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Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The backdrop of your view is the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Right next to it is a cute Museum for kid’s age six months to eight years. Do your kids get bored while onboard? If so, take them to the museum for a day trip! You can boat right on over to the guest dock […]

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The backdrop of your view is the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Right next to it is a cute Museum for kid’s age six months to eight years. Do your kids get bored while onboard? If so, take them to the museum for a day trip! You can boat right on over to the guest dock […]

Canalfront Park Marina

Canalfront Park Marina

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If you are looking for a relaxed day trip for your family and friends, head on over by your boat to Canalfront Park Marina.  The park features a 19-boat slip marina and transient space you can reserve; be sure to call 302-644-1869. As you walk through the park, you will see beautiful plants and […]

Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing says “fun day” quite like visiting the Atlantic City Aquarium and seeing your marine life friends. Make the day even better by going there by boat! Transient slips are available at the historic Gardner’s Basin; call 609-348-2880 for reservations. The exhibits feature many different species ranging from eels, blowfish, sharks, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, stingrays […]

Raising Money, Lowering Temperatures!

Raising Money, Lowering Temperatures!

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. While most of us bundle up against the cold, many intrepid people run into the water to raise money for exceptional causes. Polar bear-type plunge fundraisers take place all over the country. On Long Island, organizations that benefit include the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Special Olympics (the term Polar Plunge is a registered trademark of […]

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Visit the largest aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, that has over 50,000 unique creatures. This non-profit organization has been open since June 15, 1956 and has had over 35 million visitors since they opened their doors. Promising to engage, amaze, and inspire the community, every visit will not be the same. Make your visit even more […]

Harbor History Museum

Harbor History Museum

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In the beautiful city of Gig Harbor, Washington, is a museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of the harbor’s peninsula and its artifacts. When a history club was started by the members of the American Association of University Women in 1964, the community got together to share photographs and other memorabilia. It wasn’t […]

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Being the home to one of the world’s most historical ships, Star of India (1863), the Maritime Museum of San Diego has been educating visitors (220,000 annual attendance) about the Pacific maritime history for many years. Founded in 1948, the museum has hosted ten beautifully designed ships including the 1968 US Navy submarine USS Dolphin, […]

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The ultimate boating experience with your family is a trip to Sea World in San Diego. With many shows, rides, exhibits, and animal interactions your day will be filled with plenty to do and see. It is a place for all ages, and anyone who enjoys seeing marine life up close and personal. Exhibits feature […]

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

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Opened in 1955, the Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest marine life parks in the United States. The 28-acre facility features live shows, exhibits, and animal interactions for all ages, making it a great place for boating families to visit. Seaquarium is in the northern part of Biscayne Bay. Although the park is not […]

Explore Biscayne National Park

Explore Biscayne National Park

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. A fun-filled day packed with water-based activities awaits you at Biscayne National Park. It extends across Biscayne Bay, with most of its 173,000 acres covered by water. This makes it easier for you to enjoy everything the park has to offer, especially since most of the activities are only accessible by boat. Plan your […]

The Heat Is On!

The Heat Is On!

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating to AmericanAirlines Arena to take in a Miami Heat home game is easy from either the north or south area of Miami. Avoid the usual traffic and parking hassles by berthing at the Miamarina at Bayside, which offers transient slips by the day (make a reservation at 305-960-5180 or the marina monitors VHF channels […]

Peanut Island

Peanut Island

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Peanut Island is a man made island in Port of Palm Beach formed in 1918 by the dredging of Lake Worth Inlet. It’s also a boater’s paradise. The county park offers several activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling that make it a great spot for boaters to frequent throughout the year. […]

Harbourside Place

Harbourside Place

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. Just around the corner from Jupiter Inlet is Harbourside Place, where you can spend a day shopping, dining, appreciating nature, and seeing free concerts. Harbourside Place Marina offers docking at public slips available from 8:00 am to midnight. Dining choices abound whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack or a delicious meal, […]

SunFest

SunFest

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, SunFest, takes place in downtown West Palm Beach from April 29 through May 3. Music plays all day long and there’s so much for everyone in the family to enjoy. Boaters have fun and avoid the traffic hassles connected with the event, which attracts over 175,000 attendees […]

Learn the History of Palm Beach County

Learn the History of Palm Beach County

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You can learn more about local history by cruising over to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC). Dock your boat for the day at the nearby Palm Beach Harbor Marina and then walk up Third Street two blocks to North Dixie Highway. There you’ll find the non-profit historical society and its museum’s exhibits […]

