Entries by Van Isle Marina

Spring Boating Start-Up Checklist

Spring is in the air; is your boat ready to get back to cruising? If you did winterize your boat, you saved yourself some spring boat prep time and possible headaches now, which means the road between your boat and the water is shorter! Although it is always best to winterize a boat before putting […]

Five Hikes in the Gulf Islands

At Van Isle Marina, we are fortunate to be located in the heart of the Gulf Islands, one of the best cruising grounds in the world. There are more than 200 islands in the region, each different than the last. The sheltered waters of the islands are wonderful for fishing, swimming, and sailing, while the […]

Valentine’s Day in the Gulf Islands

Valentine’s Day is looming, and it is time to prepare a romantic experience for your significant other! This year, we recommend shying away from heart shaped pancakes and chocolates, and take a trip to one of these local romantic spots!  Reserve early to ensure your special day is as spectacular as the love of your […]

Riviera to stage major eight-model display at the Miami International Boat Show

Riviera will proudly present an inspiring eight-yacht display at the Miami International Boat Show in Florida on the President’s Day weekend from February 15 to 19, 2018. The on-water display at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key will showcase models from three Riviera collections, including three from Riviera¹s stylish and sophisticated Sport Yacht collection, […]

Tips for Cool Weather Cruising

The lure of the open water, even during cold weather, can be overpowering. In locales (like ours!) where year-round boating is possible, do not let the cold keep you from experiencing a different — and exciting — facet of boating. Extra preparation and precautions should be taken before heading out on the water when the […]