Provincetown Pilgrimage

The Pilgrims arrived on a sandy land spit in the New World on a wintry day 400 years ago. Contrary to popular legend, that Mayflower voyage from Plymouth, England, did not first arrive at Plymouth, MA, but where we now call Provincetown. The new settlers stayed for five weeks before pointing sails across Cape Cod Read More

Shrimping for Recreation

Visitors are welcome to catch their own crustaceans in Lowcountry waters by shrimping. The two requirements are a fishing license and free SIP (Saltwater Information Program) permit. You also must follow the same season as commercial shrimpers, typically from mid-June through mid-January. “Shrimp occur throughout Georgia’s estuaries and coastal environments, so visitors have lots of Read More

Saugatuck, Michigan

Tucked into western Michigan’s sunset coast, Saugatuck is a delightful blend of beach town, shopping paradise, foodie heaven and artist colony. With its pristine shoreline, soft sands and rolling grass-covered dunes, Saugatuck is a frequent topic for national travel magazines, gaining a reputation as one of the top beach towns in the world. Oval Beach Read More

Johns Island, South Carolina – Travel Destination

Just under 12 miles from Charleston with a sleepy, southern vibe, Johns Island, South Carolina is a lovely place to visit in the spring. The largest island in South Carolina and fourth on the East Coast, its 84-square miles of natural beauty blends easily with historic sites and high-quality restaurants reminiscent of Charleston. Johns Island Read More

Block Island Memories – Cruising With Members

For many reasons, Block Island, RI, is the hailing port on our boat, Tapestry. Since the 1960s when my parents took the ferry over and stayed at Ballard’s and later at The Surf … to 1970 when my boyfriend and I, newly in love and still in high school, biked from the ferry to the Read More

Casco Bay Cruising Itinerary

“If once you’ve slept on an island … you’ll never be quite the same.” So goes the idyllic poem by Rachel Field. Nowhere is that truer than on a coastal island in Maine in summertime. Casco Bay in Portland is dotted with more than 200 beautiful islands, some more inhabited than others, particularly Peaks and Read More

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