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Welcome to Boating Times Long Island’s NAVTOOL. Click on the title above to access the routes. Then scroll down and click on the harbor below where you keep your boat to view a waypoint by waypoint route to this destination. You can zoom in for greater detail and download the route to your GPS by […]
Almost equally distant from Oceanside and Amityville, Short Beach is one of the nicest, cleanest, sandy beaches on the south shore. This small basin, tucked into the northwestern side of Jones Beach State Park, is adjacent to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station and located just between Jones Inlet and Bascule Bridge on Sloop Channel. […]
Centerport Harbor – Nestled between Huntington and Northport Harbors is Centerport Harbor. At the mouth of Centerport Harbor are two beaches: the westerly one is Fleets Cove Beach and the easterly one is Centerport Town Beach. Boaters can anchor off either one but Fleets Cove has no facilities.
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.
Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper – Destination Review – Long Island.
The Sand Hole at the east side entrance to Oyster Bay Harbor at Lloyd Point is a wonderfully calm and tranquil place to spend a day at anchor.
The Town of Babylon didn’t get its own identity until about 1803, when it stopped being known as “Huntington South”. The Village enjoyed growth a bit later when the railroad brought post-Civil War summer visitors, and gained renown as the home of the first African American professional baseball team, Robert Moses (memorialized with a statue in front of Village Hall), Butterfly McQueen, and Captain Kangaroo.
Shinnecock Inlet Created by the notorious hurricane of 1938, Shinnecock Inlet is the easternmost connection from the bays to the great Atlantic. This storm-born grand waterway breaks Dune Road at the South Fork’s base, separating Hampton Bays from Southampton. Shinnecock Inlet, attainable via the Shinnecock Bay or the Atlantic Ocean, is a special place offering unique nautical and visual experiences.
Destination Review – Glen Cove Harbor , Long Island – Glen Cove’s ten plus miles of waterfront hold many attractions for boaters.
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 […]
Oceanside And East Rockaway – Day Tripper
Originally called Oysterponds, Orient was and still is abundant with shellfish. It is a historic, rural place, with many homes and structures dating back to the1700s. With not much more than a post office, general store, and gas station to its name, Orient Point offers boaters a place to kick back and enjoy crystal clear, calm waters and a hush that is unlike its South Fork counterpart, Montauk.
Are you looking for a clean, sandy beach between Oceanside and Amityville? Short Beach is what you’re seeking!
Located on Long Island’s north fork, Southold seems like a sleepy New England town, more scenic and less active than other seaside settings. However, this quaint town is a fun place to spend the day!
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:
Theater lovers looking for a unique boating excursion in local waters should plan on seeing a show at one of Long Island’s many theaters. The stage is set as we present local theaters in towns and villages on both shores along with nearby transient space. It is advisable to buy your tickets and reserve transient space for your boat in advance, as many marinas have limited space for visitors.
Nicoll Bay is situated between Heckscher State Park and West Sayville on the northern side of the Great South Bay. Known to locals as an area to drop anchor and relax, Nicoll Bay provides panoramic views of Heckscher State Park and West Sayville.
Drop anchor and enjoy the views, go swimming, or raft up with friends. Nearby is a beach you can reach by dinghy (there are no facilities).
The American Merchant Marine Museum provides information and displays boats and other historical objects such as marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts. Located at the McNulty Campus on the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point (516-773-5515), the museum provides merchant marine perspective on World War II.
Watch Hill, part of the U.S. National Park Service, is located at the western edge of the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness in Fire Island, across the Great South Bay from Patchogue. Visitors can relax at the beach or swim in the ocean (staffed with lifeguards, in-season), walk or hike on a salt marsh nature trail through the wilderness, trek over to Davis Park, bird watch, and take a guided canoe tour.
Located on the southwestern tip of Long Island in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and in the Town of Hempstead, Jamaica Bay connects with both the Lower Bay entering New York City and Rockaway Inlet on the shore of Long Island.
Many say that Long Island waters officially start at Manhasset Bay. Squeezed between the tip of Great Neck and Port Washington, this is the first of several large harbors that literally cut into the North Shore of Long Island. They offer protected anchorage, entertainment, nature and more.
Long Island’s glacial history is on display at Garvies Point Museum in Glen Cove, with exhibits illustrating Long Island’s glacial history, the formation of its present land features, post-glacial changes in climate and sea level, and Native American culture and archaeology. The waterside preserve has 62 acres of glacial moraine, with beach bluffs made up […]
Stony Brook is a quaint village with a welcoming atmosphere. With its stores, tours, parks, and museums, it is truly a place for every member of the family. The Stony Brook Yacht Club is a short walking distance from the heart of town, but before venturing over to Main Street, boaters may want to hop […]
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 […]
Are you a cove hunter? You know, the type of boater that simply likes to find a calm place to spend a day at anchor?
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is part of Gateway National Recreation Area. This renowned bird sanctuary is a great place to spot migrating species; the National Park Service reports that more than 330 bird species—nearly half of the species in the Northeast—have been sighted here. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge holds the distinction of being the […]
Atlantique, with over 150 slips at the public marina, offers boaters a variety of services. Located approximately 2 ½ miles east of the Fire Island Lighthouse, this facility is available to residents of the Town of Islip as well as non-residents. The Dock Master monitors Ch. 9 and may also be reached at 631-583-8610.