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Gathering despite the Cold

Gathering despite the Cold

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. While waiting for the days to grow longer and the weather to warm up, boaters gather in living rooms, clubhouses, boathouses, and the occasional bar for group activities. These events help them stay in touch and get through icy days, while strengthening bonds formed on the water. As a new boater who’s looking forward […]

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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My Summertime of Dock and Dine

My Summertime of Dock and Dine

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Going out to dinner is a completely different experience during boating season. There’s something special about gathering up friends and cruising to enjoy a good meal. Being in a small group and traveling together, enjoying sea breezes and great views, is a lot more fun than traveling separately by car and meeting up. My wife […]

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 […]

Leeds Pond

Leeds Pond

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

        Leeds Pond, on the southeast side of Manhasset Bay, is a place well-known to locals who love to drop anchor and enjoy the views, go swimming, and raft up with friends. The nearby beach can be reached by dinghy.  There are no facilities, but Port Washington is a very short trip […]

Port Washington HarborFest

Port Washington HarborFest

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s the 25th year for Port Washington’s HarborFest Dock Day and Craft Festival presented by the Town of North Hempstead and the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce. The event takes place on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the town dock and lower Main Street of Port Washington. It celebrates Port […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freezing for a Reason

Freezing for a Reason

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Would you jump into freezing water for a few seconds? Before you decide, what if you were fundraising for Special Olympics athletes, children with diabetes, or helping to grant sick children’s wishes? Many Long Islanders who would otherwise avoid the beach in the cold weather flock to the  water for a polar bear plunge fundraiser […]

Dogs Welcome Here!

Dogs Welcome Here!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve compiled a list of places that won’t frown on visits from Fido, at least some of the time. Owners should look for posted signs or call ahead before clambering off the boat with canine companions. Babylon Village: There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial […]

Rowing for Sport and More

Rowing for Sport and More

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In 2010, Monika Dorman dreamed of starting a rowing club off the waters of Port Washington.  An avid rower, she wanted the students in the Port Washington area to enjoy being out on the bay as well. Turning her dream into a reality required help, so Dorman approached Mitch Tamkin and Steve Panzik, former high […]

Leeds Pond

Leeds Pond

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Drop anchor and enjoy the views, go swimming, or raft up with friends. Nearby is a beach you can reach by dinghy (there are no facilities).

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

Exit One On The L.I. Sound, Open to Boaters!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Many say that Long Island waters officially start at Manhasset Bay. Squeezed between the tip of Great Neck and Port Washington, this is the first of several large harbors that literally cut into the North Shore of Long Island. They offer protected anchorage, entertainment, nature and more.

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 […]

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hidden away on Port Washington’s scenic waterfront and nestled into the Capri Brewer Marina West, Butler’s Flat is a charming little eatery known for its delicious clams and savory seafood. However, that’s not all that awaits you when you dine dockside for lunch or dinner. The menu offers standard American fare, such as cheeseburgers and […]

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 […]

Boating for a Lifetime

Boating for a Lifetime

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Does boating itself keep you mentally and physically fit, or is it your passion for the pastime that propels you forward? Two octogenarians always anticipating new boating adventures while relishing their memories on the water would say yes to both questions. Dave Goldsmith, an 82-year-old avid sailor, has a lifelong love of recreational boating. […]

Letter From The Editor

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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A Newbie Goes Sailing

A Newbie Goes Sailing

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though I’m an experienced power boater with a lot of time on cruisers and other watercrafts, I went sailing for the first time this past summer. Thanks to Ron Ferina, who runs a sailing program for Long Island’s United States Power Squadrons®, I was put in contact with Dave Goldsmith. Captain Dave, a very […]

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Nassau Marine Bureau, the police agency charged with protecting the waters of Nassau County, has highly trained and dedicated veteran officers such Ben Macchia and Tony Simonetti.  They patrol their “beat” in a 33′ Bertram, and allowed us the privilege of riding along with them. An average day on the water for Officers Macchia […]

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 […]

Yes, I Bought a Boat on eBay!

Yes, I Bought a Boat on eBay!

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Always boaters at heart, my wife, Maureen, and I chartered a boat on our honeymoon. Living in Port Washington, we admired the many boats passing by as we stood at the town dock. Boating seemed to be in our blood, but we limited our experience to chartering vacations.

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.”

La Parma on the Bay

La Parma on the Bay

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of four La Parma restaurants on Long Island, this lively Southern Italian eatery along the shore of Manhasset Bay has a private dock. Along with plush and comfortable indoor dining, there’s an outdoor seating area and bar. The restaurant does not take reservations; we were advised when we arrived that the time to score an inside seat was less lengthy than a spot outdoors, so we opted to sit indoors and stroll by the water after our meal.

July 2011 Featured Writer

July 2011 Featured Writer

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tab Hauser has loved boating through chartering. In 2004 Tab & his wife Maureen purchased a used 35′ Carver 35 MY on Ebay; they’ve now upgraded to a 46’ Viking Sport Cruiser. Tab has written on travel and business in various publications and keeps an active travel site at www.tabhauser.com

Veg Fare by the Sea

Veg Fare by the Sea

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harborside eateries are considered havens for seafood lovers. However, more dockside dining establishments appear to be welcoming to those who enjoy seeing fish stay in the sea! About one million people in the U.S. are vegans (we eat no animal products at all) and over seven million are vegetarian (consuming no animals). Then there’s another […]

LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant

LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Manhasset Bay is the dramatic backdrop for dining at LaMotta’s, but it never distracts from the food.  Rather, the beautiful bay and an assortment of spectacular boats only enhance the dining experience at this restaurant. Situated at the Manhasset Bay Marina (516-883-8411) there is a dockhand available to guide and direct boaters who head into […]

Routes to Sea a Show

July 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For routes from Oceanside, Freeport, Merrick, Amityville, Babylon, Bay Shore, Oakdale/Sayville, Patchogue, Morriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, Little Neck Bay, Manhasset Bay, Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor , Huntington/Northport Harbors, Smithtown Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor, Mt. Sinai Harbor and Mattituck  to  Sea A Show  click on the following link: www.boatingtimesli.com/navtooljuly.htm

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