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

Marina Spotlight – Delegal Creek Marina

Situated on the southern coast of Skidaway Island just outside of Savannah, GA, the cozy atmosphere of Delegal Creek Marina feels like a home away from home. A breathtaking, panoramic view of the marina’s coastal grasslands unfolds before a rustic, two-story lookout tower located in the heart of the docks. The slow-paced countryside and seclusion Read More

Port Personalities – Stan Jones, St. Johns Yacht Harbor

Harbor Master, St. Johns Yacht Harbor, Johns Island, SC What got you involved in the marine industry? I was in the Marine Corps for six years. When I got out, I used my G.I. Bill to go to school and become a dive instructor. I moved to St. Kitts to teach diving for two years Read More

Weekend Warrior – Beaufort, SC to Savannah, GA

Sculpted by the rivers that slowly carve their way to the ocean, the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia claim a unique geography. It’s referred to as the Low Country for the marsh land and river basins that make up the area. The diverse local culture comes from early English, French and Spanish inhabitants, along 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

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