By Marie Wolf

Long Island's Lauren Kristy: South Bay Cruises

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All aboard for family fun! The Lauren Kristy is a 65-foot, turn-of-the-century-style riverboat that sails from the Bay Shore Marina. You can take a virtual tour online, but nothing compares to experiencing the cruise firsthand. Enjoy a peaceful trip through the Great South Bay, along the shores of Fire Island. There are two enclosed decks, so no matter the weather, you can ride in comfort.

   The boat is available for private charter, but public cruises are also offered. There are luncheon and dinner cruises that sail for three hours, feature a buffet meal and cash bar; evening cruises have entertainment such as a DJ to make the trip even more fun.

 Decorated in a spirited red, white and blue, the Lauren Kristy is a perfect summer outing for your family, one that all ages can enjoy.

Where: Bay Shore Marina, end of Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore

When: A full schedule of cruises is available online. Boarding is a half-hour before sailing time.

How much: Prices vary, but luncheon cruises are generally $36.95 per person; $24.95 children under 12. Sales tax is additional. Reservations required for all trips.

For more information: 631-750-5359;

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