A Boater’s Guide to Costa Rica’s Shores

FLANKED BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a popular cruising destination for adventurous boaters. But digging into the country’s back story elevates it a step above most lush locations. It’s got verdant vegetation, soft-sand beaches and ample amenities to keep a crew happy. But at this tropical isthmus, green means more Read More

Dog Friendly Beaches in Florida

A PERFECT DAY AT THE BEACH includes a blanket, umbrella, picnic and a good book. Yet, seaside excursions are made even better by having the whole family there. That means bringing along our four legged, much loved and devoted dogs. And after being cooped up on a long passage, who doesn’t need to run, sniff Read More

The Blessed Isles: More than Just a Stop Over

SAILING ACROSS AN OCEAN IS OFTEN SEEN AS A MARINER’S BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT. With 4,000 miles between America and Europe, the distance across the Atlantic means a four-week transit across a temperamental ocean. For this reason, a small collection of mid-Atlantic islands earned the name, “The Blessed Isles.” Officially called Macaronesia, these four island groups — Read More

Best Marina Contest 2021 Winners

Among all of Marinalife’s contests and celebrations through the year, one of our most highly anticipated competitions is the Best Marina Contest. Each year, participants cast thousands of votes for top-notch marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to guests. The winners are chosen by a five-month survey of boaters in the United States Read More

Boat Towing Services

The best advice I ever received about boating was from a salty old captain years ago. He said, “Safe boating is simple: keep the water out of the boat, keep the boat off the bottom, and everything else can be worked out.” Truer words were never spoken, but despite their best efforts, boaters fail at Read More

Caribbean Calendar of Events

As U.S. temperatures drop and international travel restrictions do the same, it’s time to cruise through the Caribbean’s azure waters to get a culinary and cultural taste of the islands. Whether you’re a foodie, history buff or racing enthusiast, the islands have something for you. Read on to learn about all the cultural, historical, sports, Read More

Caribbean Arts & Artisans to Treasure

The Caribbean is an art and artisan lover’s paradise. The hot sunlit hues, fragrant foliage and surrounding seas inspire everyone from painters to craftsmen who create body lotions, botanic edibles and model boats from local materials. Here is a sampling of eight artists and their treasures worth the hunt: BILLFISH PAINTINGS by Carey Chen Paintings Read More

Nautical Haunts of the Rich & Famous

Surely you have been guilty of it, too. You see a magnificent yacht arrive in a harbor and want to know who’s on board. Is it a celebrity… a pro athlete? Maybe it’s a tech billionaire? Our culture is fascinated with the lifestyles of the rich and famous, especially intrigued by their pricey toys and Read More

Marinalife’s Photo Contest Winners

MARINALIFE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the winners of our 2021 Photography Contest. We tip our hats to the three finalists and four runners-up who rose to the top amid hundreds of images submitted for our annual shutterbug event. Competition this year was tough, as our judges sifted through snapshots of boating at its best, when Read More