Destinations

Destinations

Tough Trip to Charleston

The view from Betty Jane's wheelhouse while we were southbound on the ICW on a showery day.

Things got off to a mangy start. Right in the middle of breakfast, my buddy Chuck called from Florida saying he'd missed his flight—something about being "sicker than a dog" and trying

Errol Flynn Marina, Jamaica

To say that the actor Errol Flynn had an eye for the ladies is like saying the artist Jackson Pollack had an appreciation for paint. While much has been made of Flynn's wicked, wicked ways (a phrase he proudly used as the title of his autobiography), his passion for the sea was just as great. In fact, he often took the helm of his yacht Zaca, a 118-foot

Desirable Destination: British Columbia

Sensational Sunlight | August

Obviously the ideal time to cruise the waters of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska is during the summer. The weather is mild, the days are long, and animals are literally everywhere you turn. And because Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the waters of

Desirable Destination: Montauk, Long Island

Fallin' for the East End | September

It amazes me that no matter what the weather forecast is on Labor Day weekend, Long Island’s South Shore waterways are jam packed. It appears that this is everyone’s last hurrah of summer. Then on the Tuesday following this long weekend, the sounds of TraveLifts hauling boats for winter

Desirable Destinations

We editors sure do get around. Each year we travel all over the globe for boat tests, new-vessel launches, boat shows, plant tours, press events, and more. (Phew!)

Hey—we're not compaining. Although we've been known on occasion to forget what time zone we're in (and a passport, here and there), we get to see some really cool places and cruise some of the most amazing waterways in the

Desirable Destination: Berry Islands, Bahamas

Bahama Mama | March

Chester," I yelled in order to be heard above the static of a bad cellphone connection. It crackled all the way to Little Harbor Cay, an ocean-washed coral postage stamp Chester and his mother Florence Darville call home, halfway down the remote, crescent-shape chain of Bahamian islets called the Berry Islands.

Desirable Destination: Abaco, Bahamas

Far Away but so Close to Home | February

Great Abaco Island is a large, crescent-shape island protected from the Atlantic Ocean along her eastern flanks by a string of barrier islands. Between the dozens of islets and the "mainland" (as some locals refer to Great Abaco) lies the Sea of Abaco, a stretch of azure water that will

Desirable Destination: Costa Rica

Springtime Retreat | April

For many boaters April is an okay month to be on the water. While there are some nice days, consistently great boating weather is in short supply stateside. But there’s an alternative that offers consistently warm and sunny days and placid waters to calm the nerves in April. It’s a Pacific coast

Desirable Destination: Monaco

The Magnificent Med | May

Think of Monaco, and if you’re of a certain generation, more than likely you recall the wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. You may even remember that a few days before the two ceremonies in 1956 (one civil, one religious), the Hollywood actress and her wedding party sailed into the harbor aboard

Desirable Destination: Washington, DC

Cruising the Capital | July

As you pass under the George Mason Memorial Bridge and see the tidal basin off your starboard bow, you’ll start to spot them through the trees. First comes Jefferson. Then Roosevelt. Then Lincoln. If you look a little farther inland, you can see the top of Washington. (I am referring to the monuments,

Desirable Destination: Massachusetts

Timeless Beauty | June

Quite honestly, I enjoy cruising just about anywhere in Massachusetts during the summer, which is one of the reasons I’ve been doing it my whole life. (I was also born and raised there, but that’s beside the point.) From the quaintness of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to the historic-laden shores of

Desirable Destination: Half Moon Caye, Belize

Back of Beyond | November

Belize is justly famed for subtropical ecotouristic jaunts, diving along the Western Hemisphere’s longest barrier reef, and other far-flung adventures. Much of the country’s mangrove-fringed coast is sparsely inhabited, and it’s common to gunkhole for days without seeing a soul. But beyond all the

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