Captain Steve Scarfogliero has been fishing the waters around Moriches for more than two decades. He shares his years of expertise during fishing charters on the Fish On I, a 40-foot sport fishing boat, and the Fish On II, a 65-foot party fishing boat. Aboard these vessels, Captain Scarfogliero helps anglers catch everything from fluke to tuna to sharks.
The man's smile stretches almost as wide as the giant striped bass in his right hand. A novice fisherman, he's snagged his very first catch aboard one of Celtic Quest Fishing's group boats. A crew member snaps a photograph of the triumphant moment. Although it depicts only a moment in time, that photo recounts a much larger story. The man can point to it when he tells friends how he grabbed hold of rod and reel, cast a line, and wrestled with a resilient foe—ultimately pulling the fish up onto the dock.
This sort of experience happens frequently aboard Celtic Quest Fishing's group-fishing boats, which can carry 70–100 people at a time. The company, founded by Port Jefferson native Captain Des O’Sullivan, maintains two of the giant vessels. They carry groups out in search of black fish, fluke, porgies, or any other species Poseidon sends out to defend his honor. Regardless of the targeted catch, Celtic Quest Fishing's expert crew members supply all necessary gear, and they happily teach newbies fishing basics.
A colorful creature soars high above Rocky Point's coastline. Its rainbow sail lifts, dips, and turns over sandy beaches and a blue ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see. The gliders in question belong to GMI Paragliding School, which makes its home along Rocky Point, a site insured by the United States Hang Gliding Paragliding Association. The school’s skilled instructor introduces beginners to the basics of paragliding, which include ground control, monitoring the weather, theory, and techniques to avoid attracting amorous vultures. After mastering beginner skills, new flyers can join Long Island Paragliding Club to pursue dreams of someday touching the sky’s ceiling.
Inline 1 Sports Center's 3,600-square-foot fun park is divided into four dynamic zones—a bounce house, an extreme skate park, a mini-golf course, and an indoor sports center—giving kids a chance to try their hand at a variety of activities and play. The safety-minded staff keeps eagle eyes trained on little ones and teenagers as they flit through the facility.
Inline 1 Sports Center's locally inspired mini-golf course sends players of all ages through a nine-hole labyrinth, in which they must putt past the yellow plane at MacArthur Airport, through Mount Sinai High School, and under the Stony Brook Post Office. The skate park's 11-foot vertical ramp and rails invite adrenaline junkies to test their skateboarding and inline-skating skills. Meanwhile, the facility's bounce house engages little ones with air-filled slides and obstacle courses, and the sports center houses volleyball courts, soccer fields, and field hockey to inspire friendly competition.
In between challenging kick flips and exhilarating volleyball games, the staff welcomes players to refuel at the onsite Cuzzin's Smoothie Cafe and Grill. Inline 1 Sports Center also opens its doors to kids' parties, tournaments, field trips, and summer camps, in addition to open play.
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