Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the Long Island Sound, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The Northeast, one of the most expansive boating areas in the U.S., spans from Maine to New Jersey, and includes numerous, famous boating destinations that are on most captains’ bucket lists.
From the bustling streets of New York City and Boston, to the charming and historical towns that dot the New England shoreline, there are plenty of cruising tours and destinations to fill a summer – or a lifetime! Snag-A-Slip is a free, online boat slip reservation site where you can explore awesome marinas in the Northeast and rent boat slips easily. If you are charting your course or you want to see our marinas on a map, click the interactive map button above!
From quaint and historical towns, to beautiful lakes and rivers, New Jersey has something for every kind of boater.
Did you know that there are 127 miles of coastline in New Jersey? There are also many inland lakes and tributaries to explore. Recreational boating is a huge pastime in New Jersey, and with good reason. Be sure to visit Lake Hopatcong, the largest inland Lake in New Jersey, which has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit by boat and a breathtaking state park to discover. Adventurous boaters should get out and cruise the shore, being sure to stop at great hot spots such as Sandy Hook, Point Pleasant and Cape May.
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Massachusetts has famously welcomed boaters since, well, the Mayflower!
This New England state is steeped in rich American history and offers a number of charming destinations along the East Coast. Boaters can get spooky in Salem, knock out oyster cravings in Wellfleet, angle with the best in Gloucester, chill out in Nantucket and enjoy a little luxury in Cape Cod. Last, but not least, the Boston Harbor offers up a big city with a small town vibe.
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It can be argued that Rhode Island, and Newport in particular, is the mecca for boating in New England. And is it any surprise?
Boaters can explore a number of charming coastal towns on the coastal shoreline and inland, including visits to Westerly, Providence, Bristol, Falls River and more. Any cruise to Rhode Island should plan a stop in Newport, a charming sailing town with excellent restaurants, rich history, stunning mansions and a true maritime spirit.
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From the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, to the banks of the Delaware River, Pennsylvania is home to all types of boating.
85,000 miles of rivers and streams run through the state, providing boaters with endless recreational activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and more! With 56 miles of tidal waters along the Delaware River, you will even have access to the Atlantic Ocean. This gorgeous state is an outdoor enthusiast's dream destination from East to West.
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New Hampshire is a beautiful New England coastal state famous for its quaint towns and natural beauty.
Visitors are sure to enjoy spending time in nature, and should plan a visit to Franconia Notch State Park and White Mountain National Forest. While the New Hampshire shoreline is only 18 miles, the pristine beaches will provide you and your family with lasting memories. Hampton Beach and Portsmouth are great towns to visit as well, promising charming, old-time fun, countless outdoor events and an overall amazing experience.
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New York boating provides you with ample options for versatility and opportunity of where to go and what to do
In New York, you can make your way from the bright lights and big city feel that encompasses the shoreline of the Hudson River all the way to the gorgeous freshwater Lakes of Erie and Ontario. The Hudson is a fantastic 134 miles stretch of boating for all of you Great American Loopers, with plenty of amazing and scenic stops along the way.
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LONG ISLAND SOUND
The Long Island Sound offers boaters a breath of fresh air between Long Island and Connecticut.
The Sound provides a wide variety of boating experiences and culture and is known for popular cruising destinations, including Mystic and Old Saybrook on the Northern side and Northport, Oyster Bay and Block Island on the Southern side. Whether you are strolling the charming streets of Newport, visiting the old lighthouses in Old Saybrook, or partying on Block Island, there’s no shortage of activities in this popular boating destination.
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Known for its rocky shoreline, amazing vistas and, of course, the best cold water lobster stateside, Maine is an amazing and beautiful getaway destination.
From the quaint towns of Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, to the old ports of Portland, there's so much to see and do in this great state. In addition to touring the numerous light houses and historical towns, visitors also enjoy beach-going, hiking through the State and National Parks and charter fishing. Last, but not least, Maine is famous for its delicious eats. Did we mention the lobster yet?
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BAY OF FUNDY
Known for its high tidal range, the Bay of Fundy sits between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
Boaters looking for adventure will love the Bay of Fundy, which has something for every cruiser! There's no shortage of nature activities to enjoy, and the Bay of Fundy uniquely offers both tidal bore rafting and whale watching for some of the most endangered species of whale. If you're not an outdoor enthusiast, this area also offers golf, vineyards, and unique shopping destinations. Don't miss out on this refreshing boating destination!
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