A Boater’s Guide to Costa Rica’s Shores

FLANKED BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a popular cruising destination for adventurous boaters. But digging into the country’s back story elevates it a step above most lush locations. It’s got verdant vegetation, soft-sand beaches and ample amenities to keep a crew happy. But at this tropical isthmus, green means more Read More

Dog Friendly Beaches in Florida

A PERFECT DAY AT THE BEACH includes a blanket, umbrella, picnic and a good book. Yet, seaside excursions are made even better by having the whole family there. That means bringing along our four legged, much loved and devoted dogs. And after being cooped up on a long passage, who doesn’t need to run, sniff Read More

Best Marina Contest 2021 Winners

Among all of Marinalife’s contests and celebrations through the year, one of our most highly anticipated competitions is the Best Marina Contest. Each year, participants cast thousands of votes for top-notch marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to guests. The winners are chosen by a five-month survey of boaters in the United States Read More

Caribbean Arts & Artisans to Treasure

The Caribbean is an art and artisan lover’s paradise. The hot sunlit hues, fragrant foliage and surrounding seas inspire everyone from painters to craftsmen who create body lotions, botanic edibles and model boats from local materials. Here is a sampling of eight artists and their treasures worth the hunt: BILLFISH PAINTINGS by Carey Chen Paintings Read More

Perfect Items for Party Boats

PARTY PEOPLE ON BOARD THE DOCKTAIL BOAT TABLE CADDY Docktail Bar Instantly transform your boat into a bar with this caddy. It includes an all-angle adjustable rod mount and secure cup holders, so you never have to worry about spilled drinks when the boat is rockin’. The Docktail Bar set also comes with a removable Read More

The Best Holiday Boat Parades

If Santa lived in a warmer climate, he’d trade in his sleigh for a boat before you could say “ho, ho, ho” – sorry Rudolph! It’s just that everything is better on the water, and that includes holiday parades. November and December are magical months for boaters, and landlubbers alike, as holiday boat parades light Read More

Nauti Shopper Holiday Gift Guide

FUN FOR THE JUNIOR SAILOR CORAL REEF KIT Little Passports Your child’s eyes will light up while using this underwater ecosystem experiment that shows how crystals form. It’s as easy as setting up the coral trays, adding terraforming powder and watching the transformation. The Companion Guide features the Great Barrier Reef and other coral reef Read More

Amazing Locations for Special Celebrations

IF YOU’VE BEEN putting off celebrating that special occasion because favorite venues are closed or limited in capacity, plus you’d rather not have pictures for posterity showing signs of these challenging pandemic times, then consider heading to the great outdoors. Not just anywhere. Notch it up by choosing a wow venue near or on the Read More

Best Boating Lakes in the South

When the weekend isn’t long enough to go for a saltwater cruise, or when it’s time to change up the boating lifestyle with a freshwater fix, then head to one of the great boating lakes in the southern United States. From far inland to nearer the coast, several lakes in the south Atlantic and Gulf-bordering Read More

Calendar of Events in Florida and the Gulf States

As leaves and temperatures drop up north, cruise down to the Gulf of Mexico for fall festivities on the water. Coastal communities in Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama welcome boaters every year to celebrate the season without the chill. Here are events to get you started on your Gulf cruise, from boating exhibitions to food Read More