Though it is only a short trip from one of the most famous cities in the world, Montauk is another world – a true getaway. Surrounded by salty seas, you can enjoy a myriad of water sports – fishing, boating, surfing, or simply taking an invigorating dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Take a cruise out of our harbor for whale watching or simply relax and take in our rich heritage with a tour of the Montauk Point Lighthouse or Second House and Third House Museums. Montauk offers recreational activities for every interest. Even in the blistering heat of a New York summer, you can expect mild sunny days and a gentle breeze in Montauk.
The quiet yet exciting winter months bring the opportunity to view harbor seals and learn more about our coastal ecology as the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation offers guided observation walks. For all seasons, Montauk promises to entertain and enrich. At the easternmost point of Long Island, Montauk is one of New York’s premiere seaside resort communities. With captivating coastlines and pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound, over 70 hotels, motels, B&Bs and guest houses, spectacular fishing, a myriad of watersports, world-class golf, tennis and abundant restaurants and shopping – Montauk offers something for everyone.
Commonly referred to as one of the “Sport Fishing Capitals of the World”, Montauk boasts more than 20 marinas and over 400 charter/party fishing boats; many reeling in world record and prize-winning catches of tuna, shark, striped bass and fluke. Surfcasters and Fly Fishing enthusiasts never miss an opportunity to cast or reel in a catch while here. Surfers travel from far and wide to be challenged by the surf at Ditch Plains, while sun worshippers enjoy the white sands of our ocean and sound beaches. Windsurfers share our beautiful Fort Pond Bay with colorful sunfish, canoes, paddle and row boats. Whale watching is spectacular here as our visitors journey out past Montauk. Point for close encounters with the great leviathans of the deep!
Montauk has a variety of trails that offer hiking, biking, and bird watching. These trails offer spectacular views and attention to our diverse ecosystem.
Montauk… it’s not the end of the road, but the beginning.
- Uihlein’s Marina
Jet Ski & Boat Rentals
- Puff n Putt
Miniature Golf / Sailboat Rentals / Kayaks
- Montauk Lighthouse
Museum / State Park / Gift Shop & Overlook
- Deep Hollow Ranch
Horseback Riding / Trail Ride
- Montauk Bike Shop
Trails / Guides / Tours / Rentals
- Viking Fleet
Open Boat Daily Fishing / Whale Watching
- Montauk Marine Basin
Charter Boats / Full Service Marina
- Montauk Trails
Guide / Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding Trails
- Block Island Ferry
Year Round Service to and from Block Island
We took the privilege of picking out the major points of interest in Montauk for you to get the most out of your vacation. If you click on any of their photos, it’ll take you directly to their website
Outfitted with the latest and greatest fish-finding technology, the Five Star specializes in private charters and “serious” off-shore fishing trips
Blue Fin IV
Captain Michael Potts and the Blue Fin IV is known for his enthusiasm and giving 100% to his clients each and every trip.
Local Fishing – AM, PM, Eve., All Day
Striped Bass, Fluke, Seabass and many others
Offshore Big Game
Shark, Tuna, Mahi, Marlin
Have great family fun + catch fish for the grill! We customize your trip for sailing time and can catch fish for several species.
Viking Star – Sport Fishing Boats
Captained by experienced 3rd and 4th generation Forsbergs- These party boats are available for full, half
day and long range fishing trips and practically guarantee the best fishing time of your life!
Montauk’s 120 ft. Interstate passenger Ferry . Designed by 2nd generation owner Paul Forsberg. The
boat leaves Montauk heading to Block Island and New London, CT daily during the summer season. Cars
are not allowed, but bicycles and surfboards are!
Montauk Downs -NYS Public Golf Course
Designed by world famous championship golf course designer-Robert Trent Jones and built by Carl
Fisher – who first created the “real Montauk”. Some of the best golfing around and with stunning views
Uihlein’s Marina and Boat Rental
Boats of every size available for fishing, water sports or just cruising the ocean blue. Captains are also
available to accompany inexperienced boaters
Uihlein’s Marina and Water Sports Rental
A few years ago- to occupy his “20 minutes of spare time”- Henry Uihlein started a new venture in
Montauk that appeals to adults and kids alike. Equipment rental for water- tubing, jet-skiing, waterskiing,
fishing and a host of other activities are available and will keep the entire family busy for the day!
Montauk Point Lighthouse
You can write Most Visited Lighthouse in the country. This is the first Lighthouse built in NYS and is the 4th oldest lighthouse in the United States. It was commissioned by our first President- George Washington and it has been named a National Landmark. The Montauk Historical Society is now responsible for its care and preservation. Another “must see” when visiting Montauk.
Montauk Point Lighthouse
Giorgina Reid (1908–2001), a textile designer, had saved her Rocky Point, New York cottage from collapse by building a simple set of terraces in the gullies of the bluff. Reid’s concept, Reed-Trench Terracing, called for building the terrace platforms made of various beach debris, notably reeds; the practice appeared to stem the erosion. She patented the process and published an article about it titled “How to Hold up a Bank”.
Montauk Point Lighthouse
Greg Donohue, a Montauk landscaper, worked with Giorgina Reid at the Point and kept the project moving forward after she retired in 1986. With support from various sources, including the Montauk Historical Society and the State of New York, the Erosion Control Project of Montauk Point was successfully completed in 1998.
Uihlein’s Marina & Jet-ski Rental
Three generations of Uihleins have run this fun family Marina where “Young Henry” shows little brother
Alex how to ride the waves
Jet-skiing challenges even the physically fit, but Uihlein’s instructors will make it child’s play! Jet-ski
rentals available – just minutes away
“Mon Tiki”- Catamaran Charter
Sunrise sight-seeing cruises (a MUST!)… Half or Full-day Harbor or Long Island Sound Cruises…and
Sunset cruises available for those who want to see something spectacular!!
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. The Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington, in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796, and was completed on November 5, 1796.
MONTAUK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
President: Kathryn Nadeau
Vice President: Bill Becker
Secretary: Stephanie Krusa
Treasurer: Dick White
Board members: Lawrence Cooke, Amy Hubbard, Ronald Glogg, Jean Ruggles, Brian Pope
Hon. Board Member, Student Liaison: Brad Dickinson
Liaison: Gregory Donohue
Giorgina Reid (1908–2001), a textile designer, had saved her Rocky Point, New York cottage from collapse by building a simple set of terraces in the gullies of the bluff. She proposed that solution to the Society at Montauk. Reid’s concept, Reed-Trench Terracing, called for building the terrace platforms made of various beach debris, notably reeds; the practice (along with further strengthening of the rocks at the bluff toe) appeared to stem the erosion. She patented the process and published an article about it titled “How to Hold up a Bank”.
 Greg Donohue, a Montauk landscaper, worked with Giorgina Reid at the Point and kept the project moving forward after she retired in 1986. With support from various sources, including the Montauk Historical Society and the State of New York, the Erosion Control Project of Montauk Point was successfully completed in 1998.