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ON THE COVER | Aerial of Isla Culebrita, Puerto Rico. Photo by Sean McGee/The Moorings

IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Log 12 / What’s New 14 / Nauti Shopper 26 / Port Personalities 30 / Captain’s Tips 38 / Smart Boater 82








Great fishing destinations from Nantucket to Mexico


Chartering in the Spanish Virgin Islands

16 Weekend Warrior Cruising The Islands of Lake Erie

Come ashore and explore the Top 10 Maritime Museums

20 Cruising with Members A Year In Shorts — Part IV.


31 Cruising through History The Historic Triangle — Jamestown,


Marinalife members Debra and Sy Israel discover their favorite island in the Bahamas


Tips on taking your boat to Cuba

New York City to Tennessee

Williamsburg and Yorktown

48 Cruising with Members The Liveaboard Style 58 Cruise Itineraries Exploring the Chesapeake Bay

DESTINATIONS 24 Marina Spotlight Marina Bay Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 28 Destination Essex, Conn. 34 Destination Caroline Bay, Bermuda

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Dear Member:

I know everyone in the northern climates is anxiously waiting for spring and summer to get out on the water. We know many of you were able to head south this winter, whether by boat or on a charter. The Marinalife team was lucky enough to charter a boat in Puerto Rico this past January. For several of our team members, this was their first charter. We had an amazing four days cruising the Spanish Virgin Islands on a 51-foot power catamaran chartered through the Moorings. You can read all about our adventure on page 50. The spring is a great time to plan and book your summer cruises and dream about your favorite anchorage or marina. It is also a time to think about new places and activities you


want to try in 2017. I think it's fun to try new things — whether it is snorkeling for the first time or anchoring in a new cove. It is what makes boating so exciting — there are endless possibilities and toys to go along. We are excited to help you with your next adventure. Check out articles about places to go including Bermuda for the America’s Cup or visiting all 10 of the top maritime museums (we know someone will try this!). Make your dream of starting the Great Loop a reality and read about Eddy and Linda Johnsen on their final leg of the Loop. Or, explore destinations closer to home with the Chesapeake Bay Itinerary or the Weekend Warrior article, Cruising on Lake Erie. We always welcome your ideas and feedback for stories and adventures that keep us all inspired. We look forward to seeing you on the water this spring. Happy Boating,

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Marina Updates Marinalife is excited to announce our first Superyacht Edition-featuring cruising itineraries from Maine to Florida, tailored to facilities that can handle yachts over 80 feet. This guide also provides information for Captains and Crew including marinas, service centers, fuel locations, provisions and events. To request a copy e-mail:

Phase one of the new Charlestown Marina in Boston, Massachusetts is now complete and offers 250 slips with hybrid breakwater, in slip pump out, electrical services up to 480-Volt 3-Phase and complimentary Wi-Fi. The expansive breakwater allows for dockage for superyachts up to 500 feet. Plans are underway to construct 100 new slips at Charlestown Marina's Pier 6 Restaurant for the 2018 season.

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CRUISING the lake erie islands BY DEB DEBUSSCHER ENDLESS ADVENTURES await the boaters who venture to the numerous islands located off the southern shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. This chain of islands has been a top cruising destination for boaters from all over the Great Lakes. The 20-plus islands are all in close proximity to each other which makes for great “day tripping.” Not all the islands are open to the public, but many offer full-service marinas and local attractions worth exploring. Whether you are looking for a laid back vacation on a sandy beach, a historical walk through the past or a full schedule of tourist activities, you will find it in this area. You could spend an entire summer in this region and never see everything that this boaters’ paradise has to offer. Be sure to refer to Lake Erie charts while planning your trip to any of the islands. The waterways are well marked with buoys and lighthouses and the depths are more than adequate for worry-free cruising.

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DAY ONE Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island Put-in-Bay is definitely the most popular destination in the Lake Erie Islands. Boaters visit once and come back year after year. This major commercial hub is filled with bars offering nightly entertainment, restaurants with first-rate food and tourist attractions to keep you busy for weeks. High on the list of things to do is to visit the Perry Monument, a 352-foot limestone memorial that offers a breathtaking view of the entire Lake Erie Islands region. This area is rich in history and folklore dating back to the early 1800s. One of the most significant battles of the Midwest was the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, where Commodore Oliver Perry secured the United States’ claim to the Great Lakes from the British. A visit to this monument will take you back in time and give you a comprehensive history of this area. The best way to explore the island is to rent a golf cart and chart your course through the maze of restaurants, bars, shops and attractions. Must-see highlights

include Perry’s Caves, Butterfly House, Heineman Wineries, the historic Round Bar, the world’s longest bar at the Beer Barrel Saloon, the Historical Museum, the Island Tour Train and the Nature and Wildlife Center. And if you are looking for a “foodie” experience, don’t miss the lobster bisque at the Boardwalk, the famous fish tacos at The Goat Restaurant, perch and walleye dinners at any one of the numerous restaurants and the ice cream at the Chocolate Museum. For the wine lovers, visit Heineman Winery or Put-in-Bay Winery to sample the outstanding wines of the island. If outdoor recreation is your passion, you can rent bikes, kayaks and jet skis to explore the island. Numerous sandy beaches are perfect for swimming and sunning. Parasailing in the bay is also a popular activity. And, of course, fishing is world-renowned in this area. Take your own boat, or charter a fishing boat for a memorable catch of local perch and walleye. There is no shortage of places to find

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transient docks for the day or for the week. Cruisers looking for a family friendly marina can enjoy the quiet clean atmosphere of Miller’s Marina (419-285-5902,, located in the western area of Put-InBay’s downtown harbor-just a few blocks from Perry’s Monument, provisioning options, and restaurants. Another docking option, Park Place Boat Club (419-2856183,, is considered the exclusive Crew’s Nest facility for Park Place Boat Club Members. The marina offers reciprocal club member docking during the week, depending on availability and advanced reservations. All marinas in Put-in-Bay offer full services, and gas and diesel fuel is available at Park Place Boat Club. If you prefer to keep your boat docked in Put-in-Bay, you can go island hopping via the Miller Ferry Line or the Jet Express.

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The Ohio DNR recently completed a state-of-the-art marina located on the southeast side of the island. The Middle Bass Island State Park Marina (419-285-0311, middlebassisland), has 190 slips including transient slips for boats of all sizes. Amenities include electrical, water, restrooms, showers, laundry, a campground,

launch ramp, miniature golf and picnic areas. Bikes, kayaks, golf carts and paddleboards are available for rental. J.F. Walleye’s and St. Hazard’s restaurants are short walks from the marina and offer weekend entertainment during the season. Boat fuel is not available on Middle Bass Island, so be sure to fuel up before leaving Put-in-Bay.

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DAY THREE Kelleys Island Kelleys Island is the largest island in Ohio and is seven miles east of Put-in-Bay. A small downtown offers a few bars, restaurants and shops. Bike and golf cart rentals are perfect for exploring this unspoiled island. Hiking and biking trails wind through the parks, the nature preserve and the quarries. This island is famous for birdwatching because of the large variety of species and diverse habitats. Located on the north side of the island is Kelleys Island State Park, featuring beautiful sandy beaches and a favorite spot for boaters to anchor and swim. The largest prehistoric glacial grooves in the country are also located in the State Park and are visited by geologists from all over 18 m

the world. Families gravitate to Caddy Shack Square, where they enjoy activities including gem mining and Putt-Putt golf. Island bars and restaurants include the Village Pump Restaurant, which is famous for its Brandy Alexander cocktails and Lake Erie perch. The Casino Restaurant has great food and live entertainment on the weekends. Kelleys Island Wine Company and Kelleys Island Brewery offer local craft brews and wines. And to top off the perfect island day, visit the West Bay Inn for dinner and cocktails while watching the beautiful Lake Erie sunset. Portside Marina (419-746-2668,, is located on the south side of the island, right in the heart

of downtown. Recently renovated, this marina has 120 slips accommodating boats up to 80’. Portside services include transient docking, electrical, water, showers, restrooms, Wi-Fi, Dockers Restaurant, marine store, weekend entertainment, picnic areas, bike and golf cart rentals. Fuel and pump-out is available at Seaway Marina (419-746-2506,, just about a halfmile down the shoreline from Portside Marina. Discover why the Lake Erie Islands has long been one of the most popular destinations for boaters from all over the Great Lakes! ml To view this article online, visit

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A Year In Shorts — Part IV BY EDDY JOHNSEN

Eddy and Linda at the Woodstock Love Knot


Ask any Looper, “What is your favorite memory of the Great Loop?” and the answer will undoubtedly be, “The people.” This would ring true as we continued our journey up the Hudson River in mid-June. The staff members at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, N.Y., were part of that special group of people who left an indelible impression on our memories. They even helped arrange day trips to explore the nearby U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park, a local apple orchard and the village of Woodstock. 20

At the town of Waterford, N.Y., the gateway to the Erie Canal, open arms and friendly smiles greeted us wherever we went. Upon departing several days later, we wondered if residents realized how hard it was for us to leave their hospitality. But we had read Bernstein’s “Wedding of the Waters” years ago and were very excited to begin this particular part of our journey. Having a more in-depth historical perspective of this waterway helped make the trip even more meaningful. Turning off the Erie Canal and onto the Oswego Canal, we decided to stay overnight at the lock in Phoenix, N.Y.

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“Almost everyone who completes The Great Loop will tell you that they cherish the lifelong friendships they made during their trip along America’s waterways.” Greeted by their famous “Bridgehouse Brats,” these young envoys of the N.Y. State Canal System ranged in age from 8 to 18. They merrily ran errands for boaters and tended the grounds at the Lock 1 Bridgehouse Museum under the watchful eyes of senior volunteers. A daylight journey across Lake Ontario from Oswego, N.Y., landed us in another town named Kingston, only this one was in Ontario, Canada. The town’s unique European-style architecture and snippets of French conversations between passers-by reminded us that we were actually in a foreign country. Traveling west from Kingston, we stopped at another gateway city: Trenton. This would be the first step of our “climb” through Canada’s Trent-Severn Waterway, a spectacular 240-mile long canal route that links Lake Ontario to Lake Huron. Lockmasters seemingly competed with one another to paint their canvasses of lush green lawns with the most brilliant assortment of floral colors. The unmatched

Spiritus and another Grand Banks on the blue line waiting for a lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway

A home in the isolated wilderness of Georgian Bay

uniqueness and impressive beauty of this meandering waterway is one of the prime reasons Loopers reminisce long after completing The Great Loop. Upon reaching the waterway’s end at Port Severn, we caught our breath and prepared for the next portion of our journey: Georgian Bay. These pristine waters are another reason Canada left a lofty impression on us. Part of Lake Huron but located entirely in Ontario, the bay is a mixture of sandy beaches, pine forests and rugged bedrock. Well-marked but sparsely inhabited, it’s hard to describe

the feeling that washed over us while navigating between granite boulders and the skinny little PVC pipes that the Park Service use as channel markers. At the northwest end of Georgian Bay, beyond Killarney, we ducked into the sheltered waters behind Manitoulin Island and into North Channel. Stunning natural beauty ran continuously along the rugged shoreline, hiding countless secluded anchorages from which to observe the majestic bald eagles that soared overhead. We never knew such a marvelous boating paradise existed! Fortunately, Canada’s S PR I N G 2 0 17


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“gone too fast” summer provided sublime weather for the duration of our cruise. The pros and cons of cruising down Lake Michigan’s eastern shore versus western shore have been, and will be, forever debated amongst Loopers. Once again, it was the people we met along our journey down the eastern shore of the lake that helped make it an unforgettable experience. Locals often offered to drive us to get provisions, pick up boat parts, see local historic sites, or even to visit the best hairdresser in town! We found ourselves never wanting to leave any of the charming towns we visited: Mackinac Island, Petoskey, Leland, Frankfort, Ludington, White Lake, Grand Haven, South Haven, St. Joseph, Michigan City. Whoever told us Chicago’s DuSable Harbor marina was a convenient location was absolutely correct! We arrived after Labor Day weekend and were able to walk

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almost everywhere: Millennium Park, “The Bean,” the Theater District, Soldier Field, Chicago Riverwalk. The nearby metro train easily transported us to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. A boat ride on The Chicago River Architectural Tour was a fabulous way to view the downtown buildings and learn about the history of this great city. Sadly leaving Lake Michigan behind, we carefully headed south through the city’s busy shipping channel, which lead Spiritus to the Illinois River. After spending a leisurely five days on the Illinois cruising by towns like Joliet, Ottawa, Peoria and Havana, we eventually reached the muddy Mississippi River. The mystique of the mighty Mississippi causes concern amongst Loopers who have heard “tales” told by those who have gone before them. An overnight stop at Hoppie’s Marina, downstream of

Cooling off at an anchorage on Kentucky Lake, on the Tennessee River

St. Louis, for a thorough briefing of what to expect, what to do and where to anchor helped reduce the anxiety held by most of us. We made good time as the Mississippi’s current pushed us downstream at a higher-than-normal cruising speed. But with the good comes the bad. Eventually we turned up the Ohio River and our speed was quickly cut in half. Green Turtle Bay Marina, just beyond the Barkley Lock on the Cumberland River, was an outstanding place to rest, resupply, refuel and rejoin our fellow Loopers. It was fun to share our newly acquired memories with folks who truly understand the uniqueness of this journey. After several days respite, some of us continued up the Cumberland to visit Nashville, the Music City! Others continue to spend time enjoying the solitude of splendid anchorages found in the Kentucky Lake region of the Tennessee River. We all looked forward to connecting again in October at the annual AGLCA Rendezvous at Alabama’s Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge. Almost everyone who completes The Great Loop will tell you that they cherish the lifelong friendships they made during their trip along America’s waterways. And the lucky ones will happily brag that they did the entire year in shorts! ml

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MARINA BAY RESORT CONVENIENTLY LOCATED on the New River, less than 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Airport, the impressive Marina Bay Resort is a bona fide piece of Fort Lauderdale history. As a private club, Marina Bay was known in the 1970s and ’80s as a playground for the rich and famous, personifying the luxurious southern Florida lifestyle by boasting members such as Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan and Burt Reynolds. Still regarded today as one of the most refined marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Marina Bay offers 168 slips on 15 floating docks and 1 fixed dock, accommodating vessels up to 150 feet. The property features a multitude of guest amenities, including a bookable private movie theater, resort-style pool and hot tub, workout center with an on-staff personal trainer, tennis courts, air-conditioned racketball courts, weather service, dog park and laundry facilities. Marina Bay’s unwavering goal is to create a vacation-like atmosphere for boaters, whether they live there full time or are transients passing through. In addition to the wealth of amenities, there is a charming and friendly on-site restaurant, Rendezvous, 24 m


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set right on the water. The ever-popular happy hour features specialty cocktails such as the Rendezvous Voodoo and the Rasmopolitan, and the menu is packed with options to suit any appetite, including coconut shrimp and a fish sandwich with Key lime tartar sauce. On the weekends there is always live music. Always focused on upping the ante, Marina Bay is debuting a brand-new Wyndham Hotel later this spring. The 150 guest rooms will feature chic, Mediterranean-inspired décor, and flexible

events spaces will be ideal for hosting business meetings, dinners and social occasions. Complimentary shuttle service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be included with all room reservations. Whether you’re looking for a new home for your vessel or simply an ideal spot to relax on your next cruise through Fort Lauderdale, Marina Bay is the perfect choice for a first-class, resort-style experience. ml For more information visit:

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ESSEX, CT. The historic village of Essex, Connecticut, has long served as a favorite stopover for coastal cruisers in New England, given its location just five nautical miles from Long Island Sound. Built around a trio of coves tucked into the western shore of the Connecticut River, Essex is home to three marinas and a yacht club, all of which offer transient slips and dockage for large vessels (moorings are also available). It’s a boater-friendly place, for sure, and Essex officials like to boast that the town has more slips than parking spaces. Steps from the waterfront, pleasant tree-lined Main Street is home to an eclectic array of boutiques, gift shops and stores, as well as several places to dine. Chief among these is the Griswold Inn, which has been serving mariners since 1776 and is the oldest continually operating tavern in the country. The interior is cozy and warm, with a lowbeamed, wood-paneled dining room that evokes a ship’s cabin, the walls covered in paintings of steamships and sailing vessels. After dinner at the Griswold Inn, satisfy Guided schooner cruise at the Connecticut River Museum

BY TOM RICHARDSON your sweet tooth with an ice cream at Sweet P’s on Griswold Square. There’s plenty to do and see in and around Essex, starting with the excellent Connecticut River Museum, directly on the waterfront. The grounds are a lovely spot to relax and take in the river, while inside you’ll find fascinating exhibits on the history of Essex, including the 1814 British raid on the village and a replica of the first submarine ever built. Other exhibits explore the river’s former importance as an inland trade route for timber and farming products, and Essex’s past as an import center for African ivory. Just north of the village, the Essex Steam Train offers a ride aboard a vintage steam-powered train to the neighboring village of Deep River. And if you’d like to let someone else do the navigating, sign up for a tour of the river aboard the 50-passenger RiverQuest, which offers history and wildlife tours of the lower river during which bald eagles are often sighted. Lower Connecticut is a paddlers’ delight, and the Essex area offers numerous marsh-lined creeks to explore in a kayak or SUP. On the opposite side of the river, you can enjoy the beach at Nott Island and explore this wildlife preserve, while just downriver is the entrance to Lord Cove and the Lords Cove Wildlife Area — a vast network of tidal creeks that teems with birdlife. ml To view this article online, visit


(860-767-2483, A “resort marina” that can accommodate boats up to 150 feet and maintains 80 transient slips. Offers tons of amenities including a pool, a restaurant (Marley’s Cafe), laundry, showers, a rec room/arcade, volleyball and basketball courts.

Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina (860-767-0001, Two great marina locations that offer modern fully-equipped facilities and state-of-the art service work, in a historic village known for three centuries of maritime excellence.

Essex Yacht Club (860-767-8121, Slips and moorings for transients, as well as showers, bathrooms and a galley that serves lunch.

WHERE TO DINE The Griswold Inn (36 N Main St.) “The Gris” (est. 1776) is a local institution known for its hearty food — featuring a pub and wine/tapas bar with live music.

Abby’s Place (37 Pratt St.) Casual breakfast, lunch and dinner spot on the water at Brewer Dauntless Shipyard — it’s famous for its breakfast menu. Marley’s Café (11 Ferry St.) Marley’s Café at the Brewer Essex Island Marina serves contemporary fare with Caribbean, Latin and Asian accents with incredible views of the river along with reggae music.

Black Seal Grille (15 Main St.) Casual seafood grill and pub fare on Main Street. The “Seal” features a wide selection of craft brews and serves delicious burgers and creative pub grub. Olive Oyl’s (77 Main St.) Many visiting boaters start their day with coffee and a pastry at Olive Oyl’s, which also offers box lunches and a variety of gourmet food items along with other provisions.

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Bill Galloway Do you own a boat? If yes, what kind? If no, what is your dream boat? I have in the past. My passion is sailing and I would love to own a Farr 40 for fun, but we love the idea of living aboard and would choose a Fleming 65 or 78 (depending on how much my wife wants to polish and clean). Name one of the best qualities of your personality. I am extremely outgoing. I have never met a stranger. I love to take people out on the water and show them a whole other world that they were never aware of. How did you get into the marina business? I was a charter captain in the Caribbean based out of St. Thomas USVI, where I met my wife. She was managing a marina and I learned a lot about the business. When we moved back to the states I was offered a job with Suntex Marinas in Amelia Island, Fla.

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If you were not doing this, what job would best suit you? Captain of a term charter yacht in the Caribbean. Name one reason that boaters are loyal to a marina. That staff is what makes or breaks a marina. Location and amenities are a close second and third. When a boat and its crew come to a marina, how they are treated is what is going to keep them coming back again and again. From making their reservation, assistance while docking and checking in is all a very important part of the entire experience. You want your marina to be a destination, even if only for one night. What’s your go-to cocktail? Cruzan Rum and Coke. What is your go-to karaoke song? You wouldn’t catch me up on that stage singing a song — maybe a Bob Marley song in the privacy of our home with an audience of only my wife.

What is the hardest habit for a boater to break? Rushing. When a captain is in a rush it almost always ends poorly. You should never approach anything faster than you want to hit it. Are you a salty or sweet snacker? Salty. I love a good peanut especially in the South where they know how to make a good boiled peanut. How do you promote boating to friends thinking about a new boat? Being out on the water is the most freeing experience they will ever have. Meeting new people in the boating community will open their eyes to a whole new world. Pick something to start out with that you are comfortable with. Learn to operate the boat and don’t be afraid to ask for help. What is the title of the last movie you watched? Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. ml



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Students tour the archaeological sites of the first church in Jamestown, built in 1608.

