Light up the Sky this 4th of July

No matter where on the Chesapeake you find yourself this Independence Day, we’ve got you covered. Read on for waterfront 4th of July festivities on the Bay and where to dock for your own private fireworks viewing party. Havre de Grace, MD On July 3rd, head to Havre to Grace for Independence Day to view Read More

Beach Party Necessities

Whether you’re playing competitive games or relaxing with friends and family, celebrate spring by throwing a beach party. Beach Toys HYDRO FORCE TROPICAL BREEZE ISLAND FLOAT Bestway Stay cool, calm and comfortable on this inflatable breeze raft. Up to six people can recline on pillow backrests under a protective sunshade with easy access to cup Read More

Top 10 New England Sailing Regattas

What do a media mogul, movie maker and American President have in common? Taking part in yacht racing, one of our nation’s oldest sports, and New England, the cradle of this sport in America. Ted Turner won the 1977 America’s Cup in Newport. Roy Disney sailed from Newport to Bermuda with record-breaking speed in 2002. Read More

New England’s Best Beaches

FROM THE CRAGGY CLIFFS OF MAINE’S rugged shoreline to the tranquil beaches of Connecticut, visitors can explore more than 1,000 miles of wandering salt marshes, rolling sand dunes and clusters of wind-battered cedar cottages. The New England coast has grainier sand and chillier temps than its southern neighbors, but you can’t beat its legendary postcard Read More

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

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

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

Perfect Items for Party Boats

PARTY PEOPLE ON BOARD THE DOCKTAIL BOAT TABLE CADDY Docktail Bar Instantly transform your boat into a bar with this caddy. It includes an all-angle adjustable rod mount and secure cup holders, so you never have to worry about spilled drinks when the boat is rockin’. The Docktail Bar set also comes with a removable Read More

The Best Holiday Boat Parades

If Santa lived in a warmer climate, he’d trade in his sleigh for a boat before you could say “ho, ho, ho” – sorry Rudolph! It’s just that everything is better on the water, and that includes holiday parades. November and December are magical months for boaters, and landlubbers alike, as holiday boat parades light Read More