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Nassau Point

Nassau Point

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When you simply want to drop anchor and hang out on the boat, Nassau Point is a great lazy day spot. Just south of Cutchogue, this area is generally calm; enter this anchorage from Little Peconic Bay. The area has been settled since the mid-1600s, and Nassau Point today is home to both year-round and […]

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island, Ohio

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Before Kelleys Island, Ohio, became the vacation spot that it is today, it was used by the U.S. military as a rendezvous post during The War of 1812.  The island, rich with limestone and lumber, wasn’t properly harvested until the Kelley brothers came along in the 1830s.  Thus the name was born and the rest […]

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

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Kitty Hawk is famous for The Wright Brothers and the first flight (even if technically it was Kill Devils, North Carolina). Kitty Hawk, however, is part of the Outer Banks, which help make up part of North Carolina’s barrier islands.  You are in luck, too, because boating is one of the biggest activities on the […]

Texas Seaport Museum

Texas Seaport Museum

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Galveston, Texas is rich with things to do but if you are looking to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, a trip to the Texas Seaport Museum is the perfect way to spend a day.  Making it even better would be to take your boat there! There are a couple of places you can dock your […]

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

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Is there a more perfect way to spend a day than by taking your boat to the aquarium and then taking your boat home? In my opinion, that might just be a perfect day trip.  If you haven’t been to the Aquarium of the Pacific yet, then you are in luck. The Aquarium of the […]

Harbor History Museum

Harbor History Museum

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Gig Harbor, Washington, is a boat-lover’s dream, with plenty of places to explore and plenty of places to make boating your preferred mode of transportation for that exploration. One of the best places to go is the Harbor History Museum. Harbor History Museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive, which happens to be a short […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

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This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

Boston Wine Festival

Boston Wine Festival

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Wine and food lovers should plan to set sail for Boston for the world renowned Boston Wine Festival at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The festival, which was launched in 1989 by Chef Daniel Bruce, is a three-month-long affair that would please even Dionysus — the Greek god of fertility and wine. Bruce, the chef at Boston Harbor Hotel’s […]

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

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The backdrop of your view is the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Right next to it is a cute Museum for kid’s age six months to eight years. Do your kids get bored while onboard? If so, take them to the museum for a day trip! You can boat right on over to the guest dock […]

RISD Museum

RISD Museum

March 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country. It is located in Providence on the water.  The RISD Museum is a perfect place to visit after taking your boat for a day trip. Dock at the Fox Point Marina, which is just a 15-minute walk from […]

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter is considered where the Civil War began.  The Fort Sumter National Monument sits on the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, making it a perfect place to take your boat for a day trip and learn about the start of America’s deadliest war. According to the National Park Service, private boaters are encouraged to […]

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

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Catalina Island is one of the most spectacular places to take your boat to in all of the country.  It is beautiful and a perfect place to dock your boat and spend the day exploring some of the island. There are many places to moor your boat on Catalina Island, but maybe the easiest is […]

South Padre Island

South Padre Island

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  Looking for a destination to take a day trip (one you can make over and over again and never get bored)? May we suggest South Padre Island?  It is a perfect getaway for a day and you won’t ever get bored! There are five locations across the island to ramp your boat.  Pick your […]

St. Joseph, Michigan

St. Joseph, Michigan

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If you bill yourself as the “Riviera of the Midwest” you must be something special. St. Joseph, Michigan, is a city on Lake Michigan, right at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. It is a city that provides entertainment on all fronts. St. Joseph is a perfect place to take your boat for a […]

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a picturesque New England seaside village offering visitors a respite from busier Cape Ann destinations like Rockport and Gloucester. Originally settled in 1629, the area spent over 200 years as a working fishing port before evolving into a favored summer getaway for Bostonians in the mid-19th century. Today, visitors enjoy a variety of […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

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One of the most protected bodies of water by Oyster Bay, West Harbor is in the northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, to the west side of Centre Island. This is a wide open area where you can drop anchor, hang out, ooh and ahh at the large homes and mega yachts you see, and take a […]

Hemlock Cove

Hemlock Cove

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Ask South Shore boaters to name a low-key place to relax on the hook, and quite often they’ll share how much they love Hemlock Cove. Hemlock Cove is located along the State Boat Channel opposite Gilgo State Park. Most of the cove is deep, but check the depth as you get closer to land.  The […]

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The backdrop of your view is the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Right next to it is a cute Museum for kid’s age six months to eight years. Do your kids get bored while onboard? If so, take them to the museum for a day trip! You can boat right on over to the guest dock […]

Canalfront Park Marina

Canalfront Park Marina

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If you are looking for a relaxed day trip for your family and friends, head on over by your boat to Canalfront Park Marina.  The park features a 19-boat slip marina and transient space you can reserve; be sure to call 302-644-1869. As you walk through the park, you will see beautiful plants and […]

Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium

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Nothing says “fun day” quite like visiting the Atlantic City Aquarium and seeing your marine life friends. Make the day even better by going there by boat! Transient slips are available at the historic Gardner’s Basin; call 609-348-2880 for reservations. The exhibits feature many different species ranging from eels, blowfish, sharks, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, stingrays […]

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

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  Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, is one of Virginia’s most special and historically rich locations. The mansion and grounds provide an in-depth glimpse into George and Martha’s life. The site is located along the banks of the Potomac River, making it ideal to for boaters; dock at Mount Vernon Docks, a quick walk to […]

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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                                As the weather cools and long boating trips wane, you can still boat to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and immerse yourself in the history that makes Chesapeake Bay as special as it is. The museum, which was founded in […]

Santa Arrives in Rockport

Santa Arrives in Rockport

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Keep an eye out for Santa if you’re sailing near Rockport on December 5th. That’s when Santa will trade in his reindeer for a lobster boat.  He travels across Sandy Bay en route to Rockport’s T-Wharf. Santa is scheduled to dock at 3:45 pm, just in time for a tree lighting ceremony at Rockport’s Dock […]

Plymouth

Plymouth

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If you have ever wanted to re-trace the arrival of the first Europeans to our shores, then set sail or cruise to Plymouth, Massachusetts. While you can’t land directly on the famous Plymouth Rock, you can get pretty darn close. Brewer Plymouth Marine is located within walking distance of The Rock. In fact, the marina […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On December 11, cover yourself in many layers from head to toes, but leave your eyes uncovered. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy all the dazzling sights of the Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Boaters and non-boaters alike will be oohing and aahing as the festive boats — both private […]

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

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There are incandescent songs such as You Light Up My Life sung by Debby Boone, Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson, Ray Of Light by Madonna, and Heartlight by Neil Diamond. Then there’s the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, glowingly sung by participating boaters who want to keep the Huntington Lighthouse burning brightly. This fun and fundraising […]

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

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On the water or along the shore, you won’t want to miss the lights and sights of the Connetquot River Boat Parade. On Saturday, November 28, festively lit and decorated boats start at the View restaurant at 5:30 pm and proceed to the Snapper Inn (and then back again). As much fun as it to […]

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