The Berry Islands, Bahamas

Starting Point: Miami Are you daydreaming about escaping the city and heading to secluded cruising grounds that are peaceful yet vibrant, remote yet accessible? Far away from anywhere but just 120 miles east of Miami, the Berry Islands are an easy trip depending on weather and the tide. This 12 square mile cluster of 30 Read More

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

Nautical Haunts of the Rich & Famous

Surely you have been guilty of it, too. You see a magnificent yacht arrive in a harbor and want to know who’s on board. Is it a celebrity… a pro athlete? Maybe it’s a tech billionaire? Our culture is fascinated with the lifestyles of the rich and famous, especially intrigued by their pricey toys and Read More

Naples, FL

If you’re traveling down Florida’s west coast, Naples is one of the last places to restock and refuel before setting off for the Keys, 100 miles south. But Naples is worth more than a quick stop. The city offers boaters a myriad of recreational opportunities, great restaurants and first-class beachfront accommodations that invite you to Read More

Antigua vs. Grenada

History Antigua Antigua is one of two major islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda, an independent commonwealth between the eastern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Colonized by English settlers in 1632 and then raided by the French in 1666, these lands were first inhabited by native tribes such as the Arawaks. The country eventually Read More

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Along the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula just south of Cancun lies Playa del Carmen, a gorgeous seaside town and relative newcomer to the Caribbean’s coveted list of must-see destinations. For years dating back to 1,000 A.D., Mayans used this spot to launch canoes for the 30-mile journey to Cozumel. Some went to the Read More

California Sunshine in Marina del Rey

In the early 1900s, the area around what is now known as Marina del Rey was primarily salt marsh and wetlands where Ballona Creek emptied into the Pacific Ocean. A favorite destination for duck hunters and bird watchers, the estuary had been eyed as the ideal location for a commercial port serving nearby Los Angeles. Read More

Boating Slowly through the Lowcountry

The Lowcountry is legendary for its swaying marsh grass of blue, green and purple, teeming sea birds, and shallow calm bays leading to historic coastal towns. This magical waterway connecting South Carolina and Georgia pays tribute to its tragic and triumphant past — from plantation life where sea cotton, rice and live oak were harvested Read More

Experience Old Florida Charm

The gentle bend in the coastline between Panama City and the Apalachicola River is not merely geographic — it’s also a time arc back to a slower, gentler pace of days long gone. Genteel beach communities with the grace of Old Florida line the shoreline, each exhibiting its own distinct personality. Starting Point: Panama City Read More

Fascinating Shipwrecks to Explore along Florida’s Coastlines

Resting at the bottom of our enigmatic ocean floor, thousands of shipwrecks hold stories deep-rooted in the world’s maritime past. From bloody wars and voyages to conquer the New World, to treasure quests and foreign trade, these battered relics leave behind a history of colonial exploration, expansion and the birth of nations. Our oceans hold Read More