. 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 […]
Docking & Dinning Guide 2016
Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers. This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west […]
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 […]
. The sounds of music fill the air during the Fifth Annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. The festival covers a wide range of musical styles including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, Americana, rock, and pop. Local and national performers are featured throughout the weekend at events requiring […]
As soon as you walk into The Dory, you get that same comfortable feeling as when you slip on your favorite boat shoes. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes this a welcoming spot for boaters. Jack, the owner, most likely will greet you as you enter. The Dory has been serving locals and visitors alike since […]
Fort Pond Bay in Montauk has a lot to offer Long Island boaters — breathtaking views of the bluffs, deep water, and a place for divers to explore. It is easily reachable if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island as it is located just west of Lake Montauk and east of Hither Hills […]
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 […]
Long Island’s beauty catches the eye of everyone who lives here or visits. Yet it takes an artist such as Danielle Malmet Rodger to draw inspiration from the seasonal beauty of the North Fork and create children’s books and bright watercolor paintings. The first book, called Adventures through North Fork: Autumn, captures colorful fall scenes. […]
Boating is a popular activity, and popular activities draw crowds. While it’s often fun to be part of a happy group, we also desire alone time with one special someone. It’s easy enough for the two of you to sail or motor offshore, but what if you want to shake things up and approach romance […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Long Island is home to many nature preserves, sanctuaries, and wildlife refuges, and we’ve compiled a guide to some eye-opening, mind-enriching, and fun places along the water.
Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]
The more you learn about Shelter Island, the more you can’t wait to visit its wonderful coves and harbors. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Shelter Island has three harbors beckoning you to come and have a good time. Enter […]
While my husband and I were motoring home in our sailboat from Shelter Island, we passed through Plum Gut and I wondered if there were many other guts around (that’s gut as in narrow passage of water — we know there are lots of the other kind). Since we had hours to go until the […]
When you want to escape the everyday and create a waterside world just for yourself and your love, where do you go? We went looking for recommendations for romantic rendezvous, and were rewarded with some gems. Beaches were a popular place to take a love interest. Kris loves strolling along Jones Beach as the sun […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tranquilly anchored between its sister North and South Forks, Shelter Island has its own unique personality. Nestled among its Victorian homes and blooming blue and white hydrangea sits Sweet Tomato’s, a gem of a Mediterranean eatery just a short walk from the Dering Harbor Marina. The tables and chairs on the front and sides porches […]
PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO VIEW OUR FULL LISTINGS. SCROLL DOWN IF YOU CAN SEE THE DOCKING & DINING MAP BELOW. The Scott Abraham Group of Raymond James www.scottabraham.com ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 1.Aquebogue Name Meeting House Creek Inn Address 177 Meeting House Creek Road Phone 631-722-4220 Website meetinghousecreekinn.com READ OUR REVIEW 2.Bay Shore Name Fatfish […]
Weymouth, UK — One thing all the competitors on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team agreed ahead of the Olympics was that it would be windy. “How windy?” wondered many, given that the Olympic warm up regatta here in June was punctuated with hurricane force winds and had to be stopped for two days!!! If the […]
. In early May, Debbie Capozzi began possibly the most important sailing regatta of her life in Weymouth, England. If her team came first among the four American competitors in the regatta, she would get into the Olympics. If they lost? Everything she’d worked for over the last four years would be for nothing. Three […]
It was a cold February weekend when we arrived in Kennebunkport, Maine. The town looked completely different from the last time we were there, late August, when it was teeming with tourists. Today there were only a few people scurrying around town, mostly trying to stay warm.
My wife Ronni and I started boating later than many, as I was 50 when I purchased a used 21′ Cuddy from a fellow teacher. With age comes wisdom, and it did not take us long to realize we needed a safe boating class. Luckily, the United States Power Squadrons® had a 10-week class (within a year of passing the class I was an active member, eventually becoming a District Safety Officer and teaching).
Toward the end of her 50-day journey at sea, Aleksa Klimas-Mikalauskas was “ready to come home.” A resident of North Babylon, she was part of the 16-member crew of Big Blue, which was attempting to set a new world record for rowing across the Atlantic.
As I quietly coasted along the shore, gentle waves lapped at my kayak in hypnotic rhythm.