Unless you cruise the Chesapeake Bay, the Historic Triangle may not ring a bell, but it should. Located close to Hampton Roads, at the southern end of the Chesapeake, it is a 22-square-mile triangle with Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown at each corner. These three communities, nestled together on the Virginia Peninsula represent the beginning, apex and end of British colonial ambitions in what is now the United States of America. S PR I N G 20 1 7


Jamestown Rediscovery Jamestown Rediscovery team at 17th century cellar.

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American Revolution Museum, Yorktown, Va.

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Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Va.

Colonial Williamsburg College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

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Founded in 1607 as James Fort, along the shore of the James River, Jamestown became the first permanent English settlement in the New World. The proliferation of the name James in the colony of Virginia was in honor of King James I of England, who reigned at the time the fort was established. And he is the same King James who authorized and financed the production of the most-printed book in the history of the world with over one billion copies in print, the King James Version of the Bible. The three ships that sailed from London in 1606, Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery landed at the James River six months later. They chose the site since it was far inland upriver, yet the water was deep enough to secure their ships along the shoreline. It was also surrounded by water on three sides, which gave the fort a defensive advantage should they be attacked by their archenemy, the Spaniards. The English had defeated the Spanish Armada just 19 years before in 1588, and Catholic Spain was still spoiling for a fight to redeem its humiliation by the British Protestants. The American colonial archaeologist, William Kelso, describes the Jamestown settlement as “where the British Empire began … this was the first colony in the British Empire.” However, the first three years of the settlement were not auspicious. As a result of disease, starvation and conflict with the indigenous Algonquian tribes, almost 90% of the settlers had died by early 1610. A few years later, the future of Jamestown brightened when the cash crop of tobacco was introduced to the Virginia Company settlement. Although very profitable, tobacco cultivation, harvesting and curing were very labor intensive. Many English and German settlers emigrated from Europe to serve as indentured servants to work the land, but their numbers weren’t enough. One day in 1619, a Dutch ship arrived in Jamestown with the first cargo of African slaves for Virginia. The proliferation of slavery in colonial America traces its roots back to that very day.

“the future of Jamestown brightened when the cash crop of tobacco was introduced”


The meeting place of the Virginia legislature in Jamestown accidentally burned down in 1698. To keep the colonial government running, the seat of power was temporarily moved 12 miles to the nearby Middle Plantation. The plantation was then home to the College of William and Mary, established only five years before, and the legislature met in its halls. The following year, the capital was moved permanently to the Middle Plantation. A village was laid out, designated the Capitol of the Colony, and called Williamsburg, in honor of King William III of England. He was better known as William of Orange, since he was a Dutch prince by birth. Williamsburg remained the capital of Virginia until the American Revolution. In 1780, Governor Thomas Jefferson moved the capital further inland, to present-day Richmond, to make it less vulnerable to British attack. During the 81 years that Williamsburg was that colony’s capital, Virginia became the wealthiest and most populous of the original 13 colonies. A testament to the influence of colonial Virginia is that four out of the first five presidents of the United States were Virginians.

WHERE TO VISIT jamestown Jamestown Settlement 2110 Jamestown Road 757-253-4838 Historic Jamestowne 1368 Colonial Parkway 757-856-1250

williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg 101 Visitor Center Drive 855-392-8473 Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard 757-229-4386 The College of William and Mary 102 Richmond Road 757-221-4000 Visit Williamsburg

yorktown Yorktown Battlefield Demonstration


After six years of fighting for the American Revolution, George Washington and his army were still struggling against the British forces. As the summer of 1781 came to a close, the French army under the command of Comte de Rochambeau marched south with the Continental Army to do battle with Earl Cornwallis and the British army in Virginia. With a stroke of luck in timing, the French naval fleet had sailed up from the Caribbean and soundly defeated the British fleet at the Battle of the Capes in September. This decisive naval engagement at the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay sealed the fate of Cornwallis’ army in Virginia, since the British navy could no longer resupply them with soldiers, arms or ammunition. The armies met at Yorktown in October. Cornwallis endured a 5-day bombardment, followed by a night attack by Washington and Rochambeau. Cornwallis finally surrendered to end what was the last land battle of the American Revolution. According to contemporary reports of the surrender, while the British army band played the tune “The World Turned Upside Down,” the British captives laid down their arms after they marched in file between a gauntlet 1 mile long between a row of French soldiers on one side, and American soldiers on the other. To the weekend boater and history buff, the significance of the Historic Triangle is best described by the co-founder of Colonial Williamsburg, Reverend Dr. Goodwin, “Williamsburg is Jamestown continued, and Yorktown is Williamsburg vindicated.” ml Capt. Jeff Werner has been in the yachting industry for 25 years. In addition to working as a captain on private and charter yachts, both sail and power, he is a certified instructor for the USCG, US Sailing, RYA and the MCA. He is also the Diesel Doctor, helping to keep your yacht’s fuel in optimal condition for peak performance. For more information, call 239-246-6810, or visit All Marinalife members receive a 10% discount on purchases of equipment, products and supplies from Diesel Doctor.

Yorktown Battlefield 1000 Colonial Parkway 757-898-3410 American Revolution Museum 200 Water Street 757-887-1776 The Watermen’s Museum 309 Water Street 757-887-2641

WHERE TO DOCK Kingsmill Resort and Marina 1010 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, Va. 757-253-1703 Riverwalk Landing Marina 425 Water Street Yorktown, Va. 757-890-3370 York River Yacht Haven 8109 Yacht Haven Road Gloucester Point, Va. 804-642-2156 The Watermen's Museum

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Bermuda offers visitors pink sands with transparent turquoise water, lush flora and an incredible yachting destination.


It’s no surprise that this very distinct location, more specifically, Caroline Bay, was chosen for the upcoming 35th America’s Cup, where the most elite sailing teams in the world battle for yachting’s most coveted title between May 26 and June 27, 2017. Located in Bermuda’s Southampton Parish, Caroline Bay is a peninsula jutting into the Great Sound area. The point was originally two islands and the U.S. Navy subsequently joined the two islands and Paddle boarding on Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda

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Although this small Atlantic island (21-square-miles) isn’t known for its size, it certainly receives recognition for its personality, charm and adventurous water-based activities with 181 islands and 64 miles of coastline. By water, Bermuda is 645 miles South of Newport Rhode Island and 777 miles East of Charleston, South Carolina. By air, it is about two hours from gateway cities like Boston, New York, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami, and slightly longer to London or Toronto.

then connected them to the mainland at Kings Point to create the present peninsula. During World War II, the U.S. Navy built a sprawling naval annex there. This peninsula was renamed Morgan’s Point after the U.S. Navy left. By the time the real training and qualifying races for the America’s Cup get underway in Bermuda’s Great Sound, yachts of all types will already be calling Caroline Bay Marina home, which is set to open in April 2017. Caroline Bay is the only 5-star resort community in Bermuda with its own marina. Homeowners within the development will earn first right of refusal on 80 boat slips that can accommodate vessels ranging from 40 to 80 feet along with 33 slips for yachts larger than 80 feet. The marina features roughly 2,340 linear feet of dock space and the wave attenuating dock is 17 feet wide for comfortable access. The new marina is safely tucked away in the Little Sound on the Caroline Bay Development, just across that narrow peninsula from the America’s Cup course in the Great Sound and a 10-minute boat ride away. The marina will offer electrical

Best Ways To View America’s Cup Arabella

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One of the main attractions during the June 2017 America’s Cup Races will be Arabella. She’s a 157-foot sailing yacht that will provide access for marina clients to watch the races right on the racecourse. ‘Arabella’ will also be available to provide local cruises, cuisine and drinks hosted by local Caroline Bay executives and other special invited guests. 

Crewed Yachts from the Moorings One of the world’s premier yacht charter companies, The Moorings, will offer two crewed yachts (4800 & 5800), with premium access to the designated water spectator zone for racing at America’s Cup. The Moorings makes it easy for guests to enjoy every moment during the event with personalized meals and a fully-stocked bar.

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The marina development featuring the Superyacht marina will be the keystone for the future of international yachting for Bermuda,” said Craig Christensen, CEO of Morgan’s Point Limited. “When the resort project is completed, we will have an exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort, 149 branded residences, several restaurants, a world-class spa, luxury boutiques and the Caroline Bay Marina to top it off.” ml To view this article online, visit

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service, water, sewage removal, concierge service and customs clearance. “The Marina is on track and leading the way to get Bermuda into the Superyacht and luxury marina business.” said Ralph Richardson, CEO of Caroline Bay Marina. “This full-service, world-class marina [also the largest marina project undertaken in Bermuda], will provide an enhancement to the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort.” America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing has its team headquarters and training center at Caroline Bay, next to the Marina. Yachtsmen aboard their vessels in the new marina will have a ringside seat for training and race-day activities as the Swedish team prepares for the cup competition with the other teams. Along with the new marina, Caroline Bay Hotel and Residential Development is the flagship for a new era in Bermuda hospitality. As the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort in Bermuda, it promises global travelers unprecedented, ultra-luxury in the form of a refined, yet relaxed experience. The first phase of the hotel and residential development will be completed in early 2019.

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Oracle Team USA training in Bermuda

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Beech Creek at Cumberland Island

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ne of the most rewarding items for regular cruisers on the Atlantic ICW is revisiting their favorite stops each year, especially if those stops are directly on the ICW. But some of the most interesting places are a little off the “magenta line.” Taking the time to reach these places will reward those who make the effort. St. Marys, Georgia, located 4.5 nautical miles west of the ICW at the GeorgiaFlorida border, is one of those stops worth the detour. Settled on a scenic bend in the St. Marys River, this historic town has made the most of its riverfront location. It is the gateway city to nearby Cumberland Island National Seashore. The seashore’s visitor center, museum and ferry terminal are located in the center of town. The seashore covers most of Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island. With almost 10,000 acres of preserved habitat, the island contains numerous distinct ecological areas, giving it the greatest biodiversity of any of the southeast coast barrier islands. The island also tells the tale of man’s use for more than 4,000 years, from the first Indian residents to the plantation era, and is still marked by the ruins of Gilded Age mansions. Cumberland Island alone could be enough to draw any outdoor or history enthusiast to St. Marys, but it is only one

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of St. Marys’ many treasures. Also located nearby is the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, one of only two Trident submarine bases in the world. To learn more about the base and the town’s history with the submarine fleet, visit the St. Marys Submarine Museum. Located on the waterfront, the museum is a tribute to the “Silent Service,” the ships and the men who serve aboard them.

SO MUCH MORE … St. Marys rewards visiting boaters with so much more. Less than a 20-minute bike ride from the waterfront, boaters have access to most needs, including hardware, pharmacies, groceries and personal care services. You’ll also find some of the friendliest folks of any town along the waterway. When visiting, it is not uncommon for a resident to offer you a ride to the store or to give you a tour of the area. Holidays are a special time for cruisers in St. Marys. A cruisers’ potluck dinner is hosted by the Riverview Hotel every Thanksgiving, with side dishes contributed by the cruisers and the turkey provided by the hotel. The hotel is located on the waterfront at 105 Osborne Street. If you visit just once, St. Marys might become a regular detour you look forward to repeating every year. ml To view this article online, visit

WHERE TO DOCK Lang’s Marina (912-882-4452, Located on the historic St. Marys waterfront, Lang’s Marina allows you to indulge in the coastal life without giving up the small-town experience. Amenities include electric, shower facilities, fuel and provisions.

WHERE TO DINE Lang’s Marina Restaurant (307 St. Marys St. W.) After docking at Lang’s Marina, stick around for a bite at the onsite restaurant. Owner and veteran shrimper Calvin Lang creates a unique environment with stunning views and delightful fare.

Riverside Cafe (106 St. Marys St.) For easy access to waterfront dining, directly across from the Cumberland Island ferry, stop by Riverside Café. Known for its friendly service and Greek-inspired cuisine.

St. Marys Seafood & More (1837 Osborne Rd.) Decked out in maritime décor, St Marys Seafood & More is a cruisers’ haven. Sample the melt-in-your-mouth chowder, or go for the Gator Tail if you’re feeling adventurous.

Blue Goose Cafe (126 Osborne St.) This unconventional hostel set slightly inland offers both overnight accommodations and serves as the local coffee and wine joint.

Today, I will pilot my boat out into the blue ocean, practice swan dives off the bow and say hello to a blue angel fish. Then return to stroll off the dock into my home that overlooks it all.

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FIRST AID WHEN INJURIES or illness occur at home, what you can’t treat or cure from your medicine cabinet, you usually can from the corner drug store or the emergency medical clinic in the shopping center next door. When those same injuries or illnesses occur on your boat, you need to be more self-sufficient. Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on board and the knowledge to use it, enables you to handle accidental injuries or a medical emergency while on the water. Like so many things in boating, how and where you use your boat will determine 38 m

whether you need a basic first-aid kit or an advanced medical kit. It is recommended if you are engaging in any outdoor adventure activities that you take first-aid and CPR courses. Your ability to treat an injury doesn’t just depend on having the proper materials but the knowledge to use them.

FIRST THINGS FIRST “First aid” is just that — what you do first to aid an injured person. In minor cases there may be no need to go beyond the first aid. In more serious cases,the first aid

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is temporary until more advanced medical care can be administered. In the event more advanced care is needed, communication becomes the next most important item to first aid. Because we frequently boat outside of mobile phone range, the VHF radio could be the best tool for summoning help. If you are the boat owner or captain, others aboard the boat will need to know how to use the radio in the event you are the one in need of care. Also make sure others aboard the boat are capable of telling authorities your position or how to locate the boat.

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For day boaters remaining close to shore, the basic first-aid kit will be equipped to address minor abrasions, cuts and burns. The important items include supplies to stop bleeding, close wounds and clean the wound area to prevent infection. One of the most useful items to control bleeding and protect a wound is an “Emergency Bandage” or frequently called an “Israeli Bandage,” because it was invented by an Israeli military medic. Emergency Bandages are similar to the elastic bandages we are accustomed to wrapping around a sprained joint. They have a sterile nonadhesive pad which is placed over the wound and a built-in clip to secure the bandage to itself while applying pressure to the wound. The bandages are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes and are easy to apply. A basic first-aid kit should also include materials to immobilize a limb and ice packs to place over a joint or body area to reduce swelling. Additional items not usually found in a pre-packaged basic first-aid kit, but which could be useful are: + Seasickness medicines such as Bonine + Povidone-iodine + Tincture of benzoin + WoundSeal Powder (to stop bleeding) + Mask or face shield for CPR + Eye flushing kit + Solutions for drying ears and preventing ear infections + Space blanket for hypothermia A priority in first aid requires that person providing aid is kept safe. Anyone administering first aid needs to be certain it is safe to provide care. The last thing you need is to allow a situation where two people need care.

ADVANCED MEDICAL KITS The farther you are from medical assistance, the more advanced your kit needs to be. While not a complete list of advanced care items, a few items added to make a more advanced kit are dental repair materials,

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blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, syringes, sutures and catheters. Consult with trained emergency medical personnel or a qualified medical kit provider to choose a kit to suit your specific needs. It is also important to note more advanced materials will require more advanced training. One of the most valuable life-saving devices available today is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). They are frequently seen in public places like grocery stores, swimming pools and are now carried on all airlines. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. The devices are compact and come with simple instructions. Many offer voice guidance and, because they are monitoring actual heart activity, they will not shock a normally beating heart. AED devices are relatively inexpensive and should be considered as a valuable life-saving device to keep aboard your boat.

TELEMEDICINE With the advanced communications we have available, we may have the ability to have medical care on the phone or even on

a video stream with us. Many doctors and some travel medical insurance companies are now specializing in what has become known as telemedicine. With some of the advanced tools listed above, injuries can be handled, illnesses can be diagnosed, and treatment administered by on-site individuals being guided by remotely connected medical personal.

MEDICINES AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS When boating in remote places, you may need to address illnesses or other medical conditions besides an injury. Your advanced medical kit should also contain medications for treating conditions that could develop. Over-the-counter drugs for nausea,

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Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on board and the knowledge to use it, enables you to handle accidental injuries or a medical emergency while on the water. diarrhea, inflammation and pain are important to have available. It is also valuable to include prescription drugs to treat illnesses or injuries that could occur. Some items to consider include: oral prednisone tablets for inflammation, ciprofloxacin for diarrhea or urinary tract infections, amoxicillin and clavulanic acid for skin and soft-tissue infection or respiratory infection, naproxen or meloxicam for pain and inflammation and prochlorperazine or ondansetron for nausea. Consult with your doctor to determine the correct items for your personal needs. ml To view this article online, visit QuikClot Rapid Response Trauma Pack by Adventure Medical Kits

MARINE SPECIFIC Boating takes us into a very unique environment where we are likely to encounter dangers not typically found in other adventure activities. Injuries from aquatic stings may require treatment different than other wounds or injuries. Be familiar with any marine life you may encounter. First aid items specific to aquatics stings include: + Alcohol prep pads + Antibiotic ointment + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) + Disposable razor + Hydrocortisone cream + Instant hot pack + Sterile saline wash (Use in place of salt water to decrease exposure to contaminants in sea water) + Tweezers + Vinegar Consult a first-aid guide specific to the marine environment for training in the use 40 m

of these materials. Be prepared; some aquatic stings can be life threatening! Lionfish

Don’t Forget our Pets! Many boaters travel with four-legged companions. Remember to keep petspecific first-aid items onboard for their needs as well. Pre-assembled first-aid kits for pets are available or you can consult with your veterinarian for your pet’s specific needs. Remember to always have your pet’s current shot records in case you need to see a veterinarian while traveling.

Access and Inspections First-aid kits and medicines should be kept in cool, dry places. That may be a challenge on many boats, especially small boats intended for day or weekend use. Heat and moisture accelerate the decay of materials and medicines. Most material in a first-aid kit will have expiration dates. Inspect and renew items regularly. Keep first-aid kits easily accessible and organized so items needed first are most easily reached. Boating appeals to us for a wide variety of reasons, from the sense of adventure to the feeling of self-sufficiency we get in our small floating world. Whether out for an afternoon cruise around the lake or for a long-distance sea voyage, being prepared for accidents or medical emergencies, enables us to enjoy this pastime safely.

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destinations to Catch the Fish of Your Dreams


e’ve put together a list of 10 spots worth a look whether you simply want a change of venue or are looking to cross a species off your “bucket list.” Keep in mind some of these same locales have dedicated seasons, size and bag limits for the species noted and some also require a fishing license. The best point of reference no matter where you travel is a local tackle shop which can provide guidance on tackle and bait selections as well as other tips and tricks and perhaps even insight to their favorite honey hole.

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St. Thomas Sunset Pier at Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, N.Y.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

The waters around Nantucket boast a variety of game fish whether fishing from the beach, pier, jetty or boat. The best action takes place beginning in April as schools of hungry striped bass arrive with a vengeance. The best action is found from May through mid-July then again from September through mid-October. A variety of techniques work including plugs, live bait and trolling. Early May sees the arrival of massive schools of bluefish and surface plugs provide excitement as choppers crash lures often within close range of the angler! Offshore trips can range outward to 100 miles for action with bluefin, yellowfin and big eye tuna, blue marlin and white marlin, swordfish, mahi mahi as well as mako and blue sharks especially during the months of June through September. Sight casting along the sandbars for large stripers, bonito and false albacore is also popular. Where to Dock: Nantucket Boat Basin


Montauk, New York

Montauk sits at the far end of Long Island some 100 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. From the waters of Long Island Sound to its famed surf to the offshore waters thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a species to be caught from spring through late fall. May finds striped bass and bluefish arriving in a hungry mood and near shore anglers find sea bass and fluke which are present through October (with specific regulated seasons). Offshore action kicks into gear in June with mako sharks the prime target followed by bluefin, yellowfin and big eye tuna, which are available June through mid-October. White and blue marlin, dolphin and wahoo are also available during the same timeframe. For surfcasters, schools of striped bass and bluefish crashing through schools of bait as birds overhead pick an easy meal from the remains is the ultimate venue. Casting plugs into this frenzy with the Montauk Lighthouse as the backdrop is their paradise during the months of late September through November. Where to Dock: Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina (631-668-7702,

Cape May, New Jersey

This tiny Victorian town is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest seaside resort and lies at the southernmost point of the Garden State and is popular year-round. For anglers looking to tangle with feisty white marlin, it is hard to beat the canyons off the South Jersey coast from August through mid-October. This is prime season to tangle with these popular billfish, which range in size from 40 to 70 pounds. This is light tackle fishing at its finest and 20 or 30-pound outfits are all you need. Catch-and-release fishing and a growth in the use of circle hooks with ballyhoo have helped white marlin stocks rebound and good days see a dozen or more of tailwalking white marlin released. Look for an occasional blue marlin to make your trip interesting and sailfish bites make a grand slam rare but possible. Dolphin, yellowfin and big eye tuna are also found during the same time of year. Where to Dock: Canyon Club Resort

Marina (609-884-0199, canyonclubmarina. com), South Jersey Marina (609-884-2400,

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La Romana in the Dominican Republic

Catching sailfish in Palm Beach, Florida

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Yellowfin tuna found offshore in Orange Beach, Alabama

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Offshore fishing boat returning to its slip at Canyon Club Marina, Cape May, N.J.

