About Quimby’s Cruising Guide | Quimby's Cruising Guide

About Quimby’s Cruising Guide


  • 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.

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 St LaCrosse WI      54603
Aqua Yacht Harbor 3832 Highway 25 Iuka MS 38852-8498
Bluewater Books & Charts 3233 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale    FL 33315
Bluff Harbor Marina, Inc. Burlington IA 52601
Brickyard Landing Marina 800 Island Way NW Decatur AL 35601
Chattanooga Yacht Club 9400 N Hickory Valley Rd Chattanooga TN 37416
Clifton Marina P.O. Box 277 Clifton TN 38425
Commodore Yacht Club P.O. Box 210185 Nashville TN 37221
East Side Marine, Inc. 2305 S. Weinbach Avenue Evansville IN 47714
Eddy Creek Marina Resort 7612 State Route 93 S Eddyville KY 42038-8750
Golconda Marina P.O. Box 733 Rosiclare IL 62982
Grafton Harbor 215 W. Water Street Grafton IL 62037
Green Turtle Bay, Inc. P.O. Box 102 Grand Rivers KY 42045
Harbor Point Yacht Club 280 Jamie Cir West Alton MO 63386-1450
HydroHoist Marine Group 915 W Blue Starr Dr Claremore OK 74017-2802
Island Cove Marina P.O. Box 489 Harrison TN 37341
Jack R. Simpson Florissant MO 63033-1227
Kuttawa Harbor, Inc. 1709 Lake Barkley Dr Kuttawa KY 42055
Landfall Navigation 151 Harvard Ave Stamford CT 06902
Marine Sales & Service 2929 River Road Louisville KY 40206
Maryland Nautical Sales, Inc. 1400 E. Clement Street Baltimore MD 21230
Nu Plaza Yacht Club 5036 Old Henderson Rd Evansville IN 47712-9394
Port Charles Marine 6247 Highway V Saint Charles MO 63301-5938
Port of Sunnyside 6413 Saint Croix Trl N Stillwater MN 55082-6934
Red Wing Marina 918 Levee Road Red Wing MN 55066
St. Charles Boat & Motor, Inc. 3080 N Highway 94 Saint Charles MO 63301-0244
Tall Timbers Marina 532 N. Schrader Ave Havana IL 62644
The Alton Marina 1 Henry Street Alton IL 62002
Two Rivers Marina 13495 US Highway 54 Rockport IL 62370
Windmill Marina Association, Inc. P.O. Box 279 Afton MN 55001

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.