Operation Splash Monthly meeting 202 Woodcleft Avenue Freeport 7:30 pm 516 378-4770 www.operationsplash.net
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Docking & Dinning Guide 2016
. 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 […]
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 […]
. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
. “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 […]
. 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 […]
. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Imagine boatloads of vegetarians and vegans wandering our waterways seeking dockside dining. Mostly, they find eateries with monikers incorporating “seafood,” “fish,” or “crab.”
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The Serenity of Winter Boating