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

The Great Galveston Hurricane

On September 8, 1990 a hurricane made landfall at Galveston, Texas. With winds up to 140 miles per hour, it left between 6,000 and 12,000 dead. A storm surge in excess of 15 feet also left a terrible aftermath of property destruction with 3,600 buildings swept away. To this day, the Great Galveston Hurricane is Read More

Mobile Bay, Alabama

Mobile Bay, an inlet off the Gulf of Mexico, rewards a wide range of interests, from nautical to natural to historical. Just west of the Fort Morgan Peninsula, the Bay’s laid-back atmosphere is a stark contrast to the busy sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The eastern shore of the Bay is home to Read More

What’s New Fall 2017

Saunders Yachtworks in Gulf Shores, Ala., and Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica have formed a strategic alliance that will allow the two full-service yacht yards to provide enhanced service support to their overlapping customer bases. For Saunders, the affiliation offers expanded sales and service into Central America, while the Yacht Yard at Marina Pez Vela will Read More

Top 10 Maritime Museums

As you cruise around America’s coastline, do you ever gaze at the night sky wondering what it was like to navigate a boat by the stars instead of a GPS? Do childhood fantasies of cavorting with pirates still stir in your heart and conjure up dreams of sailing with rum-guzzling scoundrels? And when veterans reminisce Read More