Set Sail This Summer: A Guide to Boating Marinas on Long Island

Boats docked at Port Jefferson harbor (Getty Images)

With the region’s warmest weather upon us, it’s officially boating season on Long Island. Any Long Islander with a boat can attest that there’s nothing like sailing from the bays out to the Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean for a breezy day on the water.

But when it comes time to dock your boat, where are the best spots to keep your treasured vessel safe until your next cruise? There are plenty of marinas on Long Island with top-notch amenities where you can dock or store your boat, purchase boating supplies, and even provide a place to hang out and stay awhile before or after a day at sea.

Here are some of Long Island’s best marinas to consider patronizing this summer.

Sailboat coming in the inlet Montauk Point (Getty Images)

Set Sail This Summer: A Guide to Boating Marinas on Long Island

Danfords Hotel and Marina

This luxury North Shore resort marina has 100 boat slips for docking, a newly renovated dock house, Jet Ski storage, food and drink services, accommodations, and more. 25 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-928-5200, danfords.com

Empire Point Boating Center

Full service and family owned, this 65-slip marina has been docking, servicing, buying, and selling boats since 1985. 2 Empire Blvd., Island Park, 516-889-1067, empirepointmarina.com

Hampton Watercraft & Marine

Both in-water and high and dry docking are available here, as well as a bathhouse, cafe restaurant, and a boat service center at this marina on the Shinnecock Canal. 44 Newtown Rd., Hampton Bays, 631-728-8200, hamptonwatercraft.com

Oyster Bay Marina Center

Boat storage, docking, and all kinds of maintenance and services are the primary offerings at this Gold Coast marina. 5 Bay Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-624-2400, obmc.com

Safe Harbor Capri Marina

Overlooking Manhasset Bay, this resort like facility is more than just a marina. When boaters become members, they can expect access to a whole host of boat repair services, marina amenities, and exclusive events. 1 Orchard Beach Blvd., Port Washington, 516-883-7800, shmarinas.com/locations/safe-harbor-capri

Sam’s Star Island Yacht Club & Marina

This Montauk marina incorporates a boat store, restaurant, outdoor pool, and a full-service boat yard into one convenient location. 59 Star Island Rd., Montauk, 631-668-5052, starislandyc.com

Sunset Harbour Marina

Choose a wet or dry slip for your boat at this marina located on the Great South Bay. The business also offers maintenance, repair, restoration, and storage services. 90 Colonial Dr., East Patchogue, 631-289-3800, sunsetharbourmarina.com

The Freeport Inn & Marina

Retro and nautical vibes emanate from this popular hotel, restaurant, and marina on the creek in Freeport. 445 S. Main St., Freeport, 516-623-9100, thefreeportinn.com

Treasure Cove Resort Marina

This 120-slip marina on the Peconic River offers a vacation vibe once you dock; amenities include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a bar with live music, and more. 469 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-727-8386, treasurecoveresortmarina.com

West Shore Marina

This Huntington Harbor marina offers a friendly place to get your boat stored, docked, and serviced by boating experts. It also offers swimming pools and a picnic area. 100 W. Shore Rd., Huntington, 631-427-3444, westshoremarinahuntington.com