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In October, Halloween is on our mind, and what could be more fun than listening to spooky ghost stories? The Alexandria’s Ghost and Graveyard Tour is a 33-year-old event that will spook you out in no time as you’re guided by lantern through the beautiful streets of Old Town at night. You’ll be enthralled listening […]

Cobham Bay

Cobham Bay

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Finding places to anchor for a day can be quite the topic of conversation between boaters. To have a fun day out on the water, head on over to Cobham Bay just off the James River. As a place where most locals go to, the fun of dropping an anchor and taking the dinghy around […]

Virginia Air & Space Center

Virginia Air & Space Center

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Taking your boat to the Virginia Air & Space Center transforms a fun day of entertainment and education into an all-out adventure. The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. Boat slips are available close by at the Crowne […]

The Whydah Pirate Museum

The Whydah Pirate Museum

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Back in 1717, a British pirate ship named the Whydah was wrecked in a storm off the coast of Cape Cod.  The captain of the Whydah, “Black Sam” Bellamy, could not wait to return home to see his love, Maria Hallett.  He was navigating the ship with a crew of 144 men and a pirates’ […]

Step up and Clean a Beach

Step up and Clean a Beach

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Every year, the International Coastal Cleanup includes our area, thanks to the efforts of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society. Based in Broad Channel, Queens, the chapter continues its work, urging boaters and other beach lovers to make a difference by volunteering at the 30th annual New York State Beach Cleanup on […]

The Yacht Guru’s Bible

The Yacht Guru’s Bible

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You love the water and being out on a boat, so have you ever wondered what it would be like to work on a motor yacht? Do you imagine yourself living and working aboard a beautifully designed yacht that can take you to places around the world you’ve dreamed of visiting? Alene Keenan has cruised […]

Sailing towards Healing

Sailing towards Healing

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Many of us have a passion for the sea and enjoy quality time on the water.  The Duclay brothers, Sean and Kilian, have those feelings, too, along with a desire to help others share their enthusiasm. Sean and Kilian are teenagers who have created an amazing organization called Sail Ahead to engage traumatized and […]

Learn Basic Safety as Yacht Crews Do

Learn Basic Safety as Yacht Crews Do

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  The average size boat is between 25 and 50 feet. That’s a lot of vessel to handle, yet it doesn’t take much to buy one and head out. In fact, there’s no requirement for adults in New York to obtain a boater’s license (there is to operate a jet ski). It amazes me that […]

Don’t Do What We Did!

Don’t Do What We Did!

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  It is never a dull moment when the McMahon family goes to Port Jefferson. As much as we love boating there, something always occurs. Something that ends up on these pages! Pirates Cove in Port Jefferson had taken one of my family’s anchors in the past. I recounted on this page how changing tides […]

50 Water Adventures

50 Water Adventures

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. A big part of life is about enjoying it and having fun — adding water to it makes it even better.  If fun isn’t fun for you unless it’s also thrilling, then I recommend  Lia Ditton’s 50 Water Adventures to do Before You Die, the ultimate bucket list handbook for water lovers. This captivating […]

The Adventures of Colin the Coastguard

The Adventures of Colin the Coastguard

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Don’t be scared to be out on the water — there are people whose jobs are to protect us and keep us safe. Across the Atlantic Ocean, there’s a member of the Coastguard in the United Kingdom named Colin. He and his dog, Rocky, are the heroes in the town of Tideswell, because they […]

Schmitty the Weather Dog

Schmitty the Weather Dog

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The question, “Hey Schmitty, what’s the weather today?” is asked by elementary school students of a tiny weather reporter. Schmitty is a Yorkie who travels the country teaching children about weather, science, and math in a fun, exciting way. Though most lessons about science and weather can be a tad boring, a visit by […]

Kiteboarding Flies off the Pages

Kiteboarding Flies off the Pages

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you love water sports, enjoy amazing photographs, and appreciate reading exciting and cool information, then Kiteboarding: Where it’s at… by Alex Hapgood should be in your hands. Hapgood captures 15 years of the sport with stunning images and information. Since writing about surfing and kiteboarding for other publications and magazines, Hapgood jumped at […]

Artist Inspired by the North Fork

Artist Inspired by the North Fork

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island’s beauty catches the eye of everyone who lives here or visits. Yet it takes an artist such as Danielle Malmet Rodger to draw inspiration from the seasonal beauty of the North Fork and create children’s books and bright watercolor paintings. The first book, called Adventures through North Fork: Autumn, captures colorful fall scenes. […]

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