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Drop a Line: Your Guide to Deep-Sea Fishing in Jacksonville 

Home to more than 1,110 miles of interior shorelines, Jacksonville, Florida, offers lots of convenient water access opportunities and a wide variety of fresh and saltwater fishing spots for locals and visitors to frequent year-round. This area is also home to more than 30 offshore and inshore reefs that attract a very diverse array of … Continued

Let’s Talk About Proper Bridge Etiquette 

Inland waterways are rife with bridges and overpasses of all shapes and sizes. It is your responsibility as the captain to be aware of these potential traffic hazards, including their variety of configurations (think swing, lift, floating, or bascule) and implied rules of the road.  In order to safely navigate the waterways, it’s very important … Continued

What to Grab at the Ship’s Store For Your Day on the Water 

Picture this: it’s a glorious, sunshine-filled morning. You’ve packed up your car and you’re headed to the marina to hop on a boat for the day. All you can think about is how good it’s going to feel to kick back and relax on that clear, blue water. In just a few minutes, you’re going … Continued

Spend an Afternoon Learning the History of Southport, North Carolina 

As one of the oldest communities nestled along the North Carolina coast, Southport possesses a rich history that the community has worked diligently to maintain, even after all of these years.  Originally named “Smithville” in 1792 after Benjamin Smith, a colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (and later the governor of North … Continued

The Boater’s Dictionary: A Guide to All Things Boats 

The world of boating is a very exciting one to dive into, especially if you’re looking to test the waters with a rental boat before you decide what type of vessel is going to work best for your situation!    But before you pack your sunscreen and captain’s hat, there is some very important boating … Continued

Find the Best Fishing Spots in Southport 

Welcome to Southport, North Carolina, a quaint and historic southern charm of a town that sits at the mouth of the Cape Fear River along the Intracoastal Waterway. With a small population of just over 4,000 residents, this area is the ultimate tourist getaway that was made popular by acting as a filming location for … Continued

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