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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 […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One beautiful summer day, back in 2011, I went kayaking with a friend on the North Fork. Both of us were inexperienced, but it was a beautiful morning and we were ready to go! We put on our lifejackets, hopped into our double-seated kayak, and pushed ourselves off the shore. That’s all there is to […]

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 […]

Small Vessel, Big City

Small Vessel, Big City

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeing New York City from a kayak is a ritual for Bonnie Aldinger. Though the buildings look sky-high, and her kayak must look teeny from the top of the Statue of Liberty, Aldinger isn’t fazed. She’s an adventurous kayaker (and canoe paddler) who’s lived in NYC most of her adult life, blogging about her adventures […]

Why We Boat

Why We Boat

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Asking why we boat in this magazine may seem like a silly question. The usual answer — because it is fun — would make for a very short story. However, simple fun is not all there is to boating. Owning a vessel is not an inexpensive diversion, yet the people who love it find ways […]

Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Know what float plans and water have in common? Both are vital components of every boating day. A float plan, which is just the name for sharing the details of your boating plans with someone on land, isn’t only necessary before a multi-day adventure out in open water. Let’s imagine some of the unlucky situations […]

Havens Along Our Shores

Havens Along Our Shores

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island is home to many nature preserves, sanctuaries, and wildlife refuges, and we’ve compiled a guide to some eye-opening, mind-enriching, and fun places along the water.

Nissequogue River

Nissequogue River

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for a calm place to drop anchor with a nearby beach, or a place to travel along and explore, the Nissequogue River is your spot. This freshwater river, derived from groundwater, is located off of the western side of Smithtown Bay. While most of this 8.3-miles-long river is too shallow to […]

Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival

Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are few better ways to spend a day on your boat than soaking up the sights and the sounds of the 6th Annual Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest on Saturday, September 1, 2012. This event, the only music festival held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water, cannot be […]

See Spot Paddle!

See Spot Paddle!

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeing a dog on a boat, in a kayak, or on a surfboard has become commonplace. Now our four-legged friends have a new water activity: stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).

Glowing Reviews for Long Island Kayaking

Glowing Reviews for Long Island Kayaking

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As I quietly coasted along the shore, gentle waves lapped at my kayak in hypnotic rhythm.