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The Homestead

The Homestead

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If the answer to the question, “Where do you want to eat today?” is “Someplace Teddy Roosevelt frequented,” then head to The Homestead. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant has been serving food and drink since 1896. Our 26th president was said to drop […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most protected bodies of water by Oyster Bay, West Harbor is in the northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, to the west side of Centre Island. This is a wide open area where you can drop anchor, hang out, ooh and ahh at the large homes and mega yachts you see, and take a […]

Rowing and Growing

Rowing and Growing

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Manny Delgado wants everyone to get out on the water. As program director and coach of the Sagamore Rowing Association (SRA) based in Oyster Bay, he’s shaping the association to be completely open and accommodating. “Anyone who wants to row, we want to make it happen,” he says. “We find a way to say […]

Sailing towards Healing

Sailing towards Healing

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Many of us have a passion for the sea and enjoy quality time on the water.  The Duclay brothers, Sean and Kilian, have those feelings, too, along with a desire to help others share their enthusiasm. Sean and Kilian are teenagers who have created an amazing organization called Sail Ahead to engage traumatized and […]

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 […]

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington recently hosted the 31st annual Knickerbocker Cup. This prestigious Grand Slam match racing event had teams from France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Great Britain, and Singapore.  There were also three entrants from the United States, including the Riptide Racing team, based in Oyster Bay. One week […]

31st Annual Oyster Festival

31st Annual Oyster Festival

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

      Ah shucks — it’s that time of the year to enter the oyster eating and shucking competition, one of the highlights of Oyster Bay’s annual Oyster Festival.  If shucking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other fun things to do on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, including encountering pirates, […]

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.  Though there’s no big plot twist at the end, no action-packed moments, and no real story line,Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore by Robert B. MacKay may be the most interesting book you will read this year. The book is filled with photos of the biggest and best vessels and waterside homes of […]

Exploring the Wild Side of Long Island

Exploring the Wild Side of Long Island

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Though he may not have been talking about Long Island’s incredible natural wildlife and habitats, it’s true that some are tucked away within Long Island’s National Wildlife Refuges. There are nine such U.S. refuges on Long Island, explains Jody DeMeyre, Visitor […]

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.

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.

West Harbor

West Harbor

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

So Many Choices!

So Many Choices!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I count myself as someone very fortunate to live on Long Island and have the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful waters.  Thanks to the generosity of friends, I’ve experienced the excitement of sailing, paddling, and power boating. Though I yearn to own a power boat, a sailboat, and a kayak of my own, that’s not […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1978, I owned a 1971 24’ Revelcraft with a 318 Chrysler salt-water-cooled inboard engine.   This was a very comfortable boat, capable of taking me and my fiancée on extended-day adventures away from the mooring in Oyster Bay. One beautiful day, we decided to take the boat across the Long Island Sound to Connecticut. […]

Olympic Sail Training in Oyster Bay

Olympic Sail Training in Oyster Bay

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has formed a partnership with the Oakcliff Sailing Center of Oyster Bay, naming Oakcliff an official training center of the team. To meet Olympic team-level and youth development training requirements, Oakcliff founders Hunt Lawrence and Betsy Lawrence have facilitated the acquisition of 24 Olympic-class boats. “We are thrilled […]

Appreciating Sailboat Racing

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I find that sailors live life in intervals from the time we last sailed until we sail again. Many among us enjoy gentle, leisurely sails relaxing with family and friends, while others feed their competitive and athletic natures by participating in competitive racing. These racers, whether part of a team or competing as a match […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

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, […]

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Oakcliff Sailing Center is possibly Oyster Bay’s best kept (local) secret. Internationally, however, it is known as a center for world-class competitive sail racing.-Teams come from Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Denmark, Sweden, and England to take part in regattas. Closer to home, sailors regularly come from New Jersey and Massachusetts […]

Sweet Tomato

Sweet Tomato

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If the hungry people on your boat all want a low-key meal for a reasonable price, Sweet Tomato in Oyster Bay is a good restaurant choice. A short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Service docks, this storefront eatery has a counter for ordering what you’d like from the extensive menu. Start your meal with […]

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 […]

Letter From The Editor

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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!  

Sail The Sound For Deafness

Sail The Sound For Deafness

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Sail The Sound For Deafness” Regatta will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The race around Oyster Bay and onto Long Island Sound will be exclusive to Classic Yachts (yachts designed or constructed before 1980, including replicas of Classic Yachts). Oakcliff Sailing is making their fleet available for this fun and elegant race. […]

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.”

An Invitation To Sail

An Invitation To Sail

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Open Boat Program” presents a good reason to join one of Long Island’s United States Power Squadrons®. This program, in its first full season, matches “Host Skippers” with USPS® members who want to go sailing. Guests may be power boaters, other sailors, or those currently without boats.

Veg Fare by the Sea

Veg Fare by the Sea

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine boatloads of vegetarians and vegans wandering our waterways seeking dockside dining. Mostly, they find eateries with monikers incorporating “seafood,” “fish,” or “crab.”

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