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

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

Clearwater to Weeki Wachee, Florida

When my best friend announced that she was moving to Clearwater, my heart stopped. For decades we’d stumbled through life in Washington, DC, raising our boys from diapers to high school diplomas. Not having her nearby seemed unimaginable. But my BFF, who was sick of shoveling snow and wanted to be closer to her family in 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

Florida Beer & Wine – Take a sipping tour around the Sunshine State

The short list of reasons why people love Florida includes year-round warmth, pristine beaches, palm trees and spectacular sunsets. Now you can add top-notch wine and beer to this list. Over the past decade, the Sunshine State has become a major alcohol producer of Florida Beer & Wine fueled by entrepreneurial ventures across the state. Read More