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Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Best known for miles of off-road cycling trails and breathtaking waterways, Oleta River State Park — at just over 1,000 acres — is the largest urban park in all of Florida. According to Martha Robinson, communications manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, it’s a great place to stop while boating in the area. […]

Phil Foster Park

Phil Foster Park

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Phil Foster Park is a great spot to dock or anchor along the Intracoastal Waterway. Just north of West Palm Beach in Lake Worth Lagoon, this 14-acre beachfront park features an underwater snorkeling trail, boat ramps, and a playground. Docks located on the east side of the park are designated as a temporary loading and […]

Harbourside Place

Harbourside Place

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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, […]

Safety is Priceless

Safety is Priceless

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Let’s talk about a great deal — a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on your watercraft checked to make sure it complies with all applicable standards. There’s no catch beyond taking a half-hour or so to interact with a knowledgeable inspector who’ll also freely share safety tips and […]

What’s a Vessel?

What’s a Vessel?

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You probably know that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect vessels of all types, not just power boats, sail boats, and paddle boats. The USCG considers paddleboards, kiteboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. The USCG defines a vessel as a watercraft (or other […]

Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

Rockin’ Your Life Jacket

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Who in your family wears a life jacket while boating? I’ve met some folks who think everybody should be wearing one. Ro Woodard, Boating Safety Educator for NY State Parks, let me know that in New York State, “Children under the age of 12 must wear a securely fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket […]

Water Safety Smarts

Water Safety Smarts

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Do you love to spend time out on the water? No matter how comfortable you feel out there, it is never smart to head out on a boat without knowing how to swim. We don’t want to scare anybody enough to stay inside, but many childhood deaths are due to drowning. The majority of […]

Paddling Towards a Better World: Paddlers for Humanity

Paddling Towards a Better World: Paddlers for Humanity

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fred Doss was skeptical when friend and fellow paddler Ed Cashin first suggested an 18-mile row from Montauk Point to Block Island to raise money for charity.  “I didn’t think anyone would do it,” confesses Doss.  The fundraiser was a success, however, and led to the creation of Paddlers for Humanity, an East Hampton-based non-profit […]

See Spot Paddle!

See Spot Paddle!

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeing a dog on a boat, in a kayak, or on a surfboard has become commonplace. Now our four-legged friends have a new water activity: stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).