Explore Long Island Waters and Aquaculture

4 Days

With 120-miles of shoreline, fishing and boating on Long Island is a popular activity. From renting private charters to fishing off the pier or shoreline, Long Island is the perfect setting to haul in some fresh catch. Here are our top picks for a trip of waterfront adventures on LI.

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At Long Beach you’ll find a charter/party fleet for sport fishing, offering early morning bass runs and mid to full day charters. Come with a tent or a trailer if you intend on being outdoorsy and let the waves lull you to sleep at the nearby campsites at Lido Beach.


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Long Beach Station on the Long Beach Branch.

A modern gastropub with brick oven pizza and American fare, located on the Long Beach boardwalk.

Great for fish or general beach entertainment, Jones Beach features a long boardwalk, performance venues, vendors, a fishing station and more. Field 10 fishing station offers a pier to stand on, but other fields are also open to use.

  • 69 Ocean Avenue
  • (631) 968-2316

A Luxury Waterfront Inn located steps from the beautiful town of Bay Shore. The area features a great selection of high end, local seafood, and gastropub restaurants. You can also visit local craft breweries such as The Great South Bay Brewery and The Brewers Collective. We are located 5 minutes…

Camping Option

Camp out on Lido Beach. Camp sites are available at Nickerson Beach Park.

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Day 2

  • Captree State Park,
  • (631) 669-0449

Captree State Park lies at the eastern tip of Jones Beach Island in the heart of the fishing grounds. Captree is a fisherman's haven and a picnicker's delight. The park features a boat basin with open and charter boats available for fishing, as well as scuba diving, sightseeing and excursion boats…


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Bay Shore Station on the Montauk Branch.

  • 605 Main Street
  • (631) 277-7070

Tellers is not just a Chophouse, it’s an institution. Born in 1999 out of an old bank, Tellers’ 25-foot-high ceilings and windows visually delight guests from the moment they enter our Main Dining Room, with the original Mosler Vault serving as a wine room at the heart of our restaurant. Our…

Overnight at The Ocean Bay House for Night 2.


Camping Option

Hecksher State Park located on the Great South Bay is an ideal camping spot. Go boating, swimming, or hiking. Stay at one of their camp sites or rent a cottage.

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Day 3

The inlet features a tight channel at the Shinnecock East County Park, connecting Shinnecock Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. The fall is a great time for fishing here. This area is known for its large bass, blackfish, bluefish, false albacore, Spanish mackerel.


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Hampton Bays Station on the Montauk Branch.

  • 91 Hill Street
  • (631) 283-6500

The Southampton Inn's 90 luxury rooms are set on 5 manicured acres in Southampton village, within walking distance to village restaurants, boutiques, museums, galleries and nightlife. Claude's Restaurant is open year round for Breakfast daily from 7am - 11am, Weekday Lunch 12 - 4pm and Dinner from…

Camping Option

Set up camp at Sears Bellows County Park located in the Long Island Pine Barrens. Rent a rowboat and go fishing on the freshwater pond.

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Day 4


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Montauk Station on the Montauk Branch.

  • Montauk Point State Parkway
  • (631) 668-3781

Montauk Point State Park, a heavily-wooded tundra leading to the eastern tip of Long Island and the historic Montauk Lighthouse, offers some of the best surf fishing in the world. The view is unique, because, when the water is calm, visitors can clearly see the "race" of converging tides from the…

MTK Lobster House’s original location is a staple in the local community of Montauk. Take part in their popular program “You Hook’Em, We Cook’Em.”

  • 183 Edgemere St.
  • (631) 483-5037

First built in 1967, The Surf Lodge has become an international, much sought-after destination for local and international travelers looking for the perfect place for relaxing, wellness, sunshine, surfing, fishing, exceptional dining and unparalleled majestic sunsets. Known for its raw untouched…

Camping Option

Camp on the ocean at Hither Hills State Park. With scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields and more.

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Day 5


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Mattituck Station on the Ronkonkoma Branch.

Laurel Lake is fed by the Peconic River and is an incredibly serene area. You can fish around the perimeter or rent a small boat, but be ready to carry it as the lake is only accessible by foot. This spot is great for early morning and dusk fishing. The lake is in the heart of Long Island’s famous…


Take the Long Island Railroad to the Greenport Station on the Ronkonkoma Branch.

Greenport has a rich maritime history by grace of its unusually deep water ports which made it an ideal stop for international whaling ships. Today, the waters teem with fluke, flounder and bass as well as offer a variety of shellfish including mussels, clams and scallops. For a sailing experience…

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Take the ferry from Greenport over to Shelter Island for the day for scenic views and salty air.

  • 111 Main Street
  • (631) 477-0627

Waterfront dining at Claudio's Restaurant, Claudio's Waterfront, and Crabby Jerry's. Claudio's Restaurant is the oldest same family-owned restaurant in the United States and is a historic landmark.


Enjoy walking around Greenport village and its quaint waterfront shops and restaurants.

  • 326 Front Street
  • 1.631.477.0066

Greenporter Hotel is a small, privately owned Green-Certified hotel located in the heart of the North Fork’s wine country in Greenport, Long Island. The Greenporter Hotel is located in the walking Village of Greenport near most restaurants, boutiques, galleries and village docks, as well as a…

Camping Option

In addition to tent and RV sites, Easten L.I. Kampgrounds has luxury Safari Tents, Cabin Suites, an archery range, an outdoor RC track, moonlight theater and more.

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