Greenport, NY

The well-protected harbor at Greenport has drawn vessels for centuries. Once a whaling and shipbuilding port, it later became a menhaden fishery and oyster center and eventually offered a haven for tourists. Today, visitors come by land and sea with loyal boaters flocking to this destination during the summer months. Claudio’s, a waterfront landmark, is Read More

Southwest Harbor, ME

Lakes, lighthouses and giant lobsters are a few images that come to mind when you think of Maine. The charming feel of Southwest Harbor Maine embodies all the classic New England experiences and much more.  Known by locals as “the quiet side of town,” the southwest part of Mount Desert Island is an ideal escape Read More

Nova Scotia: Making Memories in the Maritimes

Southwest Harbor, ME to Shelburne, Nova Scotia Distance: 170 NM At our trawler speed, the first day was a long one, almost 22 hours underway. However, the seas were calm, and the sky was clear for an overnight run. We arrived in Shelburne at two o’clock in the afternoon and took a mooring at the Read More

The Thousand Islands, NY

If ever there was a summertime playground for cruisers, the Thousand Islands NY region region would be it. This 50-mile span of 1,800-plus Ice Age-formed islands is located along the St. Lawrence River, a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. It offers summertime activities ranging from gilded-age castle tours and shipwreck dive sites to trophy- Read More

The Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore

Known for centuries as an idyllic escape from urban stress, the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore resonates with rural beauty and picture-perfect serenity. Blue crabs and gentle breezes tickle your fancy in charismatic towns where no one is in much of a hurry and only the geese are honking. The following charming towns are among our Read More

The Chesapeake Bay: What’s New?

Striving for Cool, Clear Water Initiatives to protect the Bay in 2018 yielded some of the most groundbreaking environmental shifts in decades. The Chesapeake Bay Program’s annual Bay Barometer — which measures wildlife population growth, habitat and water cleanliness, and other aquatic health factors — proved preservation efforts make a difference. For the first time, Read More

The Straits of Mackinac: Cruising Itinerary

A spectacular cruising destination and a dream trip for Great Lakes boaters, the journey to the Straits of Mackinac presents a vacation of a lifetime. Boaters cruise north across Lake Huron, enter the Straits of Mackinac and then cross into Lake Michigan. As they pass from one Great Lake to another, Mackinac Bridge, the largest Read More

Marinalife’s 2019 Best Marina Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Margaret McDonnell 415.530.0871 [email protected]  CAST YOUR BALLOT FOR MARINALIFE’S 2019 BEST MARINA CONTEST (ANNAPOLIS, MD, July 2019) Marinalife announced that voting is open for its 10th annual Best Marina Contest. We welcome votes for favorite marinas in two categories: Best Large Marina (more than 100 slips) and Best Small Marina (less than Read More

Cruising the Bahamas – Exuma Islands

Beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau awaits an enchanting cluster of 365 cays and islands, called The Exuma Islands. They’re divided into three major areas — Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Each section offers a unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Read More

Destination – The Florida Panhandle

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael The Florida Panhandle conjures up favorite boating ports of call that are usually known for gentle waves and sunny days. Last October, our nation was astonished when the Mexico Beach vicinity was devastated by Hurricane Michael’s storm surge and extreme winds. Fortunately, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola endured Read More