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 […]
This little restaurant and cocktail lounge is considered a classic in the town of Riverhead; its marinated steaks have long been a favorite of those who patronize it. Docking is easy from the inlet of Peconic Bay. You can easily walk to the restaurant from the town dock. Cliff’s Rendezvous has been run by […]
Located along the water in Riverhead, Jerry and the Mermaid is a wonderful place to dock and dine, with great views, friendly staff, and tasty food. The restaurant has three slips, so call for availability. Transient space is also available nearby at Treasure Cove Marina. If the weather’s fine, ask to dine outside. However, […]
Docking & Dinning Guide 2016
. In a place filled with different cultures, it’s not surprising that New York City’s diversity includes the boating world. New York Outrigger, a paddling community based in Chelsea with Polynesian roots, contributes to the mix. “Outrigger canoe paddling is believed to have started in Indonesia and then spread throughout Polynesia and Melanesia as population […]
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 […]
A new dock and dine restaurant is located a hop, skip, and a jump from the Riverhead town dock. The rear entrance to PeraBell East sports an outdoor patio bar and tables to enjoy drinks and delicious fare; if climbing stairs to the patio deck isn’t feasible, the restaurant’s Main Street entrance is a […]
. Forget leisurely paddling — get ready to paddle as fast as you can along the Peconic River in Riverhead on Saturday, July 30! Participating paddlers race their kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards on recreational, elite, and sprint courses. They have fun and raise money for the United Way’s VetsBuild program at the same time. […]
Amidst Italian Old World décor is the authentic Italian cuisine of Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant. Claudio Sciara and his father, Joe, have taken over the former Parto’s and made it their own. Boaters will find it across the street from the Peconic Riverfront docks. For appetizers, stuffed mushrooms, fried zucchini […]
The Peconic River originates as basically a bog near the Brookhaven National Laboratory. It flows for 15 miles, mainly within the Long Island Pine Barrens, and empties into Flanders Bay. Most of the river west of Riverhead is slow moving and shallow, making it only accessible by canoes and kayaks. Exploring this area of the […]
. Get ready to paddle as fast as you can on Saturday, July 18 at the third annual Paddle Battle LI on the Peconic River in Riverhead. Participating paddlers in kayaks, canoes, and on stand-up paddleboards will be racing to raise money for three non-profit organizations: United Way’s VetsBuild program, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine […]
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 […]
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 […]
Summer’s end would be harder to handle if fall didn’t throw such a colorful (and distracting) party along our shores! We’re sharing some of our favorite spots for leaf peepers; as some sighting sites are limited to hikers or canoes, kayaks, and SUPs, be sure to check for parking fees and any necessary permits. If […]
On a peaceful, overcast morning in Hampton Bays, two rows of excited onlookers silently formed a path to the calm Long Island waters as the star of the hour peeked through a crate at her fans. I wondered, did she know […]
The taste of Italy awaits you at Parto’s in Riverhead, diagonally across the street from the town marina. Chef and owner Frank Spatola prides himself on using only quality ingredients in his recipes, and you can taste it beginning with Parto’s freshly baked garlic knots, which are lightly drizzled with olive oil. The Pasta e […]
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.
Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]
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:
Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.
Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]
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 […]
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 […]
Each fall, Mother Nature puts on quite a show along Long Island’s rivers, inlets, harbors, and bays. How much fun it is to take your boat to see this bounty of natural beauty! Some of our favorite sighting sites are limited to paddle craft, so we’ve provided auto directions (parking fees and permits may be […]
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Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.
My breathing hastened and I felt uneasy as soon as we dropped down into deep water. Pressure caused my ears to pop, and my chest constricted as cold water seeped through my wetsuit. Suddenly, a shark swam by, with another right behind. Its pale grey eye looked into mine, and its mouth was agape, revealing row upon row of razor sharp teeth.
When we take the boat to dine dockside, most times we’re in our nautical attire and looking to eat at a restaurant that fits that feel. However, one time we found a little piece of Manhattan smack in the middle of downtown Riverhead – and we liked it!
As I quietly coasted along the shore, gentle waves lapped at my kayak in hypnotic rhythm.
For those boaters who brave the wintry air in pursuit of adventure, open waters, and a place to partake in some warmth and fine food, Riverhead is a great destination. There are several restaurants dotting the town’s up-and-coming Main Street, but one in particular that has us going back for more is Athens Gyro & […]