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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!

Emerald Gulf Coast

Follow the Emerald Gulf Coast Head west along the sparkling green water from Destin to Orange Beach for great fishing and fantastic seafood. There are stretches along the Gulf of Mexico coastline…

Cruising the Texas Coast

Cajun Coastline Make your way down the Texas ICW from Kemah to Corpus Christi The Texas coastline journeys in a gentle new moon arc from the Cajun flavor of Port Arthur on…

Cruising on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Cultural Cruising on Florida’s Gulf Coast Stroll the waterfronts of Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg for some lively entertainment. You’ve seen this on nautical charts when you’re cruising Florida’s Gulf Coast: The Florida…

Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast

Go with the Flow Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast Along the Louisiana-Mississippi coastline, there’s a palpable hum having nothing to do with barges, drilling rigs, or signal horns. The musical…

Float Into Mardi Gras

Float Into Mardi Gras Plan a stopover along the Mississippi River to join the festivities at New Orleans’ biggest celebration of the year. It’s a little after eight in the morning. There’s…

What’s on Your Holiday Calendar?

What’s on Your Holiday Calendar? ’Tis the season. Watch a lighted boat parade or light up your vessel and win a prize. Ask friends to come aboard to see New Year’s Eve…

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

Woven Through Time Cruise over to The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club for some relaxing downtime. St. Petersburg’s historic Old Northeast district is characterized by waterfront green space, brick…

an image of Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort At Henderson Beach Resort, located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, lie legendary white-sand beaches next to emerald-green water,and a bounty of seafood waits to be caught and prepared by a world-class…

South Seas Island Resort

South Seas Island Resort

South Seas Island Resort An extended weekend on Captiva Island’s South Seas Island Resort creates moments and memories that linger. When it comes to destination resorts, the type of accommodations, facilities and activities they offer…

St. Pete City Updates

St. Pete City Updates

St. Pete City Updates include news on the new pier The new St. Petersburg Pier finishes later this year. The signature view will be a rippling, waving net sculpture inviting all to come by…

Alabama Reefs Welcome Divers

Alabama Reefs Welcome Divers Alabama may have only 53 miles of Gulf shoreline, but offshore, it has thousands of artificial reefs that have earned it a reputation as the red snapper capital of…

Texas Sandfest helps Spring on the Texas Gulf

Spring on the Texas Gulf

Spring on the Texas Gulf Waterfront towns around Corpus Christi Bay welcome spring on the Texas Gulf with live music, good food, boat shows, sand sculptures, and lots of fun. Mariners at Corpus Christi…

Cedar Key on the Big Bend

Florida’s Big Bend

Florida’s Big Bend The road less traveled: Florida’s Big Bend Florida’s 300-mile Big Bend curve on the Gulf Coast remains the road less traveled for ICW navigators. Coming from the Panhandle, most…

Mardi Gras on the Gulf

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras on the Gulf Mardi Gras’s Fat Tuesday may not begin until March 5th, but festivities start in February. Marching bands and floats brighten up many Gulf coastal towns. Masked krewe…

Food Festivals in the Gulf

Food Festivals in the Gulf

Food Festivals in the Gulf For many boaters, the only thing better than a food festival in the gulf is a food and music festival near a marina. Check off all three…