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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” […]

Current Tides (Please click on this title to view the current tides)

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Centerport Harbor – Day Tripper

Centerport Harbor – Day Tripper

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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.

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.

Babylon Village – Day Tripper

Babylon Village – Day Tripper

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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.

Glen Cove Harbor – Day Tripper

Glen Cove Harbor – Day Tripper

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Destination Review – Glen Cove Harbor , Long Island – Glen Cove’s ten plus miles of waterfront hold many attractions for boaters.

Tobay Beach – Day Tripper

Tobay Beach – Day Tripper

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Tobay Beach – Destination Review – Site of Tobay Beach Boat Show.

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 […]

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

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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).

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest park in Queens. There’s plenty to do on its 1,255 acres, including visiting three sites that are fun for the whole family.

Touring Manhattan

Touring Manhattan

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Very few local day trips provide as much breathtaking scenery and shoreline architecture as does a cruise around Manhattan. Moreover, New York City is easily accessible from both the north and south shores, making this trip ideal for many Long Island boaters.

American Merchant Marine Museum

American Merchant Marine Museum

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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

Watch Hill

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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.

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

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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 […]

Theater

Theater

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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 […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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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?

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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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

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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.

Rye Playland

Rye Playland

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Many Long Islanders have enjoyed visiting the iconic Playland Amusement Park, commonly known as Rye Playland, for many years. Chances are, most of us arrived via car, and weren’t delighted with the traffic getting there and back. So why not start and end your park visit with a pleasurable boat trip?

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is a stretch of beach named West Beach, though the locals call it “Sand City.”   This is a popular spot for area boaters from Huntington and Northport to visit, since the water drops off quickly and you can bring boats quite close to the beach. This thin beach is just […]

Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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One of the nicest south shore areas at which to drop anchor and spend the day is the Connetquot River. Located just off of Nicolls Bay, this river is lined with homes, restaurants, and marinas, and its typical tranquility makes it ideal for those that don’t like to be bounced around. The river turns from […]

Seal Walks in Westhampton

Seal Walks in Westhampton

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As the weather cools, seals seek Long Island’s shores.  They lay out in the sun, frolic, and go about their outdoor lives; they don’t care that most of us are bundled up inside our homes.  In other words, the Harbor and Grey seals (and some Arctic visitors, too) won’t come to look at us, so […]

Letter From The Editor

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WE’LL BET YOU‘RE LOOKING FOR OUR TERRIFIC STORIES, FUN DAY TRIPPERS, RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND SO MUCH MORE.  SO ARE WE! WE HOPE TO GET OUR SITE RESTORED SHORTLY. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US VERY SOON!  

Defy Dullness with Our Day Trippers

Defy Dullness with Our Day Trippers

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

At every boat show, we overhear someone complaining. He or she will say,“Boating gets boring. We go to the same places over and over again. There’s nothing to do except head to _________ over and over again.” On the other hand, lots of readers come over to us to thank us for supplying them with […]

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each fall, Mother Nature puts on quite a show along Long Island’s rivers, inlets, harbors, and bays. How much fun it is to take your boat to see this bounty of natural beauty! Some of our favorite sighting sites are limited to paddle craft, so we’ve provided auto directions (parking fees and permits may be […]

Patchogue Boat Parade

Patchogue Boat Parade

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

South Shore boaters will be participating in the 19th Annual Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats on the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 18. Let your thoughts run wild and decorate your boat for this holiday tradition, as this year’s theme is “River Of Misfit Toys!”(following the theme is optional). The entry fee is $35, which […]

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