East Hampton Boat Rentals and Things to Do
The Luxury of a Private Charter
Dive right in to the sultry social scene of America’s favorite first-class playground with a boat charter from Yacht Hampton Boat Rental. East Hampton has always been a celebrity studded spot that makes this part of Long Island such a famed destination, with the likes of Madonna and Steven Spielberg owning epic estates in this part of town. From the lavish luxury family homes of Lily Pond Lane to the wide clean beaches and Jackson Pollock splattered art studios, East Hampton Boat Charters can whisk you from the shores of Sag Harbor to a world full of wealthy homes, glorious gardens, museum worthy artists, and the salty air of Long Island’s summer beaches.
In the mid-17th century, puritan farmers and fishing folk flocked to this now historic area to till the land, agriculture being the mainstay of this community until the 19th century. Over the years The Hamptons has changed, its sweet sea breezes and bountiful blue ocean making it a magnet for chic restaurants, bars and boutiques. Yet, the precious heritage of The Hamptons has been preserved, so exploring the waters in an East Hampton Boat Charter is a must.
Award Winning Beaches
With rolling dunes, pristine white sands, and fun surf rolling in, the beaches in The Hamptons make for the perfect escape. Main Beach in East Hampton recently became fifth on the list of best beaches in the US by the Laboratory for Coastal Research. Celebrity sightings are commonplace on these shores and the waters are just right for some East End paddle boarding. With your own East Hampton boat rental, the world is your oyster so cruise down to Southampton to see Coopers Beach, which won the top spot for the very best beach from the LCR.
As you gaze out from your Yacht Hampton Boat Charter you will see why this lovely landscape inspired so many painters and writers. East Hampton seems to spark creativity, thanks to its wonderful wetlands and sandy dunes. The Longhouse Reserve (definitely worth a visit) features a modern outdoor sculpture park with works from artists Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning. Pay a visit to the studios of artists Less Krasner and Jackson Pollock, the floors of which are still splattered with Pollock’s paint tins.
Delectable Local Dining
Nick and Toni’s has been a legend on the shores of East Hampton for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. From Alec Baldwin to Jimmy Fallon, the tables at Nick and Toni’s restaurant teem with stars, a Tuscan farmhouse feel, and Mediterranean inspired food that complements the Long Island vineyard wines with near perfection. Wood roasted bone marrow, bright beet salad, and beautiful black angus ribeye are just a few of the dishes featured on the well-orchestrated menu. If you don’t want to fight for a table at Nick and Toni’s then head to Race Lane for a colorful cocktail and raw clams or the lobster salad at the ultra chic Dopo La Spiaggia.
From Farmers Markets To Designer Boutiques
Before hopping back on your Yacht Hampton Boat Charter, head to Main Street to do some shopping in the center of town. The farmers markets in East Hampton offer a colorful array of fresh produce from the local farms. Alongside the jeweled fruits and artisanal olive oils you can also find local art and high-end stores like Ralph Lauren and Dylan’s Candy Bar, owned by Lauren’s daughter.
Pureblood Ponies In Bridgehampton
Cruise along the coast in your Yacht Hampton rental boat, past Sag Harbor, to Bridgehampton where the former whaling town has turned into horse country. The mansion studded farms around the area are brimming with equestrian properties offering acres of space, millionaire estate stables and some of the best spots to canter on the world’s most expensive thoroughbred horses.
Starting from Sag Harbor, a Yacht Hampton charter boat can take you to some of the most chic modern hotspots on these billionaire shores. Rather than getting stuck in summer traffic, feel the ocean air against your skin as you cruise from East to South, stopping along the way to shop and enjoy the luxury of sipping a handcrafted cocktail at an outdoor cafe.
