Enjoying the Hamptons by Air, Land and Sea
Hamptons Fourth of July Fireworks
Hamptons in July is all about air, land and sea. Surrounded on three sides by water, the East End has many ways to partake in aquatic fun. In terms of air, you could say things are up in the air. The fate of East Hampton airport remains unclear with some thoughts that it might close permanently. Blade decided to reroute passengers from Manhattan via sea plane but ran into issues with Sag Harbor Village Harbor where they land. At the moment it seems there will still be some limited service. But if you need a good reason to look up into the sky it is the Fourth of July Fireworks launched off a barge in the Harbor. It’s a family favorite to gather in Marine Park on Sunday July 3rd for the show. Lucky guests at Le Bilboquet have the front row seats. It might be a good occasion to start your own fireworks (of the romantic kind.) And chic land lubbers have a new slew of shops to check out up Main Street.
If you aren’t lucky enough to own your own mega yacht, no problem, your inner sea captain has options….
From a romantic soirée for two to a memorable celebration for 41, Sail Hamptons has three luxury vessels to grant your water bound wish. Whether you want to relax and sail into the sunset, zip over to Sunset Beach for lunch, or have a full day enjoying swimming, sunning and sipping, your wish is their command. You can choose from the 74 ft. Schooner Luna which can accommodate up to 41 guests, the 58 ft. Sailing Yacht Starlight and the Hinckley Picnic Boat Soleil. Captain Toby Stull who sailed before he could walk brings his years of experience to create the perfect charter, and his crews are known to be the most fun, professional and dedicated on the seas. Time frames range from an hourly to full day rate depending on the boat. Guests meet at the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor for departure, leaving your shoes and cares behind.
58 Foot Sailing yacht STARLIGHT
Hinckley Picnic Boat SOLEIL
74 Foot Schooner LUNA
How many classic yachts can boast a history of hunting German U-Boats during WWII, hosting Elizabeth Taylor for lunch and winning First Place at the Pendennis Cup in Cornwall? The gorgeous, classic 78 ft. traditional gaff-rigged schooner, Yacht Kelpie, is the queen of the Hamptons luxury charter scene. Helmed by Captain Shannon Carleton and her hospitable crew, Yacht Kelpie is available for a half day, full day, or sunset charters for up to 24 lucky travelers. The private tender Le Launch picks up guests from the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor with a glass of rosé as they head out to meet their exquisitely appointed vessel. When the magnificent sails go up, your stress goes down and the adventure begins. The mythical Kelpie creatures supposedly warned women to be wary of handsome strangers, but maybe you just want to invite your own onboard.
Bilboquet Boat Basket
Bilboquet’s Decadent Boat Basket
The perfect accompaniment to any adventure on sea or on land is Bilboquet’s new boat basket, which can conveniently be picked up next to the yachts on Long Wharf. Monogrammed and reusable, this maritime tote is filled with favorite menu items- from Salade Nicoise to lobster rolls- beckoning a perfect, on-the-water afternoon. The basket must be ordered in-person, by phone or through hellobilbo.com and at least 48 hours before setting sail. Sure to become a repurposed Sag bag for off-water activities or home decor, this basket is available for a limited time.
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