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Fishing in Abaco Islands, Bahamas

Palm Beach, Florida

Florida’s famed Gold Coast is a playground for the rich and famous from its elegantly groomed and ultra-exclusive golf and polo clubs to the glitz and glamour of Worth Ave. Here the Gulf Stream brushes the shoreline often within two miles of the coast and the best fishing occurs during the winter months as pods of sailfish invade the area from November through February. Leave your shorts at home if you want to score with spindlebeaks as seasonal cold fronts from the north kick up the sea and get the sails in a feeding mood. Live bait from kites will draw the most strikes though many prefer the traditional approach of trolling ballyhoo. In between sailfish bites look for dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and blackfin tuna to fill out the day. When the bite is on double-digit releases of sails are possible. Where to Dock: Old Port Cove Marina (561-626-1760,

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys stretch from Key Largo to Key West along nearly 120 miles of US Highway 1, also known as the Overseas Highway. From the backcountry of Florida Bay to the flats which brush the coastline on both sides of the chain of islands to the crystal blue offshore waters

excellent spot for land-based anglers to catch pompano, redfish, bluefish, jacks, ladyfish and flounder. Casting lures and baits from the beaches of the back bays, lagoons and gulf shore yields most of the same species as you wade the warm waters of summer. Near-shore Little Lagoon, Mobile Bay, Wolf Bay and Perdido Bay are where you’ll find specked trout, redfish, sheepshead, black drum Spanish and king mackerel. On the offshore grounds look for blue and white marlin, king mackerel, yellowfin tuna, swordfish, and wahoo when trolling, while bottom dwellers such as a variety of snappers will keep rods bent on your trip. Where to Dock: Orange Beach Marina

there’s a species to be caught year ‘round. Winter months find sailfish snapping from the edge of the reef to offshore during cold fronts. Dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, blackfin tuna, bonito and Spanish mackerel are also available. The Keys are also a prime spot to add the elusive swordfish to your résumé. Bonefish, tarpon and permit patrol the flats as spring arrives while Florida Bay and Flamingo offer a shot at a backcountry slam with redfish, snook and trout. Look for wrecks and reefs to yield an abundance of tasty snapper and grouper. Other less desirable species which put up a good fight include jacks, barracuda and numerous species of sharks. Where to Dock: Plantation Yacht Harbor

Marina (305-852-2381,, Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina (305-664-2321,

Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach and nearby Gulf Shores, Alabama combined are home to one of the largest charter boat fleets on the Gulf Coast. These experienced captains and crews, together with the area’s popular shore and pier fishing combine to offer an extensive menu of fishing opportunities. Gulf State Pier, the second largest pier in the Gulf, measures 1540 feet and is an

(251-981-4207,, Saunders Yachtworks Orange Beach (251-981-3700,

The Bahamas

The Bahamas has a huge variety of species. From its sandy flats to cobalt-blue offshore waters, this popular island cluster has something for every angler. The flats of nearly every island offer excellent opportunities to cast flies or shrimp at tailing bonefish and permit year ‘round — the best action is during the spring and summer months when winds are light and fish are easy to spot. Bottom fishing for grouper and snapper species can be accomplished all year around wrecks and reefs near shore. Offshore look for the best shots at big blue marlin to occur from late March through June in the Abaco and Eleuthera islands. White marlin and sailfish are also abundant along with big mahi-mahi. San Salvador, Rum Cay and Long Island each offer great wahoo fishing during the late fall and early winter months. Where to Dock: Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina (242-367-2158,, Treasure Cay Beach Marina (242-365-8250,, Hope Town Inn (242-366-0003, S PR I N G 2 0 17


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IGY's American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, St. Thomas

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Popular with cruise ship vacationers and honeymooners alike, St. Thomas is well known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious all-inclusive resorts and popular shopping district. If blue marlin are on your bucket list, than this island is the place to be in late summer through early fall. The backside of the full moon is when the bite for “blue ones” typically goes off on the North Drop and while the fish are rarely huge, most are in the 150- to 400-pound class. Trade winds can make conditions a bit sporty at times so those with a tendency to come down with a case of mal de mare should prepare accordingly. White marlin, sailfish, wahoo and big yellowfin tuna are also possibilities, though most of the billfish pros will shy away from tactics for those species because the blue marlin bite is that good. Where to Dock: IGY's American Yacht

Harbor (340-775-6454,

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers excellent winter and early spring billfish action with most action taking place two to 50 miles offshore. Blue marlin and white marlin are the predominant billfish species, though an occasional spearfish will also be caught. Sailfish are scarce, though yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi are a regular by-catch by billfish anglers. The south side of the island off La Romana tends to have a pretty good bite of blue marlin though whites are not as prevalent. From December through February blue marlin become prevalent on the FAD’s (Fish Attracting Devices) though seas get sporty due to a constant breeze. The resorts off Punta Cana and La Romana get their shot at white marlin from March through May. Look for the best action to occur with white marlin on the back side of the full moon while the blues tend to bite leading up to the full moon. Where to Dock: Marina Casa de Campo

in La Romana (809-523-2111,

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is a mecca for winter and spring sailfish action. The weather is warm, though trade winds can create rough seas but when the sailfish gang up to gorge themselves on massive schools of sardines you can rack up some serious numbers here. January through July offers the best chance at sailfish while April through July sees the arrival of white marlin. Blue marlin are found during summer months of June through August. Trolling ballyhoo is the preferred attack strategy and the location of prime fishing areas varies based on where the billfish are feeding but runs of 10-50 miles are the norm. Wahoo, dolphin and blackfin tuna make each day even more enjoyable. Nearshore you can tangle with snapper and grouper during these same months. Where to Dock: Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club (011-52-998-2873356, ml To view this article online, visit

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Pacific Mariner 65


After many years of cruising our Nautilus 36 Pilothouse Sailboat in the summers on Lake Ontario, my wife (and co-captain), Erica, and I decided to avoid the Canadian winters and try out the live-aboard lifestyle in southern Florida. As we all have learned, it’s easy to purchase a boat, but the real challenge is in selling that boat when you are ready to trade up. To begin our search, Erica took the reins on finding our next home, focusing specifically on used powerboats. Less than 20 minutes later, I heard, “Steve, have you ever heard of McKinna Yachts?” I had not, but it was perfect! The next month we acquired a gorgeous 48-foot McKinna, joined the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club in Pompano Beach, Fla., and began our learning curve. Even though we were new to powerboating and inept about fixing any of the things that occasionally fail, we boldly mapped a route to our home in Toronto. Two years later, 48

we had completed two round-trips from Pompano Beach, to Toronto, and thoroughly enjoyed the journeys (except for the parts when towing was involved). Since we vowed to never to go out in big seas, the journeys were extended while waiting for calmer weather in New York City and Charleston, S.C. The rest of the voyages were mostly on the “inside.” In time, we decided to spend less time cruising and more time enjoying our friends and the live-aboard style at the dock. It was during this time the club cruises on the ICW and occasional voyages to the Keys and Bahamas were perfect for us. Only one thing (the iconic line from Jaws): “We’re going to need a bigger boat!” Back to the drawing board. It wasn’t long before we came across a Pacific Mariner 65. The configuration and amenities were ideal for our needs. And there were a number of them for sale in

southern Florida. Next step was to call our trusted broker, Lee. We gave him two vital conditions: First, under no circumstances were we going to own two boats at the

In time, we decided to spend less time cruising and more time enjoying our friends and the liveaboard style at the dock. same time. Secondly, we didn’t want to be without a boat for longer than a few days, as it is our winter home. Lee is very experienced and amenable to the challenge. Following his advice, the McKinna was priced to sell and, sure

Pacific Mariner 65 — Nolbeltec Navigation

Interior of Pacific Mariner 65

enough, within two weeks, we had an acceptable offer subject to only the usual sea trial and survey. Only then did we make an offer on a newly refurbished 2000 Pacific Mariner 65, also subject to the same terms. After a few glitches and the customary survey surprises, we accepted the offer for the McKinna in early 2016 upon receiving the funds into our broker’s trust account. A few minutes later, another wire transfer to the broker for the Pacific Mariner. Whew! It sounds simple, but readers who have bought and sold boats know that such stories almost never happen as planned. Our luck didn’t end there. The slip next to us at Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club became available and 24 hours later we backed in the Mariner. We seamlessly transferred our personal belongings from one boat to the other. The purchaser arrived and departed with the McKinna and then we moved the Pacific Mariner to a new permanent slip. Mission accomplished. ml To view this article online, visit

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Aft deck on the Pacific Mariner

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ยกBUEN VIAJE! Cruising the Spanish Virgin Islands

Sean McGee/The Moorings


Aerial of Isla Culebrita, Puerto Rico

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a bit painful for me to write this — painful the way it is when you’ve got a really good secret and don’t want to divulge it but know you must. Because here’s the thing: A trip to the tropical isles of Culebra and Vieques — nestled between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, and collectively known as the Spanish Virgin Islands — is one of the most charming, stunning and bafflingly underrated Caribbean jaunts to be had. And now that the venerable charter company The Moorings has set up shop in Fajardo on the main island of Puerto Rico, it couldn’t be easier to execute. Remember that there are loads of affordable flights from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, you do not need a passport to travel there, the currency is the American dollar and your cell phone will work on its normal plan just fine. Though I suggest ignoring your phone while you’re there, lest you miss a single second of the experience. For our own adventure, we boarded a 51-foot, four-cabin powered catamaran at Puerto del Rey marina, where The Moorings manager, Felix, could not have been more helpful. After a briefing about our vessel and a last-minute provisioning dash (including excellent sandwiches for lunch from the marina’s on-site deli), we were off. “We” consisted of a band of Marinalife associates: Joy McPeters, chief executive officer and our fearless leader; Barbara Barrett, associate publisher; Anna Barthelme, marketing manager; Jeff Werner, captain extraordinaire and frequent contributor to Marinalife magazine; and myself, Marinalife magazine’s contributing editor. Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques roughly form a triangle, and it’s about a 2-hour trip between each island — see Captain Jeff ’s sidebar for some insight into the prevailing conditions. Cruising straight into the wind on

A young boy practices his guitar in Esperanza

Enjoying Painkillers at a local bar in Esperanza

A dinghy ride through the mangroves of Ensenada de Honda

The Dinghy Dock in Culebra

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Playa de la Plata in Vieques, Puerto Rico


The Moorings 51-foot Catamaran

our way from Fajardo to Culebra, the ride was choppy, but the sky was bright and glorious. The cat’s generous bridge meant we could all be up there comfortably together, taking it all in. We rounded the west coast of Culebra and eased into Ensenada Honda, a natural harbor dotted with mooring balls and a healthy share of live-aboard boats whose owners had arrived on Culebra one day, realized they’d found paradise, and never left. We grabbed a mooring ball and didn’t waste too much time before firing up the dinghy and zipping across the harbor to The Dinghy Dock, a friendly, perfectly scruffy bar/restaurant that serves potent cocktails with big smiles and relaxed, everyone- is-welcome-here attitude. After a round of mojitos we wandered through the tiny town, soaking up the Old Caribbean vibe and swinging by the bustling snorkeling-gear rental place owned by an affable chap named Carlos — he not only hooked us up with well-cared-for equipment but gave us tips about snorkeling spots. Flippers and masks in hand, we dinghied back to our vessel to feast on skirt steak that Barb expertly prepared on the cat’s fly-bridge grill. After giddily discussing the day’s events, we turned in for a good night’s sleep.

The next morning, we gathered around the stern’s roomy dining table, nibbling breakfast and Esperanza, Puerto Rico soaking up the gorgeous hillside views. We let loose our mooring sure you go, you won’t regret it), heading and cruised over to Playa Tamarindo, a west toward our next destination. Captain beach renowned for its population of sea Jeff let each of us take a turn at the wheel, turtles. After securing a mooring, we which was thrilling. Soon we were running jumped into the water, suited up with parallel to Vieques’s extraordinary, snorkels and fins. We didn’t manage to spy undeveloped south shore. We anchored in a turtle because it was too late in the day another Ensenada Honda, this one (on previous trips to this beach I’ve seen shallow and choppy from the wind. We them, so I can attest that they’re there!), tried not to think about what it would be but we saw a wealth of other creatures, like to sleep aboard with the sea that including anemones, starfish, parrotfish, a rough. Instead, we girls activated the barracuda and a trio of cephalopods. dinghy and shot over to a sandy boat After a tuna salad lunch, we lounged ramp. Captain Jeff stayed behind, on the bow, then cruised back over ostensibly to return the boat to shipshape, to Ensenada Honda, picked up a mooring though I’m sure he also appreciated a few ball, and took a sunset dinghy toodle. We hours’ solitude. did some retail therapy at the don’t-miss We pulled the dinghy ashore, tied it to art gallery above the Dinghy Dock and hit a nearby trunk, and set off along a winding Mamacita’s for a delish dinner of various path. Following the sound of crashing surf, fish and plantains. Our evening ended at, we were suddenly standing on the where else, the Dinghy Dock. How could magnificent, crescent-shape Playa de la we resist the raucous live African drumPlata. The water was liquid turquoise, the ming that set the whole bar to boogieing? sand sugar-fine. We splashed around, The next day we set our sights on reveling in the beauty. Eventually we Vieques. The winds were high, so we pulled ourselves from the sea and continued forewent our intended day trip to the following the trail, encountering a handful pristine deserted isle of Culebrita (if the of the magical wild horses for which conditions are right when you visit, make Vieques is known. We even found a S PR I N G 2 0 1 7



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The Marinalife team aboard The Mooring's Catamaran

horseshoe! As if we needed further evidence of how lucky we were. Back aboard our cat, Captain Jeff greeted us with the news that he’d been studying the charts and tides; he’d figured out a more sheltered anchorage for us to try. We puttered over to a nearby site. Dear reader, this is where I draw the line: I will divulge almost all to you, but I need to keep this one thing secret. Suffice it to say that Vieques has one of the most indescribably gorgeous anchorages that any of us have ever witnessed. Even Captain Jeff concurred, and he has seen it all. Placid waters, a fringe of robust mangrove, not a single sound to disrupt the scene. We passed the remainder of the day there, swimming and gleeful, then devoured a scrumptious dinner cooked aboard, gazed at the stars as Captain Jeff pointed out the constellations, and busted into an impromptu dance party. The next day, we reluctantly left our nirvana and cruised down the 54 m

coast toward Esperanza, one of the two main towns on Vieques. Soon after arriving and hooking a mooring ball, a stingray leaped up out of the water — it felt like a free-spirited welcome. We went ashore that night and feasted on local specialties — Caribbean spiny lobster, cracked conch salad, braised goat masala — at El Quenepo, a lovely spot owned and run by an American couple. In the morning we cruised back to Fajardo. Felix greeted us; he is a doll, so it was, of course, great to see him, but a wistfulness pervaded our group: How sad we were to be saying goodbye to Culebra and Vieques; but how lucky we knew we had been to have spent time on those jewel-like islands too. The Spanish Virgin Islands. They are waiting for you. Go now, before everyone else knows the secret too … ml To view this article online, visit

Departing from Fajardo, Puerto Rico the Spanish Virgins are all to windward. For sailors this means a beat into the trade winds, and for power boaters it means a rhumb line into 2-to-4 foot and higher waves for a good portion of the cruise. In either case, planning is necessary to operate a boat safely and to avoid seasickness by those aboard. Proper cruise planning includes an accurate wind and sea state forecast. The website PassageWeather ( is the perfect tool. That website’s forecast of surface wind speed and direction, as well as wave height and direction will help determine the best route to follow and the safest anchorages. There are a couple of cruising guides for the Spanish Virgin Islands on the market, as well as a few links to magazine articles online that highlight sailing experiences to Culebra and Vieques. However, never pass up the opportunity to gain local knowledge from charter base managers and their captains.

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Cape Charles, Virginia Tee off on two SignatureÂŽ golf courses at nationally ranked Bay Creek Relax pool side at the Beach Club Watch an Eastern Shore sunset while enjoying a catered soiree Get off the water for a farm-to-table dinner at the rustic and secluded Mimosa Barn Visit our local National Historic Landmarks

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Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, Md.


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Annapolis Sunrise




spectacular North American cruising ground was shaped by a big bang 35 million years ago when a comet or asteroid slammed into what is now the lower tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. That impact left a crater 55 miles wide that became a convenient depression for rivers to flow into as the glaciers of the last Ice Age melted some 10,000 years ago. The Algonquian word Chesepiooc, meaning “at a big river” became the source of the name for the estuary now called the Chesapeake.

Starting Point

Leg 1-Estimated Mileage: 30

Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md.

Annapolis Yacht Basin Annapolis, Md.

The attractions of the historic Inner Harbor seaport are within easy walking distance of several marinas. A must-do list includes the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center. Tour the USS Constellation, built in 1854, the last sail-only warship built for the U.S. Navy. The lightship Chesapeake offers a fascinating opportunity to discover life aboard a floating lighthouse. In the Harbor East neighborhood you will find an array of high-end shopping and dining as well as provisioning at Whole Foods. Baltimore Marine Center offer four locations throughout the Inner Harbor and Hendersons Wharf is located in the historic Fells Point neighborhood. Tidewater Yacht Service, Baltimore’s premier yacht service facility, is located just west of Ft. McHenry. Fuel can be found at BMC Inner Harbor or BMC Lighthouse Point.

A walking tour of historic Annapolis, which is arrayed like spokes in a wheel from the Maryland State House, will delight architectural aficionados. Examples of Federal, Italianate, Georgian, Queen Anne and Greek Revival styles from the colonial period through the early 1900s abound. Good provisioning near the marina is hard to find. The locals’ favorite, Graul’s Market, with excellent produce, meat and fish is a mile and a half away. However, the marina has rental car and taxi services available to help stock up at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Fresh Market. The Annapolis Yacht Basin has fuel and Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard is a full service maintenance yard that is conveniently located on Spa Creek near the historic district.

Overnight Stop: Leg 2-Estimated Mileage: 29 St. Michaels Marina St. Michaels, Md.

For boaters, the focus of this Eastern Shore town is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum with exhibits, restored vessels and hands-on boatbuilding workshops. It is where James Michener did his primary research for his best selling novel, “Chesapeake,” 40 years ago. The picturesque streets of St. Michaels are perfect to stroll along while looking for lunch or dinner. Topping off provisions is easily done within walking distance of the marina at Olivins, a gourmet grocery, or Acme supermarket. Fuel is available at St. Michaels Marina. Higgin’s Yacht Yard is the last full-service boatyard in existence in town.

Overnight Stop: Leg 3-Estimated Mileage: 40 Brewer Oxford Boat Yard & Marina Oxford, Md.

Oxford’s main attraction is the town itself. It is one of the oldest towns in Maryland, officially founded in 1683. The charming, tree-lined village is a quiet antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life. The Oxford Market, a convenience store, is the only spot in town to buy any essentials for provisioning. If you need fresh fish and seafood, watch for the watermen when they bring their catch in early in the day. The marina is also a full-service boat yard, with gas and diesel available. Hinckley Yacht Services also has a full-service yard in town. Both Brewer and Hinckley provide quality work and craftsmanship.

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waterfront farm 70 years ago, and today its outstanding amenities make it a premier resort. Play a round of golf on the Golden Eagle Golf Course or try classic treatments at a Chesapeake Bay inspired spa. Just a 10-minute walk from the marina is the Steamboat Era Museum, paying homage to the steamboats that connected the waterfront communities on the bay from 1813 until 1937. The best option for provisioning is the Tri-Star Supermarket located about 5 miles from the marina. And both diesel and gasoline are available at the marina’s fuel dock. Rappahannock Yachts is a family-owned full-service boatyard on Carters Creek, close to the marina.

Overnight Stop: Leg 4-Estimated Mileage: 40 Zahniser’s Yachting Center Solomons, Md.

Located at the mouth of the Patuxent River, Solomons Island was famous for its wooden sloops, schooners and bugeyes, built for the island’s fishing fleet. Today, visitors come to see the Calvert Marine Museum and the restored Drum Point screw pile lighthouse exhibit. Zahniser’s Yachting Center is an institution on the Chesapeake for boat owners. Not only do they have a full-service boat yard and marina, they also boast a swimming pool with a bar and grill for transient boaters. The pool is a fine summer’s treat after a day on the water. For additional provisioning, Zahniser’s provides a car with a driver to the nearest grocery store. Gas and diesel can be taken on at nearby Solomons Yachting Center or Spring Love Marina.

Overnight Stop: Leg 5-Estimated Mileage: 42 Parks Marina Tangier Island, Va.

