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

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It only took 40 years for a dusty Mexican fishing village at the end of the Transpeninsular Highway to be transformed into one of the most famous resorts in the world. Back in the early 1980s, sport fishermen and beachcombers made the thousand-mile journey from San Diego to Cabo in small charter planes, accompanied by Read More

Best Boating Lakes in the South

When the weekend isn’t long enough to go for a saltwater cruise, or when it’s time to change up the boating lifestyle with a freshwater fix, then head to one of the great boating lakes in the southern United States. From far inland to nearer the coast, several lakes in the south Atlantic and Gulf-bordering Read More

Anna Maria Island, FL

Whether you’re a boater, beach bum or history buff, you will find Anna Maria Island an amiable oasis. This beautiful barrier island stretches almost eight miles, with Tampa Bay and St. Pete to the north and Longboat Key to the south. It’s shored by the Gulf of Mexico and by two bridges on the Intracoastal Read More

Topsail Island, NC

Located north of Wilmington and just south of the New River Inlet on North Carolina’s scalloped southern coast, Topsail Island remains a well-kept secret among locals. You can’t blame them. This kind of laid-back charm is hard to come by, with many nearby beaches awash in tourists and traffic. Part of the reason Topsail has Read More

Smith and Tangier Islands

When you’re at the Bay and see a man in the water pointing a camera at a net full of fish or capturing the moon rise above a rusty historic lighthouse, it’s most likely to be Jay Fleming. His resolute determination to chronicle life on the Chesapeake Bay has yielded an unrivaled collection of heartwarming Read More

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor is a classic seaside Maine town, a must-visit for boaters and landlubbers alike. Bar Harbor and Acadia receive much of the Maine accolades, while Camden and Kennebunkport swell with well-to-do summer crowds. Oft overlooked Boothbay is a “wicked cool” coastal harbor (that’s Maine-speak), a bit more humble, with its compact cluster of local Read More

Hampton, VA

As you cruise around the mid-Atlantic looking for summer fun, drop anchor at Hampton’s bustling port. During its 400-year history, it has attracted adventure seekers from explorers and pirates to astronauts and race car drivers, earning its reputation as a happening destination. Located near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where the James, Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers Read More