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Caribbean Spotlight: St. Martin

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!

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

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!


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

Grady-White Countdown to Spring Sale


The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat.  Combine that with cash back or extended warranty options from Yamaha and now is the best time ever to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. Act now to save up to $10K on select Grady-White models, plus up to $6K (up to $2000… Keep Reading

Cannons Wins Grady-White Bronze Anchor Award

Cannons Marina Wins Grady-White Bronze Anchor Award

We recently received an awesome honor from Grady-White Boats, and we have to share it with you!  For our outstanding customer service, Grady-White Boats awarded Cannons Marina with their Bronze Anchor award for 2014 AND we were named into their Admiral's Circle for the 16th year in a row!  Woo-hoo! We feel the love coming from… Keep Reading

Tips for Cold Water Fishing

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Last week's near freezing weather had an immediate effect on fish. The initial change is in their feeding habits, lasting several days after a front, depending on how quickly air and water temperatures warm back up. The strike zones shrink. Fish move to the bottom third of the water column seeking heat radiating off the… Keep Reading

Sarasota Boat Show at Marina Jack’s


Looking for a new boat or just want to get of the house and do something different this weekend? Well, there is a boat show in Sarasota at Marina Jack's Bayfront location and we are offering HUGE savings on New Grady-White Boat Models and Yamaha Outboard Motors. Admission is totally free, so think about dropping… Keep Reading

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