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Where to rent a boat, Jet Ski more on Long Island 

The Beaver Dam Boat Marina in Brookhaven offers

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

Can’t afford a sailboat? No place to store a skiff or Jet Ski? Take advantage of Long Island’s inviting waters by renting from a pro. But do make sure to call ahead.

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BRIDGE MARINE, 40 Ludlam Ave., Bayville, 516-628-8688, bridgemarinesales.com. Offers 18- and 21-foot powerboats, 14- and 16-foot skiffs, single and double kayaks, tubing, wakeboarding, storage, repairs, mechanics, launching ramp, ice, bait and tackle. Clam Bar, open May 18-Sept. 29. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun., May-Oct., weather permitting; closed Mon. except holidays. Season May-Oct.; call for offseason hours. Fees 14-foot skiffs $75 half-day (4 hours), $140 full-day (8 hours), 16-foot skiffs $85 half-day, $150 full-day; single kayaks $35 (2 hours), $45 (4 hours), double kayaks $50 (2 hours), $60 (4 hours); 18-foot powerboat $300 half day, $540 full-day, 21-foot powerboat $380 half-day, $600 full-day. Requirements 18 and older for skiffs; older than 21 with boating experience for powerboats; driver’s license required.

LONG ISLAND BOAT RENTALS, 403 Main St., Port Washington, and 81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 516-761-0840, liboatrentals.com Offers 13- to 27-foot boat rentals, including Whalers, Grady Whites, Sailfish, Scout and Sea Ray for half-or full day, and twilight hours; also wakeboards, water skis and water tubes. Boating courses and private lessons available. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, May-Oct. 15. Requirements Ages 18 and older, boating experience, driver’s license and credit card.

TED’S FISHING STATION, 143 Bayside Dr., Point Lookout, 516-431-4193, tedsfishingstation.com. Offers 16-foot skiffs with 6-HP motors, full and half-days. Gasoline and oil, bait and tackle, snack bar, liquor, ice available. Rods and reels for rent. Clam bar, Memorial Day-Labor Day, 3 p.m. to closing. Hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; call for offseason hours. Fees $95 full-day (6 a.m.-4 p.m.) 16-foot skiff rental includes life jackets for 4 and gas, $75 half-day (4 hours). Requirements 18 and older, driver’s license.

THE WATERFRONT CENTER, 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-922-7245, thewaterfrontcenter.org. A nonprofit community center for marine education and recreation. Offers Sailboat rentals include Hobie Waves, Hobie Getaways, Sonars and cruising boats starting at $30 an hour. New for the 2019 season are paddle season passes starting at $150 a month or $275 for the summer. Single, double, paddle kayaks and stand-up paddleboard rentals, $20-$30 an hour. The National Historic Landmark Christeen is available for public and private charters during the season. Two-hour public sails offered at select times June-Oct, from $25 a person, and can be purchased online. Private Christeen charters, events and parties scheduled upon request. Hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., email info@theWFC.org for additional hours and details.

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COLONIAL SHORES, 83 W. Tiana Rd., Hampton Bays, 631-728-0011, colonialshoresny.com. Offers 4 wood 14-foot and 16-foot skiffs, paddleboats, 2 aqua cycles. Season All year. Requirements 18 and older.

DINGHY SHOP, 334 S. Bayview Ave., Amityville, 631-264-0005, dinghyshop.com. Offers Kayaks, sailboats, stand up paddleboards as well as tours, lessons and youth trips. Hours Summer store hours 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Rentals/Tours June-Oct. Season Shop open year-round. Fees Rental prices: sailboat $95; single kayak $30, tandem kayak $60; stand-up paddleboards $40. All rentals are two hours and include flotation device and paddle. All rentals and tours launch from Dinghy Shop’s private beach. Full-Moon Kayak Tours held monthly, single kayak $54, tandem kayak $85; Sunset Tours 5:30 p.m. Wed. all summer, single kayak $46, tandem $64 (rental fee included). Requirements 16 and older to use own boat; 7 and older with an adult; reservations recommended.

GREAT BAY MARINE, 1110 Flanders Rd., Flanders, 631-204-0034, greatbayboats.com. Offers 16- to 22-foot power boats and paddleboard rentals. Also boat sales, fuel, repairs, marine store, snacks, ice, bait and tackle, showers, and certified technicians. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. March 30-Nov. 10. Requirements Minimum age 18, driver’s license.

JETSKIRENTALS.COM INC., 320 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, 631-286-7816, jetskirentals.com. Offers Personal watercraft, kayak, canoe and Jet Ski rentals, boating classes, one-on-one boating and restaurant. Season April-Nov. Requirements 19 and older.

