Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

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 […]

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Port Jefferson is an enticing destination during the warmer months, but it’s also appealing to stroll around this seaside village in nippy weather while sipping a warm beverage and soaking in festive holiday cheer.  As if even more incentive was necessary to visit, characters will be reenacting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December. […]

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   […]

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  La Parrilla, open since 2013, occupies the historic building nestled into a hilltop that was home for years to Costa de España. Serving classic Latin American and Spanish cuisine, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is the perfect place to enjoy sangrias, sunsets, and a glimpse of Port Jefferson’s scenic harbor. Indoors […]

A Mayor by Land and Sea

A Mayor by Land and Sea

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live on Long Island or boat over from a neighboring state, there’s a significant chance that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits to the Village of Port Jefferson. Located about the halfway point of Long Island on its north side along a deep water harbor leading to the Long Island Sound, the bustling village is […]

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 […]

Don’t Do What We Did!

Don’t Do What We Did!

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  It is never a dull moment when the McMahon family goes to Port Jefferson. As much as we love boating there, something always occurs. Something that ends up on these pages! Pirates Cove in Port Jefferson had taken one of my family’s anchors in the past. I recounted on this page how changing tides […]

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

July 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                      Amityville       […]

Custom Café & Deli

Custom Café & Deli

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    The Custom Café & Deli, open since 2011, calls a 100-year-old building home. Looking over the far corner of Port Jefferson Harbor, it offers a comfortable, casual environment to grab a bite to eat — it’s a great combination of deli and café. There is only one menu for the Custom Café, so […]

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 […]

Old Fields

Old Fields

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Old Fields has created a buzz in the short time it has been open (especially as compared with its Greenlawn location, which has been around since 1956). It’s appealing to boaters enjoying scenic Port Jefferson and is a delicious destination any time of the year. The restaurant is cozy and rustic. It has several seating […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cedar Beach Music Festival

Cedar Beach Music Festival

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

        When the 24th Annual Blues Music & Arts Festival at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai Harbor gets underway this year on Saturday,September 27 and continues on Sunday, September 28, there’ll be great music, delicious food, and lots of activities for all ages. The choices abound, with 36 bands on two stages, […]

Coastal Conundrum

Coastal Conundrum

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Like Earth, the oceans are not flat. Currents and water temperatures can change the face of the seas, causing them to rise and fall over years or decades. A worldwide warming climate plays a big part in the future of coastal communities, but what exactly does sea level rise mean, and is there anything that […]

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Port Jefferson is an exciting place to visit by boat, as it offers plenty of attractions just a short walk from its marinas. When heading to Port Jefferson for a day trip, or to enjoy a long weekend, my family chooses Danfords Marina for its location, activities, and restaurant. Contact Danfords on VHF Channel […]

Curtain Up!  Take Your Boat To The Theater

Curtain Up! Take Your Boat To The Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Theater lovers looking for a unique boating excursion in local waters should plan on seeing a show at one of Long Island’s many theaters. The stage is set as we present local theaters in towns and villages on both shores along with nearby transient space. It is advisable to buy your tickets and reserve transient space for your boat in advance, as many marinas have limited space for visitors.

Theater

Theater

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

A Summer Spent Boating

A Summer Spent Boating

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. For so much of the year, we wish for the days that are bright, sunny, and warm. Then we blink, and what we longed for has gone! How can another summer be over this soon? Though I know that many parents celebrate their kids returning to school, boaters face this time of year with […]

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  Sweet ‘n’ Savory beckons you to its doorstep, its siren song promising decadent delights.  This crepe and rice pudding bar has quickly become a favorite among local residents and out of town visitors alike since its opening late last year. Owned by husband and wife team Ivan and Kim Albert, Sweet ‘n’ Savory is […]

Who’s Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It happens every day, whether you’re on land or at sea: hunger strikes! If you’re like us, you appreciate tips on where you’ll enjoy spending your dining dollars, and that’s what you’ll get from us in each issue. In the past year, our reviewers have happily dined at these restaurants: Andrra 39 Gann Road East […]

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 […]

No Boat? No Problem!

No Boat? No Problem!

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To spend your days on the water, you don’t have to own your own boat. Renting or joining a club program is not only for beginners who need training, but also for seasoned boaters who view boat repairs and upkeep as hassles.

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.”

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I grew up watching shows like Flipper and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. I always felt most comfortable around the water, so when I was 13 and learned that my bus driver had a boat for sale, I started driving my father crazy.

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.”

Coastal Steward; Together We Make a Difference

Coastal Steward; Together We Make a Difference

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For 23 years, the Coastal Steward group has been organizing beach cleanups. This Long Island based non-profit environmental restoration organization has also been doing shellfish restoration for 13 years. Their Adopt-A-Beach and Shellfish Restoration programs have resulted in the removal of over 300 tons of garbage from local beaches, and the addition of 255,000 disease resistant adult oysters into Port Jefferson and Mt. Sinai Harbors.

International Taste of Port Jefferson

International Taste of Port Jefferson

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Save your appetite for the 3rd Annual International Taste of Port Jefferson, Saturday, October 16th from noon to 4:00 PM. The event takes place at The Port Jefferson Village Center. Admission is $30 per person in advance or $35 per person at the door (organizers require everyone attending to be age 21 or older).

Next Page »