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Spinning a Yarn, True! True!
Spinning a Yarn, True! True!
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 12:54PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

It doesn’t take genius to realize that the brown water influx into the bays and saturated feeder creeks... Read More


Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals:  What Do You Need To Know?
Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals: What Do You Need To Know?
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 9:35AM by BoatUS

Airbnb.com maybe a popular “peer-to-peer” lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a... Read More


Quick Change Options for Terminal Tackle
Quick Change Options for Terminal Tackle
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:07AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you’re an artificial addict you’ll probably have a few top pick lures that come into play... Read More


Proposal to Remove or Transfer Ownership of Aids to Navigation in Everglades National Park
Proposal to Remove or Transfer Ownership of Aids to Navigation in Everglades National Park
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:46PM by CCA

The USCG is asking for public comment related the removal of channel markers from Coot Bay to Little Shark... Read More


Florida Power Squadrons Receive Awards
Florida Power Squadrons Receive Awards
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:23AM by BoatUS

At the US Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Jacksonville, Florida, five Squadrons from... Read More


Now Is the Best Time to Get Your  DSC-Equipped VHF Hooked Up Right
Now Is the Best Time to Get Your DSC-Equipped VHF Hooked Up Right
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 11:35AM by BoatUS

Anytime is a good time to fix the important things, like having a fully working VHF radio on board. If you... Read More


FWC Wants Boaters To Stay Safe While Tubing
FWC Wants Boaters To Stay Safe While Tubing
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:23AM by FWC

Inner tubes. Towables. Inflatable tubes. All are commonly used names for a popular boating item, and they... Read More


Learn Sailing With New Online Learn To Sail Course From Offshore Sailing School
Learn Sailing With New Online Learn To Sail Course From Offshore Sailing School
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 9:05AM by BoatUS

Learning to sail just got easier. A new “Online Learn to Sail” course from America’s #1... Read More


What's Sup?
What's Sup?
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:41PM by John Paeno

This is one of the questions I get a lot. To clear things up, SUP represents “Stand Up Paddleboard”... Read More


Should YOU Get Your Captains License?
Should YOU Get Your Captains License?
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 1:12PM by Florida Marine Times

This discussion is about the U.S Coast Guard-approved certification that allows you to take passengers in... Read More


Anchor Rodes... Doing The Math
Anchor Rodes... Doing The Math
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 3:27PM by Eric Sharp

The anchor on a big cruise... Read More


Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Your Yak Or Mine
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Your Yak Or Mine
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:04AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all. I hope you have all had healthy happy holidays and time to spend with family and friends. We went... Read More


Manatees On The Move
Manatees On The Move
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 4:02PM by FWC

Now that the weather outside is chilly, Florida manatees are migrating to warmer waters. They swim in search... Read More


BoatUS Offers Updated Florida  Anchoring Information Tip Sheet
BoatUS Offers Updated Florida Anchoring Information Tip Sheet
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:40PM by BoatUS

Since it was first made available at no cost two years ago, some boaters have called it one of the most helpful... Read More


Family Fun Fishing
Family Fun Fishing
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:59PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

There is nothing better than spending some quality time fishing with the kids or grandkids. November is just... Read More


Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1
Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:47PM by FWC

It’s time, bay scallop harvesters! Get your snorkels, masks and dive flags ready. The recreational... Read More


Whether The Weather
Whether The Weather
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:29PM by Mel The Guide

Welcome, y’all, to Sunny South West Florida. Well, maybe not so sunny. It’s hot, muggy,... Read More


The Latest Trend in Boat Hurricane Preparation: Tie Her Down
The Latest Trend in Boat Hurricane Preparation: Tie Her Down
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:30AM by BoatUS

With Hurricane season officially beginning June 1, forecasters are predicting a ”near normal”... Read More


Live Life - Paddle Hard - SUP in Tampa Bay
Live Life - Paddle Hard - SUP in Tampa Bay
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 10:37AM by Sara Decker

Humorously described as ‘the love child of surfing and kayaking,’ stand up paddling, stand up... Read More