Originally inhabited by the Algonquin Native Americans, and settled by the Europeans in the 17th century, Montauk has a rich and varied history. According to old legend, pirate treasure is buried here, though it’s never been uncovered. In the Prohibition era, Montauk was a drop-off point for the Rum Runners smuggling illicit alcohol.
Today, Montauk is considered one of the East Coast’s premier vacation destinations. Its location at the east end of Long Island provides everything from spectacular views to world-class sport fishing and hiking (as well as simply relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach). Montauk Downs, one of country’s top rated golf courses, is here, as are fantastic shopping and dining opportunities.
We’ve listed some of the more popular things to do and see in Montauk below. If you’d like additional information, please don’t hesitate to ask our Concierge!
The Hampton Jitney is a charter bus operation with a fleet of full-size coaches, with multiple trips daily between Montauk and the NYC Metro area year-round. Every trip is on a wide body, lavatory-equipped bus, staffed with an on-board attendant serving snacks and reading material. Airport connections, limousines and package services are also available through Hampton Jitney. NYC metro area: call (800) 327-0732; on Long Island, call (516) 283-4600 for information and reservations.