Welcome Back, Montauk

Back and better than ever for the 2021 summer season

Montauk summer is back. With last summer being more than just a letdown for everyone on the East End and…the world, it’s with open arms and a fresh Brew Co. koozie that we welcome back summer to our little town. Our favorite places are beginning to reopen their doors for the summer season. A community of locally owned small businesses, support is the greatest thing you can offer. Well, support and a lemon-lime seltzer to go in that koozie—good thing they’re up and running too. See you on the patio.

Here’s what’s happening on the East End.

Getting There

Believe it or not, getting to the end of the world is easier than you think. 

The Long Island Rail Road

The LIRR is open and running. The midnight train might not take you anywhere, but it can take you to Montauk.

Special Features: New technologies have recently updated timetables to show passenger count, where vacant seats are in each train car, and provide audio announcements leading passengers to open seats to promote social distancing and safe travel. 

Face coverings are required. If you’re lucky you’ll receive a reusable mask from Mr. and Mrs. Met with MTA’s “Mask Force X” program.


Hampton Jitney

Bussing you through Long Island and operating at a limited capacity, you can reserve your tickets online. 

Special Features: Recently partnered with RGNY, you can now get wine to-go which you can order when you book your tickets. Not a shabby setup. 

Face coverings are required and sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer will be available onboard.


Eating and Drinking There

A small drinking town with a fishing problem.

The Liars’ Saloon

401 W. Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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This happens to be one of Whalebone’s favorite places to have a couple drinks. If we can give you any advice, it’s don’t go to Liars’ the night before you’re going to go shark diving. Not a good mix. 

Hours: Noon – midnight, every single day. 

Special Features:  Some great characters, one dollar draft beers all day everyday and karaoke at 10 pm on Fridays. Specials and live music popping up here and there. Plenty of outdoor seating. Come by land or sea. 

Connected to Offshore Sports Marina, you can get all the new Liars’ gear you could imagine and normal marina shop things. 

Guests must wear a mask when not seated.


La Fin Kitchen & Lounge

474 West Lake  Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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Making its first Montauk debut, La Fin is a French farm-to-table restaurant on Montauk Harbor that just opened its doors at the beginning of May. All-day dining brought to you by local farms, vineyards and fishermen. 

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 10 pm

Special Features: Quite the wine list and French experience. Whether it be breakfast, a brunch to recover from the night before, or an intimate dinner. 

Specials popping up daily and on holidays. Be sure to make a reservation. 


Tiny Harbor Cafe

440 W Lake Dr
Montauk, NY 11954
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An Asian cafe with a little something for everyone, serving dinner everyday and breakfast on the weekends. Not too shabby.

Hours: 5pm-9pm on weekdays, 8:30am-1pm, 5pm-9pm on the weekends

Special Features: Delivery and outdoor dining available.


Lefthand Coffee

83 S Elmwood Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
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A coffee shop with some pretty cool merch and in-house roasted beans for purchase.

Hours: 8am-3pm, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday – Sunday

Special Features: Face coverings are required when ordering, ten customers maximum inside at a time. Mobile ordering available.


Best Pizza Dive Bar

692 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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Really good pizza in a good old dive bar. Sit inside or outside for a slice of pie and whatever drink the regulars are having.

Hours: noon-9pm on the weekdays, noon-10pm Friday – Sunday

Special Features: Offering bookings for private events. Playing surf and skate videos all summer.


The Dock MTK

482 W Lake Dr
Montauk, NY 11954
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A place where you’ll see us. A locals bar with cold beer and a damn good playlist.

Hours: 3pm til they feel like closing, Tuesday-Friday, noon til they feel liek closing, Saturday-Sunday

Special Features: Outdoor dining and takeout available.


Happy Bowls

805 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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Every good beach town needs a place for smoothie bowls. And other bowls too. Quite refreshing after, before or during a long day in the sun.

