Charter a Dream Vacation

THE SEA’S RHYTHMIC splash under the twin hulls of the 58-foot Leopard catamaran quieted the sounds of civilization from the nearby harbortown of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve O’Sullivan looked over at his wife and smiled. She was relaxed, tucked into the cushions in the yacht’s comfy cockpit with Read More

Family Vacation Travel Items

After being cooped up in the house for months, check out these fun and handy items for your next family vacation. FOR THE KIDS KIDS’ TRAVEL JOURNAL Peter Pauper Press Keep your kids’ hands busy and their minds sharp with this interactive travel notebook. The journal is filled with writing prompts and colorful illustrations, ideal Read More

Boating Movies and Shows

OVER THE LAST five plus years of living aboard our boat the M/V TAPESTRY, we generally visited about 75 ports and cruised 5,000 nautical miles per year. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. When it hit, we were in the Florida Keys. Our plans going forward were postponed, and we sought safe haven in Virginia for the next six Read More

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

WHEN THE PANDEMIC forced museums and other arts institutions to close, many of us suffered from culture withdrawal and longed for a time when we could gaze at the exquisite works by the likes of Rodin or Michelangelo. While we wait for all our treasured art venues to reopen, Marinalife invites you to visit some rather unusual exhibits Read More

Southern Waterfront Communities

COASTAL, COMMUNITY-BASED living seamlessly pairs the land and the sea. With convenient water access and top-of-the-line marine facilities showcased in many of these developments, how do you decide which one is right for you? The choices seem endless with stellar amenities such as challenging golf courses, active clubhouses, tennis courts, pools, spas, walking and biking trails, and palate-pleasing Read More

Maritime Sayings & Idioms

PLACE YOURSELF IN a dark and stormy 18th century scene: a schooner full of sailors dwell in a cabin for weeks at a time navigating a journey with constellations as their guide. They have no communication with the outside world yet hope for a dry destiny. In this scenario, it’s only fitting that unique maritime Read More

Blue Mind – Vitamin Sea

DOES A DOCTOR’S prescription to go boating sound too good to be true? Maybe not. A walk on the beach, paddle on the bay or day out on a boat is the perfect way to produce a healthful state of “Blue Mind.” Blue Mind is a term coined by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

FUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ultimate Dual Water Slide Sprinkler & Splash Pool Thegennaio Perfect for body boarding on a hot summer day, the kids will love this inflatable, double-wide sprinkler slide. The set includes a 190” slide ending in a splash pool, two speed boards and sprinklers that soak kids the entire way Read More

Beachcombing around the Chesapeake Bay

MY BEACHCOMBING DAYS started when I was a child back in the 1960s on a beach called Veasey Cove along the Bohemia River. We would arrive for the weekend in our homemade wooden houseboat powered by a 75 Evinrude outboard motor. My husband and I now own a 43-foot Silverton Sport Bridge. Our boats may Read More

Family Beaches on the East Coast

ARE YOU HANKERING for fresh, salty air after hunkering down all winter? Here are eight family beaches where you and your family can stretch out and breathe easy again. After spending a chunk of early 2020 not going anywhere except the grocery store, the prospect of salty air and endless space seems like a dream. Read More