Cedar Key on the Big Bend

Florida’s Big Bend

Mardi Gras on the Gulf

Mardi Gras

Food Festivals in the Gulf

Food Festivals in the Gulf

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!

Gulf Coast Shellfish Festivals

Fall shellfish festival season opens Labor Day Weekend. Louisana The shellfish festivals start with Morgan City’s popular Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival August 30th to September...
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Hog Island

In 1921, a severe hurricane hit the west coast of Florida near Clearwater Beach. Its tidal surge sliced a long barrier island in two:...
An artist's rendering of a pirate for the Louisiana Pirate Festival!

Louisiana Pirate Festival

Shiver me timbers, it's the Louisiana Pirate Festival! The 2018 Louisiana Pirate Festival dates back to 1957 and was recently voted a “Top 20 Event”...
An artists' rendering of the new Mote Marine Aquarium

New Aquarium for Mote Marine?

Will there be a new aquarium for Mote Marine? Stars appear to be lining up for a new Mote Science Education Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida, with...
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When & Where to Watch the Songbirds Migrate

Songbirds Are Coming Home The songbirds are flying home. We know swallows come back to Capistrano every year—an old song tells us that—but Gulf Coast...
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