Long Island Boat Rentals
More than just a tall cool cocktail, Long Island is a star-studded destination that captures all the culture and charm of The Hamptons. A boat rental during the summer season in Long Island showcases the very best of Hamptons life. Despite its reputation for decadence, you can avoid the crowds of the Hamptons summer season with an escape on your boat in search of the mellow outdoor charm that attracts everyone from New York City to Paris, France, and beyond. Whether gazing at impressive house after impressive house in Sands Point or stepping ashore to sip a velvet red Cabernet Sauvignon at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard, there is so much more to Long Island than meets the eye.
Majestic Mansions And Literary History
Starting from the trendy East End shore of Sag Harbor, cruise the wealth and wonder of mansions with the same grandeur as those seen along Long Island’s Gold Coast. You know the kind of opulence here as it matches the same level as the Gold Coast where F Scott Fitzgerald penned the famous Great Gatsby along Kings Point. And the Cow Neck Peninsula estates as well as Sands Point Reserve that boasts three majestic mansions – Hempstead House, Falaise, and Castle Gould, all belonging to the Guggenheim (museum) family back in 1917. Your boat rental in Long Island, can now show you the Hampton homes with as much storied history and its famous residents.
Fresh Oysters And Crystal Sands
With the salt whipped wind and warm blue skies, a first stop for your boat rental in The Hamptons should be Sag Harbor for lunch. Sag Harbor is famous for its white beaches, historic homes and museums, including the first Custom’s office in New York State. Stop by Buddhaberry for any one of their amazing ice cream creations and you can’t go wrong almost anywhere you choose to dine as Sag Harbor, like all of The Hamptons, is loaded with multi-star restaurants.
Explore Well-Heeled Shelter Island
A highlight of chartering your boat in Long Island is the freedom to explore. The historic charm of Shelter Island should be high on your to-do list. Sitting just off the North and South Fork of the mainland, make room to experience the 11-mile island which is part protected nature sanctuary draped in green; the rest of the island splashed in luxury thanks to the well-heeled Sunset Beach Hotel. Secluded sands abound on Shelter Island, making it the perfect escape for a cool dip in the blue waters. After toweling off, grab a table at Sunset Beach restaurant and toast a magnificent day with The Hamptons summer hit favorite – a glass of sunset beach rose’.
The Casual Sophistication of Shelter Island
A highlight of chartering your boat in Long Island is the freedom to explore. The historic charm of Shelter Island should be high on your to-do list. Sitting just off the north and south fork of the mainland, make room to experience the 11-mile island which is part protected nature sanctuary draped in green; the rest of the island splashed in luxury thanks to the well-heeled Sunset Beach Hotel. Secluded sands abound on Shelter Island, making it the perfect escape for a cool dip in the blue waters. After toweling off, grab a table at Sunset Beach restaurant and toast a magnificent day with The Hamptons summer hit favorite – a glass of sunset beach rose’.
Take a Side Trip to Explore Vineyard Country
Speaking of wine, Long Island is vineyard country and with your boat rental in Long Island you don’t have to worry about getting behind the wheel. The North Fork boasts a staggering 50 wineries so connoisseurs can explore fruity and woody undertones to their hearts content. Kontokoska Winery is renowned for its award-winning sauvignon blanc, best enjoyed while taking in views of the white capped Atlantic. Sparkling Pointe Winery brings a touch of French charm to the bottle, and Bedell Cedars is famous for providing the wine for the 2013 presidential inauguration. You will no doubt want do a bit of wine shopping here.
Fabulous Fishing And Fun-Filled Exploration
One reason Long Island boat rentals are so popular, is the ability they give to make the most of your time out on the water. From Sag Harbor to Montauk, the Atlantic is teeming with fish, so those who love to kick back, sip a cold beer, and cast a line will be in their element. If fishing isn’t your thing, then there is still the delight of having water access to Shagwong Point, where secret coves, creeks and inlets make for a day of pirate inspired exploration.
End your great adventure back in Montauk with a spicy and thirst quenching margarita from TTs. Discovering the exquisite sights and tastes from your Long Island boat rental is the pinnacle of pleasure; the very best way to spend your weekend in the heart of The Hamptons.