Summertime draws Southwest Florida boaters to venture onto our area’s waters and enjoy the sun’s warmth. However, amidst the enjoyment, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential dangers of heat exposure while boating. Read more “How to Beat the Boating Heat “
As the winds of change swept through Southwest Florida with Hurricane Ian, the boating community experienced significant impacts. However, amidst the challenges, a remarkable transformation has occurred. Read more “Welcome Back to the Water: Local Perspectives on Southwest Florida’s Boating Resurgence”
As we head into summer, boating season in Southwest Florida is in full swing and many of us are excited to hit the water. However, it’s important to keep in mind certain concerns and take necessary safety measures before embarking on your boating adventure. Read more “Get Set for Summer on the Water!”
Boating is a great way to enjoy our Southwest Florida waters. Whether you enjoy fishing, water skiing, or cruising, getting out on a boat can be a fun and relaxing experience. However, with the increasing popularity of boating, boat ramps are getting busier Read more “Prepare for Launch”
Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid engine troubles down the road.
Hurricane Boat Prep 101
As we move past Summer’s halfway point, spaghetti plots and CAT ratings become a regular part of boater’s vocabularies. The height of hurricane season is fast approaching, and as with all things boating, preparedness is key. Read more “Hurricane Boat Prep 101”
A new year means new goals and, in some cases realizing you never quite met last year’s goals. No judgement! Thanks to Southwest Florida’s never-ending boating season, we’re far too busy enjoying the water to worry about the resolutions we made a few weeks ago. Good news: you have our permission to put down the label maker and pour that kale smoothie in a to-go cup because we have a few boat goals for you to tackle instead.
Read more “2021 Boater Resolutions”
One of the best perks of having a trailerable boat in Southwest Florida is being able to choose your own adventure. You can tow your boat to local launches for direct access to your favorite fishing spots, embark on a road trip along the Gulf Coast, or even haul it over to Route 1 and hit the Florida Keys. Being a responsible trailer boater goes beyond launching and loading, so check out our expert tips for making the journey safer—and less stressful—for everyone.
Read more “BOAT TRAILERS: LESSONS FOR THE ROAD”
Have the channels seemed crowded lately? You’re not imagining things. People are flocking to boating for freedom and fun, filling our waterways with more experienced captains and more novice boaters. With this unprecedented level of traffic on the water, it’s up to each and every one of us to share the water in a responsible, safe manner. So, we put together a specially curated list of boating tips for navigating crowded waterways.
Read more “5 TIPS FOR BOATING ON BUSY WATERWAYS”