Punta Mita, Mexico – Travel Destinations – Marinalife

North of Porta Vallarta, a peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean creating a dreamy tropical paradise on Mexico’s western shore. Located on the north tip of Banderas Bay, Punta Mita has the same longitude as Hawaii, so its pitch-perfect temperature averages 75 balmy degrees in winter and 85 in summer. Its 15 acres of Read More

Houston to Clear Lake

Which of these does not belong with the others: a double-decker carousel, a petrochemical refinery, a runaway longhorn, a space center or the country’s largest urban wildlife preserve? None of them! Along the 35 miles of Bay Area Houston coastline, they all coexist to create an eclectic tourist hub. Houston City Pass offers nine days Read More

The Iron Itinerary

Nearly 90 museum ships are anchored in ports across the United States, including many of the biggest and best military vessels — battleships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers — some serious iron, as they say. This year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day focused the spotlight on these magnificent warships, many of which saw action in World War Read More

Celebrate the legends of fall & relish the spooky side of Autumn

The shift from summer heat to cooler autumn temperatures can trigger images of little Halloween goblins waiting impatiently for dusk, dashing into costumes and hauling plastic pumpkins loaded with candy. The rustle of fallen leaves is drowned out by the laughter of trick-or-treaters hoping for a ghoulish encounter as they traipse around their neighborhood. It’s 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 – 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