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Summer weather is fast approaching and the perfect way to spend a warm day in South Florida is to be out on the water. Owning a boat can be expensive and a lot of maintenance depending on the size and age of the boat. Luckily for us, there are plenty of Boat Clubs and Marinas that you can join and get to experience the feeling of owning a boat without all the maintenance and hassle.

Boating Clubs offer easy, affordable memberships for you to go and use their boats any time you would like. There are many advantages to joining a boat club. All you have to do once you join the club for a fee is call or go online and make your reservation for the day and type of boat you are wishing to use and you can either have to boat brought to your home if you live on

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Lighthouses have guided mariners along Florida’s coast for centuries. Many do not know that Florida is home to 30 historic lighthouses, many of them are nearly a century old themselves with the oldest dating back to 1838. There were several others but over the years have fallen victim to erosion, fires, storms, and demolition.

The lighthouses range in height from 28 feet high to 175 feet high, almost half of the remaining historic lighthouses in Florida are over 100 feet tall. The Lighthouses are now operated by the Coast Guard but that wasn’t always the case. The federal Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard merged in 1939 and today many of the Lighthouses have been preserved and are open to the public to tour and visit.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show is back again for another year. The Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the largest boat shows and one of the top 5 in the United States and will be in downtown West Palm Beach next week Thursday, March 28th through Sunday, March 31st.

The boat show will feature more than $1.2 billion dollars’ worth of yachts, boats, and accessories including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to yachts over 300 feet in length. The show attracts high-end charter clients, boat enthusiasts and those ready to purchase their next boat. The yachts and boats are both displayed in the water and on land. They range from mega yachts, center consoles, fishing boats, tender boats, cruisers, high performance boats,

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring Lighthouse Moonrise Tour this Wednesday, March 20th at 6:45 pm.

Guests who attend the Moonrise Tour will learn about the history of the Jupiter Lighthouse while enjoying the views of Jupiter and the full moon in the sky. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and the tours are weather permitting. Be sure to check their website for more information for updates.

The tour costs $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars per person for Lighthouse Members. Tickets are required and can be purchased online. All are welcomed to attend, and children must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the 105 steps to the top of the tower.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captains

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Due to the popularity of the event, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center has announced three more dates for their Sea Turtle Sleepover for children in the next couple of months.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive event aimed for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. During the sleepover the night time program will feature a tour of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s outdoor Sea Turtle hospital, children’s activities, scavenger hunt, chances to meet the sea turtle patients, an ocean themed movie and the ultimate slumber party. Children are allowed to bring their own snacks and drinks, the center just asks that they are brought in a reusable container.

The fun sleepover begins at 7 pm and children can be picked up at 8 am the next morning.

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Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Ships the Pinta and the Nina are coming to Harbourside Place in Jupiter for a week. Starting Friday, March 29th through Sunday, April 7th the ships will be docked at Harbourside Place for tours.

The Nina replica was built by hand and is considered to be the most historically correct and accurate replica of Columbus’ ships. The length of the ship is 65 feet long and the beam is 18 feet wide. Columbus sailed the Nina across the Atlantic Ocean on three voyages to the New World in 1492. Today, the replica is a floating museum and visits ports all over the Western Hemisphere.

The Pinta replica was built in 2005 and was launched in Brazil and made to accompany Nina on off the voyages. The Pinta is a larger ship at 85 feet

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This Saturday, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Family Adventure Day: Celebrating Seminole Culture.

The Family Adventure Days are history inspired education and adventures to celebrate the unique culture of the Seminole Tribe in Florida. The waterfront activities are fun and educational for all ages. The morning will be filled with storytelling, demonstrations, games, activities, and arts and crafts at the iconic Lighthouse.

The event has partnered with the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum for the day. All materials will be provided for the event. Guests are asked to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy on the Lighthouse lawn overlooking the Jupiter Inlet.

The day starts are 10 am and the activities will go until approximately noon, the

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Guests who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach can support sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and sea turtle hospital whose mission is aimed to protect the ocean ecosystems and all Marinelife. Loggerhead provides care and treatment for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.

The ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program costs $35 dollars for the basic adoption package to adopt and your money goes to benefit the center for research and continued care for the injured and sick sea turtles. Your money also goes to help further along the study of loggerheads, green sea turtles, and leatherbacks that nest along

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting two events this Wednesday, March 13th, Hiking with Young Explorers and the Lighthouse Sunset Tour.

Hiking with Young Explorers: The staff of the lighthouse invites both young explorers and parents to their nature hike of the North Trail. The hike is led by Sophia Fonseca, the lighthouse site’s Natural Resource Specialist. She will lead the hike through the scrub and identify the animal tracks and how the animals move around. The next hike is this Wednesday, March 10th at 9 am. The hike last approximately an hour and attendees are asked to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and a snack if needed. The hike will begin at the North Trail. Parking is available at the north parking lot or the grass nearby.

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On Mondays, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their weekly Twilight Yoga At The Light. The class welcomes all levels of Yoga and attendees get to experience the serenity of yoga on the Lighthouse deck, under the big banyan tree with the sun setting in the background.

The yoga class is taught by Mary Veal, from Kula Yoga Shala, located in Jupiter. During the outdoor yoga class there is no music, no harsh lights, just the soothing sounds of the water and nature.

All are welcome to attend the class. The cost is $10 dollars per person. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats, a flashlight, and water.

The next outdoor yoga session is Monday, March 11th from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Those who wish to attend

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