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5 great Fall fishing destinations

by Danielle Connelly on 23. Oct, 2017 in Marine

The summer tourists may be long gone, but the fish are still jumping in many popular Northeast destination. Fall is typically when you can enjoy some of the region’s most exciting fishing of the year.

Guarding our waters and much more

by Switlik on 26. Sep, 2017 in Marine

It isn’t until you need the Coast Guard, that you actually think about what the organization does. 

Search and rescue is by far the most widely known work of the Coast Guard, with the organization spending nearly $1 million of its budget in 2016 for SAR efforts. But crews do so much more than patrol the waters looking out for the safety of pleasure boaters, fishermen and all activities on the water.

How to make a proper Mayday call

by Switlik on 14. Sep, 2017 in Marine

Emergencies happen at sea and the U.S. Coast Guard encourages all mariners to be familiar with making Mayday calls.

Think safety while fishing

by Danielle Connelly on 01. Sep, 2017 in Marine

“Calling fishing a hobby is like saying brain surgery is a job.”

Sail away your workday troubles

by Danielle Connelly on 25. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Your day’s itinerary starts off with a laidback breakfast on deck prepared with fresh ingredients and love by the captain’s wife, followed by a late morning snorkel and sail from island to island in the British Virgin Islands.

Sounds like the perfect vacation? And it is, according to travelers Michael and Martha. The couple hails from Massachusetts and travels with regularity. They love the ocean, beaches, and boats, though they are by no means, experienced mariners.

Each winter they take a vacation to warmer climates and discovered a perfect getaway, staying on a sailboat for their accommodations. “We did a few trips to the BVI where we stayed not once, but twice on a sailboat run by the captain and his wife and we loved every single second,” was Martha’s email reply about her trip.

The couple and their two teenaged children flew to St. Thomas where they met the captain and his wife. From there they went from island to island. Every day was an adventure. They followed a loop around the islands but otherwise, everything was unscripted.

Snorkeling. Hiking. Kayaking. Exploring caves. Finding Happy Hours at local haunts. Just some of the items on the sailing adventure.

“They would find beaches that were deserted...just us. When we were ready for lunch they would return from the boat and deliver incredible picnics,” Martha tells us. “We had nine to 10 days to do whatever we wanted. It was one of the most exciting, relaxing vacations ever -- even with kids!”

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