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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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The holiday season is approaching, accompanied by colder temperatures and shorter days. Boating may not be the first thing to come to mind, but we think it still can be. Your love of boating doesn’t just stop because Mother Nature changed her tune; our magazine lets you keep reading about the boating lifestyle. I know […]

The Heat Is On!

The Heat Is On!

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating to AmericanAirlines Arena to take in a Miami Heat home game is easy from either the north or south area of Miami. Avoid the usual traffic and parking hassles by berthing at the Miamarina at Bayside, which offers transient slips by the day (make a reservation at 305-960-5180 or the marina monitors VHF channels […]

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 […]

House of the Seven Gables

House of the Seven Gables

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The House of the Seven Gables overlooks Salem Harbor, making it completely accessible for boaters looking to explore the site made famous by the Nathaniel Hawthorne book of the same name. You can dock your boat at the Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, which is located within a five-minute walk of the historic site. Transient […]

Custom House Maritime Museum

Custom House Maritime Museum

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are a local or a visitor, learning the history of Newburyport can be exciting. The port which connected sailors to the world has come a long way since it first was established. Visiting Custom House Maritime Museum by boat gives you the opportunity to see and learn about Newburyport. Transient space is available […]

North Hempstead Beach Park

North Hempstead Beach Park

May 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tucked in the south part of Hempstead Harbor at Bar Beach is North Hempstead Beach Park.  Bar Beach, in the south part of the harbor, is usually a calm place to drop anchor and enjoy a relaxing day. In addition to the beach, the park has a concession stand offering food and beverages; restrooms […]

Zachs Bay

Zachs Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

            As a hot summer day begins, hundreds of boaters turn their thoughts — and then their boats — towards Zachs Bay. Just off the State Channel and just east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), Zachs Bay is well protected and usually very calm. The […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Swan River

Swan River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    Swan River is easily accessible from the Great South Bay. Located between Patchogue River and Mud Creek, the 1½ mile long and 15-foot wide river is tidal. It’s home to several marinas, a water accessible restaurant, and waterfront homes. There’s another community as well — one made up of wildlife and fish. The […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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. […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It must truly be autumn if boaters are heading to the Montauk Fall Festival. This year’s event, hosted by the Montauk Chamber, will be held at the Village Green on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If there’s a chill in the air, it’s understandable that visitors to […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday, July 26 be on your mark, get set, and paddle, paddle, and paddle! You’ll be having fun at the Second Annual Paddle Battle LI while helping to raise money for The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance. There will be races for paddlers at every skill […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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” […]

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.

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper – Destination Review – Long Island.

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

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Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

Orient Point – Day Tripper

Orient Point – Day Tripper

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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.

Row, Row, Row Your Boats – Day Tripper

Row, Row, Row Your Boats – Day Tripper

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Kayak Sites – Day Tripper

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:

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

West Harbor

West Harbor

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The northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, known as West Harbor, is one of the most protected sections of Oyster Bay. Located to the west side of Centre Island, this area is wide open, providing a nice place to drop anchor. Jump in the water to cool off, watch vessels of all sizes pass by, and gaze […]

Nicoll Bay

Nicoll Bay

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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