Tangier Island is the home of working watermen who get up well before dawn to get their boats ready for crabbing and oystering. The island is most well known 60 m

for its soft shell crab, for which it claims to be the world capital. With a total population of about 700, most who live there can trace their ancestry back to a handful of families. The small settlement is unique to the Chesapeake and wandering its lanes is the ideal way to pass the time after lunch or dinner at one of the two local restaurants. And, of course, order soft shell crab and crab cakes. Parks Marina is just across the harbor channel from the many crabbing shacks built on stilts along the shore. The marina is owned and operated by 85-year-old Milton Parks, and is a simple affair with fixed docks, pilings and a faded signboard. Milton gladly offers advice on how to dock in the strong current and, once your boat is tied up, he will spin many a story of the island’s inhabitants and history. Daley & Sons is the only grocery store on the island. There are no repair or fueling services for recreational boaters on Tangier Island, but in a pinch a waterman may be able to provide some assistance.

Overnight Stop: Leg 6-Estimated Mileage: 35 Tides Inn Marina Irvington, Va.

While at the marina, it is well worth taking advantage of all Tides Inn has to offer. The resort was developed from a

Overnight Stop: Leg 7-Estimated Mileage: 41 Cape Charles Yacht Center Cape Charles, Va.

Some cruisers who have visited this revived, historic railroad town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore say it’s one of the Mid-Atlantic’s best-kept secrets. Life is easy in this inviting bayside town, with bikes and golf carts sufficing for transportation and menus heavy with local seafood. With most of its structures built between 1885 and 1920, Cape Charles has one of the largest concentrations of restored late-Victorian and turn-of-thecentury buildings on the East Coast. Many of these beautiful structures are now transformed into bed and breakfasts, galleries and specialty boutiques. The Gull Hammock Gourmet Market and Drizzles are two high-quality groceries for additional provisioning. They are adjacent to the historic district and conveniently located on your way back from the beach to your boat. At Cape Charles Yacht Center, yachts have full access to nearby Bay Creek Resort, featuring a Beach Club pool as well as two signature golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. ml

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A Mural in Hamel's Alley, Havana


As you prepare to explore Cuba, the most important questions you should answer is how will you get there, where will you stay and what do you want to do? The assumption for readers of Marinalife is that you probably want to take your own boat. If so, you will likely chart a course to either Varadero or Marina Hemingway. Both destinations are ports of entry and short crossings from the Florida Keys. Clearing-in protocols are a bit more formal than in many other countries, but if you are adventuresome and flexible, taking your boat is a great option. Dockage rates are reasonable and facilities are fair to excellent, depending on your destination. There are documents that must be submitted to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and approved, and others to be filled out on your own, but you can easily navigate those requirements with a basic understanding of the regulations.

Santiago de Cuba Harbor

Cuba is America’s next great opportunity to experience unspoiled beaches, beautiful reefs and a culture that has been off limits to Americans for over 50 years. You may not want to take your own boat due to the Gulf Stream crossing, insurance provisions, weather concerns and regulations for U.S. vessels. If you don’t have patience for that level of detail, or want to charter a vessel, then help is an email or phone call away to several reputable companies that offer expert guidance and support for boating to Cuba. Interestingly, the Cuban government has not changed its attitude toward admitting Americans over the past 20 years. Americans are always welcome, although rates are increasing for everything from visas to dockage rates. With more travelers streaming into the country, Cubans see opportunities unlike any they have experienced in two generations.

WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO DO? Once tied off at the dock, you have choices for where to stay if you want a berth somewhere other than your boat. From the 5-star Hotel Nacional in Havana to privately-owned casa particulars (private

homestay) in every neighborhood in every city, you can find a comfortable and safe home base. Tourism alone is not yet a valid reason to travel to Cuba for Americans so in order to remain within U.S. regulations you should know the rules. There is little doubt that the restrictions on travel for Americans will change in years ahead. If you are the least bit concerned about following the letter of the law, using a company to arrange a legal itinerary and help you meet the requirements is worth considering. Guidelines for travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens have not been altered for many years, nor has the embargo against Cuba by the U.S. been lifted. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes and enforces the regulations. Beginning in 2015 there have been ongoing updates and a general relaxation of how you attest to your reason(s) for going to Cuba in addition to the lifting of the ban against private vessels from sailing to Cuba. In spite of these changes, though, the foundational regulations remain in effect.


Why do you want to go to Cuba if the rules are difficult to follow? At the core of the recent changes in policy is the premise that by participating in people-to-people activities, cultural exchange programs, educational events or research in Cuba we are working towards better relations with the country’s government and its people. If those are your reasons for traveling, then you are likely to be within the boundaries of legal travel as defined by OFAC. There is a wide array of activities that comprise these guidelines. Adhering to the regulations is not as daunting as it sounds, but you must either make those arrangements yourself, or get some help. Two such organizations with a strong track record for working within the OFAC guidelines specific to boating to Cuba are The International SeaKeepers Society and Harmony Yacht Vacations. They prepare your paperwork to ensure that you follow the rules and are engaged in legitimate activities with a valid itinerary and that you document your time and efforts while there. S PR I N G 2 0 1 7


Marina Hemingway International Yacht Club, Havana

As boaters, we want the freedom of charting our own courses to destinations, marinas and anchorages. Cruising, tying up in new places and having sundowners is the lifestyle we signed up for when we invested in our boats and the associated costs of keeping them safe and afloat. Cuba is America’s next great opportunity to experience unspoiled beaches, beautiful reefs and a culture that has been off limits to Americans for over 50 years. The excitement surrounding the adventure and beauty of a trip to the Caribbean’s largest island has created a palpable buzz in the boating community. If boating to Cuba is on your list, consider getting help from the experts. From insurance to USCG paperwork and the requisite OFAC forms, they can remove the mystique of bureaucracy and let you focus on the important things; like sunsets on the deck, connecting with new friends and seeing a country on the cusp of transformation. ml Ed Tillett is editor-in-chief of Waterway Guide Media. His travels to Cuba began in 1998 on educational exchange programs culminating in the production of a documentary for the University of Richmond titled Cuba: Rhythm in Motion (YouTube). Waterway Guide’s most recent book titled CUBA was released in February and is the joint work of Addison Chan, Nigel Calder, Navionics and Waterway Guide. To view this article online, visit

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Where laid-back luxury is a way of life. The Hawks Cay Marina is a place to tie up and toss your worries overboard. You’ll be just steps from the pools, lagoon, restaurants and spa of the finest resort in the Florida Keys. Your boat will enjoy plenty of pampering, too, with all the hookups and a dockside crew that’s second to none. Fishing, diving, or just cruising the turquoise waters, there’s no better place to set out from and return to than the Hawks Cay Marina. So set course for waypoint N24° 45’ 48’ W80° 54’ 40’ and we’ll see you soon.


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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum


MARITIME MUSEUMS Come ashore to discover adventure on the sea! BY SUSAN ELNICKI WADE

As you cruise around America’s

coastline, do you ever gaze at the night sky wondering what it was like to navigate a boat by the stars instead of a GPS? Do childhood fantasies of cavorting with pirates still stir in your heart and conjure up dreams of sailing with rum-guzzling scoundrels? And when veterans reminisce about shipping off to war, can you envision

68 Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.

the sounds and sensations of traversing the seas on a colossal navy battleship? If those questions strike a chord with your nautical curiosity, then it’s time to visit our country’s maritime museums. These treasure chests of regional history celebrate adventure on the seas and turn the ocean into a classroom. They’re more than safe havens when inclement weather or stinging sunburns drive your crew

indoors. You can experience past and present life on the waterways through programs that are hands-on and interactive. At the following 10 maritime museums, do whatever floats your boat — spend the night on a 19th century tall ship, hone skills for constructing your own boat,or take an evening tour of a haunted lighthouse armed with only a flashlight.

Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Bay Maritime Maritime Rising Tide Rising Tide boat building

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Conn.


Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, Conn.,

Sprawling across 19 acres of Mystic River shoreline, this museum has emerged as the flagship of American maritime heritage with its exceptional collection of nearly 500 historic watercraft, 1 million photographs and 2 million artifacts. The crown jewel of its fleet is the 1841 Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial vessel still afloat, which lures visitors to its deck for tales of New England’s whale-hunting past. Other major attractions: a working shipyard that rekindles the craft of building wooden boats, a planetarium that explores the wonder of celestial navigation by the moon, stars and planets, and a 19th century seafaring village that’s bustling with craftsmen, storytellers, artisans and musicians who help you skip back in time.


Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, Pa.,

The current of the Delaware River swirls around a pair of vessels docked at Penn’s Landing waterfront. Cruiser Olympia, launched in 1892, is the world’s oldest floating steel warship and the only surviving navy ship of the SpanishAmerican War. Submarine Becuna, launched in 1944, sunk Japanese ships in the Pacific and trailed Soviet submarines with eavesdropping equipment in the Atlantic during WWII. Sailors of all ages can climb aboard and get a close look at these amazing watercraft. Be sure to save time to venture inside the museum for exhibits with rare artifacts and interactive displays on the region’s major ports. Discover how colonial patriots battled against pirates, why freedom of AfricanAmericans changed the course of nautical history, and which watery disasters resulted in rescues or catastrophes.


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

St. Michaels, Md.,

When the museum announces dates for its annual oyster and crab festivals, folks around the Bay mark their calendars and anticipate the celebration of scrumptious local seafood. But this is not just a place to relish a savory catch. It’s a living tribute to the region’s watermen, history, culture and environment. Located along the Miles River in the quaint harbor town of St. Michaels, the campus is comprised of 12 buildings that showcase the tradition of building workboats, carving duck decoys, processing crab meat, tonging for oysters and much more. The working boatyard, Hooper Strait Lighthouse and Point Lookout bell tower are among the attractions that welcome you to come inside and experience the Chesapeake’s nautical past. Students in grades 6 through 9 can also join the museum’s complimentary Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program to learn basic boatbuilding techniques. S PR I N G 2 0 17




Norfolk, Va.,

You will marvel at its grandeur — maybe even feel a bit small — when you stroll on the deck of the battleship Wisconsin. This monument to our navy’s valor is the pride and joy of Nauticus. Even though it earned battle stars in WWII and the Korean War, don’t let your awe of this magnificent ship distract you from exploring the rest of the museum. Some exhibits target military weaponry and maritime history, and others focus on deep-sea discoveries and forces of nature. Special interactive displays on aquatic creatures, sharks and horseshoe crabs captivate young visitors. Added bonus: Watching the parade of ships in Norfolk’s harbor and experiencing the constant motion of seafaring vessels from small watercrafts to massive navy warships.


Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Nauticus, Norfolk, Va.

Savannah, Ga.,

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, Ga.


It’s hard to imagine a more elegant setting to learn about the Atlantic trade between England and America in the 1700s and 1800s than at this museum. Built in 1819, the main structure is a gorgeous example of early Greek Revival architecture in the South. The mansion once belonged to William Scarbrough, who was a 19th century shipping merchant and part owner of the Savannah, the first steamboat to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Today, nine rooms of his former home present an impressive collection of model ships nestled in glass cases next to antique maritime paintings and artifacts. The sweet aroma of blooms in the garden surrounding the museum creates an ideal ambience for contemplating adventures on the heavy seas.

Michigan Maritime Museum


St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

St. Augustine, Fla.


Michigan Maritime Museum South Haven, Mich.


Texas Seaport Museum Galveston, Texas

After climbing 219 steps to the top of this historic lighthouse, you’re rewarded with a glorious view of America’s oldest seaport. While you catch your breath, you learn how an old Spanish watchtower evolved over centuries into a steady beacon of navigation for watchful sailors. Built in 1824, the lighthouse is now staffed by historians eager to tell tales of ferocious storms, epic battles and tragic shipwrecks. Exhibits filled with artifacts, model ships and treasures from archaeological dives bring those stories to life. Children’s imaginations soar in the play area equipped with a wooden boat for climbing and scavenger hunts for exploring. Dark of the Moon ghost tours dare fearless guests to investigate the site’s spooky spots by flashlight.

Even though the Atlantic and Pacific coasts claim the most nautical notoriety, this museum serves as a reminder that the Great Lakes also played a key role in American maritime history. Inside five exhibition buildings, you discover a variety of displays on boat building, sea culture and shipwrecks. But just add water outside, and you can board a noteworthy fleet of watercrafts ranging from Coast Guard rescue boats to fishing tugs and the replica tall ship Friends Good Will, a merchant vessel converted to troop transport ship in the War of 1812. This summer’s new exhibit, Lake Michigan’s Call to Duty, shows how this region mobilized for World War II after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Tucked away in the Gulf of Mexico on the barrier island of Galveston lies a hidden gem of regional nautical history. Strolling through its halls reveals the stories of ships that defended America’s southern coastline and delivered hopeful immigrants to it shores. The museum’s centerpiece is the 1877 tall ship Elissa, which is not a replica but the actual vessel that was rescued from a scrap yard and painstakingly restored. A new exhibit uses model ships, artifacts and paintings to tell the tale of the Texas Navy’s maritime adventures and fight for independence from foreign powers.

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Santa Barbara, Calif.,

Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coastline is teeming with watercraft from surfboards to battleships. This museum, dedicated to preserving the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maritime heritage, is located in lovely Santa Barbara Harbor and is overflowing with interactive and innovative displays. Visitors of all ages enjoy exhibits on underwater photography, female lighthouse keepers, shipwrecks, Coast Guard rescues, commercial fishing, Navy seaplanes, the history of surfing and more. Lectures and educational programs target new nautical themes and marine science. A special project arranges sleepovers on the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point so students can experience life as a sailor in the 1830s.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum


Columbia River Maritime Museum Astoria, Ore,

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Spirit of Dana Point

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Unpredictable waves, raging storms and wild natural forces make the intersection of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean one of the most treacherous passages on the West Coast. Near this location awaits a museum that houses the leading collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the country and a renowned research library. Its exhibits cover a gamut of nautical topics ranging from Coast Guard rescue ships to pirate treasures and seafaring commerce. The floating lightship Columbia invites you to venture on board and experience the challenges of using bright lamps and thunderous horns to alert seafaring vessels of danger lurking in the waters. ml To view this article online, visit


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Seattle WATERFRONT The Presidio offers an iconic waterfront with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, hiking trails and museums. Explore this former U.S. Army military fort turned recreation epicenter.

The historic Pike Place Market (home to the original Starbucks) continues it tradition of year-round farmers market featuring specialty foods, crafts and shopping.

GRUB Salivate over seafood chowder in sourdough bread bowls at Boudin Bakery or savor the city’s eclectic mix of cuisine at stops like La Taqueria and Swan Oyster Depot.

Encircled by water and loaded with fishermen, restaurants offer fresh and tasty seafood pulled straight from surrounding waters of Puget Sound. Try Elliott’s Oyster House and Ray’s Boathouse.

SPORTS Home to the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park is well-known for not having a bad seat in the house. Grab a Crazy Crab’z Dungeness sandwich, or park your kayak at McCovey Cove and watch the game on the water.

Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, features rotisserie-style hot wings by High Cheese Pizza & Wings and bacon wrapped hot dogs at Edgar’s Tacos. This ballpark is one for the bucket list.

HOMETOWN DRINKS San Francisco is known for Anchor Brewing Co.’s Anchor Steam Beer. This is the only steamed beer you can buy and is still brewed with the original 1800s method.

Coffee beans are coddled to their full potential by small-batch roasters like Fonte, Herkimer and Caffe Umbria. Seattle is home to Peet’s, Seattle’s Best and the ubiquitous Starbuck’s.

TYING UP YOUR BOAT Pier 39 Marina is centrally located at Fisherman’s Wharf, and San Francisco Marina is located on northern waterfront in the city.

There are four marinas at the Port of Seattle: Fishermen’s Terminal, Harbor Island Marina, Bell Harbor Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina, the sailing center of the Northwest.

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Spanish Cay Marina

Spanish Cay

Wreckers Bar

When ‘Fate’ Directed Our Path



ummer had arrived, and, as is our tradition, we were on our way to one of our favorite places: the Bahamas. We readied the boat and traveled deliberately down the coast of Florida. At first light we would make the crossing through the Gulf Stream and head straight to Green Turtle Cay in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. From here, we intended to clear customs and begin our anticipated adventure of cruising from one island to another, tasting all that the Bahamian islands had to offer. But fate had a much different course in mind, and we were now at her bidding. While underway, I realized while trying to read that I was having a major eye issue. I had worked for an ophthalmologist 20 78

years before and luckily for me he had insisted that all employees read a thick medical book on the eye’s anatomy. In my mind, I remember it describing a torn retina as a flashing “light” as it’s detaching from the back of the eye, and I knew I had a limited amount of time to correct the situation. Magazine still in hand, I called out in fright to my husband, Sy, and as calmingly as I could muster myself, I started to explain that I needed to get to an ophthalmologist surgeon — immediately. Sy quickly went into action. He searched for the closest airstrip and found one on Spanish Cay in the Abacos Islands. He called ahead and explained we were experiencing a medical situation and

would need to get a flight out immediately upon arrival. The owner of Spanish Cay, Don Davis, happened to be on island at the time, and said he would personally make the med-flight arrangements, but if he couldn’t get someone there quickly enough, he said, he assured us he would personally fly us out on his own airplane, which was already being pulled out of the hanger. (We are forever thankful for Don being there that day and helping us.) We called our son, Mark, in Orlando, Fla., and told him my retina was detached. He, in turn, called a retinal specialist, explained the situation, and the surgeon made arrangements for surgery as quickly as we could get to town. We pulled into Spanish Cay’s Marina,

where Don Davis’ boat captain, Rick, met us at the dock. I threw him a line and he boarded our beloved Happy Heart and said, “Go, go, go … the plane is waiting for you!” We darted down the dock and met a coordinated vehicle and driver, who whisked us off to the med-flight transport airplane that had arrived from Ft. Lauderdale only minutes before. Within mere moments, we had docked, boarded a plane and were off to Orlando. Mark met us at the airport, whisked us away in his car, and drove as quickly as possible to the surgery center. By 8 p.m., I was having laser surgery to reattach my retina. There wasn’t enough time to deaden my eye for the procedure, because the retina starts to die within so many hours of the detachment, and we had already pushed beyond that limit. I don’t know how the surgeon’s nerves were holding up as the screams were loud with each searing laser. Thankfully, the surgery was a success! Two days later, we flew back to Spanish Cay to finally “see” it for the first time. I’m not sure why we had never stopped there before, but we have never missed it since. Now we stop on our way to and from the Bahamas, and it is so lovely we have long


Aerial of Spanish Cay Marina

Sy and Debra

forgotten the experience that brought us here in the first place. There are so many things we love about this place. Spanish Cay is a small island but has a lot to give. One will quickly become familiar with the large 81-slip Spanish Cay Marina, with the ability to accommodate 16- to 250-foot vessels, is 9 feet at low tide and has an impressive breakwater for those unwanted winds. It has a large marina office and store on-site for those hard-to-find provisions. There’s also a lovely restaurant with the best gourmet prepared grouper you’ll find anywhere. Additionally, it hosts a large swimming pool, heated spa, enclosed air conditioned game room, large air conditioned bar, rental apartments, fuel dock (diesel and gas), two beautiful swimming beaches, tennis courts, 4,000foot private airstrip, customs agents for clearing into the Bahamas, a generatorproduced electrical plant and, importantly to us, rental golf carts. The island also has private residential lots for sale, several homes and wellmaintained dirt roads that lead through a logical labyrinth of homes tucked away behind natural privacy greenery with

beautiful beaches and marshes. Spanish Cay is within a mile of the third-largest barrier reef in the world, with water deepening to more than 1,000 feet. It capitalizes on such natural resources by hosting an annual, well-attended sport-fishing tournament. Since my harrowing experience with the sight in one eye, I have embraced photography with a passion, and Spanish Cay was a beautiful and photographically rewarding stop along our adventurous journey through the Bahamas. While riding a golf cart around the island, we peeked into every little nook and cranny along the way, while photographing interesting scenery and beautiful birds. Spanish Cay has a faithful migrating bird population that makes its way there every year, but there is also a healthy population that lives there year-round. Spanish Cay is a treasure trove for a bird photographer like me. Fate brought us to Spanish Cay, where we have fallen in love with its beautiful beaches and other natural resources. We hope to see you here one day on our annual pilgrimage. ml For more information, visit


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(242-365-0083, This 81-slip marina has the capacity to handle yachts from 16 feet to 250 feet and offers both gas and diesel.

Overlooking the marina, and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The Wreckers Bar Located at the end of the pier on Barefoot Beach, known for its Bahamian appetizers and cocktails is open every weekend from June through September.

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Airstrip and Sy and Debra: Debra Israel; Spanish Cay Marina photo:

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VHF Radio Update BY: BOB ARRINGTON hen you want to communicate with someone today, you would likely reach for your ever-present mobile phone. But in marine safety circles, there is a concern the reliance on mobile phones is causing many boaters to overlook one of the most useful safety features aboard your boat — the common VHF radio. Conceptually, VHF radios haven’t changed much in the last 40 years — a few dials, a few buttons and a microphone connected by a spiral cord. This may lead some, especially young boaters, to think of them as old fashioned or outdated. But VHF marine radios and the rescue network to which they are connected have modernized and are as relevant and useful as ever.

