Fuel up with an early breakfast of skillet fried eggs and bacon on the porch at Bruce’s Cheese Emporium and Cafe (208 Main St.; 631-477-0023). Pick up made-to-order sandwiches on your way out; you’ll need them aboard the Peconic Star II, a 90-foot party boat that will take you and 149 other passengers on a fishing trip and tour of the North Fork coastline. Learn to rig up from Captain Dave Brennan and his helpful crew. They provide rods and bait if you don’t want to buy them and will show you how to clean your catch (it’s porgies and fluke this time of year). If fishing’s not your thing, tan on the sun deck or dip into your cooler (the boat is BYO). Cool off with a mint-julep martini in the Frisky Oyster’s front lounge, just three blocks from the dock.
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