Holiday Boat Party

Holiday Boat Party Ideas. Where will you watch the fireworks?

A holiday boat party is always a must for boat lovers. Where else could a serious captain spend the holidays? Here are several ideas for a fun December aboard your catamaran, yacht or fishing boat. Say goodbye to 2016 on your boat’s deck! Enjoy the best view of the fireworks, amongst your family, with your […]

Boat log for new captains

Boat logging for new captains. The most efficient boat log

Boat logging is a must! Did you buy your first boat recently? The pleasure of boating comes with the not so pleasurable chore of logging. We know it´s not the best part of owning a boat, but responsible boat logging is the difference between an amateur boat owner and a great captain. Learn the 101 […]

Recreational Boating

Senior Citizen’s Day, celebrate with the family

Recreational Boating: a family adventure Recreational boating has always been a family favorite. At least in Florida it has a great reputation as one of the most popular recreational activities. No matter what size the boat is, there’s something magical about floating atop the soft waves of the mighty ocean while chatting with the people […]

South Florida's Boating Lifestyle

Jump on Board! Why South Florida Votes for Boating as the Best Family Activity

Most people think South Florida is just Miami and the beaches: the party city, the tourism hot spot. But it’s also a great place to raise a family. Visiting South Florida’s boating scene is one of the resident’s favorite activities. But people aren’t always hopping on board to go fishing, sometimes they just want to enjoy the wind in […]

Boating and Fishing Week

Boating & Fishing Week Celebration

Boating season is here, mates! After long months of boat maintenance and repairing, summer is finally here. Wait no time to take your boat out to sea and enjoy all the activities you love. Whether it is skiing, snorkeling, fishing or just going out for a refreshing swim with family and friends, your boat is a sanctuary, a stress-relieving oasis.

boat show

September Boat Shows

Did you miss the last boat shows? Or better yet, did you recently attend one and decide you’re ready for another? We’ve got good news. There’s enough time to scope out events near your area for September, a solid month for boating shows and festivals. Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival When: September 12-13, […]

release fish

Catch & Release 101

Catch and release is intended an as act of conservation. A practice of recreational fishing, caught fish are unhooked and returned to the water. However good the intention though, a mishandled fish can easily die of exhaustion or injury. A great deal of time has been spent on the refinement of techniques, awareness, and instruments […]

Lake Placid Florida

Lake Placid, Florida

Tucked away in Highlands County, in the Southern part of Florida known as “The Ridge” of the Sunshine State, is Lake Placid. Not to be confused with New York’s Lake Placid, this Florida town nicknamed after the myriad of murals painted on buildings across town. If you are looking for a destination to visit this […]

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Onboard With The HERO4 Black

Technology is making it possible for the regular outdoor enthusiast to take impressive shots. As a personal camera, it’s definitely a noteworthy newcomer, but as a outdoor gadget, this is a ‘must have’ on your list of things. Here’s why: The GoPro’s equipment has made it possible to take pictures in the most extraordinarily captivating […]

fishfinder

Choose a Fishfinder/Chartplotter

Since 1957, recreational sonar technology has been available to avid boaters and fishermen. A standard fishfinder is a sounder or recreational sonar that provides anglers with the ability to locate and target open-water fish. This view of underwater specifics allow the crews to understand depth contours, bottom composition, and structure location. Nowadays, a modern sounder […]

lobster season

Lobster Mini Season 2015

One of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year for boaters and divers kicks off on July 29th-July 30th this year. Beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ending at 12:00 midnight on Thursday, the coastal areas of Florida will become flooded with lobster hunting enthusiasts trying to get their hands on the elusive […]

boat talk

Boat Talk

So you’ve been invited on a boat, or someone near and dear just bought one. The cooler is ready for its first adventure. Right? One of the most exciting things about boating is the culture behind it. Even as technology evolves, the boating lifestyle maintains a traditional flare to it, and let’s face it–we all […]

Tobago cays

Tobago Cays

An archipelago of the Southern Grenadines, the Tobago Cays are five uninhabited islands surrounded by Horseshoe Reef. Also known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Southern Grenadines, the Tobago Cays are said that is of the most magnificent anchoring spots in the Eastern Caribbean. The islands, though uninhabited, provide significant economic, cultural, social, […]

Fishing 101: Saltwater vs. Freshwater

Fishing 101: Saltwater vs. Freshwater Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back 40,000 years ago. A recreational pastime for many, this water sport is often divided up into two categories: freshwater and saltwater. Though the actual sport doesn’t change–they both require the use of bait, tackle and fishing gear–the specifics of each vary greatly […]

Catalina Island

Lover’s Cove, Catalina Island, California

There is a ‘must visit’ spot for every snorkeler off the coast of the Catalina Island. Whether you’ve cruised in on your boat, or you are a local, checking out this Southern California treasure has got to go on your ‘to do’ list. This protected marine reserve is a great place to dip in, whether […]

Family fun

Safely Cruising With the Kids

Getting out on the water with the family can be fun, but as most things go making sure that the experience is a safe one for the little guys is definitely one of the most important things to check off before a family adventure out on the water.  Lifejackets: Any and all children present should […]