Serene destinations near NYC - SailNet Community
US Northeast New York City to Maine

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 07-09-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Serene destinations near NYC

First off, I love this Forum. I have been reading obsessivly, and now its time to start posting.

So...I need a little bit of help coming up with a nearby weekend destination. I am fairly new to sailing, and I have a new to me 27' Hunter moored in NYC (79th st.). For my birthday I would like to grab a few friends and head out for a weekend trip. It's taking the place of my summer camping trip, so hopefully something serene and private. Maybe with some nice swimming and hiking nearby? It will be my first overnight- so I am hoping to find something challenging but not TOOO terrifying. I would like to anchor (to save money) which is something I have never done- so a nice easy anchorage would be great. I was thinking south shore of long island, or Sandy Point, or maybe even further up the Hudson

Anyone have any ideas? Something that meets at least some of these criteria: Only a days sail away from Manhattan, Clean water to swim in, Easy anchoring, and Good sailing in the area. I need a break from sailing New York Harbor!

I'll take as many ideas as I can get...perhaps I can make a couple trips this summer. Thanks!!
Yudhishthira is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 07-09-2011
Tartan 27' owner
CalebD's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 8
Thanked 139 Times in 131 Posts
Rep Power: 10
I would get tired of just sailing in NY Harbor too.
My boat is up the Hudson just above the Tappan Zee Bridge at Nyack and it is pretty and fairly quiet up there. People anchor overnight off Croton Point or across the river at Bowline Point. This area is a good 7 hours travel by boat from 79th st. The water is brackish and for swimming I prefer the salty waters of the LI Sound.
You should be able to go around Manhattan and up the East River but you will need to check the tides and currents in something like the Eldridge Tide & Pilot manual so you don't battle an opposing current. It is actually a fun trip and a little bit challenging but you should be able to reach the City Island/Manhasset Bay area in around 4 hours. About 2 hours farther is Hempstead Harbor which has places to anchor or pick up a transient mooring for around $40/night.
Then there is Raritan Bay to the south. RYC probably has transient moorings as well. Maybe not so bucolic but not so far either.
Transient moorings at Nyack Boat Club are still $25/night and it is a pretty river town.
Good luck and have fun.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 07-09-2011
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 11
A couple of more options might be:

Atlantic Higlands you can anchor or grab a town mooring.

Great Kills on staten island

Horseshoe Cove, behind Sandy Hook..
tempest is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 04-12-2012
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Re: Serene destinations near NYC

Has anyone taken the outside of Long Island instead of going the East River? We are going to our mooring in Winthrop, MA, the end of May and would like an alternate route instead of going long Island Sound. I have done some reading, and it sounds doable for a 4.5" draft boat with the mast down.
helenwiley is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sailing Destinations B4 You Die... Cruisingdad General Discussion (sailing related) 18 02-20-2008 10:43 AM
A small, serene, lightweight boat? InlandGirl Boat Review and Purchase Forum 67 09-24-2007 06:37 PM
camping destinations? Kernix General Discussion (sailing related) 17 05-14-2007 05:17 PM
Best northern bahama destinations? latitude9.5 General Discussion (sailing related) 4 06-11-2006 05:57 PM
cruise destinations Yarrum Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 01-08-2003 12:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome