Act now to save up to $10K on select Grady-White models. End of Model Year SALE now until July 31.

This year, our friends at the Beach House restaurant decided to cancel their annual fireworks display due to the Black Skimmer birds that are currently nesting at the north end of their property.  Kudos to them for helping protect these Anna Maria Island residents!  These shorebirds are national treasures and have recently been placed on the "Species… Keep Reading

Everyone thinks of Crystal River as a mecca for Manatee-watching or swimming with the manatees.  Manatees do FLOCK to Crystal River in the winter months when Gulf water temperature becomes too chilly for them so they head to the Springs where the water is a constant 72 degrees.  In the summer, spotting a Manatee in the… Keep Reading

Top 4 Florida Sea “Critters” to Show Your Kids

The Gulf of Mexico and her bays are brimming with life!  And when you go out for a family-friendly boating excursion, you want to keep the children interested and entertained.  Everyone loves seeing a manatee float by or a dolphin pop out of the water, but by looking under the water, you can find small little… Keep Reading

End of Model Year Grady-White Sale!

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Summer is upon us and now is the best time to be out on the boat!  If you haven't got your Grady yet, this is a GREAT time to do it - it's the end of the model-year sale! The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW is the time… Keep Reading

Caribbean Spotlight: St. Martin

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We are always up for an adventure - and for us, island hopping in the Caribbean is our favorite kind of adventure! The waters of St. Martin/St. Maarten are turquoise, beaches pristine and laid back culture. Whether you visit the island from a cruise ship, or you fly in and hire a private charter boat, this island… Keep Reading

Free Tickets to Suncoast Boat Show – This Weekend!

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Come out and see us this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show!  Andrew White, one of our Sales Specialists, gave us all the info about the awesome stuff we will be displaying at the show. "We are bringing 9 boats. The 375 Freedom is the largest boat that Grady-White makes, and the one we are… Keep Reading

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We love a good boat show and this is one that you will not want to miss.  World-class shopping?  Check.  Hip restaurants?  Check.  Top-of-the-line boats? Double check!  On Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, Cannons Marina will be invading St. Armands Circle and bringing our newest, coolest boats to the middle of the circle at… Keep Reading

How To Catch Spanish Mackerel

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Every year at this time, an onslaught of bait fish schools move up the coast and into the bays and estuaries. Following closely behind are pelagic species, including king and Spanish mackerel that follow the bait fish to feed on them.  A variety of bait fish appear in early spring. Threadfin herring, scaled sardines, ballyhoo… Keep Reading

Happy 60th Anniversary to Us!

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Wow, we can't believe that it has been 60 years since David's father purchased a little former "fish camp"  in Longboat Key.  Today it is Cannons Marina, but back then, it was a boat rental and bait shop.  David was only five years old and when he started working at Cannons, counting bait for the tourists and local… Keep Reading

life jacket for kids

With the gorgeous weather that's currently happening (81 degrees and sunny!), boating season has officially kicked off! Here are a few tips to remember as you prep for your boat's first departure of the season - the "Four F's" - Flotation, Fashion, Food and Florida! If it has been a few months since you've been… Keep Reading

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