Hours: 9am-5pm, seven days a week

Special Features: Menus can be boring. You build it, they blend it. Unless you order poke, then they probably won’t blend it.


Ditch Witch

18 Ditch Plains Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
Ditch Beach, Second Parking Lot
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Odds are you will see us there. A food truck with everything from poke bowls to burritos. 

Hours: 12pm – 4pm most days, dinner specials here and there. 

Special Features: New sunset menu, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays form 5pm –  8pm

Ocean views no matter where you sit. You are at the beach, remember. 

Face coverings required when ordering.


Harvest

11 S Emery St
Montauk, NY 11954
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Fusing Montauk Italian with Montauk seafood and locally grown produce. And a pretty nice sunset if the weather allows.

Hours: Opens at 5pm nightly

Special Features: Inside dining only. One-week advance reservation suggested for indoor dining.


Point Bar and Grill

697 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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That old school type of drinking. The only sports bar in Montauk, so if you’re sporty, we’ll see you there.

Hours: noon-midnight daily

Special Features: Bachelor and Bachelorette party bookings available. And a whole hell of a lot of flatscreen TVs.

Come back after dinner for The Point after dark. Late night parties ever summer night.


Duryea’s Lobster Deck

65 Tuthill Rd 
Montauk, NY 11954
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Opening for the season on May 13th, get the freshest seafood right from the market.  Oysters, lobster, clams, shrimp, you name it. Not to mention the market is directly next door. 

Hours: Noon – 10pm every day of the week 

Special Features: Waterfront restaurant, dine-in and take-out, no reservations. 

Duryea’s is opening a new location in Orient Point on May 20th. 

Right next to the Whalebone Flagship store. Don’t be afraid to stop by.


Blade + Salt

54 S Erie Ave
Montauk, NY, 11954
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Brand new restaurant in town with pizza pies and other main plates that change daily. Featuring a “you catch it, we cook it” option for the summer as well. Pretty ideal for the fishing and drinking problem.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, noon – 7:30pm 

Special Features: Not just pizza. Pizza and other good food. Making their grand opening at the beginning of the season. 


Goldberg’s

28 S Etna Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
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Slapping cream cheese on bagels since 1949. And other things like eggs and bacon and ingredients you’d guess you’d find on or in-between a bagel.

Hours: 6am-3pm, every single day

Special Features: Voted best bagel in the Hamptons and North Fork. Plant-based options available.


Frozen Anchor Ice Cream

478 W Lake Dr
Montauk, NY, 11954
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Located in Montauk Harbor, this ice cream parlor got off to a great start last year in their first season and is coming back this year with more. Head on in to the shop and don’t forget to check out their ice cream cakes. 

Hours: 11am-11pm, seven days a week

Special Features: New shop renovations are in the works for their second summer in Montauk. Not to mention the newly added flavors and vegan ice cream options for the plant-based folks. 

Now allowing guests to come into the shop. Online orders up and running. 


Sausages

692 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954

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A lot of pastabilities here. And pizza. And drinks too. And other nice digestible things.

Hours: 11:30am-9pm, every day except for Tuesdays. They’re closed on Tuesdays.

Special Features: Free delivery to the beach or anywhere in Montauk. No need to leave the sun.

Looking for a summer job? They’re hiring.


Joni’s Kitchen

28 South Etna Ave, Suite #9
Montauk, NY 11954

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A hidden gem for good eats that change seasonally. Breakfast and lunch that is always fresh and organic. Not to mention it’s only a short walk from the beach. Kind of like everything in Montauk.

Hours: 8am-3pm, seven days a week

Special Features: Rotating seasonal menu, pretty damn good location.


Shagwong

774 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY, 11954
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A Montauk mainstay since 1936, this old-school tavern on Main Street is open for seafood seven days a week. A quintessential Montauk stop to say the least. 

Hours: noon – 9pm, every single day.

Special Features: Fresh seafood no matter the day. Special lobster bakes on Tuesdays and if you like to dance you should probably show up on Saturdays. That’s when we tend to find ourselves there.


Naturally Good

779 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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With a new beach season approaching quickly, this cafe in town is ready to provide some nutritious meals—In business since 1985, Naturally Good doubles as an organic market and a great place for breakfast and lunch. 

Hours: 7-5 Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 7:30-4:30 Sunday, closed Thursday

Special Features: Adding to their menu for the new season, they are now offering a veggie burger. Take out only. Online ordering available. There’s a nice little window for pickup.


TT’s Montauk

466 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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TT stands for tacos and tequila, so this place sounds like something right up our alley. Waterfront Tex-Mex, you really can’t go wrong. 

Hours: 4pm -9pm Thursday-Friday, noon – 9pm Saturday-Sunday, closed Monday-Wednesday

Special Features: With a new 1970s pink bus, this is a content creation paradise. Plus, the food’s pretty good too. Don’t try to drive the bus. 

Be on the lookout for summer 2021 events happening at TT’s. 


Montauk Brewing Company

62 South Erie Avenue
Montauk, NY 11954
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Look, we like this place. Good people, great beer. Still waiting for the 12 pack of lemon-lime seltzer. A nice patio perfect for spending the day outside with a cold beverage. Seems ideal. 

Hours: Monday – Thursday + Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Friday + Saturday, 12pm – 7pm 

Special Features: A nice yellow dog, new gear, and lemonade seltzers ready for public opinion. We will most certainly see you there.


Pizza Village

700 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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Award winning Italian meals for the past 50 years. Made fresh daily.

Hours: 11:30am-9pm on the weekdays, 11:30am-9:30pm on the weekends

Special Features: Indoor dining, take-out and free delivery.


Bluestone Lane

786 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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More than just a coffee shop. All the toasts, smoothies, and coffee you could think of. With a nice outdoor seating area. Ideal for summer.

Hours: 7am-4pm daily

Special Features: The Bluestone Lane Beach Collective has reopened in The Hamptons. Lifestyle clothing and other nice things.


Naturally Good Sushi

38 S Etna Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
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The name is pretty self-explanatory. Also with homemade cold brew.

Hours: 11:30am-9pm, Friday – Sunday, 11:30am-8:30pm Monday – Tuesday, closed on Wednesdays

Special Features: Vegan friendly options, open for lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating options.


Gosman’s Fish Market

484 W Lake Dr
Montauk, NY 11954
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The freshest and best selection of seafood you’ll find. Locally caught and brought up from the dock.

Hours: 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm on Sundays

Special Features: Want to check it out before you go? Do so with their virtual tour.


The Inlet

541 E Lake Dr.
Montauk, NY 11954
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Our neighbors on the long road next to the big ocean. Great seafood and an even better time. Feel free to pop on over the Boneyard afterward to read a nice magazine. 

Hours: Thursdays – Sundays, doors open at noon, lunch specials served until 4pm

Special Features: Specialty drinks and fresh seafood. Dine-in, take-out, and curbside pickup available.


Staying There

Take your shoes off and stay a while.

The Surf Lodge

183 Edgemere St.
Montauk, NY 11954
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Open again for business as of May 14th. Lodging, dining, surfing. What started as an Irish pub is now a hip hotel overlooking Fort Pond. Fresh seafood right off the fishing boats and free bike rentals to get around town. 

Hours: Open seven days a week

Special Features: No check-ins or outs on Saturdays. But their website does tell you the size of the waves each morning. Bring your board. 

The Outdoor Summer Concert Series—see some of Montauk’s favorite artists outside on the Surf Lodge deck overlooking Fort Pond. Concert lineup this way. 

The Surf Lodge Restaurant—Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood as fresh as it gets, with cuisine inspired by the culture of Montauk. Sustainably sourced food and not one piece of single-use plastic.


Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa

Montauk: 290 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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Star Island: 32 Star Island Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
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Stay in a bungalow by the sea at Gurney’s, open and taking reservations for the summer now. The only hotel in Montauk directly on the ocean, walk out to the beach and enjoy sun, sand and surf. 

