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

The Importance of Lake Champlain

The freshwater Lake Champlain stretches 125 miles from Whitehall, NY, to the Richelieu River in the Canadian province of Quebec, and it only measures 14 miles across at its widest point. The Lake Champlain Valley provides a natural divide between the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack Mountains of New York. Today, Lake Champlain is 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

Best Breweries on the Water

Set a course for these 12 breweries on the water, where you can practically step off your boat and up to the bar. HARPOON BREWERY & BEER HALL Boston, Massachusetts You’ll find this well-known brewery inside an old warehouse in the Seaport District of South Boston. The original Harpoon Ale was crafted here in 1987, Read More

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Known as a city of firsts — America’s first lifesaving station, birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard and the first American Revolution Tea Party —Newburyport Massachusetts is also the first choice of many boaters cruising north from Boston. After the Great Fire of 1811 claimed the town’s wooden buildings, this historic port became the first Read More

Al Fresco All The Way

The only thing that beats gathering the people you love for a good bash is the chance to have said bash outdoors. Ah, summer … fresh-air parties are one of the things that the Marinalife team loves best about summer! You can do a number of things to ensure that any outside soiree is as Read More

Wentworth by the Sea Marina

Conveniently located between Boston and Portland, just minutes from historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, cruisers will discover the area’s first-rate full-service resort marina Wentworth by the Sea Marina. The 175-slip facility, complete with protected floating docks, hosts vessels up to 250 feet and offers both a delightful stopover and unbeatable home port for any sized vessel. Read More