The Lake Erie Islands – Weekend Warrior

The Lake Erie Islands are located just north of Sandusky, OH, and include Kelleys Island, Pelee Island, the Bass Islands and several other smaller islands. The majority are part of the State of Ohio, but Pelee Island is actually part of Ontario, Canada. These sparsely populated islands, with fewer than 1,000 year-round residents altogether, are Read More

Best Caribbean Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

As we eagerly jump into spring, what better way to embrace the season than to dive into warm, crystal clear Caribbean waters? Now is an ideal time to escape to those tropical islands and explore majestic coral reefs, marine wildlife and the many wonders of the sea. In Marinalife’s 2020 winter issue, we introduced part Read More

Seaside Aquariums Cruising Guide

THE OCEANS contain 97% of the Earth’s water, cover 71% of the world’s surface and encompass 99% of the planet’s living space. Educating humans about this vital piece of their existence is an imperative taken up by aquariums around the world. No longer just a place to watch colorful fish flash along on their endless Read More

Caribbean Music Venues

The tropical climate and peaceful beaches of the Caribbean provide a perfect setting to lime the day away listening to the rhythm of the islands. The music is a fusion of African, European and indigenous influences. Each European power influenced the culture and music of its respective island, but all the rhythms are heavily inspired Read More

Baltimore vs. Annapolis – Marinalife’s Two Homes

FROM THE BIRTHPLACE CITY TO THE BOATING CAPITAL, ENJOY FUN FACTS ABOUT MARINALIFE’S TWO MARYLAND HOMES – BALTIMORE AND ANNAPOLIS! HOW IT ALL STARTED Baltimore Marinalife founder and Baltimore native, Joy McPeters, created the magazine in 2000. From a small startup located on Key Highway, the growing company moved to The Barge in the heart Read More

Marinalife Best Marina Contest Winners

Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of its 10th annual Best Marina Contest. Thousands of votes were cast for marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to boaters. The winners are determined by a six-month survey of boaters in the United States and abroad. Thank you to all the marinas and boaters who Read More

Beautiful Places for the Body & Soul

Florida’s stunning seasides elevate yoga, tai chi & wellness workouts Imagine stretching into an upward dog or crescent lunge position on your yoga mat, and instead of staring at a video screen or TV, you watch the sun rise over a beachfront park, 19th century lighthouse or a tropical garden. These are just a few Read More

Florida’s Top 10 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Tourists aren’t always kind to Mother Nature, but when you visit these Florida eco-tourism destinations, you can explore nature in its prime. They come to her spectacular places eager to be awed but often leave behind trails of trash, squander her resources and snag mementos that should be left undisturbed. Fortunately, conservationists are educating, building Read More

The Iron Itinerary

Nearly 90 museum ships are anchored in ports across the United States, including many of the biggest and best military vessels — battleships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers — some serious iron, as they say. This year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day focused the spotlight on these magnificent warships, many of which saw action in World War 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