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Learn the History of Palm Beach County

Learn the History of Palm Beach County

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You can learn more about local history by cruising over to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC). Dock your boat for the day at the nearby Palm Beach Harbor Marina and then walk up Third Street two blocks to North Dixie Highway. There you’ll find the non-profit historical society and its museum’s exhibits […]

Tangier Island

Tangier Island

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. There’s plenty to do on Tangier Island in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Sometimes referred to as “the soft-shell capital of the world,” it’s a great spot for a day trip. Docking is available at James Parks Marina on the northern tip of the island in Tangier North Channel; to make reservations call 757-891-2581. This […]

Virginia Air & Space Center

Virginia Air & Space Center

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  Taking your boat to the Virginia Air & Space Center transforms a fun day of entertainment and education into an all-out adventure. The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. Boat slips are available close by at the Crowne […]

Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum

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Boston, Massachusetts, is considered to be the home of the American Revolution. With its cobblestone streets, old-fashioned style pubs, and fantastic museums, Boston is like a window into America’s past. The city is very walkable, and you don’t have to go far from the water to have everything you need for a day trip. For […]

Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’re new to kayaking and want to take a day trip, what’s the best way to be prepared and proceed? I wondered if new paddlers would be better off taking an online instructional safety course first or just going by the seat of their pants and learning by the waterside. I tried both […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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Do you think it’s a complete coincidence that July and joy both begin and end with the same letters? I don’t think so, as July is jam-packed with joy! This month seems inexhaustible. The hustle and bustle of June is in the past, and Labor Day is so far away. I can’t see anything from […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

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If you’re a western north shore boater looking for a cove to duck into and drop anchor without heading into one of the many harbors off the Long Island Sound, Little Bay fits the bill. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge (just west of Willets Point), this cove is easily accessible […]

Sand City

Sand City

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An alternative to Lloyd Harbor just south of Eaton’s Neck is a stretch of beach named West Beach. Called Sand City by the locals, this thin beach is just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. This is a popular destination for boaters […]

Short Beach

Short Beach

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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. […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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Despite the bleak looking landscape outside our window, everything about January is optimistic. The year is new, we hatch resolutions anew, and that aching for summer we abandoned in November and December? We renew our hopes about this time, as spring’s arrival on March 20 lets the countdown to summer officially begin. While we await […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold weather and I are completely incompatible. I don’t like hats, I don’t like gloves, I don’t like fleece, and I sure don’t like anything frozen unless it’s a dessert. As we embark upon the coldest (and shortest) days of the year, I always seek ways to warm up without having to bundle up. The […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You’re reading our seventh anniversary issue; I hope that you’re enjoying it as much as we love bringing it to you. Since we started this magazine in 2007, we’ve had fantastic support from readers and the advertisers who support us. Yet there have been a few know-it-alls eager to tell us that our business is […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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There’s something quite splendid about seeing Lady Liberty from your boat.  No matter your age, standing on the deck and looking up as the waves move gently beneath you is an awe-inspiring experience. When the weather’s balmy and the waters are placid, a reasonably-sized boat can make this sightseeing trip from most Long Island harbors […]

Citi Field and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Citi Field and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Flushing Bay is easy to get to from both the north and south shores. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find a variety of enjoyable activities all located within a batted ball’s distance of each other. Traveling from the south shore, you’ll see the Statue of Liberty as well as the New York City skyline; along the […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

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. The only way to make the Fire Island Dance Festival even more of a fun event is to arrive via your boat. The entrance to the Pines harbor is directly due south of Sayville on Fire Island; the harbor entrance actually starts east of the marina at marker “G1.”  Follow that marker to “G3” […]

City Island

City Island

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Nestled in the heart of the Bronx,City Island is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle (and traffic!) of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, City Island is a simple to reach retreat, as it’s located […]

Sailors Haven

Sailors Haven

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Sailors Haven is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun on a pristine barrier beach, explore a globally rare maritime forest ecosystem, or watch the sun set over the Great South Bay, you can do it at this National Park Service (NPS) site on the Fire Island National Seashore. […]

Exploring Montauk

Exploring Montauk

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled on the very tip of Long Island’s South Shore, in the Town of East Hampton, is a small hamlet named Montauk. It has a big history that includes many things, a few of which are the Montaukett Indians, Captain Kidd, Teddy Roosevelt, and as recently as last summer, the “Montauk Monster.”

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

The Sand Hole

The Sand Hole

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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.

Shinnecock Inlet

Shinnecock Inlet

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.

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse

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Built in 1858, the Fire Island Lighthouse is accessible to south shore boaters.

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

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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 […]

Short Beach

Short Beach

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Are you looking for a clean, sandy beach between Oceanside and Amityville? Short Beach is what you’re seeking!

Southold

Southold

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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!

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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:

Curtain Up!  Take Your Boat To The Theater

Curtain Up! Take Your Boat To The Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

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Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.

Nicoll Bay

Nicoll Bay

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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.

Leeds Pond

Leeds Pond

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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).

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