Hello All, Our boat is currently on a Lake in Texas, learning alot about it but we are starting to feel the limits of a contained body of water. The plan has been to wind up on salt water at some point - starting to consider it sooner rather than later. We have spent time cruising in south florida, cheasapeake, and Maine (bareboat charters). Love them all - but just too far from home at this stage with work responsibilities. That brings me to the topic. Geographically, the FL panhandle over to AL looks good - we can be in Mobile or Pensacola with a 1 hour flight. Have spent time on land in both areas - but never on the water. First - any comments, resources, etc about boating in the area are very welcome. Second, I plan to visit the area over the next few months to look at marinas and facilities. What locations should I visit? I have looked at Orange Beach area online, looks interesting, Not sure about FL locations I should look at. Not sure where to start, but was hoping to get some input from this group. I am sure this will be the first of many questions - thank you in advance for any input.