Eco-Friendly Boating Matters

Advocate for Eco-Friendly Boating! I’ve been straw shamed. The waitress simply asked if I’d like a straw. “Sure,” I replied without a second thought, until I heard my dinner companions politely decline the offer. No one actually commented on my less than eco-friendly choice, but afterward I did a little research about the dreaded plastic Read More

To Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em: Invasive Species Recipes

Snakeheads on the menu? Sounds like a meal straight out of Hollywood. In reality, it’s how Chad Wells, Maryland-based chef and restaurant consultant, hopes to put a dent in the population of this invasive yet edible fish – the snakehead is a tasty invasive species! Aggressive African and Asian native species traveled to the United Read More

Best Summer Reads: Seaworthy Edition

In a corner of the Marina Cafe in Boynton Beach, FL, where I live, a giant bookshelf is filled with mysteries, adventure novels, biographies and much more. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and a busy charter fishing dock, boaters borrow books and donate them daily. Owner Scott McKay opened the café last year to create a Read More

Cruising the Bahamas – Exuma Islands

Beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau awaits an enchanting cluster of 365 cays and islands, called The Exuma Islands. They’re divided into three major areas — Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Each section offers a unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Read More

Cruising Itinerary – Panama

THE OSPREY EYE VIEW Panama’s Caribbean coastline is like a box of chocolates for the sea gypsy soul. On the eastern end lie the San Blas Islands that are miraculously untouched by industrial-level tourism. There you find hundreds of postcard-perfect islands inhabited by the Guna Indians, whose exotic clothing and world-renowned molas will dazzle you. In the Read More

The Comeback Story – Puerto Rico

A few months before Hurricane Maria struck, my family vacationed in Puerto Rico. After making several trips to this delightful destination over the years, I knew the island offered plenty of activities to engage and amaze my two teen boys. Our Puerto Rican adventure was glorious. We strolled Old San Juan’s busy streets devouring fresh Read More

Marinalife’s Top Diving Destinations

Explore Marinalife’s Favorite Diving Destinations To truly discover a destination, you must look below the surface — sometimes literally. Here are 10 top boat-and-dive sites with unforgettable underwater views. DEERFIELD BEACH Deerfield Beach, FL You might not find a better place to drift dive than along this beginner-friendly section of the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Read More

Wellness on the Water Part 2

Marinalife is excited to bring you Part 2 of our “Wellness on the Water series,” which we hope will inspire and motivate you to get out on the water, meet new friends, see new sights and enjoy refreshing and restorative features of aquatic living. This series shows the connection between water and wellness, proves the boating experience Read More

Best of Lists – Best Beach Boutiques

Docking in different destinations presents the perfect opportunity for one of life’s greatest pleasures — shopping. In South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, the boutique vibe is a mix of tropical meets trendy, laid-back meets luxury and cosmopolitan meets bohemian. Here are some of our favorite places to shop: SOUTH FLORIDA & THE KEYS Read More

Predators in Peril – Shark Preservation

A young man playing in the surf off a Cape Cod beach is suddenly attacked and killed by a shark, most likely a great white. This national headline was enough to send chills down the spine of anyone contemplating a trip to the ocean, let alone actually swimming in it But is it really that Read More