Florida’s Tropical Fruit – Taste the Tropical Side of Life

It’s hard to miss Robert Moehling, the six-foot tall, Santa-bearded, affable owner of the Robert Is Here fruit stand. Located in Homestead, FL, Moehling has manned this stand for 60 years come November 2, ever since age six when his father stationed him under a hurricane shutter hand-painted with the words “Robert Is Here” in Read More

Good Shucking Fun!

I was six years old when I saw my first oyster. My uncle Brett, who lived in San Diego, wanted to share his love of nature with my brother and me. He got us up at 5:00 a.m. to watch Southern California’s tangerine sunrises and taught us how to climb rocks with only ropes. One day, he 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

Summer Thrills by the Seashore: Amusement Parks

There’s almost no limit to the fun you can have on a boat, but it’s really hard to fit a rollercoaster in the cockpit. If you’re looking for summer thrills by the seashore, meet 11 amusement parks that will have your crew screaming with excitement all summer long. Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME New Read More

Destination – The Florida Panhandle

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael The Florida Panhandle conjures up favorite boating ports of call that are usually known for gentle waves and sunny days. Last October, our nation was astonished when the Mexico Beach vicinity was devastated by Hurricane Michael’s storm surge and extreme winds. Fortunately, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola endured 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

MLB Grapefruit League – Florida

What began in the early 1900s as a way to jump-start the spring tourism economies of Florida communities has grown into a baseball tradition. Affectionately called the Grapefruit League, 15 Major League Baseball teams head south each winter, bringing the sport’s best players to intimate stadiums, where fans get close to the action and share 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