LB WAKE & WATERSPORTS, 10 Broadway, Island Park, 516-415-0005, lbwake.com. Offers 17-foot skiffs, Jet Skis, fly boarding and tubing for rent. Charterboats available for water sports and fishing. Hours 9 a.m.-sunset (dark) daily, May-Oct. Requirements ID and credit card.

LIGHTHOUSE MARINA, 229 Meetinghouse Creek Rd., Aquebogue, lighthousemarina.com, 631-722-3400. Offers 19- to 26-foot boats, including pontoon and paddleboats, plus water skis, and wake board rentals available. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, May-Sept. (rentals). Requirements Boating experience (lessons available) and driver’s license.

PUFF AND PUTT FAMILY FUN CENTER, 659 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, puffnputt.com, 631-668-4473. Offers Kayak, sailboat, canoe, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboards, weather permitting. Sailing on Fort Pond, enclosed freshwater lake, 1 ½ miles long. Hours Open daily June 15-Sept. 15, open weekends May and Oct.

RENTABOAT, 320 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, rentaboat.com, 631-286-7816. Offers Canoes, personal watercrafts, power boats, kayaks. Boating classes, one-on-one boating instructions available. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Season All year.

SILLY LILY FISHING STATION, 99 Adelaide Ave., East Moriches, 631-878-0247, sillylily.com. Offers 24 fiberglass 16-foot skiffs; 6 14- to 20-foot sailboats (lessons, kayaks, paddleboards also available). Bait, tackle, seafood, snacks, launching ramp, harbor tours, restaurant. Season 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends, April-Nov. Requirements Minimum age 18, driver’s license.

STRONG’S MARINE, 2400 Camp Mineola Rd., Mattituck, 631-298-4770, strongsmarine.com. Offers 18- to 25-foot boat rentals, including Cobalt, Regal, Pursuit, and Grady White; plus water skis and water tubes. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, May-Oct. Also has another location in Southampton (boat rentals), 631-283- 4841. Boat club membership; monthly rentals available. Requirements Boating experience (lessons available), 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 power boats for fishing, skiing, tubing, wake boarding, cruising and parties. 1- to 3-person personal watercraft, restaurant. Season 7 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-Dec. 1. Requirements Older than 18, driver’s license, major credit card.

LONG ISLAND BOAT CLUBS

FREEDOM BOAT CLUB

LOCATIONS Freeport, Glen Clove, Lindenhurst, Northport, Port Jefferson and Port Washington

INFO 888-781-7363 or 646-235-3988, freedomboatclub.com

Fleet of brand new luxury boats. All training and certifications provide free with membership plus all the safety items necessary for Coast Guard compliance. Pay a one-time entry fee, plus monthly dues, and use the club boats without the hassle or expense of maintenance, repairs, slip fees, towing, insurance, winterization, storage . . . just pay to fill the tank and hand over the keys at the end of the day and head home.

FEE Memberships starts at $2,500

STRONG’S MARINE

LOCATIONS Freeport, Mattituck and Southampton

INFO 631-298-4770, strongsmarine.com

All training and certifications provide free with membership plus all the safety items necessary for Coast Guard compliance. Use the club boats without the hassle or expense of maintenance, repairs, slip fees, towing, insurance, winterization, storage . . . just pay to fill the tank and hand over the keys at the end of the day and head home.

FEE Memberships starts at $6,400

LONG ISLAND BOAT CLUBS

FREEDOM BOAT CLUB

LOCATIONS Freeport, Glen Clove, Lindenhurst, Northport, Port Jefferson and Port Washington

INFO 888-781-7363 or 646-235-3988, freedomboatclub.com

Fleet of brand new luxury boats. All training and certifications provide free with membership plus all the safety items necessary for Coast Guard compliance. Pay a one-time entry fee, plus monthly dues, and use the club boats without the hassle or expense of maintenance, repairs, slip fees, towing, insurance, winterization, storage . . . just pay to fill the tank and hand over the keys at the end of the day and head home.

FEE Memberships starts at $2500

STRONG’S MARINE

LOCATIONS Freeport, Mattituck and Southampton

INFO 631-298-4770, strongsmarine.com

All training and certifications provide free with membership plus all the safety items necessary for Coast Guard compliance. Use the club boats without the hassle or expense of maintenance, repairs, slip fees, towing, insurance, winterization, storage . . . just pay to fill the tank and hand over the keys at the end of the day and head home.

FEE Memberships starts at $6,400

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