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Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

Coordinating captain, trip leader, skipper and crew activities for a smooth sailing flotilla cruise In my introductory article on flotillas, I discussed the potential benefits of flotilla cruises and some of the high-level planning issues – bow to stern. Flotillas – cruising with more than one boat – can be a great way to explore a…

Chesapeake Bay Chartering

Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I…

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Best Holiday Boating Posts and Images on Instagram

16 Instagram posts and images that capture the Christmas holiday spirit in a very nautical way Scrolling through your Instagram feed over the holidays, you can’t help but notice a boat-load of really creative holiday posts and images for boating. Boating businesses – ranging from marinas to boat accessory suppliers – always seem to have fun with…

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Nautical Doormats Made from Reclaimed Maine Lobster Rope

SPONSORED POST This post is brought to you by Maine-ly Fish Prints, makers of hand made doormats and other products made from 100% recycled lobster rope previously used by Maine lobstermen. MyBoatLife.com was given product samples in exchange for an unbiased review. A doormat is your first impression when visitors arrive at your front door, so why not…

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France Canal Cruise: Day 7 Final Leg to Boofzheim

Two charter boats explore France in a week-long cruise along the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France. >See full FRANCE CANAL CRUISE SERIES Chesapeake Flotillas took clients cruising on the canals in Alsace, France on its annual overseas adventure in September. Two boats and 20 people cruised the region for a week. While admitting…

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France Canal Cruise: Days 5 & 6 Arriving in Strasbourg At Last

Two charter boats explore France in a week-long cruise along the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France. >See full FRANCE CANAL CRUISE SERIES Chesapeake Flotillas took clients cruising on the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France on its annual overseas adventure in September. Eighteen clients thought it sounded like a great idea.…

Fall Boating

The End of Summer Blues: Post Labor Day Boating

5 Ways to Extend Your Season with Fall Boating Unless you’re one of those lucky boaters who enjoy year-round sunshine in states like Florida or Hawaii, for the rest of us it’s time to face the music as summer ends and cooler weather rolls in. The passing of Labor Day weekend marks the end of…

Day Boat Packing

5 Essentials To Pack For Your Day On The Water

There’s nothing better than spending a hot summer day floating around on your favorite vessel. Whether you’re heading out on your own boat, tagging along with a friend, or renting a pontoon for the day, it’s important to plan ahead and prepare the essentials. Now wait a second, we’re not talking about the items that…

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West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

West Marine Launches “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” Social Media Contest through July 4th West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, offering participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card. The contest…