Bellingham, Washington

With snow-capped Mount Baker in its backyard and the Salish Sea at its door-step, the city of Bellingham Washington, is a true coastal paradise engulfed in nature. Combining breathtaking landscape with the quirky culture, this gem of the Pacific Northwest attracts a blend of outdoor enthusiasts, socially responsible entrepreneurs and artists. City of Subdued Excitement Read More

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Known as a city of firsts — America’s first lifesaving station, birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard and the first American Revolution Tea Party —Newburyport Massachusetts is also the first choice of many boaters cruising north from Boston. After the Great Fire of 1811 claimed the town’s wooden buildings, this historic port became the first Read More

Cruising the Great Loop: Chicago, Illinois to Mobile, Alabama

This segment of the Great Loop is a trip through America’s heartland of more than 1,000 miles on the inland rivers. Chicago is the last big city you see until you reach the Gulf of Mexico. Many areas are rather remote, and all but very fast boats will likely have to spend a few nights Read More

Anchors Aweigh on Long Island Sound

Millions of years ago, glaciers buckled, folded and fractured the bedrock shores of what is now Long Island Sound. This ancient activity underlies the crook-and-cranny beauty that attracts boaters from around the world. It’s a popular body of water, yet you can still find quiet pockets surrounded by the bounty of nature, particularly with the Read More

Tobermory, Canada

Ask any Great Lake boater about their fantasy trip and they will tell you a cruise to the North Channel and Georgian Bay. Known as God’s Country to the avid boater, this waterway covers U.S. and Canadian waters, beyond comparison in splendor to any other body of water in the Great Lakes. Tobermory Canada is Read More

What’s New at Oasis Marinas & More!

Marina Updates Oasis Marinas has been awarded the management contract for Coles Point Marina and RV Resort in Hague, Virginia. The property, which is nestled along the Potomac River, has something to offer everyone! From Tim’s Tiki Bar and Restaurant on-site, to its private beach and luxury waterfront cottages, Coles Point has an extensive list of Read More

Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket

Two seaside towns that embody New England’s quintessential beauty and charm go toe to toe. Who wins in the Martha’s Vineyard vs Nantucket showdown? Beaches Martha’s Vineyard Carved by glaciers millions of years ago, the epic Aquinnah Cliffs line the half-mile stretch of pristine coastline that makes up Moshup Beach – a prime destination for sunning Read More

The Renaissance of the Baltimore Harbor

Much has changed since 1608 when John Smith first explored the banks of the Patapsco River, whose tidal portion forms Baltimore’s harbor and flows into the Chesapeake Bay. From trading posts dotting the shores rose a thriving industrial giant in the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Along the way, the region Read More

2018 Destination Guide: New England

Bar Harbor, Maine Surrounded by Acadia National Park’s pine-covered mountains and granite cliffs, this New England seaside gem has attracted visitors since the mid-1800s. Artists chose this beautiful port for painting dramatic seascapes, and America’s wealthiest tycoons (Rockefeller, Ford, Vanderbilt and more) built grand summer homes along West Street. Historic lighthouses along the shore keep Read More

2018 Destination Guide: Mid-Atlantic

The Hamptons, N.Y. The Hamptons is a unique amalgamation of seaside hamlets and villages, surrounded by white sand beaches with dramatic dunes. Old World charm peacefully coexists with upscale glitz, producing some of most expensive ZIP codes in America. Land that once grew potatoes now yields grapes for vineyards such as Martha Clara, Duck Walk Read More