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

Editors Log – Dear Fellow Boaters

Editors Log from Marinalife Founder Joy McPeters. Dear Fellow Boaters: I cannot believe it’s been 20 years since we started Marinalife! During this wild and crazy ride, we met so many amazing people who helped us along the way. Getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marinalife gives me pause for reflection and digging Read More

Port Personalities – Marinalife Veterans

In this special issue of Marinalife, we’d like to present three people who have played a key role in the growth and success of the magazine. Thank you to our Marinalife Veterans – here are their port personalities. BOB ARRINGTON Cruising the U.S.A. & Bahamas How has Marinalife made a difference in the boating world? Marinalife was an early 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

Boat Fire Prevention and Detection

We shouldn’t need to hear tragic stories of boat fire to scare us into taking the possibility seriously, but often that’s the case. The horrific and sad story of the dive boat fire of the MV Conception that went up in smoke while anchored in the Santa Cruz Islands last September should be a wake-up 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