Benefits of Use One of the most beneficial features of VHF radio is in accident avoidance, the ability to communicate with other boats. 82

Especially with the increased use of AIS (Automated Identification System) you may know the name of a vessel you are about to encounter, but you certainly couldn’t call them on your mobile phone. The ability to communicate your intentions or to know the other vessel’s intentions is helpful in maintaining safe distances between passing or crossing vessels. Calling another vessel on the appropriate VHF channel is the best way to communicate boat to boat. Channel 16 is the universal hailing channel that all vessels equipped with a VHF radio are required to monitor. Channel 13 is used for conversations between commercial vessels and, by law, should be monitored by all vessels over 65 feet in length. If you want to negotiate a passing situation with a tug boat or container ship, channel 13 is the channel you would use to contact them. Channel 13 and, in some states, channel 9 are also used for calling bridge and lock tenders to request openings.

Channel Use and Etiquette There is increasing misuse of VHF radios. A few things you can do to keep the airways quieter and available for their intended purpose are, never request a radio check on channel 16. Yes it’s important to know your radio is working, but calling for a radio check on channel 16 prevents the use of the channel for hailing and emergency callers. Seatow, the vessel towing and assistance company offers automated radio checks in many areas. The system uses VHF channels 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 84. Contact the local Seatow franchise for the proper channel in your area. Upon transmitting and releasing the mic, the system will replay your transmission, letting you hear how you sound. Another way to reduce traffic on the VHF is to switch your power setting to low when calling another boat or a marina near you. While it’s been stated here and by

Safety at Sea One of the most valuable safety features which has been available in fixed mounted VHF radios for a numbers of years, is the single-button distress call feature, called Digital Selective Calling (DSC). Unfortunately, though, based on random surveys taken during Coast Guard Auxiliary safety checks, it is suspected that fewer than half the boats with DSC equipped VHF radios are programmed to use this feature. With the press of a single button, the DSC feature digitally sends a distress call to rescue personnel over the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. When your radio is programmed with a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number, the feature transmits to authorities your name, a description of your vessel and an emergency contact person’s information. When the radio is connected to a GPS receiver, it also transmits your vessel’s position. Learn how to program these important safety features in your VHF or hire a marine electronics technician to assist you.

Recreational MMSI numbers typically stay with the radio. When selling a boat, make sure you log in to your MMSI provider’s database and cancel that MMSI registration. This will allow the new boat/ radio owner to update the MMSI database with their information. MMSI numbers issued for recreational craft in U.S. waters differ from FCC-issued MMSI numbers to vessels intended for international waters. If you intend on taking your boat into

the two available frequencies is used for that channel. The most common a recreational boater would come across is channel 22A, which the Coast Guard uses for official communications and broadcasts. Only the “A” frequencies were used in the United States. Canada and other Countries used the “B” frequency. Some VHF radios have a programming feature allowing you to select whether the channels operate on frequency A or B.

One of the most beneficial features of VHF radio is in accident avoidance, the ability to communicate with other boats. international waters, contact the FCC to obtain the appropriate FCC station license and associated international MMSI number. Some radios allow the original number to be deleted and a second number to be programmed into them. Others require the radio manufacturer or authorized service technician to delete an MMSI number from a radio, allowing a new number to be programmed into it.

Recent Changes Frequencies in the marine VHF sector are assigned channel numbers for ease of use and identification. Some of those channel numbers had the letters “A” or “B” assigned to them, meaning they are duplex channels with two frequencies available for simultaneous conversation. The letter designation indicated only one of

The rules governing VHF radio frequencies are issued by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). As of Jan. 1, 2017, the ITU no longer uses the letter designation following the channel number, but has chosen to make those channels 4-digit channels with either a “10” or a “20” preceding the channel, so channel 22A now becomes 1022 and 22B becomes 2022. The Coast Guard has published a new list of these channel designations on VHF manufacturers will eventually change their radios to display the new channel designations. ml ©

numerous other marine industry professionals that the mobile phone should not be a substitute for the VHF radio, this is largely as it relates to emergency and rescue calls. There is clearly a place for mobile phone use when calling a marina to obtain information in preparation for arriving. These conversations do not need to be public and help keep the airways clear for more important transmissions. Radio use with the dock personnel for final docking instructions can then be kept to a minimum.


Additional Info on VHF Radio Use • Additional information on VHF radio use from the United States Coast Guard can be found at: • The United States Power Squadron and BoatUS offer a 2-hour online course in VHF Marine Radio operation. Information and registration can be found at: • Information regarding Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) can be found at: and

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OSPREY POINT MARINA OSPREY POINT is situated on the quiet shore of Swan Creek in Rock Hall, Maryland, one of the Eastern Shore’s most-famous watermen’s towns. The well-manicured 30 acre property sits back off the main road and offers the mostserene atmosphere making it one of the finest marinas on the Chesapeake Bay. Osprey Point offers 160 floating dock slips, all with full-length finger piers, and easy access to the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the marina, Osprey Point offers a variety of quality guest accommodations and a restaurant, both just steps away from the docks. Other activities offered onsite include volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, kayaks and paddle boards. Picnic areas with grills are also

available upon request. The Osprey Point Restaurant serves fresh, seasonal fare in an elegant, relaxed atmosphere … a great way to end an awesome day on the water with free dockage while dining. Guests can also enjoy a lazy day lounging at the swimming pool and grabbing lunch at the Oasis Pool Bar & Grill. The Main Inn has seven unique rooms furnished in a traditional, colonial style with views of serene Swan Creek. The Farmhouse is a turn-of-the-century restoration with all the comfort and warmth of a true Eastern Shore home. The Annex on the Bay, located half a mile away from the main inn at Osprey’s sister marina, Gratitude, offers seven spacious

rooms. Built directly on the water’s edge, the Annex rooms allow guests to witness spectacular sunsets with views of the Chesapeake Bay’s most-recognizable landmarks, the Key and Bay Bridge. [Boaters receive 50% off transient dockage with any room reservation at Osprey Point.] Gratitude Marina is Osprey Point’s off-site, full-service facility where you can find excellent marine care including fuel, storage and a well-stocked ship store.  Experienced mechanics and certified technicians are on staff for maintenance, repairs and general boating needs. “At Osprey we strive for simple elegance. What distinguishes Osprey Point from other marinas in the area is that it is truly a resort marina. Separating the service side of the business from the resort aspect offers guests a unique boating destination.” Because of its well-rounded offerings, Osprey Point has become a popular year-round venue for waterfront weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and other social events. Whether you come to dock and dine, spend the weekend or make it your home port, Osprey Point has something for everyone. ml For more information on Osprey Point and Gratitude Marina, please visit: &


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Culinary contraband BY VICTORIA ALLMAN



umidity and heat are all relative in South Florida. Compared to February, a night in June is hotter than a pot of simmering conch chowder, but as opposed to August, it is like swimming in a bowl of gazpacho. There is that magical time of day, right before dusk, when the sun has dropped just enough that it doesn’t feel as if it were trying to burn the skin right off your body and the mosquitoes that infest this once-swampland have not begun to bury a tunnel through you to get at your bone marrow. It was this time of day my friends Deborah and Kerry led Patrick and me through the historic district of Sailboat

Bend in Fort Lauderdale in search of mangoes, glad for the slower traffic and shade as we left Cooley’s Landing Marina on our bicycles through the tree-canopied streets. “The best-tasting mangoes are the ones you steal.” Kerry’s voice was low and conspiratorial as he spoke over his shoulder from the bicycle ahead of mine. The words floated on the still air back to his wife who trailed behind me, looking up at the overhanging tree canopy for signs of the golden fruits hanging heavy. “We aren’t stealing,” she corrected with a laugh. “We are foraging.” Her eyes never looked down to the road ahead; they stayed glued to the treetops.

Green salad and grilled chicken with mango chutney


I glanced up. Royal poinciana trees exploded in fiery orange blossoms through their feathery leaves right next to the splatters of lilac of the jacaranda trees. I couldn’t see a single mango. Unlike Deborah, this was my first mango hunt, and I had not yet trained my eye to spot the clusters. She had grown up in Fort Lauderdale and ridden these streets every year in search of the sweet treats. Her mental memory map knew where the best-tasting ones grew and could navigate the winding narrow streets without paying attention to where she were going, but I had to keep reverting my attention to the road ahead as not to plow into the back of Kerry. My next glance skyward revealed an overhang of thick elongated emerald leaves. Dotted throughout, oblong yellow fruit weighed the branches. “There’s some!” I pointed upward excited to spot my first fruit and swiveled on my seat, proud, to show Deborah. “That tree isn’t worth it.” She shook her head with the authority of a seasoned mango hunter. When it comes to the best-tasting mangoes in South Florida in the month of June you can afford to be picky and pass by the obvious ones. A mango tree, when in fruit, can produce up to 200 mangoes at a time, making it almost impossible for one person to consume them all. It was as if we were doing the neighborhood a favor by taking some of its abundance ... at least, that’s what I was telling myself. “There is more meat on the Haden variety. That’s the one we like.” Over the years I’d learned more about life in Florida from Deborah than any book I’d read, and this year, I was learning about mangoes. “They are juicier and have more flesh.” Ahead, Kerry checked both left and right before entering an overgrown alley. He glanced back over his shoulder checking if we were being followed like an informant worried who was listening. “Here it is.” He whispered once we got to his favorite secret spot. “The one in this alleyway are the best-tasting public ones in the neighborhood.” We may be on a scavenger hunt but none of us wanted to be arrested for breaking into yards


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to steal fruit. Scattered on the path and hidden in the overgrown grasses dozens of mangoes, all with a crimson blush, lay in wait for us. “You have to get to them before the raccoons and insects.” Kerry used the toe of his running shoe to roll one over for inspection revealing the half-eaten underside swarming with ants. Thick yellowy juice oozed from the gaping hole in the skin revealing perfect ripeness and lost tastiness to the creatures whom had gotten there first. As if on cue, above us the branches shook as a large fury mass ran along a limb. Half a dozen red and golden mangoes rained from the tree and dropped at our feet in response to the jostling and weight of what I hoped

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BAHAMAS ABACOS Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina Phone: 242-367-2158 $50.00 Off room rack rate. Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina Phone: 242-365-4247 10% Off dockage. Man-O-War Marina Phone: 242-365-6008 10% Off transient dockage. Marsh Harbour Marina Phone: 242-367-2700 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Orchid Bay Yacht Club and Marina Phone: 242-365-5175 10% Off transient dockage. Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort Phone: 242-365-8250 10% Off transient dockage (excludes utilities). 10% Off hotel.

BERRY ISLANDS Chub Cay Club Marina Phone: 954-634-7496 25% Off of 7-day stay. 35% Off dockage for 30 days or more. 4% Off fuel purchase. (Cash Only Payments)

CAT ISLAND Hawk’s Nest Resort & Marina Phone: 242-342-7050 15% Off rooms.

ELEUTHERA Valentine’s Resort and Marina Phone: 242-333-2142 10% Off transient dockage.

EXUMA Farmer’s Cay Yacht Club & Marina Phone: 242-355-4017 10% Off dockage. 10% Off room rates. 10% Off restaurant. Staniel Cay Divers, Ltd. Phone: 242-225-9668 10% Off dive trips.

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TORTOLA BVI Yacht Charters Phone: 888-615-4006 10% Off charters.

VIRGIN GORDA Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Phone: 284-495-5500 10% Off transient dockage.

CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA Beach Gardens Resort & Marina Phone: 604-485-6267 10% Off fuel. Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard Phone: 250-656-5566 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off travelift haul out to new customers.


Cowichan Bay Fishermen’s Wharf Association Phone: 250-746-5911 10% Off transient dockage.

Grand Bahama Yacht Club at Lucayan Marina Village Phone: 242-373-8888 10% Off transient dockage.

Maple Bay Marina Phone: 250-746-8482 $0.02 Off per litre of gas & diesel.

Old Bahama Bay Phone: 242-350-6500 x6314 10% Off transient dockage. Sunrise Resort & Marina Phone: 242-352-6834 20% Off dockage

NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND Hurricane Hole Marina Phone: 242-363-3600 ext. 1 50% Off water park passes to Atlantis when staying at marina.

NORTH BIMINI Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina Phone: 242-347-3391 10% Off dockage. Bimini Under Sea Phone: 800-348-4644 15% Off all tours. 20% Off rentals. Browns Hotel & Marina Phone: 242-347-3117 10% Off dockage.

SAN SALVADOR Riding Rock Inn Resort & Marina Phone: 242-331-2631 10% Off dockage from 9/1- 3/1. 20% Off room rate based on availability.

SOUTH BIMINI Bimini Sands Resort & Marina Phone: 242-347-3500 10% Off transient dockage with a minimum of 7 days.

Mosquito Creek Marina Phone: 604-987-4113 10% Off dockage on first 2 nights. 30% Off 3rd night of dockage. 15% Off food at MarinaSide Grill Restaurant. 10% Off exterior wash, oil change & travel lift services. 2 Complimentary tickets to the Boat Show at the Creek. Page Point Inn & Marina Phone: 250-245-2312 20% Off transient dockage & moorings. Pelican Bay Marina Ltd. Phone: 604-729-1442 10% Off transient dockage. Sunshine Coast Resort & Marina Phone: 604-883-9177 15% Off transient dockage. Union Steamship Marine Resort Phone: 604-947-0707 15% Off transient dockage Mon-Thurs.

PUERTO PLATA Ocean World Marina Phone: 809-970-3373 Stay 3 nights, get 1 night free (dockage only). 20% discount on wet slips for 5 nights or more.


Fantasy Island Marina Phone: 504-985-6382 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with purchase of 50 gallons or more. 20% Off all resort services, including dive shop, bar & restaurant.


Errol Flynn Marina Phone: 876-715-6044 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off long term storage.

MEXICO BAJA CALIFORNIA Hotel Coral and Marina Phone: 1 (866) 302-0066 Complimentary use of aquatic activities with min. 1 night stay. Complimentary top side boat wash with min. 30 night stay. Free pump out with min. 1 night stay.

JALISCO Opequimar Centro Marino Phone: 52-322-221-1800 5% Off fuel dock service. 10% Off on daily work yard rates.

QUINTANA ROO Marina El Cid Cancun Phone: 52-998-871-0184 20% Off dockage. Marina Hacienda Del Mar Phone: 866-556-4747 15% Off dockage from 12/15- 5/31. 40% Off dockage from 6/1- 12/14. Marina Puerto Aventuras Phone: 529-873-5108 10-15% Off dockage. Not available during high season 3/1-6/15.

SINALOA Marina El Cid Mazatlan Phone: 52-669-916-3468 15% Off dockage.




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Marina Puesta del Sol Phone: 505-8880-0019/ 13 Stay more than 3 months and receive 25% off your next months dockage (36’ min).

QUEBEC Marina de Trois Rivieres Phone: 819-374-5862 Stay 3 nights and get 4th night free.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LA ROMANA Marina Casa de Campo Phone: 809-523-2111/2112 15% Off dockage 15-29 days. 30% Off dockage 1-6 months.

PUERTO RICO Marina Pescaderia Phone: 787-717-3638 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. San Juan Bay Marina Phone: 787-721-8062 10% Off transient dockage. *

ST MAARTEN Simpson Bay Marina Phone: 011-599-544-2309 10% Off dockage.

TURKS AND CAICOS PROVIDENCIALES Turtle Cove Marina Phone: 649-941-3781 10% Off dockage.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS ST. CROIX Green Cay Marina Phone: 340-718-1453 Stay for 6 months pay for 5. New Customers only. Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free. Stay for 7 and pay for 5. Does not apply to storm season and discounts may not be combined.


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Mosley Maritime Services, LLC Phone: 251-610-7882 20% Off all services including Marine Surveys, Dive Work & Captain Services.

Gulf Shores

Homeport Marina * Phone: 251-968-4528 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Spadra Waterfront Marina Phone: 479-754-5021 10% Off transient dockage.


101 Boat Dock Phone: 870-467-5252 10% Off transient dockage.





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Alred Marina * Phone: 256-582-4400 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off annual slip rental. Dog River Marina * Phone: 251-471-4517 Free night dockage with fuel purchase. Free courtesy vehicle use when docking overnight.



Ballena Isle Marina * Phone: 510-523-5528 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. New Melones Lake Marina Phone: 209-785-3300 10% Off boat rental.

Balboa Island

Grand Mariner Marina Phone: 251-443-6300 10% Off weekly dockage (7 night min).

Island Marine Fuel * Phone: 949-673-1103 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off oil changes.

Orange Beach


Orange Beach Marina * Phone: 251-981-4207 10% Off transient dockage. 25% discount on clothing. The Wharf Marina * Phone: 251-224-1900 $0.15 Off per gallon of fuel.


Pirates Marina Cove Phone: 205-373-6701 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

All American Divers, LLC Phone: 415-306-4116 25% Off monthly hull cleaning services.

Bethel Island

Emerald Point Marina Phone: 925-684-2388 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Sugar Barge Marina Phone: 925-684-9075 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Emery Cove Yacht Harbor Phone: 510-428-0505 20% Off transient dockage. Emeryville Marina Phone: 510-654-3716 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.


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Fort Bragg

Dolphin Isle Marina Phone: 707-964-4113 10% Off dockage.

Newport Beach

Newport Boats Phone: 949-646-8888 10% Off parts and service.


Peninsula Yacht Marina Phone: 805-985-6400 10% Off transient dockage.


Alamar Marina & Restaurant Phone: 916-922-0200 ext:5 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off check (excluding alcohol) in restaurant.

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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina Phone: 619-221-4858 15% Off dockage. Reservations must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.


Brewer Ferry Point Marina Phone: 860-388-3260 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

Sun Harbor Marina Phone: 619-222-1167 10% Off transient dockage.

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SD Model Makers Phone: 760-525-4341 10% Off custom model.

San Pedro

Holiday Harbor - Cabrillo Marina Phone: 310-833-4468 10% Off transient dockage.


5 Star Marina Phone: 209-466-2200 25% Off daily transient rate.

Tahoe City

A&M Marine Phone: 530-581-2516 10% Off parts.


Brandy Creek Marina Phone: 530-359-2008 10% Off dockage. Oak Bottom Marina Phone: 530-359-2671 10% Off transient dockage.


Holiday Harbor - Wilmington Phone: 310-835-3952 10% Off transient dockage.


Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina * Phone: 203-488-8329 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Brewer Bruce and Johnson’s Marina West * Phone: 203-488-8329 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Phone: 203-701-9861 10% Discount on the regular price for aerial video capture.


Cedar Marina Inc. Phone: 203-335-6262 10% Off transient dockage.


Chrisholm Marina * Phone: 860-526-5147 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Brewer Deep River Marina * Phone: 860-526-5560 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Brewer Essex Island Marina * Phone: 860-767-2483 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Delamar Greenwich Harbor Phone: 203-661-1234 Up to 3 nights free electric. Cannot be combined with any other offer.


Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic * Phone: 860-536-2293 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Mystic River Marina Phone: 860-536-3123 $0.04 Off per gallon of fuel (min. 250 gallons). Other fuel volume discounts available.

New London

Burr’s Marina Phone: 860-443-8457 10% Off transient dockage $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Crocker’s Boatyard Inc. Phone: 860-443-6304 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Thamesport Marina Phone: 860-442-1151 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Noank Shipyard Inc. * Phone: 860-536-9651 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Noank Village Boat Yard Phone: 860-536-1770 10% Off transient dockage.


Coastwise Boatworks Phone: 203-866-4041 10% Off dockage. 10% Off service rate. Norwalk Cove Marina, Inc * Phone: 203-838-2326 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with cash payment & volume discounts over 500 gallons.

Between the Bridges Marina Resort Phone: 860-388-1431 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Saybrook Point Marina, Inn & Spa * Phone: 860-395-3080 $0.05 Off per gallon of ValvTect fuel.


Saint Clements Castle & Marina Phone: 860-342-0593 10% Off dockage.

South Norwalk

Rex Marine Center, Inc. Phone: 203-866-5555 10% Off dockage. 10% Off in Ship’s Store on select items. 10% Off shorthaul and powerwash.


Brewer Yacht Haven Marina Phone: 203-359-4500 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Harbor House Marina Phone: 203-977-8772 15% Off transient dockage.


Boardwalk Marina in Stratford Phone: 203-378-9300 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off parts. Brewer Stratford Marina * Phone: 203-377-4477 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

West Haven

West Cove Marina Phone: 203-933-3000 15% Off transient dockage.


Brewer Pilots Point Marina * Phone: 860-399-7906 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Brewer Pilots Point Marina South Phone: 860-399-7906 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

Norwest Marine Phone: 203-853-2822 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off service parts and labor.

Harry’s Marine Repair Phone: 860-399-6165 10% Off transient dockage.



American Wharf Marina * Phone: 860-886-6363 15% Off all dockage fees not including electric. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. $0.20 Off per gallon with a 2 night consecutive stay (Sun.-Thurs.). 10% Off items at the ship store.

