Fishing Spots – We’ve Got Your Six!

WITHOUT A DOUBT, 2020 was a crazy year, and many travel plans have changed or were cancelled due to the pandemic. Traditionally, the winter months signal a desire to explore a new destination, fishing spots, or return to a favorite state, island or country that has a special place in one’s and angling memories. And, Read More

St Augustine, Florida – Discover the Magic

ST AUGUSTINE MAY BE called the “Ancient City” but you’ll find no dull gray here. America’s oldest city is bustling with the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of a place in its prime. Past is present in the brick-lined streets winding between centuries-old buildings, many with Spanish colonial and Moorish influence. Horse-drawn carriages and hidden courtyards create Read More

Glass Bottom Boats – See Beneath the Waves

“All aboard on the glass bottom boat, it’s the greatest show that was ever afloat. Take a ride on the tide with the guide and see, the way out wonders of the deep blue sea.” Actress Doris Day sang these words in the 1966 MGM film entitled – no surprise – The Glass Bottom Boat. Read More

Florida’s Islands – Marco to Captiva

IT’S A WATER WAY of life on Florida’s Islands on the southwest Paradise Coast. Every beach town has the essentials: brilliant sand, shimmering water and hypnotic allure, and its own unique identity. The mood along the coast shifts with the breeze from sophisticated metro to quirky beachside. Day 1: Naples Marco Island to Naples — 15.7 Read More

Marlin Bay Resort and Marina

PLUSH RESIDENCES AND palm tree-lined piers above clear waters are nestled on the Florida Bay at Marlin Bay Resort & Marina. The state-of-the-art facility boasts 74 slips accommodating vessels up to 70 feet, as well as 24 boatlifts for up to 17,000 lbs. If you’re cruising along the Florida Keys, be sure to stay overnight Read More

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

WHEN THE PANDEMIC forced museums and other arts institutions to close, many of us suffered from culture withdrawal and longed for a time when we could gaze at the exquisite works by the likes of Rodin or Michelangelo. While we wait for all our treasured art venues to reopen, Marinalife invites you to visit some rather unusual exhibits Read More

Florida’s Coasts – East vs. West

Which side of Florida’s Coasts floats your boat: the seaboard with sunrises and big waves or the one with sunsets and gentle waters? From Fishing Villages to Tourist Towns East Coast Florida was known for agriculture, livestock and seaside villages until the 1860s when Henry Flagler built the Florida East Coast Railway. The first line Read More

Hawks Cay Resort & Marina

TUCKED AWAY ON THE tiny island of Duck Key, bottlenose dolphins and a warm staff routinely greet guests upon arrival at Hawks Cay Resort & Marina. Located at MM 61 in a secluded hideaway in the heart of the Florida Keys, this luxury island retreat is packed with penthouse suites and tropical villas. The 85-slip marina Read More

Useppa Island — A Pristine Private Getaway

The pleasures of yachting are not found in material things, instead in positive feelings of the heart that lead to precious memories. As a long-time yacht captain originally from Alabama and now residing in Florida, I am a native cruiser of southern waters. Over many years, I completed America’s Great Loop in my 18-foot Cobalt sterndrive boat. Read More

Gulf Coast Beach Bars: From Funky to Fancy

We combed the bays and bayous of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to find 14 beach bars that give new meaning to the phrase “drinking in the view.” The Gulf of Mexico’s shoreline between the Louisiana/Mississippi border and the southwestern tip of Florida presents an amazing array of coastal features — barrier islands, bays, mangrove swamps, wetlands, Read More