Popular Boating Accessories for 2021

Looking for the coolest new boating accessories for 2021? Us too! We’re always on the lookout for what’s new, what’s cool and what’s just plain fun. We’ve put together a list of our favorite boat gadgets and other cool boat stuff guaranteed to make your dockmates green with envy. While some are practical, others are Read More

Eco-Friendly Water Sports

THE BOATING LIFESTYLE often extends beyond cruising and fishing. Kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling and diving are just a few of the activities frequented by boaters. As we diversify our enjoyment of the oceans and waterways, we can continue to be good caretakers of the planet. An eco-considerate/eco-friendly boating mindset is easy to apply if we keep an eye Read More

Fishing Spots – We’ve Got Your Six!

WITHOUT A DOUBT, 2020 was a crazy year, and many travel plans have changed or were cancelled due to the pandemic. Traditionally, the winter months signal a desire to explore a new destination, fishing spots, or return to a favorite state, island or country that has a special place in one’s and angling memories. And, Read More

Dock Lines – What’s My Line?

WITH SO MANY choices available in dock lines, it’s easy to twist yourself into a knot deciding which is the best type to use aboard your boat. Let’s untangle some of this confusion and sort out different materials and composition to understand what works best for different situations. The first choice to make is in Read More

Person Overboard Devices to Match your Style of Boating

BOATERS SET OUT every day to enjoy the water, but unfortunately many do so in a mild state of denial. It’s an innocent but dangerous unwillingness to admit something could go wrong. They are understandably more focused on the day’s adventure. This is certainly the case with being prepared to find and retrieve a person Read More

The Art of Provisioning your Boat

YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT by looking at me, but I am a recovering boat show junkie. in the art of provisioning. Years before we departed on a long family journey, I attended every cruising seminar on topics ranging from The Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew to The Secrets of Making the Perfect Fish Jerky. Read More

Caribbean Travel during COVID Guide

The sun, sand and sea that draw visitors to Caribbean travel hasn’t changed due to the COVID-19 virus. What is different, like the rest of the world during this pandemic, is a new normal way of going about life for residents and visitors alike, such as mandatory face masks, social distancing and requirements for testing before, Read More

Mexico’s East Coast – Seven Secluded Beaches

FORTY YEARS AGO, the phrase “beautiful Mexican beach” automatically called to mind the country’s Pacific coast — Acapulco, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta — rather than the tiny undeveloped coastal towns on the fringe of the Yucatan jungle. What a difference a few decades make. Now, the east coast resorts of Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and Read More

Just Us and The Abacos

MY HUSBAND DAVE and I have lived aboard our 50-foot Viking Sportfish, Just Us, for the past four years, and we often find ourselves saying to one another, “Can you believe we’re really doing this?” As a 25-year member of America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, I am no stranger to sea voyages. After retiring in 2014, Dave Read More

Charter a Dream Vacation

THE SEA’S RHYTHMIC splash under the twin hulls of the 58-foot Leopard catamaran quieted the sounds of civilization from the nearby harbortown of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve O’Sullivan looked over at his wife and smiled. She was relaxed, tucked into the cushions in the yacht’s comfy cockpit with Read More