Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Restaurant reviews aren’t supposed to be suspenseful, so I’ll tell you at the beginning that I enjoyed dining at Crazy Fish Bar & Gill. The food was tasty, the service was attentive, and the surroundings quite comfortable. If the name of the eatery is to be believed, the fish may start out daft or zany. […]

Choosing the Best Berth

Choosing the Best Berth

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as boats range in style and variety, boating accommodations vary and what works best for one may be inadequate for another. Choosing a marina, yacht club, mooring field, or boatyard is personal, based on what you need and what you can afford. Let our considerations and questions help you narrow the field and ultimately […]

Read It Before You Sign It

Read It Before You Sign It

February 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Your boat needs a summer home, and you’ve found a great spot. However, before the boatyard or marina welcomes you in, you’re presented with a contract to sign. You figure it’s just standard language that’s not worth reading. Please think again. You may not be familiar with the concepts of risk shifting, subrogation, limited liability, […]

Nissequogue River

Nissequogue River

January 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

      The Nissequogue River is located on the western side of Smithtown Bay.  At over eight miles long, part of this freshwater river (derived from groundwater) flows through Nissequogue River State Park. The park, a designated State Bird Conservation area, serves as shelter for waterfowl, herons, and egrets, and is along the migration […]

Finding a Passion and a Path

Finding a Passion and a Path

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ten years ago, Julie Hylton could never have imagined that she’d someday leave the trappings of the corporate world, learn to sail, and start up her own clothing line in New York City. Yet a recent Facebook post on Hylton’s company site reveals a lot about her journey: I don’t need therapy. I just need […]

Where Will My Boat Spend the Summer?

Where Will My Boat Spend the Summer?

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no pair of pants that fits every person, and there’s no one berth that suits all boats (and boaters) best. When it comes to choosing a marina, yacht club, mooring field, or boatyard, you must first determine what’s most important to you. Our list of considerations and questions can help, and then once you […]

Choosing the Best Summer Home

Choosing the Best Summer Home

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a yacht club, marina, mooring field, or boatyard that’s right for you. However, figuring that out can be a lot of work. That’s why we’ve compiled the questions you should ask to ensure a fun season:   Location. Do you use your boat after work, or have a favorite spot where you like to […]

All Paws on Deck!

All Paws on Deck!

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. You love your pooch, and you love your boat. Do you have to keep them separated? Not at all! Lots of boaters take their canine companions along; just like the precautions that people take to stay safe, there are tips to make excursions safer for dogs, as well. A canine life jacket is always […]

Boaters, Prepare for Hurricanes

Boaters, Prepare for Hurricanes

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Besides being boating season, it’s also hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center forecasts an extremely active season with an above-average amount of major hurricanes (winds exceeding 74mph) — perhaps as many as nine. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 70% chance that between three and six of up to 20 named storms […]

Snapshots from our Readers

Snapshots from our Readers

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Marina 411

Marina 411

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on the image to view all listings and then scroll down. Boating Times Long Island’s database of Long Island Marinas. Get details about each marina including transient rates, low water depth, electricity and water availability, additional amenities, plus a lot more. Name Amity Harbor Marine Lighthouse Marina Address & Phone 30 Merrick Road, Amityville, […]

Harbor Crab Co. Restaurant & Marina

Harbor Crab Co. Restaurant & Marina

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A fun day of boating may have many components, including family or friends to laugh along with, places to explore or to just drop anchor and relax, and almost certainly should have tasty food to enjoy.  A day that includes docking at the Harbor Crab Co. and dining inside or out is sure to fulfill […]

Wave Restaurant & Lounge

Wave Restaurant & Lounge

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer dining is almost always better al fresco, in my experience.  And except for the occasional blast from the ferry boats yards away, the gulls, the boaters heading into and out of Port Jefferson Harbor, and the lapping water provide the soundtrack to an outdoor meal at Wave Restaurant in the Danfords Hotel. Sometimes in […]

Which Marina is Best For You?

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no “one-size-fits-allboaters” marina; the family with kids and dogs, the couple seeking extended social activities, and the boaters with bad knees all need different accommodations.

Fisherman’s Catch

August 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Fisherman’s Catch – “From our ships to your lips” boasts this timeless fish restaurant just west of Jones Inlet, and perhaps there is truth in advertising. Each day in this quiet barrier island beach town, four larger boats and three skiffs deliver their bounties to the 10-year-old kitchen locals call “The Catch”.

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

August 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Do What I Did!

Orient By The Sea

Orient By The Sea

Nestled between the Orient Point Ferry and Orient State Park on the easternmost tip of the North Fork of Long Island is Orient by the Sea.

Hurricane Checklist

Hurricane Checklist

July 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Hurricane Checklist for Boaters.

Where Shall I Keep My Boat?

February 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Checklist of how to make an informed choice about where to keep your boat.