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Monday, May 14, 2018

Before any trip, whether for a weekend cruise or a six-month trip around the Great Loop, you should always have a plan. Not to detract from the fact that you are going out to have fun – but by planning ahead, you can cruise in comfort without a care in the world. How long are you going to be underway? How capable is your vessel

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Travel, Navigation, Software & Apps

Friday, May 11, 2018

Whether going on vacation or as part of the boat testing I do for fishing magazines, a couple of times each year I equip a boat for temporary saltwater angling. It may be the family boat, a pleasure craft designed for use in freshwater, a freshwater fishing boat, or a watercraft designed for use in saltwater but a stock model that has

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Fishing, South Coast, Travel, West Coast, Beyond the Lakes, East Coast

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bee + Hive, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism association based in Canada, unites hotels, restaurants and parks that embrace sustainable practices and experiences. The association continues to expand around the world and has announced the addition of Little St. Simons Island in Georgia to its roster. Additional members are Sal

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel, Beyond the Lakes, East Coast

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways, the leading seaplane operator in the eastern United States, to offer a one-of-a-kind travel experience to guests visiting the Bahamas. The “Fly & Sail” service allows yacht charter guests to reserve a private flight

tags: Destination, Travel, Caribbean Islands, Company Expansions

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Building on the previously reported restoration of the area, The Moorings and Sunsail, two of the most trusted names in the yacht charter industry, announced the reopening of charter operations in St. Martin, beginning February 1st, 2018, just a little over four months after the Caribbean’s record-breaking hurricane activity and

tags: Travel, Caribbean Islands, Charters

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Georgian Bay, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Travel, Boat Club, Canada

Friday, February 23, 2018

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a State-of-the-Art Cruiser, No Experience or License REQUIRED! Le Boat, Europe’s largest operator of self-drive boating vacations, has begun taking reservations for its first North American destination in Ontario, Canada’s historic Rideau Canal. With no experience required, Le

tags: Charters, Travel

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mention canal or river cruising to people and many will think of the long narrow mini ships carrying passengers through the scenic rivers and canals in Europe, or perhaps a cruise ship making its way through the Panama Canal. For boaters that prefer to get around on their own, boats carrying a family or two offer a more personal

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Charters, Travel

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trailer towing doesn’t need to be a harrowing experience. To the contrary, when a trailer and tow vehicle is setup properly, and the driver uses the proper precautions and drives defensively, towing a trailer can be pretty uneventful. There are many thousands of experienced “towers” — including yours truly

by: John Tiger

tags: Trailers, Travel, Boating 101, Hauling

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dream Yacht Charter has grown to become the largest yacht charter company in the world, with a fleet of 987 boats across the most destinations with 47 bases. The company started out with just six boats operating from the Seychelles seventeen years ago, and now thousands of customers are turning dreams into reality with all-inclusive

tags: Travel, Caribbean Islands, Charters