Montauk Sunset Cruise
Watch the Sun Go Down on the Most Photographed Spot in The Hamptons
Montauk is indeed picturesque, its famous lighthouse the subject of uncountable photos at every hour of the day and night. Sunset lights up the landmark so beautifully that a sunset cruise in Montauk is the highlight of many a visit and the five-star subject of numerous Tripadvisor reviews.
Sunset Cruises Are The Way to Go
If you are fishing for a great sunset experience, catch a Montauk harbor sunset cruise. A private charter with a knowledgable captain guarantees your hours on the water will be stress-free; allowing you and your group to completely chill and just have fun, or a little romance, while you sail (or motor) around Montauk Lake and Star Island for a few hours of cruise time.
A Few Hours of Fun Out on the Lake
The best Hampton boat charters go above and beyond for their guests. Of course you can do some fishing, but places like Yacht Hampton Boat Rental offer a huge water toy collection including electric surfboards, sea bobs and wakeboards that make the hours sail by faster than you’d like. It’s okay, you can always book another cruise to play for a full afternoon.
Why You Should Book Boat Tours or Boat Charters
Sure, you can make the call to watch the beautiful sky change colors over the water looking out at the lake while sitting on a dock at Star Island, or map out your day on the beach to include the sunset —but the sunset cruises, whether group boat tours or private boat charters (best) give you that centerstage seat to the full sky that compels people to write those five star Tripadvisor reviews. Cruises put you in the most perfect physical and head space for those few magical hours when all eyes are on the sky.
Ask your Captain to Show you Around
Sunset tours last anywhere from two to four hours, so don’t hesitate to request some show and tell. You’ve likely read all the Tripadvisor advice, so you might have destinations in mind, but your sunset cruise captain will have more knowledge of the area than any Tripadvisor entry, as the cruises employ Montauketts and veteran lake lovers who have led tours and taken out cruises long enough to know every lake lagoon and landmark on the Montauk map. That’s another bonus of booking the local cruises; they know right where to go.
Montauk’s Beautiful Beaches and Parks
A prime spot for your sunset cruise to land is of course right out on the open water where there are no filters other than the evening clouds through which to view one of nature’s greatest gifts to New York. Once you board your private cruise, your captain can map out your mini-journey of the sites that exemplify the East End’s magnificence. This is a good solid way to also map out where you want to spend time exploring. Ask for a glimpse of any (or all) of the tremendous beaches and parks here:
- Montauk Point State and County Parks
- Shadmoor and Camp Hero State Parks
- Navy Road and Ford Pond Bay Parks
- Montauk Downs State Park (known for its challenging golf course)
- Ditch Plains, Kirk Park and Gin Beach
The Sky is The Star of Star Island at night
You won’t want to give up precious cruising time, so bring a feast or snack and beverage of choice along for the ride. You can get everything you need at Gosman’s or the Market at Gin Beach. Then lie back, take a sip, and let Montauk’s glorious off-broadway magic of the night take you away.