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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

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Better Boating with Pets

Featured Photo: “Tank’s First Boat Ride”, David Miller, Ohio River MM 499 Updated 4/4/2023 It’s heartwarming to see happy pets out cruising when we go boating, but like with children, they’re a responsibility. The following tips will make things better for boat owners and furry guest alike. You wouldn’t leave the dock without a properly-fitted […] Read More

36 Hours In Paducah

Courtesy of Kate Carney. Kate and her husband Tim have been cruising the Great Loop since 2020 When Covid shook things up, my husband Tim and I left our jobs, bought a boat and embarked on the Great Loop. Experiencing the diversity of places and people that make up our beautiful country we likely never […] Read More

2023 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated in the 2023 Photo Contest. Here are the contest winners that appear in the printed guide — including the 2023 Cover Photo Winner! 2022 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway — with continued interest in transient boating and wanderlust in the heartland of […] Read More

Fox Locks—A Cruise Through History

By Mary Schmidt Wisconsin’s Fox River has been home to native peoples, the main thoroughfare for transporting goods, a source of hydroelectric power, ground zero for the state’s paper industry and is now having a renaissance of recreation and environmental awareness. Today, the 39-mile stretch of the Fox River is home to paddlers, boaters and […] Read More

Quimby’s Photo Contest

The fourth annual Quimby’s Cruising Guide photo contest will highlight amateur photographs taken along the Inland & Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. The contest will run through January 10, 2024. 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 2024 printed […] Read More

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

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

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