Boating and Sailing

Boating, sailing, water activities and marina related events in Northeast Florida.

Always Wear a Lifejacket

Darwin Awards are given to people whose lack of common sense often removes them from the gene pool. And the award goes to…

What Happened to this Year’s Transient Boat Season?

Being the first port in Florida, Amelia Island has deep water, a wide channel, lots of dock-age (over 1800’ of breakwater), fuel, lounge and laundry facilities, great shopping, restaurants and much more.

Please Give Space to the Manatees

Florida wildlife officials are urging boaters to be on the lookout for manatees that are migrating to warmer waters for the winter.

Know Your Water Before Setting Sail

I have received several e-mails over the past couple of weeks from people who’d like to take up boating and the need to understand nautical charts.

End of Season Boat Trailer Maintenance

Most boaters have little to no issues when it comes to maintaining their boats, however when it comes to trailers most have no clue as to what to look for or how to address problems or potential problems.

Bilge Pumps and Your Boat

One huge misconception is that bilge pumps are on a boat as a life safety feature and can save a boat from sinking.

Amelia Island Sailing Club

The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social hours begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30; call Commodore Joe Blanchard at 904-277-4257 or visit for more…
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Destination: The Sand Dollar Restaurant

Located on the St. Johns River right next to the St. Johns River ferry you will find a restaurant with a small marina, great views and wonderful food. The Sand Dollar restaurant has been a local favorite for years and