Try Before You Buy

Chartering a boat can help you select the right vessel— for a lifetime of adventures. LET’S BUY A BOAT! So begins a new adventure, and like every journey, it starts with excitement and anticipation. But in this case, it’s also fraught with the peril and expense of purchasing the wrong vessel. Most long-term active boaters 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

Newcomers to the Chesapeake Bay Dock & Dine Scene

When warm weather rolls into the Bay, everybody eagerly anticipates the arrival of new restaurants in the Chesapeake Bay to pick crabs and savor local seafood. Change inevitably comes with the new season. Some restaurants don’t survive the winter hibernation, and beloved watering holes occasionally disappear from the shores. But before long, hopeful new owners Read More

Anchors Aweigh on Long Island Sound

Millions of years ago, glaciers buckled, folded and fractured the bedrock shores of what is now Long Island Sound. This ancient activity underlies the crook-and-cranny beauty that attracts boaters from around the world. It’s a popular body of water, yet you can still find quiet pockets surrounded by the bounty of nature, particularly with the Read More

Historic Chesapeake Bay Hotels

The historic Chesapeake Bay hotels are a time traveler’s dream. For more than 300 years, luxurious lodgings have risen along the shoreline and now offer today’s guests a glimpse into America’s past. Behind modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet are walls that withstood the test of time from colonial rebellions to industrial revolutions. Read More

Bags You Tote-ally Need This Summer

The arrival of summer means boating outings, beach fun, and adventures in exciting new places. It also means keeping track of more towels, bathing suits, beach gear, snacks, and other odds and ends. Secure all of your summer essentials in a pack that suits your needs. Marinalife complied a list of favorites to help you Read More

Discover the Chesapeake Beaches

Grab your flip-flops and slather on sun screen! You’re headed for the Chesapeake Bay, where summer is celebrated with gusto. Its 11,684 miles of shoreline are home to beaches with gently rolling waves that wash your cares away. Some of the seaside escapes are hidden in picturesque coves that cater to laid-back waterfront living. Other 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

Vines and Wines of the Northeast

The delicate science of viticulture. The world-renowned art of wine tasting. The serene beauty and memorable experience of a fun day at the vineyard. It is all within your reach when boating the northern waters of the East Coast. Whether you are stocking up your boat for a long cruise, trying out the local vintage 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