6 Ideas For Boat Lovers Struggling With Cabin Fever
For those who feel at home on the water, being landlocked and stuck inside can be a frustrating and claustrophobic experience. After such a shut-in period, it's quite literally a breath of fresh air to get out and put the sea legs to use again. The resources listed here, ranging from helpful websites to prime coastal destinations, are perfect for any boater craving nautical adventures. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
6 Nautical Resources & Destinations For Boaters
|Team Malizia||A professional sailing team that races around the world, with a mission of combining sailing, science, and education to bring the climate crisis to the forefront|
|Dana Point Harbor||Orange County, California location known as the "Dolphin & Whale Capital of the World," it offers a variety of recreational amenities, boater facilities, dockside dining, and unique shopping experiences|
|Arkup||Offers livable yachts that combine the best attributes of yachts, floating houses, and waterfront villas, with the added benefits of being self-sufficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly|
|Dockwa||Helps boaters search, reserve, and securely pay for marina reservations and long-term contracts throughout the US|
|White Elephant Resorts||Offers a collection of unique boutique hotels and luxury resorts on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts and in Palm Beach, Florida|
|Alcaidesa Marina||Located in the Straits of Gibraltar, it's a gateway to the Mediterranean and an ideal home port or transit site|
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Crucial Organizations That Study & Protect Our Oceans
|Ocean Conservancy||Washington, DC||Create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it|
|Reef Check||Marina Del Rey, CA||Empower people to save reefs and oceans through education, research, and conservation|
|Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation||Annapolis, MD||Protect and restore ocean health by providing science-based solutions|
|Reef Environmental Education Foundation||Key Largo, FL||Protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community|
|Oceanites||Washington, DC||Utilize the power of science, policy, and education programs to monitor and assess penguins, the Southern Ocean ecosystem, and the fragile, changing planet|
|The Wild Dolphin Project||Jupiter, FL||Study and report on a specific pod of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins|
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences||East Boothbay, ME||Investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise|
Alcaidesa Marina, Gateway to the Mediterranean
The lure of the deep blue sea is undeniable. Whether you're enjoying a glass-bottom boat ride with your sweetie, cracking some brews with your fishing buddies on the lake, or steering your skiff into the marina for the regatta, there are many different ways to enjoy a floating vessel. This list, in no particular order, shares some resources related to watercraft.
The #1 entry is Team Malizia, a professional sailing group that organizes races around the world. Its main aim is to compete in the toughest ocean challenges while using its sports platform to create awareness and highlight solutions to the climate crisis. The organization uses solar, hydro, and wind to fully power its boat across the ocean.
Team Malizia was founded in 2016 by Pierre Casiraghi, Vice President of the Yacht Club de Monaco, alongside his racing teammate and good friend, Boris Herrmann. The organization's boat, Seaexplorer, was built using composite material, which is intended to reduce weight while also being able to endure extreme weather conditions out in the sea.
The organization's boat, Seaexplorer, was built using composite material, which is intended to reduce weight while also being able to endure extreme weather conditions out in the sea.
At #2, we have Dana Point Harbor, located in Orange County, California. Known as the "Dolphin & Whale Capital of the World," it offers a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, cruises, and trips to Catalina Island as well as boater facilities, dockside dining, and unique shopping experiences that cater to visitors, locals, and boating enthusiasts.
Those who enjoy fitness can participate in paddleboarding, yoga, or kayaking, the latter of which allows individuals to experience the boat channels and basins, or go outside the jetty and over to Doheny State Beach. There are many lodging options in the area, including the Dana Point Marina Inn, which has banquet facilities for special events.
Coming in at #3 is Arkup, a company offering environmentally-friendly, livable yachts. When elevated on its hydraulic pilings, the vessel is purported to be as stable as a house and protected from the waves' action. Owners can choose to dock in a marina or anchor wherever one chooses out on the water.
Owners can choose to dock in a marina or anchor wherever one chooses out on the water.
Arkup's base is Brickell, a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. One can opt to rent or buy the yachts, and each includes several bedrooms, bathrooms, a swim platform, a retractable deck, and a smart navigation system. Custom-designed boats are also available. The company claims that the units were designed to avoid extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.
Next up, at #4, we have Dockwa, a company helping boaters search, reserve, and securely pay for marina reservations and long-term contracts, right from a phone or computer. It is based out of Newport, Rhode Island, but users can search for landings across the United States, including in Marina Del Rey, California and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Dockwa offers seasonal and extended stays deals for customers. Its site has a blog with articles such as "15 Tacks to Take When Naming Your Boat" and "Odd Sailing Events: The Burning of the Socks." One can read several articles to learn about specific dockings, such as Boston Harbor, where there are breweries and an annual boat show.
One can read several articles to learn about specific dockings, such as Boston Harbor, where there are breweries and an annual boat show.
For #5, we have White Elephant, a collection of hotels in Nantucket, Massachusetts and Palm Beach, Florida. The properties include The Wauwinet and the Jared Coffin House, one of the oldest hotels in New England. It is a three-story brick mansion that includes complimentary bicycles, car service, and continental breakfast.
White Elephant properties are family-friendly and offer outdoor pools, beach toys, boogie boards, scavenger hunts, and mini chef programs. The company has been featured in several press outlets, including Smithsonian Magazine and Elle Decor. The properties are set up to host weddings; there are several spaces to choose from, such as the Harborview Lawn.
The final entry, #6, is Alcaidesa Marina, situated next to Gibraltar's western slopes and only a 10-minute walk from the nearby International Airport, so visitors traveling to the region can get to their boat quickly. It offers 624 berths that provide safe moorings for vessels ranging between 8 and 90 meters, as well as modern boatyard facilities.
It offers 624 berths that provide safe moorings for vessels ranging between 8 and 90 meters, as well as modern boatyard facilities.
The marina is a short stroll from the town of La Linea de la Concepcion, which has several bars, restaurants, and other facilities. It is known for its fourteen kilometers of beaches, mild winters, and predominantly sunny weather. Visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, water biking, and golfing at the nearby Alcaidesa Links Resort.