Things to Do in Sag Harbor, NY

Things to Do in Sag Harbor, NY
Sag Harbor is a small village on Long Island in New York. Founded in the early 1700s, the village served as an international port and a base for whalers. Its history includes the American Revolutionary War battle of Meigs Raid, in which the Americans captured British soldiers and a skirmish in the War of 1812. The protected harbor provides the perfect place for kayaking, sailing, and along the open coast surfing.

Take a Kayak Tour

Weekend Warrior Tours offers many different types of kayak tours including kid's tours, fishing tours and nature tours. Tours occur at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. They also offer lessons and kayak rentals. Lessons are a way to refine kayaking skills and will give beginners the techniques required for safe and efficient paddling. For experienced kayakers, Weekend Warrior Tours teaches paddling and rescue techniques necessary for more challenging conditions.
Weekend Warrior Tours
8 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-5950

Surf the Coast

Six miles south of Sag Harbor on the open coast of Long Island, Main Beach Surf & Sport offers surf lessons. During private and group surf lessons, beginner and intermediate surfers will master the basics or perfect skills. All their lessons include 20 minutes of beach instruction and 70 minutes of surf time. In 2009, prices ran $150 for 1 1/2 hours, which included the surfboard rental.
Main Beach Surf & Sport
352 Montauk Highway
Wainscott, NY 11975
(631) 537-2716

Go Sailing

Sag Harbor Sailing, named Outstanding Sailing School of the Year in 2007 by the American Sailing Association, offers sailing lessons. From May to October, join award-winning head instructor Mark Tompkins for a two-day sailing course. During the course, students learn to sail a 23-foot sloop rigged sailboat.
Sag Harbor Sailing
51 Pineneck Ave
PO Box 899
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-5100

Article Written By Bryan Hansel

Bryan Hansel is a freelance photographer and kayaking guide who began writing in 1993. His outdoors articles appear on various websites. Hansel holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and religion from the University of Iowa.

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