U.S. Gulf

U.S. Gulf
Warmer waters make for cooler cruising. Southern Boating publishes a U.S. Gulf Coast Regional Report each month to make your Gulf Coast cruising a success. Chock-full of information for everywhere from the panhandle of Florida to the tip of Texas—Southern Boating gives you the lowdown on all events, happenings, marinas, destinations, and more!
Venice, Florida: Pier at Sharky's on Caspersen Beach, Vienice, Florida

A Different Type of Venice

A visit to this sleepy, seaside city invites equestrian-minded cruisers to experience “horse power” at its best. When someone mentions a trip to Venice, it’s probable that...
Florida Gulf Updates April 2017

Florida Gulf Updates April 2017

Sand 'Fantaseas', new electronic boat shuttles, lingering Red Tide effects and more in the Florida Gulf Updates April 2017. Sugar Sand Fantasea  Anyone with children understands...
History of Patrol Torpedo Boats

History of Patrol Torpedo Boats

My first exposure to the term PT Boats (Patrol Torpedo) was courtesy of Ernest Borgnine in the 1960s sitcom McHale’s Navy. Set in the...
city updates

St. Pete’s inverted pier demolished

For nearly four decades, the inverted steel pier greeted mariners approaching anchorage and slips along St. Petersburg’s waterfront. Built in the 1970s to replace...
A waterfront view of the Tampa Flotilla

Pirates threaten to seize Tampa

It’s not a hostile takeover, however, like Captain Phillips experienced. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. On January 28th, Tampa’s flotilla of private pleasure craft...

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