nk235 - thanks for the great write-up. we ended up going to mt. sinai and loved it. in fact, we came back a few more times last summer. i live in nyc and mt. sinai is the perfect escape. i got a crew together for this weekend (4th) and we are planning on spending at least one night in mt. sinai and then the next night either in pirates cove, the setauket harbor and conscience bay area you mentioned, or northport bay. we are not really looking for bars/restaurants as we'll be cooking on board, but mainly some nice scenery.
the boat is "juno", she is a tartan 33. what's your boat's name?
also, any recommendations for northport bay?