Monthly Archives: November 2021

Snorkeling in Fort Lauderdale


With almost 25 miles of shoreline, Fort Lauderdale has a long beachfront. Although the coral reefs aren’t as evident as further south, a few locations are great for snorkeling. Fort Lauderdale has a few of the best snorkeling sites in Florida. The coral formations that abound in the Florida Keys make their way to the […]

Tampa Water Activities


The vast expanse of Tampa Bay and its connecting bays and rivers offers boaters a fantastic area to play in and explore. So, what water activities do you like? Fishing? Or maybe water skiing? Or, how about sailing? For those interested in more leisurely pursuits, there are many shoreside locations accessible by water. In addition, […]

Islands in Tampa Bay


The Tampa Bay area is the place to be for boat lovers, wildlife seekers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The beautiful year-round weather offers plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the clear waters throughout the area. Boaters enjoy seeing the many spoil and barrier islands within the bays and just off the coast. These islands […]

Water Activities in Key West


Key West is a dream vacation destination that many consider a Mecca for living a Florida lifestyle. This breathtakingly beautiful location was famous for writers like Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway to live and visit. The best thing about Key West is that there are many opportunities to experience life on the water by spending […]

Offshore Fishing in Florida’s Nature Coast for Grouper and Snapper


Offshore Fishing for Gag Grouper and Mangrove Snapper with Reel Gulf Predator Charters November 2021 6:10 AM We met Captains Tom and Chris of Reel Gulf Predator Charters before dawn at the Clark Street Boat ramp in Hudson, Florida. We were staying in St. Pete, about 45 minutes south of where we were fishing. An […]

Best Wake Boats For 2022

Wake sports boats continue to surge in popularity as new-for-2022 models hit the market.

Taking a Private Boat to the Dry Tortugas


The Florida Keys is a natural destination for sun worshippers, divers, snorkelers, boaters, and anglers. The beautiful beaches and diving spots draw visitors worldwide to aquamarine waters, beautiful sunsets, and the laid-back atmosphere. However, south of Key West, at the end of the Florida Keys, is the Dry Tortugas. Seventy miles distant and away from […]

Key West Snorkeling Spots


Key West has many snorkeling spots, and the turquoise blue waters and warm breezes beckon people worldwide. Whatever water activity you desire is available in the Keys. So whether your interest is snorkeling, diving, swimming, or sunbathing, the beaches and waters of Key West await you. Why are there no beaches in Key West? There […]

Flats Boats Overview: Shallow Saltwater Fishing Machines

An overview of flats skiffs and the best boat designs for fishing the flats.

Ingenuity and epoxy – Stabiliser systems


A popular 30-metre charter yacht spent a three month stint within the super sheds at The Boat Works for the installation of an upgraded stabilisation system which required 44.3mm thick reinforced epoxy pads infused onto the hull bottom to accommodate the new stabilisers. Requiring the full range of talents of the team at Ocean Degree […]