Hours: Open seven days a week

Special Features: On-the-beach wellness classes are offered to resort guests every morning to get your day started with some movement. 

DJ Kasey Berry will be performing at the Gurney’s Firepit on Memorial Day Weekend. 

Scarpetta Beach is open for both indoor and outdoor dining. Open nightly and year-round. 

For safety, self-parking is available, more utilization of outdoor spaces, there are sanitizing stations and masks offered to guests throughout the resort, grab-and-go menus and room service. The Beach Club, the Firepit and Tellie’s are open to resort guests only. The fitness center and spa are currently closed due to regulations and renovations. 


Montauk Beach House

55 S Elmwood Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
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Opening for the season on May 13th, enjoy a stay in the heart of Downtown Montauk. Only one block from the Atlantic Ocean.

Hours: Open seven days a week

Special Features: Cocktails and DJ’s every weekend, entertainment and special events coming the summer of 2021. Relax by the Poolside Fire Lounge and at the Bar and Grill limited to guests only.


Hero Beach Club

626 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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The one with the big winky face that’s right on Umbrella Beach and has a really big backyard and 30 rooms ready for summer guests. 

Hours: Open seven days a week 

Special Features: Weekly and upcoming events you can find the dates to here

A short stroll to Umbrella Beach or you can hit the guest-only pool deck. Check out the Backyard Garden with plenty of outdoor seating and firepits for social distanced gathering. 


Daunt’s Albatross Motel

44 South Elmwood Avenue
Montauk, NY 11954
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Just 100 feet from the beach, this family-run motel has a saltwater pool and offers retreat and class options to keep you relaxed while on the East End. 

Hours: Open seven days a week 

Special Features: Numerous classes and retreats including yoga and meditation weekends.

Complimentary yoga and cardio boxing classes offered in the yoga studio.

Instead of continental breakfast, sunset movie nights by the pool will be offered twice a week. 

UV light cleaning efforts between every guest, social distancing and face-covering guidelines and no use of public restrooms to reduce shared surfaces. Text-service housekeeping to keep guests comfortable and safe during their stay. 


The Memory Motel

692 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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Made famous by that one Rolling Stones song. Can’t think of the name.

Hours: Open for the summer season

Special Features: One block from the beach and the bar has live music from Thursday to Sunday.


Solé East

90 Second House Road
Montauk, NY 11954
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60 bungalow-like rooms awaiting guests of the summer 2021 season. Cabanas and poolside DJs along with a full-service restaurant bar and poolside lounge. No need to leave, but if you do, it’s just a short five-minute walk to the heart of Montauk and the beach. 

Hours: Open seven days a week

Special Features: Weekend pool parties with DJ’s, BBQ and cocktails, firepits, and an outdoor heated pool. Not a bad gig. 

For dining, the Backyard Restaurant has reopened and is ready to serve guests Sunday-Saturday. Menu items are also available poolside.


The Montauket

88 Firestone Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
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Open for business since the ’20s. Fresh lobster rolls, sunsets and a nice place to stay.

Hours: Open seven days a week

Special Features: Live music, a restaurant and bar, and if you want to sound like a local, call it “The Hill.”


Shopping There

Some nice places to get some nice things.

8th Drifter

752 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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Sustainable artisanal and home goods. More than just a boutique, they host pop-ups with complimentary rosé every weekend and have yoga mornings. 

Special Features: Now partnering with The Cosmic Rx, head to the shop on Wednesdays for “Crystals and Cocktails” workshops to better your spiritual wellness. 

Online purchases available.


Quincy MTK

805 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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Pro surfer Quincy Davis designed this seasonal outpost to house her favorite surf, beach, and fashion necessities in her hometown. 

Hours: Seven days a week, 10am – 6pm 

Special Features: Now open for the season, occasional pop ups and events are taking place throughout the summer.


