From the Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, LI is a boater’s paradise, but finding the best boat store and marina in time for boating season can be tricky.

Long Islanders voted Star Island Yacht Club & Marina the Best Boat Store on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition and Treasure Cove Resort Marina won the title of Best Marina on Long Island in that contest.

Come to “The End” of Long Island for the beginning of your next fishing or boating trip at Montauk Point. Star Island Yacht Club attracts a wide variety of people year-round with a passion for cruising and fishing. They host many fishing tournaments (including a famous shark tournament held every year), cruising club rendezvous, and catered events, as well as Star Island’s own planned tournaments.

Star Island offers more facilities and services than any other in the Montauk area, including a large tackle shop, marine equipment and full repair service. Hungry? You can find some great dishes at Star Island Restaurant, naturally featuring locally caught seafood. With all it has to offer, Star Island Yacht Club is an inviting club and marina for everyone.

As for the best marina on LI, there’s no better place to explore the Twin Forks than at Treasure Cove Resort Marina. Located on the Peconic River, Treasure Cove is a 20-minute boat ride from Shinnecock Locks or the natural retreat of Robins Island. You can easily access most points on the fork within a short boat ride from Treasure Cove, which is also close to many hotels, shopping outlets and restaurants in Riverhead.

Special hotel deals are available for boaters who dock at Treasure Cove, and the marina offers a variety of special events all year long — including an annual barbecue, boating safety courses and July 4 fireworks.

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program through Oct. 1.

Star Island Yacht Club & Marina is located at 59 Star Island Rd. in Montauk. They can be reached at 631-668-5052 or starislandyc.com

Treasure Cove Resort Marina is located at 469 East Main St. in Riverhead. They can be reached at 631-727-8386 or treasurecoveresortmarina.com

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