May 2018

There are 10 blog entries for May 2018.

Southeast Florida is known its great game fish like Grouper, Mahi, Tuna and Sailfish. These types of fish put up a good fight and are super rewarding to reel in.

Singer Island has a couple of really good offshore fishing spots where the Amberjack, Snapper and Swordfish hit hard in the summertime. Here's a quick fishing report:

One spot to catch a nice size Amberjack is off Tiara Condos on the island. There are a few shipwrecks out there where the fish like to hangout in 200-300 feet of water. According to local fishermen, the Amberjack out there are caught with goggle eye or blue runner bait. They're hard fighters which makes for a fun reel. The fish are thick and mild in flavor and are known to be mislabeled as Yellowfin Tuna in Japanese

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Today is World Turtle Day and in Palm Beach County we know how important it is to keep our beaches clean and safe for sea turtles, especially on Singer Island, a vital nesting site.

World Turtle Day was created in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue to bring attention to endangered turtles and tortoises and encourage people to take action to help the turtles thrive. 

Across the world, six out of seven sea turtle species are endangered due to humans. The turtles' biggest threats are becoming entangled in fishing gear or plastic litter as well as being poached for the illegal trade of eggs, meat and shells. 

A well-preserved white sandy beach, Singer Island is a critical nesting site for Green, Leatherback and Loggerhead sea turtles. The

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Blue Water Boat & Jetski Rentals near the Blue Heron Bridge has possibly the best selection of powerboat rentals in Palm Beach County. From wave runners to pontoons to party ships, Blue Water has 10 different types of boats to fit your on-the-water occasion. 

Even if you own a boat or jetski, you may find interest in a private evening cruise ship with a captain included. Or maybe you want to take a bigger or smaller boat on a trip to the Bahamas (just an hour away). Blue Water has services that even include a crew on-call to meet all your boating needs.

See Blue Water's list of available fleets here. The company is always offering seasonal specials like 5 percent off when you book online or 10 percent off for full and half-day rentals in the

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This Sunday, May 20th, is the CureNFwithJack Charity Fishing Tournament to create awareness of neurofibromatosis.

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. and is followed by an after-party  at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island at 3 p.m. A KDW tournament, anglers are trying to catch the biggest Kingfish, Dolphin, and Wahoo for a shot at 1st place and a $1,500 grand prize. 

The CureNFwith Jack Tournament began when Jake and Beth O’Brien Burke’s son Jack was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a genetic disorder in which nerve tissues grow benign tumors that compress nerves and other tissues, causing serious damage to the body. The Burkes hope that by bringing people together, spreading awareness about NF, and supporting medical research will result

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Ocean Reef Park on the north side of Singer Island has amenities for everyone. With tennis courts, walking trails, picnic areas, and diving sites off a long stretch of pet-friendly beach, the park is a favorite destination for many nearby residents. 

The park has a life guarded beach and free parking, which is rare for the area. There are six public tennis courts at the south end of the park and large grassy areas perfect for playing other outdoor games and having picnics. If you want to grill out at the beach, there are a few grills and covered areas with tables to have a gathering. You'll also find walking trails and benches throughout. 

There's a long boardwalk over top of the sand dunes so you can take a stroll along the coastline and watch

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The Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival is a weekend full of fun, food, music, art and so much more. There's fresh seafood, cold beers, nautical-themed craft vendors and even pirates and mermaids.

The festival is held at the 167-acre waterfront Commons Park on Saturday from 11a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Taste lobster, crab, squid, conch, shrimp and oysters cooked all kinds of ways! Landlubbers can turn to the delicious non-seafood dishes that will be served and everyone can enjoy cold beer and cocktails, which there will be plenty of. 

Listen to live rock and reggae from bands like The Caribbean Chillers and Florida's Favorite Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show. There's a Classic and Custom Car Show with antiques to brand new sports cars.

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The non-profit organization Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on north Singer Island, is hosting two free classes this month to teach people the fundamentals of snorkeling and diving. 

Whether you're new to South Florida or you've just never ventured into the underwater world, the Intro to Snorkeling class at John D. MacArthur will have you covered on all the basics in just an hour. 

Learn how to fit fins and masks, snorkeling safety, diving techniques, when and where to snorkel and more. After the 1 hour land-based course, you'll be free to dive in the clear waters of either side of the island- the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Intracoastal on the west side. 

The classes will be on Saturday the 19th and the 26th at 11 a.m. You

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The Grand Slam KDW Tournament is back for the 23rd year in a row and you can see the impressive catches at the weigh station on Singer Island. 

The Grand Slam draws hundreds of fishermen every year and awards more than $50,000 in cash prizes to the winners. The tournament will be on Saturday, May 12th from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and participants will weigh in their fish at the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. If you hang out there, you can get a glimpse of huge saltwater game fish like tuna, barracuda, snapper and jack. 

The KDW Tournament was founded by Richard Black in the mid 90s. Since its creation, the competition has raised more than $600,000 for local charities. This year, in honor of Richard Black who passed away in 2014, proceeds will

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The tiny, waterfront village of North Palm Beach has closed their 55-year-old clubhouse to prepare for its demolition. In its place will soon be a $15 million, 40,000 square-foot brand new clubhouse that includes a restaurant, ballroom and small waterpark.

The clubhouse was closed on May 1st and demolition is planned to start sometime next month. Construction will start immediately after, and the new clubhouse will be opened next year. North Palm Beach commissioners designed the new one almost 2 years ago and have met many times since then to critique plans in order to create the perfect community gathering place. 

The new clubhouse will be more than 40,000 square-feet with 2 levels, a modern look, and floor-to-ceiling windows for a great view

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The Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is Singer Island's newest development expected to be completed in 2019. Media outlets from all over the country including the New York Post, Wealth Magazine and European Spa, are already buzzing over the innovative lifestyle Amrit promises to offer. According to their website, the Amrit luxury residences "will be your sanctuary for both physical and mental regeneration as well as total wellness and relaxation."

The condos are being constructed on 7.5 acres of Singer Island with a 300-foot stretch of private beach. There will be 2 resident towers; the Happiness (H) Tower and the Peace (P) Tower. Both offer different types of two bedroom floor plans and extravagant views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Lake

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