Weekend Warrior – Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a destination, a lifestyle and a state of mind. SoCal weather is pretty amiable, which affords a year-round boating season with enjoyable coastal cruising. LOS ANGELES The best way to explore the City of Angels is to start at the water and head for the hills. Santa Monica, L.A.’s beach community, jumpstarts the Los Read More

Cruising Through History – Monterey, CA

LITTLE OCEAN TREASURERS LOCKED IN A TIN How Monterey Became the Sardine Capital of the World “Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little-crowded groceries, and laboratories Read More

California’s Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are set apart from the mainland of southern California by the Santa Barbara Channel. Five islands make up the Channel Islands National Park: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara. Each island offers a unique boating experience that includes hiking, diving, kayaking, bird and whale watching, and fishing. When Read More

Bellingham, Washington

With snow-capped Mount Baker in its backyard and the Salish Sea at its door-step, the city of Bellingham Washington, is a true coastal paradise engulfed in nature. Combining breathtaking landscape with the quirky culture, this gem of the Pacific Northwest attracts a blend of outdoor enthusiasts, socially responsible entrepreneurs and artists. City of Subdued Excitement 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

Searching for Salmon in British Columbia

On our way to British Columbia I had visions of watching grizzlies swat passing salmon out of the river for their dinner. The salmon runs are legendary and the stuff of National Geographic specials. I have seen enough documentaries to think it would be easy to hike up and pluck one out of the racing Read More

10 Boating Friendly Baseball Stadiums

Diamond Days are here again. Glory in America’s pastime at these 10 boating-friendly baseball stadiums. FEW THINGS beat sitting at the ballpark, watching your favorite team on a sunny day while enjoying a hot dog in one hand and a cold beer in the other. Doing the above and then retiring to your boat to celebrate a Read More

2018 Best Yacht Charters

You’ve decided to go on a yacht charter. Congratulations! No doubt it will be an amazing and unforgettable experience. But how do you choose where to go? Today’s charter operations trace a constellation of stunning and unique destinations all over the world. In the end, your pick depends on what you want — relaxation or Read More

2018 Best Golf Courses

You can feed your craving for golf by hitting balls off your boat’s foredeck and into the ocean with no pin in sight. Or, you can plan a birdies-and-bogies dream cruise to some of the world’s top golf courses — many of which just so happen to be located on luxury resort properties with superb Read More

The Gold Rush Days of San Francisco

A favorite destination in San Francisco, for locals and visitors alike, is the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market along the waterfront north of downtown. The fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and fish sourced from around the Bay Area are truly a gourmand’s delight. The Ferry Building, built in 1898 as a terminal for ferries crossing San Francisco Read More