Life is better with the boat
The entire WithTheBoat.com project revolves around the lodging section of this website. If you are like the founder of this website, Robert Kothe, and your boat is mobile enough to trailer yet too small to sleep on comfortably than this page is for you. You can be with the boat away from home but sleep in a roomier hotel / motel room overnight.
If your boat is large enough to sleep on, sometimes you want a nice shower in a room that is not rocking. Perhaps you are meeting up with extended family. There are many reasons why cruisers would want lodging with the boat.
The Freeport Inn and Marina above
Heron Suites Map Below
It took Robert Kothe, founder of this website, months to do research and finally found somewhere to bring the boat to celebrate his wife’s birthday. It was a hotel that was owned by a working boat yard. They also have a boat ramp and overnight transient docks. That hotel was Heron Suites.
61600 Main Road
Southold, New York, 11971
It took Robert Kothe, founder of this website, months to do research and finally found somewhere to bring the boat to celebrate his wife’s birthday. It was a hotel that was owned by a working boat yard. They also have a boat ramp and overnight transient docks.
While other Yelp reviews talk about an active boatyard next door, Robert Kothe actually took advantage of it when the boat needed an emergency repair. The mechanic walked to the parts distributor next door and within an hour, a new powerpack was installed on the engine.
At the time Heron Suites was owned by Port of Egypt marina. We believe the hotel was separated and now offer dock service through Albertson Marine. Port of Egypt is still next door so they probably still offer transient docks and launch services.
28 White's Ln, Aquebogue, NY 11931
Sometimes we find properties by using google maps and see if there are any fringe properties with docks listed as lodging facilities. One such property we are looking into now is J & S Reeve Cottages. The website says they have docks. We need to confirm if the docks can be rented during your stay.
There is a boat ramp in the next cove over. Jamesport State boat Ramp: 1207 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY 11901
J & S Reeve Cottages
Port Jefferson Marina Map below
Danfords runs a very large marina that can accommodate yachts and below.
Port Jefferson Marina
Port Jefferson Marina is very close to Danfords. For a non-resident the ramp fees are a bit pricey. If you are familiar with the area please contact us with a more cost effective way to launch around Port Jefferson.
update: 3/3/21 My last check seems to indicate that the non-resident round trip ramp fee may have come down. The website indicated it is $35 Round trip. When I first researched this it looked like it was around $80. That is a big difference. I guess the 2021 season has to start to confirm accuracy.
Route 112 North End
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Brookhaven town hall Phone: 631-451-8696
Three Village Inn Map Below
150 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Across from Stony Brook Yacht Club
21 Shore Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Boat transient information:
Hyatt Place Long Island / East End Map Below
Right next door to the Long Island Aquarium this Hotel also has an on-property marina with seasonal slips as well as transient slips. According to their website, marina guests have assess to the Hyatt fitness center, Indoor pool and outdoor pool.
451 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
469 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Latitude: 40.917382° N
Longitude: 72.655263° W
This one is a bit of a connect the dots situation. Our goal was to list hotels with docks. Here’s the funny thing about parts of Fire Island, most of fire island do not allow cars. Some hotels use golf carts to shuttle around the guests. So therefore, the connect the dots moment is that you simply need to connect the marinas to the hotels and presto, you have a “With the Boat” vacation.
Depending on the size of your boat, a hotel is not necessary. Cruisers can stay on their boats and enjoy fire island from the amenities of the marina.
Fire Island Map Above
Gurney's Map Below
32 STAR ISLAND ROAD MONTAUK, NY 11954
41° 04.748 N
71° 56.283 W
It is worth investigating if there is a nearby boat ramp. In the photos and the website you can see forklifts and boat lifts but a ramp is not mentioned.
444 West Lake Drive
Montauk, N.Y. 11954
Uihlein's Marina Map Above
433 East Lake Drive Montauk 11954
Montauck Bungalows Map Above
Montauk Lake Club
According to the website. Only members and guests have access to the guest rooms so this one should barely be on the list.
Updated 3/3/21 thanks to "Long Island Boating" Facebook Group
Townsend Manor Inn
Lodging choices include the Main House, The Gingerbread House, The Captain's House, and The Waterfront Cottage.
This hotel's marina can accommodate up to 60-foot yachts.
714 Main Street
Greenport, NY 11944
Updated 3/3/21 with help from "Long Island Boating" Facebook Group
Townsend Manor Inn Map above
72 Foster Ave, Hampton Bays,
New York – 11946
Phone: +1 631 728 4550
Baywatch Hotel and Marina map above
108 S Ram Island Dr,
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
From their website: "Moorings are complimentary for dinner or hotel guests, clearly marked with "R.H.I." The hotel dock is located conveniently on the causeway."
Rams Head Inn Shelter Island Map Above
The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
16 Suites and A marina.
The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina Above
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina Above
Ultimately, we will have all Long Island New York but it the process of buying the domain name we came across a company that is almost doing what we intended. All of their rentals are out of New York but here is the link anyway:
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