NYC cruise 9/3/2015

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Kingsfr, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    We where with capt Ron. Behind the statue
    Nice scenary. Fueled up at liberty landing when he snapped a few pics of us.

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  2. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Cool trip. Curious why you didn't just do the complete circumnavigation - Harlem River, out to the Hudson and down the west side. Looks like it would have been about an extra 4 miles. I'll venture a guess that you're a Met fan at heart ;-)

    Next for you - the Great Loop (around Staten Island)!
  3. Kingsfr

    Kingsfr Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Great South Bay, Long Island, NY
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SUNDECK
    2012 Mercruiser 383 Stroker W/ Bravo III
    Good question... I was originally thinking about going competely around Manhattan, but I decided that there is not much sight seeing/landmark places that I was interested in going around northern Manhattan/Harlem River.
    And, yes, a Met fan...born and raised in Queens :)

    As far as the next loop... on my bucket list is the mini-loop of New York State. Erie Canals from the Hudson River west across the state into the Great Lakes, up the St. Lawrence River to Lake Champlain and down the Champlain Canal into the Hudson River.
    Going to have to wait til I'll take about a month.
  4. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    I went up the Hudson to Troy and thru the locks this year 6/25 to 7/11. Saw no debris in the water at all. I would think spring or a major storm would be different
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    When I did it last year the travel time from my dock in Lindenhurst to the Intrepid was about 2 1/2 hours. It was a real nice day, and the ocean was pretty flat. I went out Jones Inlet.
    It was a Saturday, and there was a lot of river traffic once we got near Manhattan, but it was a great trip.
    We came back that afternoon.
    I was thinking of doing 2 nights the next time. Maybe going up the East River, Harlem River, then back on to the Hudson continuing up to Kingston and spending the night there. It's a nice little walkable town with some good restaurants.
    Then heading south back to the city and spending the second night, possibly at Liberty Landing. It looked like a real nice place when we went there for gas last time, and the views across to the city were fantastic.
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Great pics. As an ole southern boy - captaining a boat through there has been a bucket list item for a while.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Kingsfr

    Kingsfr Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Great South Bay, Long Island, NY
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SUNDECK
    2012 Mercruiser 383 Stroker W/ Bravo III
    One thing I do want to put out there is the issue of the currents in the East River and Hell Gate. Those of you in the larger closed bow boats shouldn't be very concerned. However, those in boats similar to mine...a relatively, smaller (26 1/2 ft.) bowrider...should exercise caution when traveling the East River, particularly, near the southern tip of Roosevelt Island and though Hell Gate. Technically, the East River is not a river. Instead, it is a tidal strait. The currents flowing through there can be very strong and violent. Eventhough the depth is about 40ft, the water at spots looks like major rapids from the Colorado River, and other spots are rolling 4 ft swells.
    Normally, most people going through these sections wait for slack tide, especially sailboats and lower powered displacement boats. Unfortunately, the time of slack tide for that day didn't fit into my schedule. The times we went through happened to be at just about max flood and the strongest currents. I did my research and studied the areas and felt confident I could do it, it just took a lot of attention to the water and instantly changing conditions ( I don't know if anyone realized there are no pictures taken in those areas). The passage is obviously doable, just be aware and use caution if you are not going through at slack tide. Going through during the currents just adds the the adventure :)
  8. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I just did the trip this weekend.
    Left my dock in Lindenhurst Friday morning, through the Jones Inlet, in to NY Harbor, took the west side of Governor's Island, up the East and Harlem Rivers, out through Spyten Duyvil, then north up the Hudson to Kingston.
    Left Kingston late the next morning and ran down to Liberty Landing where we spent the night, then left there early Sunday morning back to the Jones Inlet, then to my dock in Lindenhurst.
    What a great weekend!
  9. ShaneOnYou

    ShaneOnYou Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Merrick, New York
    "Shane On You II"
    2009 43 Sundancer

    "Shane On You"
    2008 310 Sundancer
    Twin Cummings Turbo Diesel Engines, 480hp
    Sounds like a great trip... Saturday in the city was a hell of a day... We also did the trip Saturday...

    Left our slip in Freeport around 11:30 or so and it was a 2 hour run until we were tied up at Chelsea Piers having lunch....

    Another 3 hours to go up the Hudson and back down the east river.... Took some pics with lady liberty and then cruised back home..

    What a trip... Highly recommend if you haven't done it...









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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  10. endless seas

    endless seas Active Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Wonderful pictures thank you.
  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    If you do the trip again, and decide to overnight, Liberty Landing is a good spot. Great views of lower Manhattan at night from the docks.
    We were originally going to hop a train across the river for dinner, but decided that since we are in the city all the time we would go to Hoboken instead. It's a short Uber ride from the Marina which is located in Jersey City, to Hoboken. I think it was like $10.00, and took about 15 minutes. Lots of great restaurants, and then there is Carlo's Bakery (of Cake Boss fame) to pick up dessert to bring back to the boat and enjoy while taking in the skyline.
    I see that there is another Marina (Newport) closer to Hoboken, but the reviews indicated that it gets bumpy at the docks with the ferry traffic.
    Liberty Landing is a little further away, but is very protected.
  12. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Nice ,We are planning a trip to Liberty also this year. I am out of Mount Sinai on the LI Sound. Should be a nice trip.

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