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A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Marli Ross didn’t dream of visiting Long Island on a millionaire’s private yacht. Yet that’s what she accomplished last summer. Ross grew up with a keen sense of adventure and the water. “You could always find me near the water. I used to go wakeboarding and […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

December 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you live a boating lifestyle, you welcome every opportunity to be on the water. But when the weather’s too brisk, browsing through a maritime museum will do the trick! Long Island has many seafaring and nautical-leaning museums, and all of them are worth a visit. Check out our list: American Merchant Marine Museum   […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking your boat to a harbor near a farmers market is a short, relaxing trip.  Each market is unique, with offerings subject to season and weather. So boat over to the market week after week to see what’s new and tasty! Thursdays  Montauk Inlet Restaurant and Gin Beach Market parking lot End of East Lake […]

Docking & Dining (Click on the title to the left to view the entire guide)

July 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Who’s Going Where This Summer?

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard (and maybe used) the word “dreamboat.” Then there’s “dream destination,” the phrase on the lips of many boaters we encountered during the winter. They were happy to share the places they long to visit by boat once the weather warms. Will you nod your head in agreement with one or more of […]

Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Just as your goal was to keep the elements out of your boat during the winter, keep that mindset in spring. Whether you’re a DIY kind of boater or one who’d rather engage the services of pros, it’s important to note that every aspect of spring prep affects the environment. It’s up to every […]

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After spending the day on the boat exploring the Peconic River and visiting Greenport and Shelter Island, the topic turned to dinner. Immediately, everyone proposed ALure. Though the interior dining area and full bar were inviting and the fireplace would comfort in other seasons, we happily sat outside, watching the boat traffic in the adjacent […]

Sailing over Frozen Waves

Sailing over Frozen Waves

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Most sailors enjoy spring, summer, and fall days on the water. They see the sights, challenge each other in regattas and club races, and vacation aboard. Yet once winter sets in most sailors — even the die-hards nicknamed “Frostbite Dinghies” — head south or head home. However, there’s a group of committed sailors who don’t […]

Canine Mates Come Aboard

Canine Mates Come Aboard

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When the whole family is ready to go out on the water for a fun-filled day, are the furry members also in tow? They certainly can be, as long as you take simple precautions to keep them safe. Starting cruising companions out early is helpful. Gabrielle Stroup, a photographer and office manager at the North […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

Banish Boating Boredom!

Banish Boating Boredom!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is always fun, but even the most exuberant boater can tire of the same route, the same scenery, and the same routine time after time after time. That’s why we bring you so many ways to find glee at sea and shake up your boating habits. Fun times aren’t dependent on arriving by mega-yacht […]

3 Coves for Autumn

3 Coves for Autumn

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Fall days may be shorter, but that’s no reason to stop boating. Take advantage of a sun-drenched day by taking a short-ish trip to a welcoming cove. The southeast part of Coecles Harbor is a wonderful place to drop anchor. Known as Cedar Island Cove, this is one of the protected areas […]

Sea Ya, Summer!

Sea Ya, Summer!

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Front Street Station

Front Street Station

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Front Street Station 212 Front Street Greenport 631 333 2050 http://www.eatatfrontstreet.com/ Front Street Station is that rare combination of good food, pleasant service, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices. Add to that easy accessibility for boaters, and it’s a real winner. Part of the building is an old dining car that used to be the Park […]

Billys by the Bay

Billys by the Bay

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com Greenport is the perfect mix of old and new. It’s one of those waterside villageswheremodern yachts berth next to old wooden ones,and chic restaurants come along but don’t displace an old-timey place like Billys by the Bay. Located in a corner of Brewer’s Yacht Yard, […]

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.

Green is the Color of Spring

Green is the Color of Spring

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. No matter what color your boat is, make it green as you prep it while protecting our waterways. Mike Acebo, General Manager of Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport and Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina says, “Everything we drop on the ground or spill has the potential to end up in the harbor. We are all […]

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:

Vine Street Café

Vine Street Café

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisa and Terry Harwood, owners of casual restaurant Blue Canoe in Greenport, also have a pricier, upscale establishment worth visiting. With ceiling rafters, simple white walls with large windows, and dark wood plank floors, Vine Street Café emits a cozy country feel. After being seated, we were brought a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette, crisp and tasty paired […]

Claudio’s Restaurant

Claudio’s Restaurant

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A staple in Greenport since 1870, Claudio’s should be on the radar of anyone traveling to the North Fork of Long Island.  The establishment, built around 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is lauded as the oldest restaurant run by the same family in the United States. Inside, there’s nautical décor […]

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In each issue, we share reviews of two restaurants.  We also provide this annual round-up of restaurants we’ve featured in the past year where vegan and vegetarian boaters won’t be left hungry while everyone else enjoys a meal. Here are six eateries, ranging from casual sit-down (or takeout) to upscale dining, where vegans and vegetarians […]

Sisters Under Sail

Sisters Under Sail

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sailing Towards Self When Jay and Dawn Santamaria bought a beautiful tall ship 13 years ago, they couldn’t imagine what lay ahead. Just a few years later, the New Jersey-based couple was steering hundreds of young women towards a lifetime of confidence and leadership capabilities. Jay’s initial dream was to become “a schooner-man.” Dawn’s aspirations, […]

Dog-Friendly Seaside Locations

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Babylon Village: Dogs must be leashed. There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial Park. Blue Point and Bayport: Dogs must be leashed Port Jefferson Village: Dog-friendly: Pooper-scooper bags throughout the village. Dogs should be leashed. East Hampton: Dogs must be leashed and are not allowed […]

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill is a relaxed restaurant just a quick stroll from Greenport’s Mitchell Park Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard, Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina, and other local stops. Water views and outside tables keep diners a part of this vibrant seaside village. As its name implies, seafood abounds on the menu. Entrées […]

History’s Shining Lights

History’s Shining Lights

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The East End of Long Island has a rich maritime heritage, but not all of it is relegated to the pages of history. The exhibits and lighthouse tours of the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport aim to both recognize and restore the area’s legacy.  “People need a context to which […]

Boating, Family Style

Boating, Family Style

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Growing up on the water, many of my memories are attributed to boating. From the exhilaration of being given control of the helm while my dad made sandwiches below, or the excitement of being in port, there’s always been an undeniable love I’ve had for boating. I inherited my “sea legs” from my parents […]

Docking & Dining

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO VIEW OUR FULL  LISTINGS. SCROLL DOWN IF YOU CAN SEE THE DOCKING & DINING MAP BELOW. The Scott Abraham Group of Raymond James         www.scottabraham.com ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 1.Aquebogue Name Meeting House Creek Inn Address 177 Meeting House Creek Road Phone 631-722-4220 Website meetinghousecreekinn.com READ OUR REVIEW 2.Bay Shore Name Fatfish […]

Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As Gail Palminteri travels her favorite waterways, she finds herself encouraging women to take the helm more and more. “I think women are sometimes afraid to grab the throttle or the steering wheel,” she says, “But I’d love to see more women out there taking the lead.”

Tall Ships in Greenport

Tall Ships in Greenport

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Majestic tall ships will be sailing into Greenport on Friday, May 25. The Village will play host to the Bounty, Lynx, Picton Castle, Pride of Baltimore II, and Unicorn, as well as visitors who are invited for tours of the vessels.

Boating & Biking

Boating & Biking

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.

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