St. Petersburg Pier: Activating the Waterfront

By Dalia Colón Describing the new St. Pete Pier as a place to go fishing would be like describing your smartphone as a device for making phone calls. Yes, it is that. But it’s also so much more. The $92 million pier, which was completed in 2020, appeals to fishermen and foodies, fitness buffs and…

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Bioluminescent Kayaking in Florida: Nature’s Wondrous Light Show

By Lauren Tjaden Imagine a paddling journey through an enchanted land of shimmering blue-green water where dolphins, rays and manatees are mysteriously illuminated under Florida’s vast, starry sky. While bioluminescence feels like a bit of magic, it’s not. But it is Mother Nature at her spectacular…

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Relax and Refresh on the Water in Florida

By Dalia Colón When you think about spending time on the water in Florida, you probably imagine fishing or watersports. We don’t mean to rock the boat, but those aren’t the only options. From yacht tours to water taxis to pedal boats, here are some outside-the-box ideas to relax, refresh and…

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5 Great Boating Destinations in Florida

Sailors and boaters have their pick of great Florida boating destinations on the Atlantic, the Gulf and in the Florida Keys. By Terry Tomalin This is no idle boast: Florida is the boating capital of the world. There are more registered boats here than any other U.S. state. Plus, at least 100,000…

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Yachting in Florida, the Pleasure Boating Capital of the World

By Lauren Tjaden “Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” ~ David Lee Roth The undeniable pleasure boating capital of the world, Florida promises yachters sunshine-drenched days, opulent boats and bare feet. It offers high adventure and…

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Florida Boat Show Event Calendar

You don’t have to be a boater to dream like one. Check out this round-up of the biggest and best Florida boat shows. By Lauren Tjaden January | February | March | April | September | October | November | December With more registered boats than any other state, endless places to boat and…

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Where to Go Boating in Florida

By Terry Tomalin Ahh, to be a boater in Florida. In other areas of the country, water lovers must stow their skiffs and catamarans at the sign of the first frost. But here, folks go fishing, water skiing and cruising along both coasts all winter long. With about 2,000 miles of coastline, more…

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Guide to Navigating Florida Inlets & Water Channels

Florida is blessed with hundreds of miles of inland waterway that give boaters a protected route up and down the entire east coast and much of the west coast. Here's your guide to navigating Florida's inlets, big and small. By Doug Sease Most of the time, there’s nothing the least bit worrisome…

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Boynton Beach Inlet: An Angling & Boating Paradise

By Terry Gibson A few weeks ago, I went with some friends offshore out of the Boynton Beach Inlet, caught a box full of mahi, and made it back to Lantana's Old Key Lime House in time to watch the Gator game on the big screen over the water. I grew up just a few miles north and hadn't been "home"…

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Sails Full of Florida: Moored in Marathon

By Kris Hundley For a sailor, the best part of Key West is near shore in Hawk Channel, protected by the reefs that stretch parallel to the island chain nearly all the way to Miami. The water runs spectacular shades of green blue, 20 feet deep and transparent to the bottom…

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