Air and Speed

795 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
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From hoodies, hats and beanies to beach cruisers. Sounds like a one stop shop to us.

Hours: 10am-6pm, seven days a week

Special Features: Surf board rentals and lessons including wetsuits and camps. Boogie boards too.


Wyld Blue, Wyld Black & Baybi Pop

Blue: 716 Montauk Highway, Level 2, Store 2
Montauk, NY 11954
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Black: Level 2, Stores 4, 716 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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Baybi: Ground Floor Store 7, 716 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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The Benz family continues to keep their cool. Swim, apparel, accessories, jewelry for women and kids. A couple nice little boutiques in a nice little town. They also sell bouncy houses online, in case you ever need one. 

Hours: Seven days a week, 10am – 6pm 

Special Features: New expansions in the store with new goods to try on and add to your wardrobe. 

Online purchases available. Feel free to get us one of those bouncy houses. 


Sunshine Amagansett

303 Main Street 
Amagansett, NY 11930
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A unique lifestyle boutique with seasonal popups and events to bring the community together. All things a sun lover needs. 

Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 12pm – 4pm

Special Features: The Back Room Edit is a new space where fashion, art and design are showcased. Vintage and contemporary art and photography rotated throughout the season in partnership with B Squared.

Special events popping up throughout the summer.


Destination Haus

83 S Elmwood Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
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A female and family-run business that operates as your one-stop shop for home decor, art and global finds from all corners of the world. Whether you’re picking up a housewarming gift, or finding yourself something special, this space is full of inspiration. And who doesn’t like inspiration.

Hours: Seven days a week, 9 am – 5 pm at their new location in Montauk

Special Features: If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate anything, these women started the luxury picnic out on the East end. Shoot them a note to help plan, curate and decorate your next event on the beach, in your backyard or wherever the Summer might find you. If it’s for a marriage proposal, we’ll be available for the wedding.


Doing Things There

It may be small, but it’s filled with fun things to do, half of those involve the water, so hopefully, you don’t mind being in the splash zone.

Puff & Putt

659 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
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A family fun center offering mini-golf and a variety of boat rentals. It may seem like an odd duo, but not on the East End. Overlooking Fort Pond for waterfront putt putt and immediate access to whatever you decide to rent.  

Hours: Seven days a week during the summer season, open 9am – 10pm Monday – Saturday, 10am – 10pm on Sunday

Special Features: 18 holes of putt putt, with new greens for the summer 2021 season.

Boats and water vessels of all sizes from kayaks and SUPs to sailboats.

*No credit cards accepted, on site ATM only.


Montauk Cycle Company

463 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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You already took the train, so no need  for a rental car. Instead try a bike. Rentals, knowledge, and hopefully no need for training wheels. But they have them. Just in case. 

Hours: Everyday, 10am – 5pm, closed on Wednesdays

Special Features: New bikes in the shop that people have been waiting for since October.

Not to mention they have a beer with Montauk Brew Co, called the Cycle Sauce IPA. Drink and bike responsibly. But probably not at the same time.


Montauk Salt Cave

552 W. Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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Rejuvenate with spa services and a natural Himalayan salt cave to cleanse your stress. What better way to vacation than with an entire day dedicated to relaxing. 

Hours: Everyday 10am – 6pm, closed on Tuesdays 

Special Features: 

Salt therapy sessions, healer led sessions and self care treatments

With a new refill bar, BYOB and refill on shampoos and conditioners to limit your plastic waste. See what other events are offered here.


Mon Tiki Boat Rentals 

59 Star Island Road
Montauk, NY 11954
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You’re surrounded by water, so you might as well enjoy it. Sailboat and catamaran rentals for groups of any size. The largest and safest sailing vessels for rent on the East End. 

Hours: Everyday, 9am – 7pm

Special Features: Most boat rentals cost an arm and a leg. Charter your own for $200. Not too shabby for a sunset cruise on the Northern Atlantic. If you have extra room, let us know.