About Quimby’s Cruising Guide – Quimby's Cruising Guide

About Quimby’s Cruising Guide

An invaluable resource for any journey on the inland waterway.


  • Over 9,400 miles of coverage on the inland waterways in a printed, easy-to-use guide (no waiting for cell service or GPS!)
  • Over 300 marina listings (updated annually); Marina Services (fuel, slip coverage, ship store availability, repair services, nearby restaurants and grocery stores); Marina contact information (phone, website and email address)
  • Locks and dams
  • Public docks
  • Arranged by rivers and river mileage
  • Additional navigation notes and inland boating tips


  • In an age of technology, the handy guide book is still one of the most important tools to have on your boat. The inland rivers are full of beautiful, remote stretches of water and coastline. This remoteness, however, lends itself to a need for a resource in-hand that can’t be covered through technical devices. Quimby’s Cruising Guide should be a part of everyone’s day-to-day journey on the inland waterways and an imperative piece of your emergency kit.
  • And, for when you do dock, we have a website to complement the guide. Here, you can find various boating resources, news and destination highlights on the inland waterways, including marina profiles at various stops along the journey!


  • For the past 59 years, Quimby’s has been curating information on seven different waterways: Mississippi River, Illinois River, Ohio River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River, Tenn-Tom Waterway and Gulf Intracoastal
  • This information is updated annually through input from the marinas themselves. We are proud to carry on the tradition that Mildred Quimby started with just a boat, a sense of exploration and a goal to connect people with the resources they need. Help us continue the spirit of exploring the inland waterways by planning your next trip with Quimby’s Cruising Guide.
2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

Alabama River

Allegheny River

Apalachicola River

Arkansas River

Atchafalaya River

Black River

Black Warrior

Chattahoochee River

Cumberland River

Flint River

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

Illinois River

Kanawha River

Mississippi River

Missouri River

Monongahela River

Muskingum River

Ohio River

Ouachita River

Red River

St. Croix River

Tennessee River

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Quimby’s has detailed descriptions of 1,250+ marinas, locks and dams, and waterside facilities, providing crucial information on where to find fuel, dockage, supplies and service.

It is arranged by river, then river mile, making it easy to use when routing a trip, with additional navigation notes, mileage charts, inland boating tips and local attractions making it an essential part of any onboard library.

Order online today or pickup at a retail location:

American Marine, Inc.922 Bainbridge StLaCrosseWI54603
Aqua Yacht Harbor3832 Highway 25IukaMS38852-8498
Bluewater Books & Charts3233 SW 2nd AveFort LauderdaleFL33315
Bluff Harbor Marina, Inc.BurlingtonIA52601
Brickyard Landing Marina800 Island Way NWDecaturAL35601
Chattanooga Yacht Club9400 N Hickory Valley RdChattanoogaTN37416
Clifton MarinaP.O. Box 277CliftonTN38425
Commodore Yacht ClubP.O. Box 210185NashvilleTN37221
East Side Marine, Inc.2305 S. Weinbach AvenueEvansvilleIN47714
Eddy Creek Marina Resort7612 State Route 93 SEddyvilleKY42038-8750
Golconda MarinaP.O. Box 733RosiclareIL62982
Grafton Harbor215 W. Water StreetGraftonIL62037
Green Turtle Bay, Inc.P.O. Box 102Grand RiversKY42045
Harbor Point Yacht Club280 Jamie CirWest AltonMO63386-1450
HydroHoist Marine Group915 W Blue Starr DrClaremoreOK74017-2802
Island Cove MarinaP.O. Box 489HarrisonTN37341
Jack R. SimpsonFlorissantMO63033-1227
Kuttawa Harbor, Inc.1709 Lake Barkley DrKuttawaKY42055
Landfall Navigation151 Harvard AveStamfordCT6902
Marine Sales & Service2929 River RoadLouisvilleKY40206
Maryland Nautical Sales, Inc.1400 E. Clement StreetBaltimoreMD21230
Nu Plaza Yacht Club5036 Old Henderson RdEvansvilleIN47712-9394
Port Charles Marine6247 Highway VSaint CharlesMO63301-5938
Port of Sunnyside6413 Saint Croix Trl NStillwaterMN55082-6934
Red Wing Marina918 Levee RoadRed WingMN55066
St. Charles Boat & Motor, Inc.3080 N Highway 94Saint CharlesMO63301-0244
Tall Timbers Marina532 N. Schrader AveHavanaIL62644
The Alton Marina1 Henry StreetAltonIL62002
Two Rivers Marina13495 US Highway 54RockportIL62370
Windmill Marina Association, Inc.P.O. Box 279AftonMN55001

We are proud to keep Mildred Quimby’s legacy alive and are dedicated to providing our customers with a guide worthy of her name.

You can learn more about the history of Mildred and her guide here.