chesapeake bay boating

Best Chesapeake Bay Boating Destinations

Countdown of the 5 best boating destinations for boaters on the upper Chesapeake Bay We have been boating on the Chesapeake Bay for over 20 years now, and never seem to grow tired of visiting our favorite places and discovering new ones on the bay. In fact some years we’ll go to the same place...

florida water activities

4 Fun Things to Do on the Water in Florida

Here are some fun water activities when boating or traveling to Florida. Water adventures in Florida are one of a kind. With its abundant waterways, the State of Sunshine never fails to amaze its local and international tourists. Explore some of Florida’s top destinations to participate in the most water sports and activities you enjoy....

ways to boat

Five Ways to Boat if You Don’t Own a Boat

You can experience the boating lifestyle without the commitment of owning a boat with these ways to get access to boating The thought of owning a boat may be high on the dream list of every avid rower, but when it comes to costs and time commitment they quickly realize whether it’s worth investing in...

boat name

Tips For Naming Your Precious Boat

Naming a boat that means something to you can be a challenge – here are a few ideas to make choosing a boat name easier A boat is a small craft that may help people navigate open waters. One may use a paddle or an engine to make this vessel move around. It may not...

Rheos floating sunglasses

Rheos Floating Polarized Sunglasses for the Boat

Lightweight, polarized sunglasses that float if you drop them in the water – perfect for boat life or on-water activities We were recently sent a pair of floating sunglasses by Rheos Nautical Eyewear to check out on our boat. Typically when we are asked to check out something in exchange for a review we preview...

Boating Industry

Boating to the Rescue

The boating industry is ready to be the perfect social distancing activity in a COVID-19 world [Boating Podcast] Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away...

raft up boats

How to Raft Up Boats for Summer Fun

A how-to guide to safe and secure boat raft ups – raft planning, anchor position, fender and line use, overnight rafting and boat configurations Have you ever dropped your hook in an anchorage and noticed 2 or more boats anchored and tied together? That is rafting… or a “boat raft up”. Maybe you have had...

woman at the helm

A Boat Woman’s Advice to Women: Take the Helm!

5 ways women boaters can get out on the water, fully embrace boating and get the most out of their boating experience (with Lisa the Boatanista) This article was originally published on Lisa’s blog at www.TheBoatanista.com  More women than ever are learning to embrace the boating lifestyle. This brings me great joy. Whether at the...

Living Aboard a Sailboat for the First Time

Lessons learned from the first three months living aboard a small boat – with some practical liveaboard boat life advice After three months of living aboard my 26 foot sailboat, I’ve learned a great deal about the lifestyle and what works and what doesn’t. I thought that I would be able to move aboard sooner,...

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