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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

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

River Festivals

Let’s face it, 2020 was not the best of years for nearly everything — including events. Luckily, with the official 2021 boating season just around the corner, events are back — and that means the sound of boats on the water and people on the banks of river festivals around the Heartland. Take a look […] Read More

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

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

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

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