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Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

July 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you know how to tie up your boat to a dock? Surprisingly, many skippers don’t. BoatUS says more accidents, including sinkings, hull damage to one’s vessel or a neighbor’s, and damage to marina property, happen not when you are under way but when you didn’t adequately make your boat fast to your slip prior […]

Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Once we’re out on the water, our ear-locked shoulders relax and our oxygen levels become invigorated. Yet time spent boating could become more carefree if we were confident that other vessel operators were sober. Inebriation is the chief contributing factor in boating fatalities, but public service announcements and safety-conscious articles don’t seem to get […]

Miami Waterkeeper

Miami Waterkeeper

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The turquoise water of Biscayne Bay stretches 35 miles up the coastline of South Florida. Residents and visitors use the scenic body of water for diving, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and, of course, boating. Biscayne Bay is “the jewel of our city, and it helps drive the economy,” says Miami Waterkeeper Executive Director Rachel Silverstein. […]

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests.  My friend and […]

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Opened in 1955, the Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest marine life parks in the United States. The 28-acre facility features live shows, exhibits, and animal interactions for all ages, making it a great place for boating families to visit. Seaquarium is in the northern part of Biscayne Bay. Although the park is not […]

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located on the gorgeous island of Key Biscayne. The park is a popular stop for residents and visitors, and remains one of the best boating destinations in Miami. Boaters can anchor in No Name Harbor or dock along the sea wall that lines the southern edge of the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Temperatures rise and daylight increases throughout May as the height of summer approaches. It’s a calm, sunny month in South Florida — a perfect time to get out on the water and enjoy your boat to the fullest. Lucky for you, we’re here to help accomplish that goal. We’re happy to start filling your boating […]

Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Earlier this year, a photo of a sailor went viral on the web. While he’s seen glued to his cell phone, he’s missing a humpback whale that’s breaching right in front of his boat.  The photo, captioned, “A sign of the times,” makes an important social commentary — we rarely pay attention to what’s […]

Jungle Island

Jungle Island

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. It’s not a typical park. In roughly 22 acres, boaters visiting Jungle Island will find everything from penguins and parrots to tigers, spotted leopards, and orangutans – right in the heart of Miami. Docking is available at the nearby Miami Yacht Club. Jungle Island has a long history. First opened in 1936 by Franz […]

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