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VIDEO: 'It's a little embarrassing'

Rafael Lopez and his family were aboard his 51-foot Sea Ray Sundancer, heading out to Oakland, California’s outer harbor for a nice Sunday dinner.

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VIDEO: Open wide

A hungry humpback whale nearly swallowed a paddleboarder off the coast of California.

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VIDEO: Beluga holiday

Arctic adventure tour guide Nansen Weber captured aerial footage of 2,000 beluga whales frolicking in pristine Arctic waters in northern Canada last summer and recently published an edited version online.

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VIDEO: Building confidence

We hold in the highest regard those mariners who head out in the worst sea conditions for the benefit of others.

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VIDEO: Where practice is a pleasure

For generations, traditional Bahamian sloops were designed as simple workboats for fishing and transportation, but they received a new life when islanders started to race them.

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VIDEO: Special guests

Phillip Island, off Australia’s southern coast near Melbourne, is known for abundant wildlife, on land and in the sea.

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VIDEO: For inspiration, Jules Verne

Two high-tech, oversize trimarans are racing around the globe, attempting to complete the fastest sailboat circumnavigation on record and capture the Jules Verne Trophy.

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VIDEO: Artistry afloat

Here’s some nautical eye candy, courtesy of the acclaimed marine photographer Alison Langley.

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VIDEO: Chain reaction

Boaters know the subtleties required to safely set an anchor, starting with the rule of thumb that you use at least three times as much chain as is needed to reach the bottom.

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VIDEO: Charging into theaters

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the final trailer for its big-budget movie about the true story that helped to inspire Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”

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VIDEO: Historic passage

Franck Cammas, one of world’s most accomplished sailors, has done what no one has done before. He rounded Cape Horn in a 20-foot foiling catamaran.

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VIDEO: Splashy entrance

A drone camera captured a bird’s-eye view of the sideways launch of the 495-foot dedicated cement carrier M/V Greenland, which made quite a splash.

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VIDEO: Historic ship will head home

The steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking, launched in 1911, was one of the last windjammers used in the nitrate and wheat trades around the often treacherous Cape Horn.

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VIDEO: 'Clear the bow'

As winter approaches, storms pass more frequently through the Pacific Northwest, making river entrances dangerous to cross.

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VIDEO: Modern build, timeless lines

The Italian yacht builder Rossinavi recently launched a custom 132-foot motoryacht that is a modern replica of a yacht from the early 1930s.

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VIDEO: Staring down the sea

Saving lives is a tricky business — one that requires practice to be sharp when it counts most.

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VIDEO: Training day becomes a mission

An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon, was on a training mission Nov. 10 when they spotted three people whose kayaks had capsized.

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VIDEO: 'Boys, he nearly ate me!'

Spear fisherman Johan Potgieter was diving about 62 feet beneath the surface off the coast of South Africa when one of the region’s alpha predators — a great white shark — became extremely interested in him.

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VIDEO: When caution is not enough

Trailering a boat on a highway can be a tricky task. We found this short clip of an accident in which a motorist coming from the opposite direction on a two-lane road drives across the center line and takes out a trailered boat, which skitters down the road on its hull.

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VIDEO: Roiled seas, calm seamen

Its engine had failed, and the 38-foot sailboat Golden Morn was dead in the water in rough seas and 13-foot swells about 19 miles off England’s Lizard Point.

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