The Lake Erie Islands – Weekend Warrior

The Lake Erie Islands are located just north of Sandusky, OH, and include Kelleys Island, Pelee Island, the Bass Islands and several other smaller islands. The majority are part of the State of Ohio, but Pelee Island is actually part of Ontario, Canada. These sparsely populated islands, with fewer than 1,000 year-round residents altogether, are Read More

Lowcountry Shrimp – A Waterman’s Tale

It’s just after sunrise. Craig Reaves stands at the wheel of his trawler, ready, like his father before him, to start shrimping off the shores of Beaufort, SC. About 150 miles to the south, off St. Marys, GA, third-generation shrimper, Cal Lang, Jr., is standing tall at the helm too. Both men run what’s called Read More

Best Caribbean Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

As we eagerly jump into spring, what better way to embrace the season than to dive into warm, crystal clear Caribbean waters? Now is an ideal time to escape to those tropical islands and explore majestic coral reefs, marine wildlife and the many wonders of the sea. In Marinalife’s 2020 winter issue, we introduced part Read More

Seaside Aquariums Cruising Guide

THE OCEANS contain 97% of the Earth’s water, cover 71% of the world’s surface and encompass 99% of the planet’s living space. Educating humans about this vital piece of their existence is an imperative taken up by aquariums around the world. No longer just a place to watch colorful fish flash along on their endless Read More

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Secluded in a hidden grove, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a laid-back paradise in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. At the center of Hilton Head Island, the marina is nestled near beautiful beaches, plush golf courses and a delightful community that makes you feel right at home. The recently dredged marina along Shelter Read More

Bridgeport Harbor Marina

The 200 slips on eight new state-of-the-art concrete floating docks that accommodate vessels from 25 to 300 feet have boaters from New York to Boston raving about the newest marina to grace Long Island Sound – Bridgeport Harbor Marina. The transformation from an industrial harbor to a modern recreation center is well underway. Here where Read More

Saint Lucia Cruising Guide

Saint Lucia is a petite sovereign island nation located between the eastern Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Lying northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique, its 238 acres of lush tropical landscape have been governed by the French and British over centuries. After winning its independence in 1979, Castries became the capital city, as Read More

West Caribbean Islands – Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Some like to hike to the top of a mountain to gaze down upon Earth’s wondrous seaboard, but true aquatic wanderlusts dive into the ocean’s waves to discover the planet’s miraculous treasures. The deep Caribbean Sea is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous coral reefs, cays, floras and wildlife. With crystal blue waters Read More

Fort Pierce Florida

Many mariners pop out of Fort Pierce Florida Inlet into the Atlantic for fishing adventures or a jaunt to the Bahamas. Others simply stay in Fort Pierce for the winter to enjoy the intimate Old Florida feel of the restored downtown that sits along the Intracoastal Waterway. The city’s namesake, Lt. Col. Benjamin Pierce (brother Read More

New Providence & Paradise Islands – The Bahamas

We’ve all seen the heartbreaking photos of the Bahamas — specifically Grand Bahama and Abacos — after Hurricane Dorian hit hard last September. For a nation where tourism accounts for more than half of the economy and six of 10 jobs, an event like this can be catastrophic. But not all of the Bahamas’ 700+ Read More