Every captain needs a seasoned first mate to make a successful trip, but a really fun voyage takes the whole crew. Lace up your boat shoes and cast away your desktop doldrums with this week's Escape to Heron Suites in Southold, New York—a plush dockside hotel affixed to the Port of Egypt Marine on the northern tip of Long Island overlooking Southold Bay.
Set sail with a two-night stay for up to four shipmates in the First Mate Suite ($299) or the Captain's Quarters ($399), Sundays through Thursdays from now to September 30, or any days of the week from October 1 to March 31, 2013. Have a couple of extra cooks in the galley? The Admiral Suite ($549) sleeps up to six.
Cruise through the waterfront lobby and feel instantly at home at this family-owned-and-operated property. Dock your luggage in your spacious suite; then, sink into your queen-size bed, flip on the flat-screen TV, or draw up a bath in the full-size bathroom complete with L'Occitane bath products. The full kitchen is perfect for preparing anything from a full family-style meal to a light snack, and free high-speed Internet throughout the hotel makes navigating e-mail a breeze.
Rest your sea legs in the sand at one of the nearby beaches with a free beach pass from the hotel; or opt for more placid waters by the on-site pool. Indulge your inner explorer and set out on an adventure with one included four-hour double kayak rental and one full-day bike rental from Eagle's Neck Paddling Company.
Come dinner time, take in the feeding frenzy at Southold Fish Market and sample the freshest catch-of-the-day prepared on-site. Dip shrimp into cocktail sauce, crack open a lobster, or try the fresh-made crab cakes at the outdoor picnic tables.
Some fish tales are better than others—and this seaside Escape to Long Island is the reel deal.
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A Two-Night Stay for Four in the First Mate Suite ($299) or Captain's Quarters ($399), or Six in the Admiral's Suite ($549), with Four-Hour Kayak and Full-Day Bike Rental
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