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Captain Lou gives his guests two ways to explore the South Bay, but both are by boat. For the outdoorsman, he and his staff lead fishing tours out on the bay. Each boat is equipped with contemporary fish-tracking and navigational equipment, so it's easy to locate the best spots to anchor. Social butterflies, however, might opt for moonlight party cruises across the water in cruising yachts, which can each hold up to 149 guests.

28 Woodcleft Ave
Freeport,
NY
US

Since 2004, the first-aid- and CPR-trained crew at Port Sailing School has ferried passengers over Manhasset Bay for sailing lessons, charters, camps, and certification courses aboard the school's fleet. The outfit's nine noble vessels include such seafaring specimens as the J 24 keelboat, the two-cabin Beneteau 36, and the Sonar 23, designated as the fleet?s primary lesson boat for its roomy cockpit and no-mutinies record. Aboard the Sonar 23, students learn sailing skills and marine laws through instructional courses that range from private introductory sailing lessons to state safety certifications. Based on the course topic, lessons may focus on such boating aspects as docking, mooring pickup, anchoring, or advanced racing techniques, each dictated by the desires of the student and the daily attitude of the sea.

86 Orchard Beach Blvd.
Port Washington,
NY
US

Classic Harbor Line offers glimpses of modern-day Manhattan, Newport, Key West, and Boston with their fleet of sailboats and classic yachts. The sail line recently added Hoboken, NJ to its list of City Lights cruise attractions with excursions departing in north Hoboken at Pier 13 in Shipyard Marina. Passengers can engage in day trips, private charters, and special events in the harbor that grants glimpses of the sunset and shimmering night displays of city lights. Tours on the Line's yacht Beacon showcase a throwback to 1920s elegance: the mahogany bar, the wraparound seating, and even wood finishes selected to accurately emulate the vessels of that day. Classic Harbor Line prides itself in catering to customers by providing a luxurious and hospitable cruising experience where guests can sip champagne or take in the setting sun as voyages cruise calm waters.

62 Chelsea Piers
New York,
NY
US

The party-loving minds behind Yacht Party Cruises wanted a creative way for locals and tourists to explore a city's late-night atmosphere. Eventually they launched a fleet of luxury yachts into the waters of eight of North America's most lively urban waterfronts. On each vessel, festivities abound as DJs spin everything from hip-hop to Sinatra, inviting passengers to shake a leg in between trips to the full bar or buffet lined with hot appetizers. All yachts boast extravagant details such as wraparound decks, fireplaces, or a glass atrium that hangs above the dance floor offering dancers a direct view of the man in the moon's game of solitaire. Guests can also step onto the decks for fresh air or panoramic views of city's skyline.

20 W 20th St
New York,
NY
US

The knotted wood floors, exposed brick, and cerulean walls at Go Row Training Studio set a rustic scene for one-hour rowing workouts that hold groups of 10. Rather than falling into a repetitive workout routine, exercise physiologist Garrett Roberts?s college-rowing-inspired workouts change up in order to keep torching calories and chiseling muscles. Sessions kick off with rowers perched atop the studio?s signature WaterRowers, which replicate the experience of open-water rowing. Exercisers then orbit a weight-training circuit, lifting dumbbells of varying weights. The class closes with students again mounting the rowers to further stump muscles and to rehearse a rescue mission to Gilligan?s Island. Garrett helms each class on Go Row?s schedule, and the 10-student attendance cap allows him to ensure each paddler performs with proper technique.

1422 Grand St
Hoboken,
NJ
US