With the rising cost of buying a new boat, many boaters are leaning towards repowering their outboards. A repower helps your boat feel new at a fraction of the cost. No matter how experienced, most boaters have a lot of questions about repowering. Read more “Pro Tips: Repowering an Outboard Boat”
Our favorite place to spend Labor Day is on the water in Southwest Florida, and we know we aren’t alone! With so many great places to explore and friends and family to entertain, planning the perfect celebration can be overwhelming. Read more “Plan the Perfect Labor Day Weekend on the Water”
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has released a study quantifying the socio-economic impacts of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Southwest Florida in 2018. Read more “Studying the Economic Impacts of Algae Blooms in SWFL”
Summer months are my favorite months to go fishing as fishing in SW Florida is about as good as it gets in regards to both inshore and offshore adventures. August is a month to target a number of species to complete one’s bucket list. Reef and Pelagic species are abundant in our waters. Read more “CAPTAIN TERRY’S SUMMER FISHING TIPS”
The Florida Keys are strategically located for SW Floridian anglers. This summer my 2nd Mate, our chocolate lab named Moby ‘Dick,’ is accompanying 1st Mate Vicki and I to Marathon for two full weeks of fishing for Dolphin, Yellowtail Snapper and Tuna. We have leased a house on Key Colony (Marathon) from August 14-28. Weather permitting, we have a few clients that have expressed an interest to joining us on an offshore charter or two during that period and we looking forward to accommodating them. We plan on making this a yearly event, so keep us in mind for your charter.
Putting a boat gadget under the tree may feel like a cruel joke in the rest of the country, but here in Southwest Florida they make great gifts! Retailers are recommending you get a head start on your holiday shopping this year, so we’re putting out our 2020 boater’s wish list a little early! Our gift guide includes great ideas for all the captains (and Floridians) on your list.
Read more “2020 Holiday Gift Guide”
Of course most boating guidelines focus on safety, and rightly so, but so much of the fun boating brings comes from the camaraderie we build as a community. Each time you take your boat out, you have a chance to make that particular day on the water more enjoyable for yourself as well as other boaters around you. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious things to remember on your next outing.
Read more “5 GOOD HABITS FOR EVERY SWFL BOATER”
So far 2020 has been a rollercoaster, especially in our region famous for its tourism and hospitality. So how are things going on our coast as reopening progresses? We reached out to members of the local Marine Industries Association to get the inside scoop on how businesses are responding and rebounding. Here’s what they have to say in their own words…
Read more “SILVER LININGS FOR LOCAL MARINE BUSINESSES”