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A Frosty Fire Island

A Frosty Fire Island

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The rising sun casts a warm glow across the cold, quiet beach, revealing a landscape at once foreign and familiar. Sand is firm underfoot, refusing footprints at its frozen surface, and the quiet roar of the wind brings with it an unwelcome bite. Only at the water’s edge is the briny smell of the ocean […]

Seals on Long Island

Seals on Long Island

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Even if the colder months aren’t boating season for most, we do live nearby the coast year-round. Off-season is a great time to stay connected to the waters we love by going seal watching. Whether it’s by land or by sea, spotting these sometimes-graceful, sometimes-comical creatures is great fun for everyone. Seal Walks at […]

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Visit the largest aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, that has over 50,000 unique creatures. This non-profit organization has been open since June 15, 1956 and has had over 35 million visitors since they opened their doors. Promising to engage, amaze, and inspire the community, every visit will not be the same. Make your visit even more […]

New England Aquarium

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ocean lovers are attracted to the New England Aquarium’s series of captivating exhibits and an abundance of marine life. While it is not directly accessible by boat, transient slips are available at the Boston Waterboat Marina (617-523-1027) and the Boston Yacht Haven (617-367-5050). The aquarium is located at One Central Wharf in Boston. The aquarium […]

Long Island Surfing Spots

Long Island Surfing Spots

February 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  If your boat’s buttoned up for the winter, but you still want to have fun on Long Island waters, I suggest picking up a surfboard and heading south. No, not south as in Florida, but rather to Long Island’s South Shore beaches. The summer’s crowds are long gone and the beaches beckon to surfers. […]

Go Gently on the Waters

Go Gently on the Waters

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                            On a peaceful, overcast morning in Hampton Bays, two rows of excited onlookers silently formed a path to the calm Long Island waters as the star of the hour peeked through a crate at her fans. I wondered, did she know […]

The Deal with Seals

The Deal with Seals

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. One brisk morning, the western end of Westhampton Island appeared deserted, except for a handful of hardy hikers at Cupsogue Beach County Park. The expanse of windswept dunes, gnarled pitch pines, and exposed beach was less than hospitable for most humans, but it served as a sandy Shangri-La for local seals. Every year, four […]

Catching (Sight Of) Seals

Catching (Sight Of) Seals

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Sullivan is a naturalist whose main job is tending to animals who are hurt. Yet he often finds himself soothing anxious human passengers about to embark on a seal cruise. He quiets new boaters’ concerns with repeated statements including, “The water will be calm,” “The boat ride will be gentle,” and “You can always see the shore.”

The Serenity of Winter Boating

The Serenity of Winter Boating

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Serenity of Winter Boating