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Explore Biscayne National Park

Explore Biscayne National Park

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. A fun-filled day packed with water-based activities awaits you at Biscayne National Park. It extends across Biscayne Bay, with most of its 173,000 acres covered by water. This makes it easier for you to enjoy everything the park has to offer, especially since most of the activities are only accessible by boat. Plan your […]

Peanut Island

Peanut Island

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Peanut Island is a man made island in Port of Palm Beach formed in 1918 by the dredging of Lake Worth Inlet. It’s also a boater’s paradise. The county park offers several activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling that make it a great spot for boaters to frequent throughout the year. […]

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 […]

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  The fourth annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival celebrates the village’s rich maritime heritage on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The festival takes place throughout the village from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm each day. There is transient docking available at the Port Jefferson Harbor Annex on a first-come, first-served basis. Transient […]

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 […]

Hardy Kayakers of Long Island

Hardy Kayakers of Long Island

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While those around them bristled at the detestable “Polar Vortex” assnow piles reached higher than snow shovels, the Long Island Paddlers weren’t fazed by the past winter. “Winter has no effect on our numbers,” says Long Island Paddlers (Paddlers) president Steven Berner, who has served in that position for five of the past seven years. […]

Romantic Destinations – Day Tripper

Romantic Destinations – Day Tripper

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Romantic Spots – Every outing aboard our boats need not be exclusively for activities with family and
friends; sometimes we just need a spot to get away from it all with our significant other. We asked readers to share their romantic destinations, and though one found it romantic to be “any place my kids are not,” other readers detailed more specific romantic day (or night) trip.

Warm Memories

Warm Memories

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Save the Mystic!

Save the Mystic!

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With the sport of sailing in the Long Island Sound smarting from decreasing numbers, one Connecticut-based organization is working to change the tide. Connecticut Community Boating (CCB), a 501(c)(3) charity, has been working since 2007 to provide boating opportunities for everyone, regardless of income, residency, or social standing. Over the years, CCB has taught over […]

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.