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 – Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi’s rich multicultural history is reflected in the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of “The Sparkling City by the Sea.” Today, diverse groups and ethnicities — a large Hispanic community, oil crews, military, cowboys, and surfers — lend their distinct flavors and energies to the area. Colors blaze during unique events such as Fiesta Read More

Captain’s Tips – Boat Repair

Long-distance boaters like to say cruising can be defined as working on the boat in exotic locations. Hopefully, it’s more than that, but unexpected breakdowns happen. Even without emergency repairs, if you travel over long distances or time, stopping for regular maintenance during a trip is almost guaranteed. At home, most boaters have favorite service Read More

Plan a Boat Trip from Biloxi to Orange Beach

Lying quietly between the jazz horns of New Orleans and the jet blasts of Pensacola are the sand beaches of the Gulf Coast. Beyond the beaches await coastline towns overflowing with art, history, music and delectable cuisine. Boating from Biloxi to Orange Beach makes for a great weekend getaway. Check out the itinerary below. BILOXI Read More

Fish On

Fish on, fish on!” Jack the first mate cried over the rumble of the powerful engine. Dumbstruck, I watched as my line began to run. “Reel in, reel in!” he shouted at me as if I were a child. I looked down at the spinning reel.  I began winding the handle. “No, no, let it Read More

What’s New with Marinalife

Marina Updates Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. is now partially reopened after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. Guests can enjoy the Angler & Ale restaurant, the Calm Waters Spa, the Coral Cay Activities Center, Dolphin Connection, the Sunset Pool, the Boat Ramp and charter fishing excursions. The marina is expected to reopen in Read More

2017 Best Marina Contest by Marinalife

We are proud to announce the winners of Marinalife’s 2017 Best Marina Contest. This annual contest is in its 8th year! Thousands of votes poured in for marinas that offer superb customer service and hospitality to all boaters. Thank you to marinas and boaters nationwide for participating in this year’s contest. Look for the 2018 Read More

New Orleans, Louisiana

For the last 300 years, New Orleans has been one of the great cultural gems of the world. Its a place where the locals’ laissez-faire hospitality and friendliness attract visitors from all over the world. With its classic architecture draped in Spanish moss, there are few other places so enchanting. Food and music define this Read More