NOW is the time to "get your Grady on." Grady Days SALE now until November 10.

Grady-White Boat Sale!


Fall 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 GRADY DAYS boat sale. The Grady-White factory is offering terrific incentives towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW is the time to "get… Keep Reading

Boating Safety Checklist

Even the most experienced boaters can be caught off guard when an unexpected squall pops up or an unforeseen equipment failure takes place - when you are out on the water, you never know what may happen. It is always a good time to remind ourselves of boating safety tips to go over before heading out.  Here… Keep Reading


Thinking about going scalloping this year?  The 2015 Florida scalloping season goes through September 24, so you still have time to plan a trip, but the REAL question is...where is the best place to go?  Year-to-year, the "hot spots" change, so we called various marinas from the harvesting area to ask how the scalloping has been… Keep Reading

Fishing Tips for when the Water is HOT!

fishing when the water is hot

If you can't take the heat head FOR the kitchen!  Growing up, the kitchen always seemed to be the hub of our house. There was usually something that smelled good, tasted good, looked good, or something I wanted to eat there. By the time I became a teenager, the kitchen was my place of homage… Keep Reading

black skimmer on anna maria island

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

crystal river kings bay

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

horseshoe crab

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

Caribbean Spotlight: St. Martin

St. Martin beach from Calmos Cafe

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!

Grady-White 257 Fisherman

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

Grady-White 257 Fisherman

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

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