Edgewater/NSB Christmas Boat Parade

December 12 @ 6 – 9 PM “Parade will start 6:00pm at Channel Marker 57(Veterans Park) in Edgewater and continue North looping Chicken Island! There will be no registration fees or any of the sorts. Just decorate your pretty boat with some beautiful Christmas lights and meet up before 6:00 pm for us to begin the traditional route from years prior! Thankfully there are a … Continue reading Edgewater/NSB Christmas Boat Parade

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History Right Beneath Your Feet

Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters Crystal River Archaeological State Park  Given Florida’s rich history, it’s likely that just about everywhere you explore has a bit of a past. Dating back to prehistoric times, much of the land we live, work and play on today was once a site of significance to Native Americans.  Ancient middens dot the state’s landscape, with the most notable local … Continue reading History Right Beneath Your Feet

September Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in September Each year in the late summer, the fishing in Jupiter, Florida really heats up. That is one of my favorite parts of Florida to fish, especially for large snook. I recently took my good friend and neighbor, Bobby Minotti, my brother-in-law, Max Bressan, and my … Continue reading September Fishing Guide

August Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in August As we are engulfed in a global pandemic with COVID-19 and the people of the world are adapting to a new way of life, the fish in the backwaters of Bethune Beach are completely oblivious to all the chaos. The bite couldn’t be any better … Continue reading August Fishing Guide

New Smyrna Beach Area Paddling Trail Info

NSB offers a variety of water-related activities including nine paddling trails launching from four sites around the city. From backwater paddles to routes along the intracoastal waterway, these trails featured below are listed north to south according to launch points.  SLEEPY HOLLOW TO LIGHTHOUSE PADDLE:  Distance: 5 miles – Level: Advanced paddlers  Launch GPS: N 29 04’ 41.37” W 80 57’ 10.44” This paddle begins … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Area Paddling Trail Info

I’m On a Boat

The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat

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March Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce When you think of winter you think of cold, but this winter here in Florida has not been so cold. Even though the temps have stayed rather warm, the fish have been biting relentlessly! One thing for sure is the feeling fishing gives your soul is something no one can ever … Continue reading March Fishing Guide

Protected Mangroves: A Quick Guide to Dos and Don’ts

Photos by Kelsey Walters A few weeks ago, the social media alarm bells went off in regards to a property owner in the Wilbur- by-the-Sea area who had hacked some mangrove trees almost to the waterline, probably to improve their view. This action stoked ire in the community, especially for those who are aware of the vital role the mangroves play in preserving our vulnerable … Continue reading Protected Mangroves: A Quick Guide to Dos and Don’ts

January Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce With the end of a decade coming up and the vision moving into 2020, the fishing was nothing less than stellar. We still have yet to get more than 3 to 4 days of cold weather which has played a key role in the larger schools of fish not … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

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Celebrate the Intracoastal Waterway at the EdgeFest Day on the River

Do you love the water? The city of Edgewater sure does – we treasure the gem that is the Intracoastal Waterway. The annual EdgeFest Day on the River event will include water fun and safety tips. There will be plenty of fun and educational opportunities for all ages. Bring your stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe for an excursion along the shoreline. Once again, … Continue reading Celebrate the Intracoastal Waterway at the EdgeFest Day on the River