Long island sound cruise stops?

Long island sound cruise stops?

Postby shanti » Sat May 07, 2011 6:38 am

We are planning a cruise thru LIS this summer on our way from the Chesapeake to Boston. We've been to sag harbor, Newport,block island, mystic, port Jeff and port Washington, and the vineyard....

What other places are worth stopping at?
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Postby Tom H » Sat May 07, 2011 12:26 pm

If you need a beautiful and tranquil spot stop at Cuttyhunk on your way to Boston or the Vineyard. Great little Island with sheltered cove, great walking and they have a boat that comes to you with lobsters and various other shellfish.

It sounds like you have not been to the North side of LI. Interesting stops would be Shelter Island or Montoug (sp?)
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Postby K Dowling » Sat May 07, 2011 12:31 pm

Larchmont, NY is a nice town. There are two clubs, Larchmont and Horseshoe Harbor, marinas and a lot of nooks and crannies. The town has good food on Old Post Road and likely more food closer to the water.

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Postby windance » Sun May 08, 2011 7:51 am

Coecles harbor on shelter Island, 3 mile Harbor on Gardiners Bay ( South Fork) and, of course, Stonington Harbor (my home port). Annabel is moored in the outer harbor and guests are always welcome.
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Postby CharlieH » Tue May 10, 2011 1:20 pm

I grew up in Old Greenwich, Ct. We sailed our Tartan 30 over to "our favorite" stomping grounds on the long island side of the sound, which I recount as follows:
-Eatons Neck (coast guard facility is also there) - a great gunk hole;
-Oyster Bay - very nice town
-Northport - great yacht clubs with pools and a neat town
-Lloyd Neck - cool old collapsed castle to anchor off of
-Port Jeff - an amazing gunk hole with deep water and very very high sand dunes right on the port side as you enter from the sound....the best gunk hole around!

Have fun

Ps we too are doing a tour of the islands this summer: Point Judith, Block, Martha's, Nantucket, ending in New Port.....cant wait. Should depart Late July and be there early August.

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Postby JJKORN » Wed May 25, 2011 10:50 pm

Will put a plug in for Greenport ... just 6 miles west of Orient Point on the south side of the North Fork .. and you get to see Plum Island!

Mitchel's Marina is in Greenport or just across the channel is Deering Harbor on Shelter Island.

Greenport has the IGA for supplies, a couple of spirit shops ... they, and everything else, are less than a 2 block walk from the boat. Further a field are about a dozen local vineyards and some pretty good wine ....

Claudio's marina and restaurant in operation since 1870 ....

And of course, the "405" docked at 125 Sterling Street :lol:

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Postby FrugalWife » Fri May 27, 2011 12:06 pm

And don't forget Stonington CT in the northwest corner heading out of the Sound. You can turn right to Block Island or left to Stonington. A beautiful new england harbor.
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Re: Long island sound cruise stops?

Postby Johnv » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:40 am

shanti wrote:We are planning a cruise thru LIS this summer on our way from the Chesapeake to Boston. We've been to sag harbor, Newport,block island, mystic, port Jeff and port Washington, and the vineyard....

What other places are worth stopping at?


Sounds like you already have a good number of the best but you need to make a stop in Northport it's a great place and a wonderful sea side town.

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Postby Bruce Marino » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:09 pm

A must are the Thimble Islands off Stratford CT- well marked - very shelted - very private- no services - island people are very friendly
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Postby roger and anne howell » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Hi,
As you can see there are many ports of call in Long Island Sound. To a Mainer, they are all crowded, dirty and expensive. If you are just interested in passing thru on the way to somewhere else, we stop at (headed east): Manhasset Bay - free town moorings and a good place to preposition or recover from Hell Gate passage, Milford - nice town marina with an adjacent ice cream stand, North Cove Old Saybrook - again a nice free town mooring and dock with a lovely town in walking distance, and finally Newport. They are all easy day trips, especially if you have the tide with you.
Have a good trip.
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Postby dond » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:18 pm

Roger wrote:

"As you can see there are many ports of call in Long Island Sound. To a Mainer, they are all crowded, dirty and expensive."

Our experience is quite the opposite. Having cruised extensively between Florida and Maine, we consider Long Island Sound to be one of the best cruising areas on the east coast.

Best of luck,

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