Sam's Star Island Ship's Store

Supplies for You and Your Boat

Sam's Star Island is known as the largest ship’s store and tackle shop on the East End, serving the avid sport fisherman, casual cruiser and professional captain and crew. The store is staffed by an expert crew dedicated to serving your boating needs. “Originally, we specialized only in marine supplies, but we have grown to meet the needs of the boating and fishing enthusiast,” says owner Sam Gershowitz. And they have, carrying all your boating needs, including footwear, clothing, rods, reels, tackle, bait, marine hardware, engine supplies, groceries, coolers, ice and sundries.

Known for their custom-designed Sam's Star Island and Montauk T-shirts and sweatshirts, Sam's Star Island also carries resort wear by AFTCO, OHO and Montauk Tackle. Sperry Topsider and Bimini Bay footwear and boots come in every size for men and women alike. Foul weather gear by Cofish International, Grundén’s, Guy Cotton and Glacier Gloves shields you from the inclement weather. To protect you from the sun, a large selection of hats for men, women, and children and the latest sunglasses from Costa Del Mar and Bimini Bay are on display. For the followers of “Jaws,” a large assortment of shark teeth awaits your selection.

From the hardcore fisherman to the young snapper popper, the Sam's Star Island tackle department can fulfill your every need. Inshore, offshore, and surf rods from Lamiglas, Star, Daiwa and Tsunami, as well as a full line of our in-house custom-built rods, fill our racks. The expert staff, when they’re not assisting you and are out fishing at Montauk’s hot spots, will gladly put together a rod, reel and line package that will best suit your needs at a price you’re comfortable with. Sam's Star Island is a stocking dealer for reels manufactured by Avet, Accurate, Daiwa, Penn, Shimano, Van Staal, and ZeeBaaS. Your reels can be spooled while you wait using mono, braid, and trolling wire by Ande, AFW, Jinkai, Momoi, Samurai Braid from Daiwa, and Hollow Core and PowerPro from Shimano, just to name a few.

Custom inshore and offshore lure rigging is a specialty at Sam's Star Island. Lures, leader material and fluorocarbon, rigs, hooks, terminal tackle, tools, fillet knives and bait and cutting boards are on hand. Sam's Star Island is the live bait headquarters in Montauk. The 40-lb.-plus striped bass love to dine on our live eels, spots, and croakers. Frozen bait for inshore and offshore fishing is always available. We carry bunker, mackerel and tuna chum; butterfish, herring, sardines, mackerel and bunker chunking baits; rigged and unrigged ballyhoo; and squid, spearing, sand eels, smelts and clam baits. 

For the captain who prides himself on being hands on, the store carries a vast supply of marine cleaners and waxes; brushes and varnishes; electrical connectors and wire; hardware and plumbing fittings; line and fenders; and lubricants, oil and fuel filters. If we don’t stock the item you need, the crew will be glad to order it for you.

The store and fuel dock serves Shell  gasoline and diesel and is open during the season from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.


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