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

Wellness on the Water

Marinalife is excited to bring you a new section — Wellness on the Water — which we hope will inspire and motivate you to get out on the water, meet new friends, see new sights and enjoy refreshing and restorative features of aquatic living. This series hopes to show you the connection between water and Read More

Fabulous Forts of the Coastal Southeast

The ports and river inlets of the Eastern Seaboard offer a unique glimpse into the history of exploration, colonialism, independence and the Civil War. Ships planted the American colonies here, and trade by sea propelled the United States into the powerhouse economy of the world by the turn of the 20th century. However, maintaining a Read More

Bonding on the Boat

We were surrounded. On our left, a fishing boat protruded from the dock. From the right, a strong gust of wind shook the American flag on the fly bridge. Tall wooden pilings formed boundaries on either side. Our slip at Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC, was narrow and complicated. Using the bow thruster, my 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

Cruising the Great Loop: Chicago, Illinois to Mobile, Alabama

This segment of the Great Loop is a trip through America’s heartland of more than 1,000 miles on the inland rivers. Chicago is the last big city you see until you reach the Gulf of Mexico. Many areas are rather remote, and all but very fast boats will likely have to spend a few nights Read More

2018 Destination Guide: Southeast

Cape Charles, Va. We start on Southeast boating guide in Cape Charles, Virginia. On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, this exquisite little getaway town awaits your arrival. Located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, this dreamy destination delivers rural hospitality eager to slow down the pace of hectic Read More

Mud-Buggin’ for a Crawfish Boil Done Right

The flat-bottomed aluminum boat glided through Bayou Savage, parting the sea of emerald green and leaving a trail of muddy brown behind us. Overhead, sprays of Spanish moss hung like tinsel from the Cyprus and tupelo trees of the bayou. The zit-zit-zit sound of thousands of dragonfly wings flittered through the thick, muggy air. We’d Read More

River Dunes

Tucked away on a protected deep-water harbor off of Pamlico Sound in Oriental, North Carolina, boaters will find one of the state’s most renowned coastal communities: River Dunes, part of the Palm Hill group of award-winning residential and commercial properties. Covering more than 28 acres, the marina at River Dunes provides transient boaters convenient access Read More