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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Many Great Lakes boaters harbor the same dream: to sail away to distant ports and see the world from the comfort of their cockpit. The problem with this dream is that COVID-19 may have turned it into a nightmare for the foreseeable future. With many countries understandably closing their borders, it may be a while until cruisers are

by: Ken Quant

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, COVID-19, Sailing, Travel

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has expanded its operations to include a new partner base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches. Paraty adds to the charter

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, Travel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Charters, Environmental Impact, Travel

Monday, July 29, 2019

What happens when you mix your sailing hobby with your occupation? Then, throw in working with your spouse, and you have created a reason for many hours of therapy! It has been 15 years since we took those first steps and began what we like to call our ‘journey of the heart.’ Back then, my husband and I were looking for

by: Cindy Kalow

tags: Charters, Lake Superior

Monday, September 24, 2018

Do you yearn to sail away, explore exotic locales, relax under sail with no schedule in place? Maybe you wish to build on sailing skills you already have, or win more races? At Offshore Sailing School, we have been living the dream for nearly 55 years, teaching more than 150,000 adults and families to sail, race, and enjoy sailing

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Charters, Education, Sailing, Travel

Friday, June 15, 2018

We have been getting many inquiries about the state of the British Virgin Islands, since Irma’s devastation now eight months back. Just recently, one of our booked groups from the Oakville Power Boat Club returned after being well briefed on what to expect. The overall sentiment from people in the group was, “This was our

by: Capt Greg Marlo

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Destination

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is proud to welcome the newest additions to their industry-leading charter fleet — the Moorings 4500 and Moorings 5000 sail catamarans — as crewed yachts in their flagship British Virgin Islands location. The Moorings all-inclusive Crewed charters offer guests

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, 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: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Travel

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

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