You Voted, They Won: Best Travel Pros on Long Island

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Pontoon Paddler Boat Charters

Only one thing could be better than a fun day out with friends, and that’s a fun day out with friends on a boat. Pontoon Paddler Boat Charters offers the ideal way to experience the gorgeous Atlantic waters off the coast of Westhampton Beach on a sleek 27-foot Harris, watching the sunset with friends or family. Their luxury boat features LED lights, a sink and shower with hot water, a top-notch sound system, and a rear swim seat if you want to dip your toes in the water. They also have a refrigerator if you want to bring food or cold beers aboard. Pontoon Paddler is perfectly suited to host your birthday, bachelor party, work event, sightseeing trip, and more. 1 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, 631-600-3319, pontoonpaddler.com


East Wind Long Island

A wedding reception at East Wind Long Island will be unforgettable for any pair of sweethearts who choose this hotel for their celebration. People say that this elegant venue provides the most amazing cocktail hour you’ll ever experience. It’s the kind of hotel you’ll want for family meetups for the holidays. Give the Thanksgiving buffet a whirl when the holiday rolls around or tell your loved ones to make reservations so you can all enjoy a holiday weekend together or a family reunion here together. The stunning East Wind, which employs culinary talent in the restaurant and seasoned professionals to take care of guests, is the kind of place to book any time locals want a stay-cation or out-of-towners come to visit. 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com


Sunny Day Camper Rentals

If you’re planning a vacation — especially a road trip — an RV might be the safest and most cost-effective way to sightsee. RVs can be expensive, so renting the vehicles has become a lucrative segment of the travel industry. If you are in the Long Island area, Sunny Day Camper Rentals is an excellent business to rent from. Sunny Day Camper Rentals has three pop-up camper options that can be rented for only $111 a night. If you prefer a travel trailer, they can be rented for $155 a night. These reasonable rates and good accommodations have made Sunny Day Camper Rentals very popular with Long Islanders who enjoy traveling and exploring via the road rather than the air or sea. 516-304-0030, sunnydaycamperrentals.com


Taxi Taxi NY

If you’re looking for a safe and reliable way to get from one place to another, Taxi Taxi NY is a good company to know about! The Freeport-based taxi business offers 24/7 service within Nassau County. Clients can book rides to the airport in advance, pay with cash or credit, and be assured that there will be no surprise fees. Taxi Taxi drivers must pass criminal background checks, drug tests, and DMV checks, and all the vehicles are inspected and licensed. Plus there are surveillance cameras installed in all the vehicles to ensure the safety of both the passengers and the drivers. Ride safe when you choose Taxi Taxi NY. 42 Guy Lombardo Ave., Suite 207A, Freeport, 516-300-1111, taxitaxiny.com


ET Family Travel

The well-traveled pros at ET Family Travel know how to make every aspect of your dream vacation a memorable one. Leave all the minutiae of car services, flight tickets, hotel bookings, restaurant reservations, and activities at your destination under the competent watch of this experienced travel agency, and make your role in planning all about reminding everyone to have fun. Whether Disney trips or any other among an array of enchanting destinations is your vacation plan, make sure to arrange your lollapalooza with a business run by owners who have been there and made just about any trip you desire. 52 Britton Rd., Garden City, 516-680-9294, etfamilytravel.com



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