freeport click on the Navtool logo below: http://www.boatingtimesli.com/navtoolmay11.html

The Serenity of Winter Boating

The Serenity of Winter Boating

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Serenity of Winter Boating

Ramp Proceedures

Ramp Proceedures

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Once you arrive at the ramp, there are steps to take to ensure that you protect your safety while preventing damage to your boat or PWC. As a courtesy to others on a busy boating day, take as many steps as possible before positioning your trailer on the ramp. Check to ensure that no damage […]

Pier 95 Waterfront Restaurant

Pier 95 Waterfront Restaurant

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pier 95 Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
95 Hudson Avenue | Freeport, NY 11520 | 516-379-9898 | www.pier95.com

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