Zebra mussels invade Texas

Gordon Pass in Naples, Florida

Historic Naples, Florida

Sanibel & Captiva, Florida

U.S. Gulf

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Welcome Back, Manatees!

In January, both manatees and boaters are on the move looking for pleasant temperatures and good food. As long as sea cows stay in...

Threat From Invasive Species Grows

The lion might be the greatly awed and admired king of the jungle, but the lionfish is quickly becoming the much-despised scourge of the...
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...

Mark your 2016 cruising calendar with these regattas for a year’s...

With boating season warming up on the Texas Gulf Coast, thoughts are turning to cruising destinations with white sandy beaches or to docking up...
The Battle for Mobile Bay

The Battle of Mobile Bay

The Battle of Mobile Bay YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE BATTLE CRY,  “Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!” But do you know who said it, why,...