Montauk, New York
Located at the end of Long Island's South Fork, Montauk, New York, has transformed itself from a small fishing town into one of the most desirable, scenic and lively towns in the North Eastern United States. Made up of just 19.8 square miles of land, there are numerous waterfront attractions that are easily accessed by boat, and marinas equipped to cater to visiting superyachts, making Montauk especially unique as a world- class cruising destination.
Whether you are a sailor, a yachtsman or a tournament fisherman, Montauk provides the perfect setting to live life at your own pace, plus, if you wish to venture beyond, it's the perfect launching point to the nearby waterfront towns of the Hamptons.
Climate and cruising conditions:
Overall, the summertime weather in the Hamptons is exceptional, making it a major reason why so many visitors venture out from New York, but many people enjoy visiting Montauk aboard a superyacht during the shoulder months of April or October when average temperatures are slightly cooler, allowing them to avoid the crowds and to take advantage of some great shopping and lodging discounts.
Beyond Montauk, visitors will find an array of activities and cruising destinations to keep them entertained for a longer visit. Travelling from the marinas and anchorages of Montauk by tender or road vehicle, guests can explore the scenic roads of the Hamptons.
Montauk Point State Park Lighthouse
Greenport, New York
Because of its deep and protected harbor, Greenport became a major whaling port between 1795 and 1859 and enjoyed a bustling shipbuilding industry as well. By the mid 1800s, the menhaden fishing industry was in full swing and employed thousands of people. The Long Island Railroad arrived in 1844 and was a driving force in the development of Greenport and the North Fork as local farmers used the railroad to ship their harvest to markets.
Greenport became a huge oystering center during the first half of the 20th century and at one time there were over a dozen oyster processing plants in town. As the oyster industry began to shrink, the Village turned its attention towards tourism and has developed into a vibrant destination for visitors from all over the world.
In 2011, Forbes magazine named Greenport one of the prettiest towns in the United States and in 2012, Yachting Magazine voted Greenport one of the 50 best yachting destinations in North America.
Sag Harbor, New York
Sag Harbor offers pristine beaches, breathtaking ocean views, historic homes, antique shops, hideaway inns and gourmet eateries in a truly unique setting of century old streets. Lunch or dinner at Sunset Beach Hotel and restaurant feels more like St. Tropez than Eastern Long Island, making Sag Harbor an excellent place to start your New England cruising.
The Hamptons, New York
The villages and hamlets, which make up the Hamptons to east of New York's Long Island provide the perfect style and finesse for a luxury yacht charter getaway. Quaint boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and gourmet restaurants abound. Choose from chic, celebrity-filled Southampton, beach perfect East Hampton and laid-back Westhampton.
You will find that Three Mile Harbor is the most "boater-friendly" harbor and the only public facilities for the traveling boaters. The harbor offers several marinas, restaurants, an enormous anchorage and a very well protected harbor.
Springs offers a tranquil harbor which is great for exploring. Acabonack Harbor is home of several secluded home, several ospreys nest and also well protected. Fly fisherman are also spotted in the area regularly.
Three Mile Harbor is conveniently located between Sag Harbor and Amaganset. This This beautiful Harbor is East Hampton's most popular port with access to Marinas, Anchorages, Restaurants, Groceries and more.
You will find the harbor is well protected and offers a beautiful natural anchorage. The harbor is extremely long and very shallow along the west side of the channel.