For those visiting the Hamptons who prefer to soak up the surf and nature rather than the social clubs and splurge worthy boutiques, then a Montauk boat charter could be just the solution. Everything about Montauk captures a chilled, laid back vibe as opposed to the glitz and glamor of her more upmarket neighbors. This is the home to one of the oldest lighthouses in New York, where hikes crisscross foaming surf beaches, and where the likes of Willie Nelson and Courtney Love like to sip cocktails and strum guitars at the achingly trendy Surf Lodge. With Montauk boat rentals, you can explore the wilder side of the Hamptons as you hop around the much-loved South Fork.
Sunrise at the Lighthouse
Start your expedition from Sag Harbor and head out to the grand lighthouse on Montauk Point. Seeing the George Washington commissioned lighthouse from 1792 is a rare moment steeped in romance, especially as you can glimpse it first from the water. If you start your day early enough you can even catch one of the most magnificent sunrises soaking the coast in a rose-pink hue, making the moment even more magical. If you want to see the panorama from the other side, step ashore and climb the 137 steps to reach the lighthouse, where you will be greeted with epic Atlantic views.
Surf and Seawater Spas
Next stop on your Montauk boat charter should be the surf mecca sands of Ditch Plains. Here, you can book a surf lesson during the summer months and try to perfect your balance out on the rolling waves. Those seeking a more upmarket vibe will adore the sugary stretch of sands, plump daybeds, and hand shaken cocktails over at Gurneys Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa. Speaking of the spa, this is the perfect place for a seaweed wrap, healing hands massage, or gloriously fresh facial.
Shop for Vintage Goods
Vintage boutiques abound in the charming coastal spot of Montauk. While you won’t find a Saks Fifth Avenue you will find a Screaming Mimi’s, who also boasts flagship stores in Tokyo and Manhattan. Espadrilles and sailor inspired fashion can be found at Tauk and Share with Montauk, and Haven is the place for rare Brazilian jewelry. At Melet Mercantile you can find all kinds of treasures from Bob Melet, the man who used to oversee vintage buying at Ralph Lauren.
White Linen Dinners and Fireside Drinks
Climb aboard your Montauk Boat Charter and arrive in style at the trendy white linen wonder of Duryea’s for a fresh seafood supper with stunning views across Fort Pond Bay. The lobster rolls here are divine or opt for the family clam bake and a bottle of vintage chilled champagne. After dinner, you can find plenty of action, either at the Regent Cocktail Club where an afterhours fire pit is always glowing and the rum is always flowing, or down at the vibrantly young Surf Lodge where celebrities can be found lingering over lavish dinners and partying well into the small hours.
Dazzling Side Trips
By choosing Montauk boat rentals you are perfectly positioned to explore the surrounding coast. Head down the waterways to East Hampton to see how the colonial style farmstead area has turned into one of the glitziest playgrounds in the USA.
Explore the area around Sag Harbor, an enchanting village with plenty of seaside charm, a touch of Greek revival spirit, and some of the best spots to dine along the Hamptons. With a rich maritime history, you can tap into your inner Ahab with a trip to the Whaling and Historical Museum, grab a classic clam chowder at the dock house, and then climb back on your Montauk Boat Charter to discover the wild nature hidden around the shore.