Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daylight Day Trips

Daylight Day Trips

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

October’s days may grow shorter but our enthusiasm for a day aboard remains strong. If you want a zippy trip to a fun destination or an afternoon of tranquility, try one or more of these suggestions:   Greenport Though there’s plenty of bustle in the village, a day in Greenport also feels like a visit […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The annual Greenport Maritime Festival, hosted by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation as a fundraiser, brings sea lovers, fun seekers, foodies, shoppers, mermaids, pirates, and history buffs to this exciting village. Activities take place Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24 at Mitchell Park, the marina, and locations throughout Greenport. Admission is […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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When you only have time for a short boat outing and a craving for fresh produce, honey, crafts, and baked goods, visit a farmers market within walking distance of the water. Some are open throughout the fall and some close earlier, so plan accordingly — you don’t want to miss Long Island’s bounty!   Thursdays […]

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

Shakespeare in Greenport and Patchogue

July 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Northeast Stage’s company transforms the outdoors into a grand theater, presenting William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors for boaters and others to enjoy. This fun farce of a play, filled with mistaken identity, slapstick, and groan-worthy puns, is presented free of charge in two locations. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 3-5, the tale […]

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 […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

Give Back to the Bays This Holiday Season

Give Back to the Bays This Holiday Season

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  When the holiday season is upon us, you may wonder what to get that special boater or water-lover on your list. If you’re seeking a meaningful gift that gives back to Long Island’s bays, the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Marine Program has you covered! The first opportunity involves a lot of tasty fun for […]

Saving America’s Fireboat

Saving America’s Fireboat

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. A floating museum in Greenport attracts visitors with a passion for our country’s history, firefighters, and the military. Firefighters are rightfully acknowledged as great assets to the communities they serve on land. Perhaps less recognized is the mighty job performed by firefighters battling and extinguishing fires near or on our waters, utilizing powerful boats. […]

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located a stone’s throw away from the water on Greenport’s lively Main Street, Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila bar offers a bright, welcoming, and budget-friendly option for dining. Walking in, you are greeted by a colorful and relaxed scene with a luchador theme — Mexican wrestling images are prominent. The walls, tables, and bar (and […]

A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Marli Ross didn’t dream of visiting Long Island on a millionaire’s private yacht. Yet that’s what she accomplished last summer. Ross grew up with a keen sense of adventure and the water. “You could always find me near the water. I used to go wakeboarding and […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you live a boating lifestyle, you welcome every opportunity to be on the water. But when the weather’s too brisk, browsing through a maritime museum will do the trick! Long Island has many seafaring and nautical-leaning museums, and all of them are worth a visit. Check out our list: American Merchant Marine Museum   […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sea lovers, fun seekers, foodies, shoppers, and history buffs are all in their glory at the annual Greenport Maritime Festival. The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, which hosts the festival as a fundraiser for its educational activities, celebrates Greenport’s nautical past and its vibrant present. Now in its 27th year, the festival takes […]

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 […]

Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Just as your goal was to keep the elements out of your boat during the winter, keep that mindset in spring. Whether you’re a DIY kind of boater or one who’d rather engage the services of pros, it’s important to note that every aspect of spring prep affects the environment. It’s up to every […]

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After spending the day on the boat exploring the Peconic River and visiting Greenport and Shelter Island, the topic turned to dinner. Immediately, everyone proposed ALure. Though the interior dining area and full bar were inviting and the fireplace would comfort in other seasons, we happily sat outside, watching the boat traffic in the adjacent […]

Sailing over Frozen Waves

Sailing over Frozen Waves

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Most sailors enjoy spring, summer, and fall days on the water. They see the sights, challenge each other in regattas and club races, and vacation aboard. Yet once winter sets in most sailors — even the die-hards nicknamed “Frostbite Dinghies” — head south or head home. However, there’s a group of committed sailors who don’t […]

Canine Mates Come Aboard

Canine Mates Come Aboard

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When the whole family is ready to go out on the water for a fun-filled day, are the furry members also in tow? They certainly can be, as long as you take simple precautions to keep them safe. Starting cruising companions out early is helpful. Gabrielle Stroup, a photographer and office manager at the North […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greenport Shellabration

Greenport Shellabration

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Stroll through the Village of Greenport on Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4 from noon until 4:00 and treat yourself to delicious local shellfish, wine, and beer! Buy a wristband for $25.00 (there’s a $5.00 discount for purchases by November 26). The purchase entitles you to a glass of Greenport Harbor Ale and a […]

3 Coves for Autumn

3 Coves for Autumn

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Fall days may be shorter, but that’s no reason to stop boating. Take advantage of a sun-drenched day by taking a short-ish trip to a welcoming cove. The southeast part of Coecles Harbor is a wonderful place to drop anchor. Known as Cedar Island Cove, this is one of the protected areas […]

Sea Ya, Summer!

Sea Ya, Summer!

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Front Street Station

Front Street Station

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Front Street Station 212 Front Street Greenport 631 333 2050 http://www.eatatfrontstreet.com/ Front Street Station is that rare combination of good food, pleasant service, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices. Add to that easy accessibility for boaters, and it’s a real winner. Part of the building is an old dining car that used to be the Park […]

Billys by the Bay

Billys by the Bay

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com Greenport is the perfect mix of old and new. It’s one of those waterside villageswheremodern yachts berth next to old wooden ones,and chic restaurants come along but don’t displace an old-timey place like Billys by the Bay. Located in a corner of Brewer’s Yacht Yard, […]

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.

Green is the Color of Spring

Green is the Color of Spring

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. No matter what color your boat is, make it green as you prep it while protecting our waterways. Mike Acebo, General Manager of Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport and Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina says, “Everything we drop on the ground or spill has the potential to end up in the harbor. We are all […]

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

hile boating is a great family experience, there are some places that are just not tailored for kids. Over the years we have found a cache of kid-friendly haunts that we seem to revisit because they make both kids and adults happy. In no particular order, here are our family favorites:

Vine Street Café

Vine Street Café

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisa and Terry Harwood, owners of casual restaurant Blue Canoe in Greenport, also have a pricier, upscale establishment worth visiting. With ceiling rafters, simple white walls with large windows, and dark wood plank floors, Vine Street Café emits a cozy country feel. After being seated, we were brought a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette, crisp and tasty paired […]

Claudio’s Restaurant

Claudio’s Restaurant

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A staple in Greenport since 1870, Claudio’s should be on the radar of anyone traveling to the North Fork of Long Island.  The establishment, built around 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is lauded as the oldest restaurant run by the same family in the United States. Inside, there’s nautical décor […]

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In each issue, we share reviews of two restaurants.  We also provide this annual round-up of restaurants we’ve featured in the past year where vegan and vegetarian boaters won’t be left hungry while everyone else enjoys a meal. Here are six eateries, ranging from casual sit-down (or takeout) to upscale dining, where vegans and vegetarians […]

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