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

Destination – Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi’s rich multicultural history is reflected in the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of “The Sparkling City by the Sea.” Today, diverse groups and ethnicities — a large Hispanic community, oil crews, military, cowboys, and surfers — lend their distinct flavors and energies to the area. Colors blaze during unique events such as Fiesta Read More

Destination – Annapolis, MD

Known as the sailing capital of the United States, Annapolis sits at the mouth of the Severn River off the Chesapeake Bay with a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge. As you cruise into the harbor, you are welcomed by the U.S. Naval Academy seawall on your starboard and a skyline of church steeples and Read More

Cruising Itinerary – Panama

THE OSPREY EYE VIEW Panama’s Caribbean coastline is like a box of chocolates for the sea gypsy soul. On the eastern end lie the San Blas Islands that are miraculously untouched by industrial-level tourism. There you find hundreds of postcard-perfect islands inhabited by the Guna Indians, whose exotic clothing and world-renowned molas will dazzle you. In the Read More

The Comeback Story – Puerto Rico

A few months before Hurricane Maria struck, my family vacationed in Puerto Rico. After making several trips to this delightful destination over the years, I knew the island offered plenty of activities to engage and amaze my two teen boys. Our Puerto Rican adventure was glorious. We strolled Old San Juan’s busy streets devouring fresh Read More

Marinalife’s Top Diving Destinations

Explore Marinalife’s Favorite Diving Destinations To truly discover a destination, you must look below the surface — sometimes literally. Here are 10 top boat-and-dive sites with unforgettable underwater views. DEERFIELD BEACH Deerfield Beach, FL You might not find a better place to drift dive than along this beginner-friendly section of the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Read More