U.S. Atlantic

Find upcoming events from Maine to Florida, along with detailed destination reviews of major hubs and lesser-known small towns. If you’re looking for the best cruiser resources, you’ve come to the right place. Each month, Southern Boating posts Regional Reports that cover the Atlantic Coast in detail. Chesapeake, Southeast Seaboard, the Carolinas, and down to Miami, Southern Boating keeps you updated on marinas, events and the resources you’ll need to successfully navigate the U.S. Atlantic.

a fleet of optis sailing on the water

Optis Opportunity

Optis Opportunity Everyone who loves recreational boating is painfully aware of the demographics of the average boat owner. Boating needs young people. Can Optis fix that? It’s interesting that Major Clifford McKay of…

winter fishing during breakout month

May is Breakout Month

May is Breakout Month For boaters, May is breakout month across the Northeast. While some serious anglers have probably had their vessels in the water for several weeks by this point, especially…

Spring Shoaling near a harbor

Spring Shoaling and Other Changes

Spring Shoaling and Other Changes On the Water There’s special anticipation that accompanies the first few boating trips each spring. After all, who knows what the winter has brought in terms of unexpected shoaling,…

Spring Boating looks a lot like winter boating in the Northeast

Spring Boating

Spring Boating Put the throttle back with spring boating season Northeast boaters looking to get an early start to the 2019 boating season would do best to back off the throttle coming out of…

String of Pearls is one of a few Historic boats and yachts

Historic Boats

Historic Boats History and boating come to life in the warmth of the southeast coast. Experience what life was like aboard this collection of historic boats and yachts, which are available for…

the only thing better than catching a big fish is getting an award for doing it, which is why anglers flock to the Annual Key West Fishing Tournament.

Annual Key West Fishing Tournament

Annual Key West Fishing Tournament For serious anglers, the only thing better than catching a big fish is getting an award for doing it, which is why anglers flock to the Annual Key…

Top Ports on the East Coast

Top Ports on the East Coast

So many ports, so little… well, you know the tune. Here are the top ports on the East Coast. East Coast boaters have a tremendous number of substantial ports to investigate. But…

Reflecting on Sharks

Reflecting on Sharks in the Northeast

Sharks in the Northeast “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” That famous quote, uttered by Chief Brody (Roy Schneider) to Capt. Quint (Robert Shaw) in the 1975 movie thriller Jaws serves as…

Brush Up on Your Boating Skills

Brush Up on Your Boating Skills

Brush Up on Your Boating Skills With many boats stored away in the Mid-Atlantic, winter is a fine time to visit cozy, indoor boating and fishing shows or brush up on your…

ICW Dredging

Hurricane remnants lead to ICW Dredging At the end of this year, our thoughts are still with those in the Southeast who were so badly affected by Hurricane Florence which came through…

birding in the northeast

Birding in the Northeast

Cold weather brings spectacular birding in the Northeast With the holiday season well underway, most northeastern boaters have already pulled their vessels for the winter. While it’s the late season routine, many…

Fishing with Veterans

Fishing with Veterans

Fishing with Veterans just got easier, thanks to a Virginian family. Virtually indestructible and capable of running in a foot of water, a new boat designed for anglers in wheelchairs is transporting…

Key West World Championship

38th Annual Key West World Championship

The Truman Waterfront in Key West, Florida, becomes race central November 4-11 as super boats from around the world gather for the 38th Annual Key West World Championship. There is little that compares to…

northeast boat parades

Northeast Boat Parades

There are quite a few northeast boat parades this winter. Most encourage participants to deck out their vessels with lights, decorations, and adornments that add to the jovial spirit, and may also…

White Marlin Open

White Marlin Open

Record Payout for White Marlin Open The 45th Annual White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, set world records for the largest payout ever awarded for catching a billfish ($2,584,260) and for…