Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drift 82

Drift 82

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On a Saturday evening in late summer, Drift 82 was buzzing. The sun was sliding down the Patchogue River by the restaurant’s docking, a guitarist was crooning by the outside bar as line dancers tossed their limbs, the doors and windows for inside diners let in the breezes, and culinary creations sprang forth from the […]

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 […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Great South Bay Music Festival takes place Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16. The crowd at this annual event at Shorefront Park in Patchogue will be dancing, singing, and waving to the sounds of Eddie Money, 311, Zombies, Gov’t Mule, Oogee Wawa, Taking Back Sunday, Dave Mason, Aztec Two-Step, Lennon and Katie, The […]

Patchogue

Patchogue

January 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short […]

Delicious Docking and Dining

Delicious Docking and Dining

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Being out on the water sure works up an appetite. But there’s no need to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal — we’ve shared many delightful places to dock and dine that are nearby favorite boating locations. In 2015, our reviewers visited these restaurants: ALure Chowder House […]

J/24 Nationals in Blue Point

J/24 Nationals in Blue Point

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Regattas, challenging for participants, are also exciting and dynamic to watch. The 2016 J/24 Nationals on the Great South Bay in Blue Point will be a great opportunity to see the racers battle each other and the elements. The J/24 is a very popular one design keel boat; 39 of these vessels are expected […]

Patchogue Boat Parade

Patchogue Boat Parade

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The holiday season glows bright when the Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 20. Now in its 23rd year, this enjoyable, family-friendly event has a preview on Saturday, November 19 starting at 5:00 pm. Visitors will feast their eyes on vessels decorated in this year’s (optional) theme of […]

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

November 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ho-ho-holiday cheer commences as the 22nd Christmas Holiday Boat Parade heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 22. This traditional event actually starts the day before with voting for the best decorated boats on Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. There are two locations in Patchogue to view the parade, which begins […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

November 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Boat to Patchogue for the annual Great South Bay Music Festival taking place Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. The crowd at Shorefront Park will be rocking, rolling, dancing, and singing to the sounds of Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, Graham Nash, Aztec Two-Step, and Lena and the Happy Clam Band, plus about […]

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront is a perfect spot to dock and dine while enjoying boating on the Great South Bay.  It is located right down the street from Sandspit Park Beach and Marina. The restaurant is more appropriately described as a bar and grill. The dining room has a nice view of the canal and is […]

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious. Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Shorefront Park in Patchogue will be swinging, swaying, dancing, and singing to the sounds of the ninth annual Great South Bay Music Festival on Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19. Those sounds come from over 60 performers in classic and contemporary rock, pop, jam-band, folk, jazz, blues, country, and funk. The eclectic lineup […]

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 […]

Great South Bay Music Festival

Great South Bay Music Festival

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The only thing more fun than enjoying performances by boatloads of musicians is taking a boatload of your friends to the Great South Bay Music Festival via boat. Shorefront Park in Patchogue comes alive as the festival kicks off Friday, July 18 at 4:30 pm. It runs through 11:00 pm that day, continues on Saturday, […]

Theater

Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you enjoy live theater and are always looking for new places to visit by boat, why not combine the two activities? We’ve compiled a list of theaters that are accessible by boat and nearby vessel lodging. All that you need to do is check the schedule of plays and musicals, buy tickets, and reserve […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a summer day like many others. My wife’s cousin and girlfriend were out for a weekend visit (I will refer to them as “Mike” and “Linda”), and we were going to incorporate family socializing into boating.  My wife, Daria (her real name), and I decided to take them out for a cruise on […]

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire Island National Seashore is a great place for the entire family to explore barrier island habitats and spot wildlife.

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 Battle on the Bay

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For routes from Oceanside, Freeport, Merrick, Amityville, Babylon, Bay Shore, Oakdale/Sayville, Patchogue, Morriches Bay, Shinnecock Bayto Battle of the Bay  click on the following link: www.boatingtimesli.com/navtoolaugust.htm

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 […]

Routes to Great South Bay Music Festival

July 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

To view and download routes from Oceanside, Freeport, Merrick, Amityville, Babylon, Bay Shore, Oakdale/Sayville, Morriches Bay and Shinnecock Bay to the Great South Bay Music Festival click on the link: www.boatingtimesli.com/navtooljuly.htm

Gas Saving Tips

Gas Saving Tips

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Check vehicle and trailer tires for wear and damage, and maintain tire pressure Read owner’s manuals for leaner fuel mixtures and recommended tire pressure Fuel-up in cooler morning or evening hours Tune tow vehicle’s engine, change spark plugs and wires Drain water from bilge Clear debris from bottom of boat and trailer Keep weight down– […]