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Entertaining on Board Your Boat

Hosting friends and family on board ranks as the No. 2 reason for having a boat on many U.S. boat owners’ lists — right after the vessel’s primary use of cruising, fishing, waterskiing, etc. With so much entertaining going on, it seemed appropriate to provide our tips for having a successful on-water gathering, whether your […] Read More

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

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

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

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

Winter Boating – Cabin Heating Systems

Updated 10/28/2021 Looking to extend your recreational boating season or make enhancements to your live aboard? There may be nothing more important than finding a reliable heating system for your cabin. Even in warmer climates, a winter night can become quite chilly out on the water or at the dock. Check out these heating options […] Read More

2021 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos throughout the year of your boating adventures on the waterways through the Heartland. Below are the 2021 semi-finalists — including the various boats, marinas, crew, wildlife, scenery and animal companions along the way. Read More

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

Fall Cruising Tips 2021

While it’s true that across much of the inland waterways the summer months offer the fairest weather for boating, by limiting your on-water adventures to a three- or four-month window, you’re not only cutting the available season short but missing out on some extraordinary conditions that many boaters consider highlights of their annual time on […] Read More