The Beaver Dam Boat Marina in Brookhaven offers boat storage,...

The Beaver Dam Boat Marina in Brookhaven offers boat storage, repair, a travelift with boat ramp and jetski rental through jetskirentals.com. Credit: Daniel Brennan

You can take advantage of Long Island’s waters — without the expense of upkeep — by renting a watercraft from an outfitter. You'll want to call ahead for availability and an understanding of age and other requirements.

NASSAU

BRIDGE MARINE, 40 Ludlam Ave., Bayville, bridgemarinesales.com, 516-628-8688. Offers 18- and 20-foot powerboats, guided fishing expeditions, captain for hire, single and double kayaks, tubing (with boat rental), wakeboarding, launching ramp (own boat fee $30), own kayak ($10 fee), ice, bait and tackle. Clam bar, open noon-8 p.m. Tue.-Sun., May 15-Oct. 15. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; closed Mon. except holidays. Season May-Oct. Requirements Older than 21, with boating experience for powerboats; driver’s license required.

LONG ISLAND BOAT RENTALS, 403 Main St., Port Washington, located on Manhasset Bay, liboatrentals.com, 516-761-0840. Offers half- or full-day rentals, 21- to 27-foot bowrider powerboats, (8-10 passengers max), center and dual consoles, water skis, wakeboards, tubes, powerboat training classes, boat handling and open water. Season May 15-Oct. 15. Requirements Ages 18 and older, boating experience, driver’s license and credit card.

TED’S FISHING STATION, 143 Bayside Dr., Point Lookout, tedsfishingstation.com, 516-431-4193. Offers 16-foot skiffs with 8-HP motors, full and half days. Gasoline, diesel fuel and oil, bait and tackle, food truck, ice available. Rods and reels for rent. The Shell Shack, opens May 12-Labor Day, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Fees $189 full day (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) includes life jackets for 4 and gas and brief lesson; $159 half-day (4 hours), $99 (2 hours). Pole rental $15. Season May 1-Oct. 9. Requirements 21 and older, driver’s license. 

THE WATERFRONT CENTER, 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay, thewaterfrontcenter.org, 516-922-7245. A nonprofit community center for marine education and recreation on the water. Offers full- and half-day summer programs for children. Sailboats range from $80-$125; single kayak ($32), double kayak ($40) and stand-up paddleboard ($35), Rentals are one hour. Hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue.-Sun. Season Memorial Day-Columbus Day weekend.

SUFFOLK

DINGHY SHOP, 334 S. Bayview Ave., Amityville, dinghyshop.com, 631-264-0005. Offers kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, tours, lessons, youth trips. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Rentals available June-Sept. Fee sailboat $90; single kayak $35, tandem kayak $70; stand-up paddleboards $45. All rentals are two hours and include flotation device and paddle. Twilight Tours 5:30 p.m. Wed. all summer, single kayak $46, tandem kayak $64 (includes rental). Requirements 15 and older to use own boat; reservations recommended. 

ELIXIR YACHT CHARTERS, 403 Main St., Port Washington, located on Manhasset Bay, LIBoatRentals.com, 516-761-0840 (call or text). Offers charters 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-11 p.m. departing from Port Washington. Accommodates up to 24 passengers. Fee 5-hour charters from $3,850. Season May 15-Oct. 15.

GREAT BAY MARINE, 1110 Flanders Rd., Flanders, greatbayboats.com, 631-204-0034. Offers 18- to 22-foot powerboats, 20- to 23-foot pontoons, marine store, snacks, ice, bait and tackle, showers. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Season March 30-Nov. 10.

JETSKIRENTALS.COM INC., 320 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, jetskirentals.com, 631-286-7816. Offers personal watercraft, kayak, canoe and Jet Ski rentals, boating classes, one-on-one boating, restaurant. Season Memorial Day-Oct. Requirements 19 and older to drive.

LIGHTHOUSE MARINA, 229 Meetinghouse Creek Rd., Aquebogue, lighthousemarina.com, 631-722-3400. East of Riverhead off the Great Peconic Bay. Offers 19- to 26-foot boats, including pontoon and center consoles plus water skis, wakeboard and tube rentals. Lessons and captains available. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, May 15-Sept. 15.

PUFF & PUTT FAMILY FUN CENTER, 659 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, puffandputt.business.site, 631-668-4473. Offers kayaks, sailboats, canoes, pedal boats, stand-up paddleboards. Sailing on Fort Pond, enclosed freshwater lake 1 1/2 miles long. Hours 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day.

RENTABOAT, 320 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, rentaboat.com, 631-286-7816. Offers canoes, personal watercrafts, powerboats, kayaks. Boating classes, one-on-one boating instructions available. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily year-round. Requirements Minimum age 21. New York State boating safety certificate, driver’s license.

SILLY LILY FISHING STATION, 99 Adelaide Ave., East Moriches, sillylily.com, 631-878-0247. Offers fiberglass 16-foot skiffs; 17- to 20-foot sailboats, Sunfish (lessons, kayaks, paddleboards also available). Sailing and fishing lessons (all ages) available. Bait, tackle, seafood, snacks, launching ramp, harbor tours. Season 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends May 30-Oct. 15 (rentals). Offers Carefree Boat Club with memberships for unlimited uses, range from $3,995 to $8,000 per year, depending on location and type of usage.

STRONG’S MARINE, 2400 Camp Mineola Rd., Mattituck, strongsmarine.com, 631-298-4770. Offers 21-foot and up, daily and long-term boat rentals, including Cobalt, Regal, Pursuit, and Grady White; plus water skis and water tubes. Season May 15-Sept. 30. Requirements Minimum age 21. Boating experience (lessons available), New York State boating safety certificate, driver’s license.

UIHLEIN’S MARINA, BOAT RENTAL AND MOTEL, 444 W. Lake Dr., Montauk, uihleinsmarina.com, 631-668-3799. Offers 18- to 31-foot powerboats for fishing, skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, cruising, parties. 1- to 3-person personal watercraft. Hours 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Season April 15-Nov. 15. Requirements Older than 18, driver’s license, major credit card.

LONG ISLAND BOAT CLUBS

CAREFREE BOAT CLUB 403 Main St., Port Washington, located on Manhasset Bay. LIBoatRentals.com/BoatClub, 516-761-0840 (call or text). 

Offers 21- to 27-foot outboard bowrider powerboats center and dual consoles, water skis, wakeboards or tube availability. Ongoing training included with memberships. Requirements ages 18 and older, coastal boating experience or completion of training classes, driver’s license and credit card. Season May 15-Oct. 15. Carefree Boat Club also is available at Silly Lily Fishing Station, 99 Adelaide Ave, East Moriches, 631-878-0247. 

Fee Premier Membership: $5,950 plus $529 per month with 5-year membership, includes access to over 80 clubs in the U.S.

FREEDOM BOAT CLUB

Locations Freeport, Glen Cove, Lindenhurst, Northport, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Blue Point. 

Info Capt. Lou, 914-223-7701, freedomboatclub.com 

Offers fleet of 140 new boats. Training and certifications provide free with membership plus all the safety items necessary for Coast Guard compliance. 

Fee Unlimited membership $8,750, monthly dues $425, unlimited access in all 7 Long Island locations.

STRONG’S MARINE

Locations Mattituck and Southampton 

Info 631-298-4770, strongsmarine.com 

Offers New York State boat certification course ($30 online). 

Fee Memberships from $8,000 at Mattituck, $10,500 at Southampton, $13,200 at East Hampton.

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