Sag Harbor Sunset Cruise
A Three Hour Boat Ride In Paradise
New York isn’t generally the first place that pops into peoples’ minds during a conversation about summer and planning boat tours to watch a beautiful sunset. That is, until they have actually been on a Hamptons sunset cruise aboard a gently rocking or rockin’-fun boat in the heart of summer. After they do though, folks see Sag Harbor in a brand new twilight, and as they grow to appreciate and crave the dusk lit cruise experience, more and more groups of friends, family members, and guests, dream of—and plan for— the Hampton Harbor-at-sunset experience.
Reserve Hamptons Boat Charters Early
It’s highly recommended that you reserve boat charters early so as not to be too late to score tickets to the best show in East Long Island. When temperatures start to rise, the phone at Yacht Hampton Boat Rentals starts to ring, websites come alive and emails with confirmations for boat charters booked for the most sought-after holidays (July 4th) heat up the Internet. Spring is here and it’s not long until tourists arrive and the tours begin.
Everyone Gets Excited for The Long New York Winter
Sag Harbor, along with the rest of New York, starts to wake up as the date gets closer to summer and many a boat captain who has spent the winter staring longingly out at the icy waters surrounding the Sag gives notice to cold weather employers that summer is near—and they’ve got a date with a gorgeous harbor in The Hamptons.
Sag Harbor Comes Alive
Like looking down a long wharf, the cold finally gives way to summer in The Hamptons. Each boat is uncovered or freed from storage to once again fill the harbor with speedboats and yachts of every size and magnificence. Boat captains are a friendly source of local knowledge.
The Coast Guard officially “breaks the ice” and begins making rounds to say hello to returning Hamptonites, and local captains get their boat(s) ready to begin hosting tours that, for one hour or more, make every harbor tour one to remember. And a private sunset cruise around Sag Harbor is indeed memorable.
Boat Captains Are Best source of Information
An experienced captain will share some Hamptons hospitality and their knowledge of everything Hamptons from the best beaches and places to park for a picnic to where to get tickets and almost anything else Hamptons-related. We won’t say they know where all the bodies are buried but Hamptons’ captains are the best source of information when it comes to helping guests make the most of their cruise date. They can help you select the right boat, tell you what you need (and don’t need) to bring and they are the ones who know just the right place on the water or shoreline for your party to get the most awesome view right at that peak hour when the sun meets the horizon.
The Days Are for Sunbathing and Water Play
Whether you’re hitting the beach, or cruising to a secret lagoon prepped with a private floating deck in the middle of the water, daytime boat tours are made for leisure time of all kinds. That might mean lounging in relaxed bliss to some, or it could mean water skiing, water boarding, paddle boarding, making waves on a too-much-fun inducing SEABOB—or any of today’s amazing water toys.
Make the Most of Every Hour
When the sun is high in the sky, the sky is the limit when it comes to your choice of boat, taking a guided local tour, or hopping from Shelter Island to Montauk, if you’re in the mood for a little shopping or dining excursion. But the absolute highlight of the Hamptons summer experience is watching the lowering of the sun below the horizon here. For that, Sag Harbor provides a most beautiful backdrop.
Once the Sun Starts Dropping It’s Go-time
Whether you’re on a one or three hour sunset cruise, depending on what boat you select and your frame of mind, your captain will then either treat you to a high speed, or relaxing rocking-over-the-waves style ride to the center of the Sag. And the climax of the show in Sag Harbor begins. A Sag Harbor Sunset is one of the greatest shows on earth.