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Valentine’s Day Fishing: How to Plan the Perfect Date

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Instead of planning the usual dinner and a movie for Valentine’s Day, why not plan a romantic fishing date with your loved one? Even if your partner may not be as into fishing as you are, there are still so many ways you can make it special for the both of you.  Think About Your […]

The 3 L’s to Know Before Buying a Boat

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Buying a boat is a fun experience, but it can also be intimidating. Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask before purchasing your boat are crucial. To help you make the best decision, here are the three L’s you should know.  Location  One of the first things any prospective boat owner should […]

Why Having Outdoor Hobbies Supports a Healthier Lifestyle

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In our busy, modern lives, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily routines and put our health to the side. While most people believe healthier lifestyles require torturous gym sessions or strict diets, outdoor hobbies can be just as effective and support overall wellbeing. There are […]

Why You Should Visit Steinhatchee: Hidden Charm of Old Florida

Several crabs at the shoreline in the mud

Would you like a vacation in a small town surrounded by family-owned shops, outdoor activities and remarkable sunsets? It sounds like a visit to Old Florida may be just for you! While some spots like Cedar Key, Fernandina Beach and Micanopy are prominently known to uphold that Old Florida charm, Steinhatchee shouldn’t be left off […]

Marine Life to Look out for at Steinhatchee Marina

Dolphin swimming next to the boat showing how important it is to watch where you are going in the waters

Welcome to Steinhatchee, Florida, where the marina isn’t just a spot for you to dock your boat – it’s a place for you to see and discover tons of marine life. From the variety of fish species to playful dolphins, Steinhatchee is a marine paradise. Curious to know what to look out for? Keep reading […]

2024 Fiddler Crab Festival: Steinhatchee’s Event of the Year

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What to Know About This Year’s Family-Friendly Entertainment   The 2024 Fiddler Crab Festival in Steinhatchee, FL is almost upon us. Held February 16-18, 2024, this annual event hosted by the Steinhatchee Chamber of Commerce includes live entertainment, a fishing tournament, a chili cook-off, hundreds of arts and crafts and food vendors, an outdoor car […]

Boat Maintenance Tips for the Winter

Showing inside of a center console bay boat

In Florida, boating is typically a year-round activity, but even those who live in the Sunshine State could benefit from following a few cold-weather boat maintenance tips for the winter. A longer boating season often means more boating hours making the demand for upkeep even higher. While boats up north are often stored away and […]

New Boat Owner Safety Tips

Rope wound around a post on a dock

Congratulations! It’s time to mark ‘buy a boat’ off your bucket list. The experience and thrill of buying a boat is so exciting, it’s hard to not start imagining and anticipating all the fun and good times to be shared with friends and family out on the water. Before hitting the water though, it is […]

December Best Bets… A note from Captain Mike Farmer

A table filled with fish from the days catch

Long Description The fall weather and fishing hasn’t brought any real surprises this year.  We have had mild but cool temperatures pretty much right on schedule as things should be. In November the White Pelicans have shown up and they are a magnificent sight to see. Another Winter time favorite fowl of mine is the […]

How to Get Your Fishing License in Florida

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Fishing is a very popular sport, especially in Florida. This comes as no surprise as Florida offers some of the best fishing in the entire country. Before you cast a line and reel in a big catch in the Sunshine State’s crystal-clear waters, you may need a fishing license. Keep reading to learn more about how to get your fishing […]