New England: Fisher’s Island to Watch Hill

The waters of southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island flow together seamlessly to create a cruising corner packed with maritime history, soft beaches, classic New England dining and activities for all ages. Plan ahead if you want a slip or mooring, as summer attracts many a mariner to these waters. Fisher’s Island, NY Nine-mile-long Fisher’s Read More

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

Weekend Warrior – Beaufort, SC to Savannah, GA

Sculpted by the rivers that slowly carve their way to the ocean, the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia claim a unique geography. It’s referred to as the Low Country for the marsh land and river basins that make up the area. The diverse local culture comes from early English, French and Spanish inhabitants, along Read More

Weekend Warrior – Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a destination, a lifestyle and a state of mind. SoCal weather is pretty amiable, which affords a year-round boating season with enjoyable coastal cruising. LOS ANGELES The best way to explore the City of Angels is to start at the water and head for the hills. Santa Monica, L.A.’s beach community, jumpstarts the Los Read More

Plan a Boat Trip from Biloxi to Orange Beach

Lying quietly between the jazz horns of New Orleans and the jet blasts of Pensacola are the sand beaches of the Gulf Coast. Beyond the beaches await coastline towns overflowing with art, history, music and delectable cuisine. Boating from Biloxi to Orange Beach makes for a great weekend getaway. Check out the itinerary below. BILOXI Read More

Cruising Essex, Connecticut to Wickford, Rhode Island

ESSEX CONNECTICUT, is a quintessential New England village located on three bodies of water — the Connecticut River, Middle Cove and North Cove, making it ideal for cruising. Tree-lined Main Street features immaculately restored Colonial- and Federal-era homes that house residents, restaurants and shops. Some of these beautiful structures bear the names of sea captains Read More

Weekend Boating in Southern New Jersey

For boaters, just a glance at a chart is all that’s needed to fall in love with the southern tip of New Jersey, full as it is with white sandy beaches and calm bays. Add in the lively entertainment and good eats, and some might argue that there’s too much to do here for a Read More

Cruising Florida’s Gulf Coast

Boating north from Southwest Florida allows two routes to reach your destination. The Florida Gulf Coast offers both enjoyable and sometimes challenging cruising. In the winter, on days when the winds are light, power boats rule. However, when a cold front passes through, the blustery northwest winds leave the waters free for experienced sailors. Fortunately Read More

Historic Hampton Roads Boating Itinerary

When the English Colonists who established Jamestown sailed through a watery passage into the New World in 1607, there were no charts, lighthouses, or daymarks. They often used familiar English sobriquets as names for the places and rivers that they “discovered” in Virginia — Cape Charles, Cape Henry — but Captain John Smith’s map of Read More

Top 3 Ports of Call in the Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound could busy mariners for years. Its glacially-sculpted namesake – Long Island – borders the south. Connecticut creates the northern shores. The Big Apple shines from the west. This 100-mile tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean carries boaters from working waterfronts to quiet coves and crannies, and everything in between. To sample some Read More