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Thru-Boating: Useful Things to Have Aboard

Updated 4/29/21 Dry Sacks Nothing can quite beat the ageless design and functionality of a dry sack. They serve as the perfect tool to have on an outing away from your vessel to explore a hidden cove or sandbar – in conjunction with providing in-transit storage options for valuables and electronic devices. The easy to […] Read More

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

Cruising the Upper Mississippi River: Winery Stops Close to Transient Docks

Updated 4/22/21 There are a couple of things in the Mississippi River Valley during the beginning of boating season that go well together: Cruising and Drinking Wine. Other than the bucolic scenery along the way that this region provides, there are many wineries that can be accessible with a quick Uber or taxi ride from […] Read More

2021 Quimby’s Cruising Guide Now Available

Long before Route 66 and Highway 101 imbued a sense of road trip wanderlust in the minds of travelers across the country, the nation’s highways consisted of the many navigable waterways that moved from one state or territory to the next — the original road trip, albeit via a floating vessel. To this day, these […] Read More

7 Things Every Great Looper Should Know

Updated: 10/15/20 Ever dreamed about cruising the 6,000 miles of America’s Great Loop in your own boat? Sure you have. It’s one of the greatest boating adventures in the world, circumnavigating eastern North America by water. Short of hitching a covered wagon to a team of horses and hitting the trail, there’s no better way […] Read More

Asian Carp Fishing Method Being Tested In Kentucky

By Shelley Byrne A commercial fisherman harvested close to 60,000 pounds of Asian carp from one bay in 48 hours as part of a fishing method being tested in Kentucky for the first time. Often referred to as either haul seining or beach seining, the method involves running a net out into the bay and […] Read More

New Year’s Eve River Cruises

As we get closer to ringing in the New Year, and as our boats are most likely winterized, let’s take a look at some top New Year’s Eve River Cruises on the inland waterways. New Orleans – Ring in the new year with classic New Orleans Jazz, Food & Dance. The Creole Queen Riverboat takes […] Read More

Bird Watching Season

We are steadfastly approaching the prime viewing season for Bald Eagles on the waterways as they make their way South to more habitable zones. Typically, in late Fall and early Winter, when the upper system begins to freeze, Bald Eagles follow their “Water Highway” South to familiar grounds in search of food and warmth. Cruising […] Read More

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

Affordable Great Loop Boats

Let’s face it. New boats are expensive, and not everyone can afford a “second mortgage” style purchase on a transient boat. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable options out there that will keep your balance sheet in…well…balance. During the 80’s and 90’s heydays of boat building and boat buying, quite a few brands produced some […] Read More