Zac Metcalf, Author at Quimby's Cruising Guide
Quimby’s Photo Contest

The third annual Quimby’s Cruising Guide photo contest will highlight amateur photographs taken along the Inland & Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. The contest will run through January 31, 2023. There will be five main categories: Nature, Wildlife, People, Marinas and Anything Goes. Winners will be announced online and have their photos published in the 2023 printed […] Read More

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The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Wellcraft Enters Cruising Market With A Splash

The all new Wellcraft 355 has arrived and it ticks all of the boxes. Built for speed and comfort, for those looking to cruise both the inland and coastal waterways, the 355 has that original trawler hull to tackle the coastal waterways along with capabilities (and outboard motors) to navigate the inland waterways with aplomb. […] Read More

Top Great Loop Boats

Aspen C108 Coming in first on our list is the relatively new Aspen C108 Power Catamarans. Lately, catamarans have become an increasingly popular choice to tackle the great loop, and the C108 is no exception. A relatively small craft, the C108 packs a lot of space into a little package. With three private cabins, a […] Read More

Father’s Day Gift Guide

For those dads that like to boat, there is no better gift than a boating accessory for Father’s Day. Here are six great accessories that make for the perfect Father’s Day gift. BOTE Hangout Dock You can get something that dad will enjoy with the whole family with the all-new BOTE Hangout Dock. Manufactured by […] Read More

60 Years Of Providing The Best River Information For Cruising Boaters

Curated by Gary Kramer — Quimby’s Cruising Guide resource, content and feature article contributor from 2006 to 2013 In 1962, a talented, unique and now legendary woman began publishing mimeographed copies of her notes about traveling on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Now, 60 years later, we pay tribute to Mildred Quimby, whose original […] Read More

2022 Quimby’s Cruising Guide

5,000 miles, 11 different waterways and two countries—America’s Great Loop is truly one of the most unique travel experiences in the World. Read More

2021 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated in the 2021 Photo Contest. Below are the contest winners that will appear in the printed guide — available at the end of February. Keep an eye out for that edition to see the overall winner. 2021 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway […] Read More

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The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Cruising & Cooking over The Holidays

Updated 11/24/2021 Plan on cruising over the Holidays?  Being aboard your boat over Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quite the experience.  And, sure, it can be easy to dock for those two holidays and escape to the comfort of a nearby restaurant to celebrate; however, cooking and entertaining aboard is enjoyable and something that your […] Read More