DELAWARE Summit North Marina Phone: 302-836-1800 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel with a 100 gallon min.

Delaware City

Delaware City Marina Phone: 302-834-4172 10% Off transient dockage.

Carlisle’s Marine Inc. Phone: 302-737-0100 10% Off non-sale items parts/ accessories.


The Washington Marina Company Phone: 202-554-0222 10% Off dockage.


Desoto Marina Phone: 941-627-3474 20% Off transient dockage.


Aquamarina Hi-Lift * Phone: 305-931-2550 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Turnberry Isle Marina Yacht Club Phone: 305-933-6934 ext. 2 10% Off transient dockage. Williams Island Marina Phone: 305-937-7813 5% Off prepaid seasonal or annual contract. $0.05 Off the dockage rate for seasonal (six month min.) & annual contracts.


Bradenton Boat Club Phone: 941-795-3625 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Tarpon Pointe Marina Phone: 941-745-1199 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Twin Dolphin Marina * Phone: 941-747-8300 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 15% Off at Pier 22 for annual contract slip holders.

Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach Marina Phone: 941-778-2288 $0.25 Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Cape Canaveral

Bluepoints Marina at Port Canaveral * Phone: 321-799-2860 $0.05 off per gallon of fuel.

Cape Coral

Tarpon Point Marina Phone: 239-549-4900 10% discount for the first night. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Captiva Island

South Seas Island Resort & Marina Phone: 239-472-5111 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Tween Waters Inn & Marina Phone: 239-472-5161 ext 3 10% Off transient dockage. Excludes holiday weekends.


C-Quarters Marina Phone: 850-697-8400 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel over 50 gallons Free pumpout with slip The Moorings at Carrabelle Phone: 850-697-2800 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

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Clearwater Beach Marina * Phone: 727-462-6954 ext. 27 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort Phone: 863-983-3151 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. Cocoa Village Marina Phone: 321-632-5445 10% Off transient dockage.

Marine Maintenance, Inc. Phone: 954-525-6236 15% Off mechanical/electrical repairs. 10% Off yacht deliveries. KB Yachts of Florida, Inc. Phone: 954-646-9661 10% Off all services.


Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. Phone: 954-684-0218 Discounts available, details subject to individual deal.


Royal Palm Marina * Phone: 941-475-6882 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon (up to 100gal). $0.10 Off per gallon (100 gallons or more).

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Amelia Island Marina * Phone: 904- 277-4615 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Deerfield Beach

Fernandina Harbor Marina Phone: 904-310-3300 ext.1 2.5% Off on fuel purchases of 100 gallons or more.

Adventure Yacht Harbor Phone: 386-756-2180 25% Off transient dockage. Pennell’s Marine, Inc. Phone: 954-426-2628 10% Off dockage.

Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center Phone: 954-627-6309 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Banyan Bay Marina Phone: 954-893-0004 25% Off transient dockage.

Hawks Cay Resort & Marina Phone: 305-743-9000 ext.2 10% Off transient dockage rates in main marina, excluding holidays and special events. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel on 100 gallons or more.

First Mate, Inc Phone: 954-475-2750 10% Off complete systems. 10% Off labor.

Fort Lauderdale

Island Party Spots, LLC Phone: 888.823.4923 10% Off total, excluding tax.

Duck Key

Coral Springs


Delray Harbor Club Marina Phone: 561-276-0376 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

James Bell Yacht Service Phone: 850-259-4973 10% Off maintenance service.


Dania Beach

Delray Beach

Global Satellite Phone: 954-462-1245 10% Off Iridium and Inmarsat satellite rental fees. 5% Off listed retail price for hardware orders. GMPCS Satellite Communications Phone: 954-973-3100 $100.00 Off all new mobile satellite product purchases with activation. Hall of Fame Marina Phone: 954-764-3975 10% Off transient dockage for vessels up to 60’ feet from 6/1-9/30. Mention Marinalife Membership to receive discount. Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport- North Phone: 954-765-7670 15% Off regular rates. Hyatt Regency Pier SixtySix Resort & Marina Phone: 954-525-6666 ext 7 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Marina Bay Marina Resort Phone: 954-791-7600 10% Off transient dockage. Marine Professionals, Inc. Phone: 954-763-4161 5% Off all boat services. Navesink Yacht Management Detailing and Charters Phone: 954-462-4583 20% Off management services. Reverso Pumps Phone: 954-522-0882 20% Off retail list price of Marine Fuel Polishing Systems. Watermakers, Inc. Phone: 954-467-8920 Complimentary Pre-Cruise watermaker tune-up. 15% Off on all pre-filters.

Fort Myers

Barclay’s Real Estate Group Phone: 239-560-9139 $550.00+ Off your next real estate transaction. Fort Myers Boat Club Phone: 239-454-2628 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Fort Myers Yacht Basin Phone: 239-321-7080 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Additional volume discounts available. Gulf Harbour Marina Phone: 239-437-0881 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

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Legacy Harbour Marina Phone: 239-461-0775 20% Off daily transient rate. Prosperity Pointe Marina Phone: 239-995-2155 20% Off transient dockage.

Fort Myers Beach

Moss Marina Phone: 239-765-6677 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with overnight dockage. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina Phone: 855-881-9428 10% Off dockage 10% Off room rates (some restrictions may apply). Snook Bight Marina * Phone: 239-765-4371 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce City Marina Phone: 772-464-1245 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Harbortown Marina * Phone: 772-466-0947 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Fort Walton Beach

Adventure Marine & Boat Yard, LLC Phone: 850-581-2628 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off service labor.

Green Cove Springs

Reynolds Park Yacht Center Phone: 904-284-4667 10% Off transient dockage. 5% Off monthly dockage rate.


Gulfport Municipal Marina Phone: 727-893-1071 10% Off transient dockage. Pasadena Yacht Club Marina Phone: (727) 543-4086 Member for the Weekend: $2.50/ft for 1st night & 2nd night free (excludes electric)

Hobe Sound

Fort George Island Marina * Phone: 904-251-0050 $0.50 Off per foot of transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel 100+ gallons. Mandarin Holiday Marina Phone: 904-268-1036 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Morningstar Marinas Mayport Phone: 904-246-8929 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off ship store. Palm Cove Marina Phone: 904-223-4757 $0.10 Off transient dockage.

Indian Rocks Beach

The Marina at Ortega Landing Phone: 904-387-5538 10% Off dockage.


Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina Phone: 305-664-2321 x3 $0.10 Off daily dockage rate. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Snake Creek Marina Phone: 305-396-7724 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club Phone: 904-739-7150 10% Off transient dockage.

Key Largo

Catamaran Boat Yard Phone: 305-852-2025 10% Off blocking. Mention Marinalife to redeem offer. Gilbert’s Resort Phone: 305-451-1133 10% Off overnight dockage. TIRELESS Charters Phone: 215-499-8288 5% Off customary cruise pricing.

Key West

Loblolly Bay Phone: 772-546-3136 10% Off transient dockage. Holiday Inn Harbourside Marina Phone: 727-517-3652 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. For marina guests only.

The Bluffs Marina Phone: 561-627-6688 20% Off transient dockage.

Conch Harbor Marina * Phone: 305-294-2933 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Jacksonville Beach Beach Marine * Phone: 904-249-8200 ext.0 15% Off transient dockage.

Key West Bait & Tackle Phone: 305-292-1961 10% Off any custom cotton Key West Bait & Tackle t-shirt. Key West Bight Marina Phone: 305-809-3984 $0.05 Off per gallon of gas or diesel.


Admirals Cove Marina Phone: 561-744-1700 10% Off transient dockage. $0.20 Off per gallon of fuel (pump price). Sportport Docking System, Inc. Phone: 561-747-0511 10% Off service and maintenance.

Key West City Marina at Garrison Bight Phone: 305-809-3981 20% Off summer dockage rates (valid 6/1-10/1). Key West Harbour * Phone: 305-292-3121 ext. 1 10% Off transient dockage. Stock Island Marina Village Phone: 305-294-2288 Book an annual reservation and get the 12th month free!

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Lake Park

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club * Phone: 305-743-9018 10% Off dockage (11/1 to 5/31) $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

LaBelle City Docks Phone: 863-673-1191 Free dockage up to 3 days (30AMP and water included). Lake Park Harbor Marina Phone: 561-881-3353 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel (100+gal) $0.10 Off per gallon (250+gal).

Lake Worth

Security Self Storage Phone: 561-207-8395 10% Off any size unit rental for duration of stay, plus member receives any promotion offered at the time of the rental.

Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point Yacht And Racquet Club Phone: 954-942-6688 10% Off dockage. 10% Off food/beverage in restaurant & clubhouse.

Little Torch Key

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Phone: 305-872-2524 25% discount for Harborview dock only.

Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach Municipal Marina Phone: 727-399-2631 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Snug Harbor Marine, Inc. Phone: 727-398-7470 10% Off anti-fouling bottom job.

Banana Bay Resort & Marina Phone: 305-743-0176 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off regular room rate Sun.-Thurs.

Marathon Marina, Boatyard & RV Resort Phone: 305-743-6575 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel for overnight guests. $0.05 Off Octane, Ethanol free fuel.

Marco Island

Esplanade Marina Phone: 239-394-6333 10% Off transient dockage. Marina at Factory Bay Phone: 239-389-2929 Marinalife Members pay $1.91/ft/night Rose Marina Phone: 239-394-2502 ext 814 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Walkers Hideaway Marina * Phone: 239-394-9333 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off all service work with free haul out or trailer unload.

Merritt Island

Harbortown Marina & Boatyard Phone: 321-453-0160 $0.25 Off per foot on transient dockage.

Mexico Beach

Miramar Beach


Moore Haven

Apex Marine Phone: 954-759-7212 10% Off any work performed.


Mexico Beach Marina Phone: 850-648-8900 10% Off transient dockage. 5th Street Marina Phone: 305-324-2040 3% Off transient dockage.

Bassas Cargo Phone: 305-324-8382 5% Off transient dockage. Grove Harbour Marina Phone: 305-854-6444 ext2 25% Off daily transient rate. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center Phone: 305-377-3625 5% Off transient dockage. 3% Off gas & diesel.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach Marina Phone: 305-673-6000 $0.25 Off per foot Mon.-Thurs. Black out dates apply (excluding Miami Boat Show, holidays, and major events). Sunset Harbour Yacht Club Phone: 305-398-6800 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Sebastian Inlet Marina * Phone: 772-664-8500 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Sandestin Baytowne Marina * Phone: 850-267-7773 10% Off fuel. River Forest Yachting Center Phone: 863-612-0003 25% Off transient dockage. Naples Bay Resort & Marina Phone: 239-530-5134 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Naples Boat Club Phone: 239-263-2774 $0.15 Off per gallon of fuel (with credit card purchase). $0.25 Off per gallon of fuel (with cash or check). Naples Harbour * Phone: 239-213-1441 10% Off fuel. Port of The Islands Marina * Phone: 239-389-0367 10% Off transient dockage.

New Smyrna Beach

Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast Phone: 386-423-4940 20% Off transient dockage.


Bluewater Bay Marina * Phone: 850-897-2821 20% Off transient dockage.

North Fort Myers

Marinatown Yacht Harbour Phone: 239-997-7711 10% Off transient dockage.

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North Miami

Dockside Corporate Services, Inc. Phone: 305-733-4901 25% Off all annual, seasonal or monthly memberships. $100 application fee waived. LukFuel LLC. Phone: 305-432-3487 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Power House Marina, Inc. Phone: 305-892-2628 10% Off Volvo Engine parts.

North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach Marina Phone: 561-626-4919 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Old Port Cove Marina Phone: 561-626-1760 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Orange Park

Fleming Island Marina Phone: 904-269-0027 15% Off transient dockage.

Palm Bay

Pelican Harbor Phone: 321-956-0960 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off dockside services.

Palm Coast

Palm Coast Marina * Phone: 386-446-6370 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (over 100 gallons).

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Palm Harbor

Speckled Trout Marina Phone: 727-787-8961 Pay 11 months in advance and get 12th month free.


Regatta Pointe Marina * Phone: 941-729-6021 5% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Pineland Marina * Phone: 239-283-3593 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Pompano Beach

Aquamarina Hidden Harbour Phone: 954-941-0498 20% Off transient dockage.

Riviera Dunes Marina Phone: 941-981-5330 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Sands Harbor Resort Phone: 954-942-9100 ext.2 20% Off transient dockage. 20% Off hotel rates.

Panama City

Ponce Inlet

Panama City Marina * Phone: 850-872-7272 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with transient stay.

Panama City Beach

Bay Point Marina Phone: 850-235-6911 25% Off transient dockage. Treasure Island Marina * Phone: 850-234-6533 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon (200 gallon minimum). 15% Off ships store purchases.

Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant * Phone: 386-767-3266 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (bulk discounts available).

Port Canaveral

Cape Marina * Phone: 321-783-8410 20% Off transient dockage (slips only). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Discounts cannot be combined.

Port St. Joe

Port St. Joe Marina Phone: 850-227-9393 25% Off transient dockage.

Laishley Park Municipal Marina Phone: 941-575-0142 15% Off transient dockage.

Riveria Beach

Smart Marine Solutions Phone: 561-504-1505 10% Off indoor storage.

Riviera Beach

New Port Cove Marine Center Phone: 561-844-2504 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Shell Point Marina Phone: 813-645-1313 10% Off transient dockage.


Boat Tree Marina * Phone: 407-322-1610 $10.00 Off transient dockage.


Hidden Harbor Marina * Phone: 941-927-4800 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Hyatt Regency Sarasota Resort & Marina Phone: 941-812-4063 50% Off slip fees. Electric and water included.


Punta Gorda

Burnt Store Marina & Club * Phone: 941-637-0083 15% Off transient dockage.

Yacht Center Phone: 941-365-1770 5% Off full bottom paint job.

Palafox Pier Yacht Harbor * Phone: 850-432-9620 10% Off transient dockage.

Fishermen’s Village Marina * Phone: 941-575-3000 15% Off transient dockage. 5% Off fuel purchase.


Holiday Harbor Marina * Phone: 850-492-0555 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Captain Hiram’s Resort Phone: 772-589-4345 10% Off transient dockage.


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Shalimar Yacht Basin and Marina * Phone: 850-651-0510 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off fuel.

St. Augustine

Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, Inc * Phone: 904-829-5676 10% Off transient dockage (daily only, does not apply to weekly or monthly dockage). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Conch House Marina Resort * Phone: 904-824-4347 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

The Vinoy_ Renaissance Resort & Golf Club Phone: 727-824-8022 25% Off transient dockage (certain dates are excluded). 3% Off fuel at nearby St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. 10% Off Restaurants & Resort Shop. 10% Off Spa.


Sea Hag Marina Phone: 352-498-3008 25% Off dockage. 5% Off repair parts. 10% Off repair labor.


Marker 8 Motel and Marina Phone: 904-829-9041 10% Off transient dockage.

Allied Marine Britt Point Marina Phone: 772-692-7577 10% Off dockage. 5% discount off repair bill.

Pier 88 Diving Co Phone: 904-540-1972 10% Off new customer cleanings. 10% Off annual service contract.

Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina * Phone: 772-225-3700 20% Off hotel rooms.

Rivers Edge Marina Phone: 904-827-0520 25% Off transient dockage for Marinalife members ($1.50/ft)

Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina * Phone: 772-223-9216 ext. 4 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

St. Petersburg

Harborage Marina At Bayboro Phone: 727-821-6347 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. St. Petersburg Marina * Phone: 727-893-7329 3% Off fuel price.

River Forest Yachting Centers Phone: 772-287-4131 25% Off transient dockage. Sailfish Marina of Stuart * Phone: 772-283-1122 $0.50 Off per foot transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Waterway Marina Phone: 772-220-2185 20% Off transient dockage from 5/1-9/30. 10% Off transient dockage from 10/1-3/31.



Vero Beach

Miller’s Marina of Suwannee Phone: 352-542-7349 10% Off all dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of 100 gallons or more.


Tampa Harbour * Phone: 813-831-1200 10% Off fuel.

Tarpon Springs

Anclote Harbors Marina Phone: 727-934-7616 15% Off transient dockage. Port Tarpon Marina Phone: 727-937-2200 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern Phone: 941-484-7661 ext 2 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (cash only). Vero Beach City Marina * Phone: 772-231-2819 $0.05 Off 100 gallons or more. $0.10 Off 200 gallons or more.


Trade Winds Marina * Phone: 888-884-0616 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Flowery Branch

Aqualand Marina * Phone: 770-967-6811 ext:1 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Jekyll Island

Tarpon Landing Marina Phone: 727-937-1100 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Jekyll Harbor Marina Phone: 912-635-3137 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (min. 200 gallons)

Tierra Verde


Tierra Verde Resort Marina Phone: 727-421-7711 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Titusville Marina * Phone: 321-383-5600 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Bull River Marina Phone: 912-897-7300 20% Off dockage. $0.10 Off fuel price (100 gallon min). Delegal Creek Marina Phone: 912-598-0023 25% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (100+ gallon purchase).

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Hyatt Regency Savannah Phone: 912-238-1234 20% Off dockage. Landings Harbor Marina Phone: 912-598-1901 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (100+ gallon purchase). Sail Harbor Marina & Boatyard Phone: 912-897-2896 10% Off boatyard labor.

Hampton Inn, East Peoria Phone: 309-694-0711 $10.00 Off regular room rate (discount does not apply during blackout dates or special events).

Hotel Pere Marquette Phone: 309-637-6555 10% Off weekly rack rate or off weekend rate (Fri., Sat., Sun. only).

Stoney Creek Inn-East Peoria Phone: 309-694-1300 10% Off rack room rate.

Jim’s Marine Service Phone: 309-673-1433 10% Off catalog sales. 10% Off any winter service work, Jan.- March.

The Galley Restaurant & Pub Phone: 309-694-6530 10% Off food only.

Savannah Bend Marina * Phone: 912-897-3625 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with a 200 gallon min.

Fox Lake

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Phone: 912-201-2021 20% Off dockage fees (excluding holiday weekends & special events).


Thunderbolt Marine Phone: 912-356-3875 $0.15 Off per foot on dockage.

Henry Harbor Landings Phone: 309-364-2181 10% Off food.

St. Simons Island

Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles Phone: 912-509-0969 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off Ship Store purchases.


Ben Watts Marina Inc * Phone: 847-587-0211 10% Off transient dockage. Tall Timbers Marina * Phone: 309-241-7957 10% Off dockage.

Harborside Marina * Phone: 815-476-4400 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

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Clark’s Landing Marina * Phone: 260-488-2169 10% Off dockage.

Peoria Boat Club Phone: 309-676-9485 10% Off transient dockage. Free ice for transient guests.

Michigan City

Bridges Waterfront Cafe Phone: 219-878-0227 15% Off food only.

Retro Tap Phone: 309-677-6766 10% Off food only.




National Marine Sales * Phone: 309-688-5513 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Joe’s Place Phone: 309-647-9229 10% Off food only.


Starved Rock Marina Phone: 815-433-4218 ext 0 20% Off transient dockage. Weeta’s Boutique Phone: 815-434-1587 10% Off any full priced purchase.

East Peoria


Cafe 401 Phone: 309-673-2233 10% Off food only.

South Shore Marina Phone: 219-762-2304 20% Off transient dockage. 15% Off service.

Peoria Heights

Illinois Valley Yacht Club Phone: 309-682-5419 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Local boaters not eligible for fuel discount.

The Alton Marina Phone: 618-462-9860 20% Off dockage. Basta Mangiare Eastport Phone: 309-699-8792 10% Off food.




Grider Hill Marina & Resort Phone: 1-866-387-5501 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Hiddencove Marina of the Seneca Yacht Club Phone: 815-357-6869 10% Off dockage. 10% Off food only on the Katie Hooper.


Larsen Marine Service * Phone: 847-336-5456 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Big Bear Resort and Marina * Phone: 270-354-6414 10% Off transient dockage.


Prizer Point Marina Phone: 270-522-3762 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off labor on repairs.


Kentucky Dam Marina Phone: 270-362-8386 20% Off store merchandise.

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Grand Rivers

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Derecktor Robinhood Phone: 207-371-2343 10% Off transient dockage and moorings.

Jamestown Resort & Marina * Phone: 270-343-5253 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.




Cave Run Marina, Inc Phone: 606-784-9666 15% Off transient dockage.


North Pier Marina Phone: 800-884-6120 Ext. 1 $5.00 per night discount for the first 10 nights of stay.

New Orleans

Seabrook Harbor Marine * Phone: 504-283-6001 $0.10 Off transient dockage.


Boothbay Harbor

Carousel Marina * Phone: 207-633-2922 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine Phone: 207-236-4378 25% Off dockage, moorings and harbor floats rentals. Valid April-June & post Labor Day.

East Boothbay

Ocean Point Marina Phone: 207-633-0773 10% Off dockage.

Dolphin Marina & Restaurant * Phone: 207-833-5343 15% Off dockage and moorings. Port Harbor Marine Bucksport Marina Phone: 207-469-5902 10% Off dockage.


Chicks Marina Phone: 207-967-2782 5% Off fuel (100 gallons min). Yachtsman Lodge & Marina Phone: 207-967-2511 10% Off transient dockage.


Journey’s End Marina * Phone: 207-594-0400 $0.10 Off per gallon (min. 500 gals). $0.20 Off per gallon (min.1000 gals).

South Freeport

Brewer South Freeport Marine * Phone: 207-865-3181 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

South Portland

South Port Marine Phone: 207-799-8191 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel (over 200 gallons).

Southwest Harbor

Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina Phone: 207-244-0117 5% Off transient dockage, not to exceed $100.00. Not including shore power.

West Boothbay

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Phone: 207-633-5750 20% Off moorings.

MARYLAND Annapolis

A & B Yachtsmen Inc. Phone: 410-263-9073 10% Off labor. Angler’s Sport Center Phone: 410-757-3442 10% Off rods, lures, terminal tackle, and knives. Annapolis City Marina Phone: 410-268-0660 20% Off dockage (excluding holidays & boat shows). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Chesapeake Harbour Marina Phone: 410-268-1969 10% Off dockage. Chesapeake Underwater Sports Phone: 800-244-3095 10% Off equipment. Christopher Ford Yacht Canvas Inc Phone: 410-268-7180 10% Off all canvas orders. Eastport Yacht Center Phone: 410-280-9988 10% Off equipment fees associated with haul out.

Mears Marina Annapolis Phone: 410-268-8282 10% Off transient dockage. Mill Creek Marina Phone: 410-263-9073 $50.00 Off yearly slip. Prana Studio Phone: 410-266-3401 20% Off 10 pass cards for yoga. Uncle Bob’s Fudge Kitchen Phone: 410-263-3032 20% Off store items.


Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard Phone: 410-544-6368 10% Off transient dockage.


Anchorage Marina Phone: 410-522-7200 $0.10 Off per foot for transient dockage (excluding holiday, festival weekends & electric). 5% Off dockage. Baltimore Boating Center Phone: 410-687-2000 2 for the price of 1 Paddleboard rentals Baltimore Marine Centers at HarborView Phone: 410-752-1122 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel at BMC Inner Harbor during transient visit at the marina. Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor Phone: 410-837-5339 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel during transient visit at the marina.

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Baltimore Marine Centers at Lighthouse Point Phone: 410-675-8888 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel during transient visit at the marina.

Langermann’s Phone: 410-534-3287 15% discount on lunch, dinner & drinks. *Not valid with any other offers or for happy hour specials. Does not include breakfast, taxes or gratuity.

Bin 604 Wine Sellers Phone: 410-576-0444 10% Off all wines, accessories, gifts, wine tasting events, and classes. Wine cannot be combined with standard case discount.

Nick’s Fish House Phone: 410-539-8895 10% Off semi-annual and annual slips. $50.00 restaurant gift card with new slip contracts.

Bo Brooks at Lighthouse Point Phone: 410-558-0202 10% Off food including crabs. Excludes alcohol.

SMS Marine Surveyors & Technicians Phone: 410-978-2951 10% Off labor services. $2.00/ft Off on marine surveys.

Brassworks Phone: 410-327-7280 10% Off brass and copper polishing, lacquering, and repairs. 15% Off retail sales.

Tidewater Yacht Service at Port Covington Maritime Center Phone: 410-625-4992 10% Off items in the ship’s store.

Canton Self Storage Phone: 410-285-7666 10% Off standard rent rates.

River Marsh Marina Phone: 410-901-6380 Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night free. Not valid from Memorial Day-Labor Day (Sun-Thurs, resort fee and electric still apply on the free night).

Essex Marina and Boat Sales Phone: 410-686-3435 10% Off dockage 20% Off Sealand VacuFlush complete system. Harbor East Marina Phone: 410-625-1700 10% Off transient dockage. Henderson’s Wharf Marina & Inn Phone: 410-732-1049 10% Off transient dockage. Electric not included.


Chesapeake City

Inn At The Canal Phone: 410-885-5995 Stay 2 nights at the hotel get the 3rd for half price (Mon - Thurs only). 15% Off at the hotel (April - Dec. Sun. - Thurs. nights). 25% Off at the hotel for same day reservations. 10% Off most items at the antique store.



Piney Narrows Yacht Haven Phone: 410-643-6600 $0.05 Off per gallon fuel (cash only). $0.25 Off per gallon fuel (slipholders only).


Annapolis Boat Sales Phone: 410-604-6962 10% Off Yamaha Repower Labor.


Worton Creek Marina LLC Phone: 410-778-3282 10% Off transient dockage.


Sea Mark Marine Phone: 410-968-0800 15% Discount on haul-up.

Anchor Bay East Marina & Yacht Sales Phone: 410-284-1044 25% Off transient dockage. 10% Off labor. Liberty Marina Phone: 410-266-5633 10% Off dockage (transient and contracts). Rhode River Marina, Inc. Phone: 410-798-1658 15% Off parts. 15% Off service. South River Boat Rentals Phone: 410-956-9729 10% Off charter rentals.

Somers Cove Marina Phone: 410-968-0925 Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free (Holidays and special events excluded). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel on Thursday’s. (Not to be combined with other discount)


Turkey Point Marina Phone: 410-798-1369 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.



Middle River Landing Marina Phone: 410-686-0771 10% Off dockage. 10% Off service (new customers only).


River Watch Marina & Restaurant Phone: 410-687-1422 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. Marina staff must be notified at time of res. to receive discount.

Shipwright Harbor Marina Phone: 410-867-7686 50% Off transient dockage on the 2nd night stay. Dennis Point Marina & Campground Phone: 301-994-2288 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Sunset Harbor Marina Phone: 410-687-7290 10% Off Store Purchase.


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Weaver’s Marine Service Phone: 410-686-4944 20% Off transient dockage.


Hartge Chesapeake Charters Phone: 410-867-7240 10% Off undiscounted charters. Pirates Cove Marina Phone: 410-867-2300 10% Off transient dockage.


Duffy Creek Marina Phone: 410-275-2141 50% Off transient dockage for 2nd nights stay. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel over 300 gallons. Sailing Associates Marina Phone: 410-275-8171 10% Off dockage. Sassafras Harbor Marina Phone: 410-275-1144 10% Off transient dockage.


MarineMax Gunpowder Cove Marina Phone: 410-679-5454 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off parts & service labor.

Middle River

Chesapeake Yachting Center Phone: 410-335-4900 20% Off transient dockage. Intercoastal Marine Phone: 410-335-0458 10% Off marine store purchase. (Not valid with sale or discount items) Porter’s Seneca Marina Phone: 410-335-6563 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with min. of 100 gallon purchase. SS Canvas Phone: 410-344-1183 10% Off repairs & interiors.


Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort Phone: 410-275-2122 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Captain John’s Crabhouse & Marina Phone: 301-259-2315 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off restaurant check (buffets & all you can eat items not included).


North Beach

Lippincott Marine Phone: 410-827-9300 15% Off transient dockage.

Havre De Grace

Tidewater (Havre de Grace) Marina Phone: 410-939-0950 10% Off dockage including electric fee.

Herrington Harbour South Phone: 410-741-5100 ext.120 25% Off overnight dockage excluding Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

North East

Jackson Marine Yacht Basin Phone: 410-287-9400 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon.

McDaniel Yacht Basin, Inc Phone: 410-287-8121 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Ocean City

High Tide Inn Phone: 410-778-6697 25% Off dockage at Haven Harbour Marina if you book same day room and slip.

Safe Harbor Sanitation Phone: 800-292-3894 5% Off services (including emergency service).

Lankford Bay Marina, Inc. Phone: 410-778-1414 20% Off dockage on third night stay. Excluding holidays.


Osprey Point Marina Phone: 410-639-2194 10% Off transient dockage.

Brewer Oxford Boat Yard & Marina Phone: 410-226-5450 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Cheshire Crab Restaurant Phone: 410-360-2220 10% Off food and drink purchase (excludes crabs).

Rock Hall Landing Marina Phone: 410-639-2224 Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night of transient dockage free. Valid Sun.-Thurs. Smilin Jakes Casual Apparel Phone: 410-639-7280 10% Off clothing & music.

Pleasure Cove Marina Phone: 410-437-6600 25% Off transient dockage (MonThurs). 10% Off transient dockage (Fri-Sun). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Severna Park

Ventnor Marina LLC Phone: 410-255-4100 10% Off dockage.



Point Lookout Marina Phone: 301-872-5000 Stay 2 nights, get 3rd night free. 10% Off parts dept purchases.

Rock Hall

Gratitude Marina Phone: 410-639-7011 10% Off transient dockage (excluding Holiday weekends).

Magothy Marina Phone: 410-647-2356 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of gas & diesel every Wed. Harbor Island Marina, Inc Phone: 410-326-3441 10% Off transient dockage. Solomons Harbor Marina Phone: 410-326-1052 10% Off dockage. Solomons Yachting Center Phone: 410-326-2401 $0.20 Off per foot for transient dockage.

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Spring Cove Marina Phone: 410-326-2161 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with one night stay min. Zahniserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yachting Center Phone: 410-326-2166 ext.4 15% Off transient dockage with prior reservations. Excluding Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Free Pump-Out with stay.

Sparrows Point

G.E.I. Marine Contracting & Construction Phone: 410-477-6887 15% Off boat lift service. Gonce Marine Phone: 443-242-6162 20% Off transient dockage.


Voyager Marine Credit Phone: 877-222-0301 20% Off Coast Guard documentation.

St. Michaels

St. Michaels Marina, LLC Phone: 410-745-2400 10% Off shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store accessories & apparel.

Taylors Island

Slaughter Creek Marina Phone: 410-221-0050 Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night free. (Valid Mon-Thurs, electric not included). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (gas or diesel) with stay.

Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island Marina Phone: 410-886-2500 10% Off recreational rentals.

Traceys Landing

Herrington Harbour North Marina Phone: 410-867-4343 20% Off transient dockage. (Excludes Memorial Day through Labor Day).


Goose Bay Marina Phone: 301-934-3812 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel on Wed. only.


Boston Water Boat Marina Phone: 617-523-1027 Stay 7 days, receive 1 free day of dockage.


Charlestown Marina Queen Anne Marina Phone: 617-242-2020 Phone: 410-643-2021 10% Off transient dockage (two night -,!$8PDF!10% Off transient dockage. minimum required). $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Constitution Marina Schumanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning Service Phone: 617-241-9640 Phone: 410-604-2801 15% Off transient dockage for first 2 10% Off full topside or whole boat wax nights. Not to be combined with other detail. discounts.

Buzzards Bay



Green Harbor

Brewer Onset Bay Marina Phone: 508-295-0338 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Kingman Yacht Center Phone: 508-563-7136 ext.110 Stay 2 nights at a slip or mooring and get the 3rd night free. Free night is any non-holiday weeknight. Adv. reservations required. Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boat Yard, Inc Phone: 508-563-9366 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off transient mooring. Wood Duck Inn Bed & Breakfast Phone: 508-564-6404 Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free (We are a short walk from Kingman Yacht Center & we provide transportation).

East Boston

Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina * Phone: 617-561-1400 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off fuel.

Fall River

Borden Light Marina Phone: 508-678-7547 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Transient boaters receive a Free Drink Card upon check-in.

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Pier 7/Enos Marine Phone: 978-281-1935 20% Off dockage. 15% Off marine supplies in store. 10% Off Honda outboards. 10% Off AB Inflatables. Brewer Green Harbor Marina Phone: 781-837-1181 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Hingham Shipyard Marinas (Hewitts Cove and Landfall)Â * Phone: 781-749-6647 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Hyannis Marina Phone: 508-790-4000 ext.4 Free afternoon dockage with a fill-up at the fuel dock.


Manchester Marine Phone: 978-526-7911 15% Off transient dockage for up to a 5-day stay.


Burr Bros. Boats, Inc. Phone: 508-748-0541 10% Off transient dockage. 15% Off transient moorings.


Hills of Nant1cket Phone: 508-228-1353 10% Off all gift items. Excluding prints & artwork.


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A world-class marina, Boston Yacht Haven boasts one of New England’s most desirable locations in Boston’s North End on renowned Commercial Wharf. The famed Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, Boston’s theater and financial districts, and downtown shopping, dining, and nightlife are nearby. Harbor Fuels delivers marine diesel fuel at competitive prices. • More than 100 deep-water slips, 15 mega-yacht berths, dockage for a vessel up to 400’

Located in the heart of picturesque Provincetown, Massachusetts, Provincetown Marina serves both transient and seasonal guests in an enviable location that’s home to rich history, beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, and lively shopping, dining, and galleries. Fuel dock located on-site. • 100 slips accommodating vessels up to 300’ • 85 moorings with launch service

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Nantucket Boat Basin Phone: 508-325-1350 Get On Board - Save Up To 50% this Spring & Fall. Please see “Marinalife Special Offers” for details, some restrictions do apply. Guests at the Nantucket Boat Basin get 15% off breakfast and lunch at Brant Point Grill.

New Bedford

Sea Fuels Marine Services Phone: 508-992-2323 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off marine supplies.


Hilton’s Marina Phone: 978-462-3990 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Preferred guest program entitles slip guests to additional discounts. Cannot combine offers. 15% Off food purchases at Michael’s Harborside (and other discounts in the area). Newburyport Boat Basin Phone: 978-465-9110 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Preferred guest program entitles slip guests to additional discounts. Cannot combine offers. 15% Off food purchases at Michael’s Harborside (and other discounts in the area). Newburyport Harbor Marina * Phone: 978-462-3990 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Preferred guest program entitles slip guests to additional discounts. Cannot combine offers. 15% Off food purchases at Michael’s Harborside (and other discounts in the area).

Windward Yacht Yard Phone: 978-462-6500 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Preferred guest program entitles slip guests to additional discounts. Cannot combine offers. 15% Off food purchases at Michael’s Harborside (and other discounts in the area).

North Falmouth


Bay Pointe Marina * Phone: 617-471-1777 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Captain’s Cove Marina Phone: 617-479-2440 10% off weekly transient dockage


Benton Harbor

Pier 1000 Marina, LLC * Phone: 269-927-4471 10% Off retail items in ships store.


Viking Boat Harbor Phone: 906-484-3303 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina * Phone: 508-564-6327 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina Phone: 978-740-9890 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


North Quincy


East Tawas


Fair Haven

Vineyard Haven


Brewer Marina Bay Boston * Phone: 617-847-1800 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

North Weymouth

Tern Harbor Marina Phone: 781-337-1964 Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free. Excluding: July 4th & Labor Day Weekends.

Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs Marina Phone: 508-693-4355 10% Off dockage (must book through Marinalife).


Brewer Plymouth Marine * Phone: 508-746-4500 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

LT Marine Services, Inc. Marine Surveyors Phone: 603-512-6002 10% Off insurance appraisal. Scituate Harbor Marina Phone: 781-545-2165 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Vineyard Haven Marina Phone: 508-693-0720 10% Off 200 gallons or more of fuel.


Bay Harbor Lake Marina Phone: 231-439-2544 10% Off transient dockage.

Beaver Island

Beaver Island Marina Phone: 231-448-2300 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Jefferson North Phone: 586-725-1338 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off labor on any service or repairs for new customers. Jerry’s Marina Phone: 989-362-8641 20% Off your first year of seasonal dockage. Terry’s Marina Phone: 586-709-9559 20% Off transient dockage. Jacobson Marina Resort, Inc. * Phone: 231-620-0474 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel w/ purchase of 100 gallons or more.


Spine Align, Inc. Phone: 616-392-4565 10% Off the purchase of a Yacht Mattress.


Eldean Shipyard * Phone: 616-335-5843 10% Off transient dockage.

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Riverfront Marina Phone: 734-242-0737 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

New Buffalo

Oselka Marina * Phone: 269-469-2600 ext 4 20% off watercraft rentals through 6/31/17 10% Off transient dockage.


Petoskey City Marina * Phone: 231-347-6691 Summer 10% Off transient dockage.


Bayport Marina * Phone: 651-439-1044 10% Off dockage.


King’s Cove Marina Phone: 651-480-8900 10% Off transient dockage.

Red Wing

Bill’s Bay Marina Phone: 651-388-0481 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

St. Paul

South Haven

Woodland Harbor Marina Phone: 269-743-3624 10% Off dockage.

Watergate Marina * Phone: 651-695-3780 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

St. Clair Shores


Harbor 9 Marina Phone: 586-776-5650 10% Off transient dockage. Jefferson Beach Marina Phone: 586-778-7600 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Biloxi Boardwalk Marina Phone: 228-432-2628 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Aqua Yacht Harbor * Phone: 662-423-2222 ext:10 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.


MarineMax Lake Ozark Phone: 573-365-5382 5% Off per gallon of fuel.

Osage Beach

Formula Boats of Missouri * Phone: 573-302-8000 10% Off provisions in Gas Dock (excludes fuel).

Portage des Sioux

Sioux Harbor Phone: 636-899-1634 20% Off transient dockage.

Saint Charles


Point Cadet Fuel & Ice Phone: 228-432-0454 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off retail.


Columbus Marina Phone: 662-327-8450 10% Off transient dockage.

Marina at Harbour Place Phone: 603-436-0915 10% Off dockage.

NEW JERSEY Atlantic City

Golden Nugget Atlantic City Marina * Phone: 609-441-8482 ext. 1 25% Off transient dockage Sun. Thurs. Holidays excluded. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Kammerman’s Atlantic City Marina * Phone: 609-348-8418 $0.25 Off per foot on dockage. Cannot be combined with other discounts. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


St. Charles



Atlantic Highlands

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Schooner Pier Complex Phone: 228-435-6320 10% Off transient dockage.

Eagle Bay Marina Phone: 989-846-6065 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Hampton River Marina * Phone: 603-929-1422 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Port Charles Harbor * Phone: 636-250-2628 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off parts. 5% Off labor.

St. Joseph

Anchors Way Marina Phone: 269-982-0812 10% Off transient dockage.


John’s Boat Harbor Phone: 636-946-2073 20% Off transient dockage.


Ossipee Lake Marina * Phone: 603-539-8456 15% Off boat rentals. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off in-store purchase.

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina Phone: 732-291-1670 ext. 0 Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Avalon Marine Center Phone: 609-967-4100 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (slipholders only). 10% Off winter service (winter storage customers only).


Good Luck Point Marina Phone: 732-269-3700 10% Off transient dockage.


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Ocean Gate Yacht Basin Phone: 732-269-2565 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Townsend’s Marina Phone: 609-693-6100 20% Off transient dockage.


Wilberts Marina Phone: 609-693-2145 25% Off transient dockage.

Mobile Marine Detailing Phone: 855-401-8200 10% Off all services.


Hoffman’s Marina East Phone: 732-528-6200 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Hoffman’s Marina West Phone: 732-528-6200 10% Off transient dockage.

Cape May

Canyon Club Resort Marina Phone: 609-884-0199 10% Off transient dockage. South Jersey Marina * Phone: 609-884-2400 10% Off transient dockage booked through Marinalife at least 7 days prior to arrival.

Forked River

Marina at Southwinds * Phone: 609-693-6288 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off purchases at the ships store. Silver Cloud Harbor Marina Phone: 609-693-2145 25% Off transient dockage. The Marina at Tall Oaks Phone: 609-693-2145 25% Off transient dockage.



Sandy Hook Bay Marina Phone: 732-872-1511 10% Off transient dockage. Proof of Membership Required.

Jersey City

Liberty Landing Marina * Phone: 201-985-8000 ext 3 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Lake Hoptacong

Bridge Marina * Phone: 973- 663-1976 10% Off dockage.


Ocean Beach Marina * Phone: 732-793-7460 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel


Seaview Harbor Marina Phone: 609-823-2626 10% Off transient dockage.


Morgan Marina Phone: 732-727-2289 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel for transient guests.

Pine Beach

Shore Point Marina & Yacht Sales, Inc * Phone: 732-244-2106 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Princeton Junction


Red Bank


Bugher Marine Services Phone: 609-275-2600 10% off marine surveys, capt’s services, boat delivery, training, repo & custody services. Irwin Marine Phone: 732-741-9003 20% Off transient dockage.

Sea Bright

Cove Sail Marina Phone: 732-842-5319 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off emergency haul-out.


Sheltered Cove Marina Phone: 609-296-9400 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off marine supplies, excludes parts and electronics.


Holiday Harbor Marina & Yacht Sales Phone: 609-693-7188 15% Off transient dockage.


Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club Phone: 201-319-5100 x3 20% Off transient dockage.


Schooner Island Marina Phone: 609-729-8900 ext. 2 5% Off dockage.

NEW YORK Babylon

Babylon Marine Phone: 631-587-0333 15% Off transient dockage.

Ess-Kay Yards Inc Phone: 315-676-2711 25% Off dockage. 10% Off in ship store. 10% Off haulouts. Beaver Dam Marina Phone: 631-286-7816 15% Off transient dockage. 10% Off repairs. 10% Off merchandise.


Marine Basin Marina Phone: 718-372-5700 25% Off transient dockage, except holidays.

City Island

City Island Yacht Sales Phone: 718-885-2300 15% Off transient dockage. Minneford Marina Phone: 718-885-2000 10% Off transient dockage


Certified Marine Service, Inc. Phone: 845-339-3060 10% Off dockage.

Croton on Hudson

Half Moon Bay Marina Phone: 914-271-5400 $1.00 Off per foot on transient dockage.

East Hampton

East Hampton Point Marina Phone: 631-324-8400 ext 28 10% Off transient dockage.


Fuel Renewal Inc. Phone: 631-834-2436 10% Off labor only portion of fuel polishing & tank cleaning invoice. Gardiner’s Marina Phone: 631-324-5666 ext 2 5% Off dockage (excludes Saturday & special events). 2% Off fuel purchase (over 50 gal). Halsey’s Marina Phone: 631-324-5666 ext. 2 5% Off dockage (excludes Saturday & special events). 2% Off fuel purchase (over 50 gal). Harbor Marina * Phone: 631-324-5666, ext 2 5% Off dockage (excludes Saturday & special events). 2% Off fuel purchase (over 50 gal). 10% Off ship store (excludes electric & groceries). Three Mile Harbor Marina Phone: 631-324-1320 5% Off dockage (excludes Saturday & special events). 2% Off fuel purchase (over 50 gal). 10% Off ship store (excludes electronics & groceries).

Fair Haven


Mako Marine Phone: 516-378-7331 20% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Glen Cove

Brewer Yacht Yard at Glen Cove * Phone: 516-671-5563 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Brewer Sterling Harbor Marina * Phone: 631-477-0828 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

Willis Marine Center, Inc. Phone: 631-421-3400 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


RPM Marine Phone: 631-957-1901 5% Off repairs. 10% Off paints, parts, & accesories, etc.


Brewer Post Road Boat Yard * Phone: 914-698-0295 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


River Watch Marina Phone: 315-323-1905 10% Off dockage.

New Baltimore

Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina * Phone: 518-756-8001 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel over 200 gallons.

New Rochelle

Glen Island Yacht Club & West Harbor Yacht Service Phone: 914-636-1524 20% Off dockage. New Rochelle Municipal Marina * Phone: 917-559-2827 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport Phone: 631-477-9594 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Mitchell Park Marina Phone: 631-477-2200 ext 1 10% Off transient dockage Mon. Thurs.

Diamond Cove Marina, Inc. Phone: 631-668-6592 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off short haul.


Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Phone: 631-668-7702 Stay 2 nights and get 3rd night of dockage free (valid Sun-Thurs from 4/15- 5/21 & 9/7 - 10/31). *Excludes Columbus Day Weekend

North Tonawanda

Fair Point Marina Phone: 800-947-9480 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Hampton Bays

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Pines Marina Fire Island Phone: 631-597-9581 10% Off transient dockage.

West Shore Marina Phone: 631-427-3444 ext 3 10% Off transient dockage.

Hampton Watercraft & Marine Phone: 631-728-8200 15% Off transient dockage. Atlantic Marine Electrical Services, Inc Phone: 631-470-4085 10% Off labor rates.

Strong’s Water Club & Marina Phone: 631-298-4739 Stay for 5 nights get the 6th night free (electric excluded).


New York

MarineMax at Chelsea Piers Phone: 212-336-7873 ext.7 10% Off transient dockage Mon. Thurs. for vessels under 75ft. Riverfront Marina Phone: 845-661-4914 20% Off transient dockage. Smith Boys, Inc. Phone: 716-695-3472 15% Off transient dockage.


Champlain Boatworks Phone: 518-561-2134 10% Off transient dockage.

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Port Jefferson

Danfords Hotel & Marina * Phone: 631-928-5200 ext.123 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off Hotel Stay (located on property). 10% Off at Wave Restaurant (Located On Danfords Property).

Port Washington

Brewer Capri Marina * Phone: 516-883-7800 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Albany Yacht Club Phone: 518-445-9587 $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Great Peconic Bay Marina Phone: 631-722-3565 10% Off transient dockage. Treasure Cove Resort Marina Phone: 631-727-8386 10% Off transient dockage. Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free. Stay 1 night get the 2nd night 50% Off


Southpoint Marina Phone: 585-288-0720 10% Off dockage when paid in advance.

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Samalot Marine Phone: 845-429-0404 10% Off store purchases, does not include sale items or food purchases.

Tide Mill Yacht Basin * Phone: 914-967-2995 10% Off transient dockage. Saugerties Marina Phone: 845-246-7533 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off repairs. 10% Off merchandise. Checkmate Marine Services, Inc. Phone: 631-495-3326 5% Off parts. 10% Off labor.


Brick Cove Marina Phone: 631-477-0830 10% Off transient dockage. $10.00 Off marine supplies.

Stony Point

Patsy’s Bay Marina Phone: 914-786-5270 10% Off dockage. Stony Point Bay Marina Phone: 845-429-0100 10% Off transient dockage.


Tarrytown Marina Phone: 914-631-1300 $0.50 Off per foot transient dockage.

Union Springs

Hibiscus Harbor Phone: 315-889-5086 10% Off transient dockage.

Island Boat Lettering Phone: 516- 785-8339 10% Off all phone orders. Haverstraw Marina * Phone: 845-429-2001 15% Off transient dockage. Excluding holidays.

Westhampton Beach

Westhampton Bath and Tennis Hotel and Marina Phone: 631-288-2500 ext 8 20% Off transient dockage. Stay 2 nights get 3rd night free (Mon.-Thurs.) Discounts cannot be combined.


The New Whitehall Marina Phone: 518-499-9700 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Bald Head Island Marina Phone: 910-457-7380 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Beaufort Yacht Basin Phone: 252-504-3625 5% Off dockage for veterans and active-duty military. Core Creek Marina Phone: 252-728-4500 20% Off dockage.

Jarrett Bay Boatworks Phone: 252-728-2690 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Town Creek Marina Phone: 252-728-6111 ext 2 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Dowry Creek Marina Phone: 252-943-2728 $0.15 Off per foot of overnight dockage. River Forest Manor & Marina * Phone: 252-943-0030 10% Off dockage (includes electric).


Coinjock Marina * Phone: 252-453-3271 ext 1 15% Off transient dockage. 10% Off marine supplies.

Fontana Dam

Fontana Village Resort & Marina Phone: 865-385-6499 20% Off regular priced ship store items (excludes fuel & alcohol).


Hatteras Harbor Marina Phone: 252-986-2166 10% Off purchases from ship store.

Morehead City

Morehead City Yacht Basin * Phone: 252-726-6862 ext.3 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


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New Bern

New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club Phone: 252-638-0318 25% Off dockage for Marinalife members. 10% Off food purchases at Christophs’ on the Water restaurant for long term tenants.


River Dunes * Phone: 252-249-4908 x2 10% Off fuel purchase (diesel & gas). Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor Phone: 252-670-3759 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 20% Off pumpout.


South Harbour Village Marina Phone: 910-454-7486 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel (Additional discounts over 500 gallons) St. James Plantation Marina Phone: 910-253-0463 25% Off transient dockage.


Cape Fear Marina Phone: 910-772-9277 10% Off transient dockage. Dockside Marina Phone: 910-256-3579 20% Off transient dockage. Port City Marina Phone: 910-251-6151 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. Wilmington Marine Center Phone: 910-395-5055 $0.50 Off per foot of transient dockage (boats tied up by 4pm). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Wrightsville Beach

MarineMax Carolinas Phone: 910-256-8100 10% Off labor cost.

OHIO Huron

Holiday Harbor Marina Phone: 419-433-2140 10% Off dockage. Huron Lagoons Marina Phone: 419-433-3200 10% Off dockage.


Copper Kettle Marina Phone: 440-282-6301 10% Off transient dockage. Lorain Sailing & Yacht Club * Phone: 440-288-0500 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Anchors Away Marina * Phone: 419-734-1395 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Mentor Harbor Yachting Club * Phone: 440-257-7214 Stay 1 night and get the 2nd night free. $0.40 Off per gallon of fuel (min 100 gal purchase)

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Port Clinton

Catawba Landing * Phone: 419-797-6000 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. MarineMax Port Clinton Phone: 419-797-4492 10% Off transient dockage.


Miller Marina Phone: 419-285-5902 10% Off transient dockage (new customers only).


Brewer Sakonnet Marina * Phone: 401-683-3551 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Belle Vue Yachting Center Phone: 401-782-8899 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. $0.10 Off per gallon with transient stay.

Dataw Island

Dataw Island Marina Phone: 843-838-8410 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel, min. 100 gals.

Daufuskie Island

Freeport Marina Phone: 843-785-8242 10% Off dockage. 10% Off Daufuskie Crab Co. Restaurant. 10% Off goods in general store.



Point Judith Marina Phone: 401-789-7189 10% Off dockage $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Silver Spring Marine Phone: 401-783-0783 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off parts.

Harborwalk Marina Phone: 843-546-4250 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. $0.10 Off per gallon (500 gallons or more).

Battery Park Marina * Phone: 419-625-6142 10% Off dockage. Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Phone: 877-775-2538 Free subscription to Great Lakes Scuttlebutt online magazine.


Romp’s Water Port, Inc Phone: 440-967-4342 Stay 2 nights get 3rd night free.


Harbors View Marina * Phone: 918-782-3277 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Sand Springs

Pier 51 Marina Phone: 918-865-2197 5% Off items in ship’s store.


Piers at Penn’s Landing Phone: 215-351-4101 25% Off transient dockage.


Brewer Cove Haven Marina * Phone: 401-246-1600 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.

Block Island

Champlin’s Marina & Resort Phone: 401-466-7777 $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage all year. 10% Off purchases at the Ship Store & Restaurant with dockage.


Brewer Street Boat Works Ltd. Phone: 401-847-0321 5% Off Labor. Newport Marina, Inc Phone: 401-849-2293 20% Off transient dockage 5/6-6/15. 10% Off transient dockage 9/15-10/23. Newport Yachting Center * Phone: 401-847-9047 ext. 1 10% Off transient dockage Sunday-Thursday. West Wind Marina Phone: 401-849-4300 35% Off transient dockage. Valid 9/18- 12/31 and 4/15- 6/15.

Snug Harbor Marina * Phone: 401-783-7766 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off bait & tackle.


Apponaug Harbor Marina Phone: 401-739-5005 10% Off transient dockage. Bassett Boat Company Phone: 401-886-7899 10% Off service. Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina * Phone: 401-884-1810 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017. Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowessett Phone: 401-884-0544 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Lotteryville Marina Phone: 401-348-8064 20% Off transient dockage.


Brewer Wickford Cove Marina * Phone: 401-884-7014 Overnight guests receive 25% off dockage & $0.05 off/gal. fuel discounts after their first stay. Valid at any Brewer location for 2017.


Downtown Marina of Beaufort * Phone: 843-524-4422 10% Off purchases at the ships store (excluding fuel/dockage). Port Royal Landing Marina, Inc * Phone: 843-525-6664 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night free. $0.10 Off per gallon of 100 gallons or more.


Charleston City Boatyard Phone: 843-884-3000 10% Discount on parts. Charleston City Marina Phone: 843-723-5098 $0.05 Off per gallon of diesel with Marinalife Membership

Georgetown Landing Marina Phone: 843-546-1776 25% Off transient dockage.

Hilton Head

Harbour Town Yacht Basin * Phone: 843-363-8335 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Palmetto Bay Marina Phone: 843-785-3910 10% Off Marina logo items at Charter Office. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Phone: 866-400-7894 5% Off dockage. 10% Off marine supplies at the Ship’s Store.

Hilton Head Island

Seahorse Yacht Charters & Deliveries Phone: 843-422-1023 10% discount on our crewed charter rates. 10% Off yacht deliveries or captaining services (power and sail including catamarans). Skull Creek Marina Phone: 843-681-8436 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Little River

BW’s Marina Phone: 843-249-1941 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Coquina Yacht Club Phone: 843-249-9333 25% Off transient dockage. Myrtle Beach Yacht Club Phone: 843-249-5376 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage.

Mount Pleasant

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina * Phone: 843-284-7062 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off published hotel rate. 10% Off food & beverage. Excluding alcohol.

Myrtle Beach

Marina at Grand Dunes Phone: 843-315-7777 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Osprey Marina Phone: 843-215-5353 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

North Myrtle Beach

Anchor Marina Phone: 843-249-7899 10% Off annual dockage.


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Barefoot Marina * Phone: 843-390-2011 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Harbourgate Marina Phone: 843-249-8888 15% Off transient short term dockage & electric. $20 Off per contract month for annual, semi-annual slip holders.


Pawleys Island

Sunset Marina & Resort Phone: 931-864-3146 10% Off transient dockage (Mon-Fri., excludes holidays).

Heritage Plantation Marina Phone: 843-237-3650 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage.

Seabrook Island

Bohicket Marina & Market Phone: 843-768-1280 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

TENNESSEE Andersonville

Stardust Resort & Marina Phone: 865-494-7641 10% Off cabin rental. Must show Marinalife card at check-in.

Camden Kentucky Lake

Birdsong Resort & Marina Phone: 731-584-7880 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Stay 3 nights, receive the 4th night free at the hotel. 10% Off parts, service, towing, & boating accessories.

Lakeshore Marina Phone: 423-870-2000 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Hales Bar Marina & Resort Phone: 423-942-9000 10% Off transient dockage.



Rock Harbor Marine * Phone: 615-356-1111 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Perryville Marina Phone: 731-847-2444 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Mansard Island Resort and Marina Phone: 731-642-5590 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off lodging & camping.


Cuba Landing Marina Phone: 931-296-2822 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.



Emerald Point Marina * Phone: 512-266-1535 10% Off per gallon fuel.

Marina Del Sol Phone: 281-334-3909 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Canyon Lake


Cranes Mill Marina * Phone: 830-899-7718 25% Off discount on boat rentals for 4 hours or more. (Valid Mon -Thurs.)

Walden Marina Phone: 936-582-1060 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.

Corpus Christi

Waterpoint Marina Phone: 936-788-2628 25% discount on full day rentals & 15% discount on half day rentals (Boats Only, Mon.-Thurs. with at least 1 day advanced reservation).


Cardinal Maritime Services Phone: 361-443-1940 10% Off Cardinal Clean & Detail. 15% Off Marine Maintenance/ Service.

Flower Mound

Twin Coves Marina Phone: 972-724-1804 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.


Scotts Landing Marina Phone: 817-481-4549 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Silver Lake Marina Phone: 817-481-1918 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.


Harborwalk Yacht Club & Marina Phone: 409 935 3737 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Key Allegro Marina * Phone: 361-729-8264 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Texoma Marina * Phone: 903-523-4308 10% Off slip or cabin rentals.


Cape Charles

Cape Charles Yacht Center Phone: 757-331-3100 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Free Winter Storage Oyster Farm Marina and Resort Phone: 757-331-8640 $0.10 Off per gallon of gas & diesel.

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Charles City

River’s Rest Marina & Resort Phone: 804-829-2753 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off boat supplies.


Atlantic Yacht Basin Phone: 757-482-2141 10% Off retail store purchases.


Chesapeake Cove Marina Phone: 804-776-6855 20% Off transient dockage. Deltaville Marina * Phone: 804-776-9812 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 per gallon of ValvTect fuel. Deltaville Yachting Center Phone: 804-776-9898 20% Off dockage (not including electric). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Dozier’s Regatta Point Phone: 804-776-6711 15% Off transient dockage. Norview Marina Phone: 804-776-6463 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Gloucester Point

York River Yacht Haven * Phone: 804-642-2156 Stay for 3 nights - Pay for 2. 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Coles Point Marina and RV Park Phone: 804-472-4011 25% Off dockage (11/1- 3/31). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (cash only).


Bluewater Yachting Center Phone: 757-723-6774 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Downtown Hampton Public Piers Phone: 757-727-1276 Stay 3 nights & get the 4th night free (excluding electric). Old Point Comfort Marina Phone: 757-788-4308 $0.50 Off per foot of transient dockage. Salt Ponds Marina Resort Phone: 757-850-4300 $0.25 Off per foot on standard rates. Excludes holidays. Sunset Boating Center and Dry Storage Phone: 757-722-3325 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.


Crown Pointe Marina * Phone: 804-642-6177 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


White Point Marina, Inc Phone: 804-472-2977 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (cash sales only).

Ingram Bay Marina Phone: 804-580-7292 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.



Yankee Point Marina Phone: 804-462-7018 10% Off transient dockage.

Jordan Point Yacht Haven Phone: 804-458-3398 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.



Jimmy and Sook Phone: 804-438-6010 Free gift with any purchase. Mention Marinalife at check out. The Tides Inn Marina * Phone: 804-438-4418 10% Off transient dockage Sun. Thurs. Excluding holidays. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Smith Mountain Yacht Club Phone: 540-297-4484 Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night free.

Newport News

Deep Creek Landing Phone: 757-877-9555 10% Off transient dockage.



Bay Point Marina Phone: 757-362-8432 25% Off dockage. Cobb’s Marina Inc Phone: 757-588-5401 25% Off daily transient rate.

King George

Little Creek Marina * Phone: 757-362-3600 25% Off dockage.

Chesapeake Boat Basin * Phone: 804-435-3110 ex.4 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Machodoc Creek Marina Phone: 540-663-2741 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off parts purchased in store.


Port Kinsale Marina * Phone: 804-472-2044 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off items in the ship store. Excluding beer & wine.

Vinings Landing * Phone: 757-587-8000 25% Off dockage. Waterside Marina Phone: 757-625-3625 10% Off transient dockage.


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Mobjack Bay Marina Inc. * Phone: 804-725-7245 10% Off transient dockage.

Marina Shores Marina Phone: 757-496-7000 10% Off dockage.


Waypoint Marine Phone: 206.284.0200 20% Off dockage.


Rudee’s Inlet Station Marina Phone: 757-422-2999 10% Off transient dockage.

Willoughby Harbor Marina Phone: 757-583-4150 25% Off dockage.


Ocean Yacht Marina Phone: 757-321-7432 10% Off transient dockage (excluding holidays and special events). Portsmouth Boating Center Phone: 757-397-2092 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Tidewater Yacht Marina * Phone: 757-393-2525 10% Off transient dockage (excluding holidays and special events).


Smith Point Marina Phone: 804-453-4077 $0.25 Off per foot of transient dockage. 10% Off hauling fee. 50% Off pumpout.


Hope Springs Marina * Phone: 540-659-1128 20% Off transient dockage.


Regent Point Marina Phone: 804-758-4457 20% Off transient dockage.

Long Bay Pointe Marina Phone: 757-321-4550 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Newport Yacht Basin Phone: 206-267-2535 20% Off first month for permanent moorage. Hotel Bellwether Phone: 360-392-3100 10% Off at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill in the Hotel Bellwether when you stay a night in the hotel.

Virginia Beach Fishing Center Phone: 757-491-8000 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon (500+ gallons only).




Carters Cove Marina Phone: 804-438-5273 10% Off transient dockage.

White Stone

Windmill Point Yachting & Fishing Center * Phone: 804-436-1818 Stay 2 nights get 3rd night free.


Port of Allyn Marina and Waterfront Park Phone: 360-275-2430 15% Off dockage.


Anacortes Yacht Charters Phone: 360-293-4555 ext.200 5% Off on yacht charter (before tax).

Semiahmoo Marina Phone: 360-371-0440 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off in store. Pleasant Harbor Marina and Golf Resort * Phone: 360-796-4611 $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel (cash only).


Port of Everett Marina Phone: 425-259-6001 Stay 1 night for transient mooring, get 2nd night free. (One time only)

Gig Harbor

Harbor Place Marina Phone: 253-851-4270 10% Off dockage.


Coupeville Wharf Phone: 360-678-5020 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.

Shilshole Bay Marina Phone: 206-787-3006 $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Breakwater Marina Phone: 253-752-6663 10% Off transient dockage.


Hi Seas Marina Phone: 920-834-2565 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.


Reefpoint Marina * Phone: 262-633-7171 10% Off transient dockage. 5% Off annual slip.


Harbor Centre Marina * Phone: 920-458-6665 $0.25 Off per foot per night. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

Sturgeon Bay

Bay Marine Phone: 920-743-6526 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.

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Camachee Yacht Harbor......................................................... 129 Cape Charles Yacht Center...................................................... 57 Caroline Bay Marina................................................................... 37 Charleston City Marina............................................................. 126 Charlestown Marina....................................................................114 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum....................................... 73 Chicks Marina............................................................................. 109 Clearwater Beach Marina........................................................ 129 Conch Harbor Marina............................................................... 102 Constitution Marina.....................................................................113 Coastal Properties Management Inc....................................... 13 Cruisers 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