Cruising – Quimby's Cruising Guide
21 Summer Boating Tips

Updated: 5/12/2022 As you’re preparing for that summer cruise, here are a few “tricks of the trade” that could make your life easier. Sure, you’re familiar with some of this stuff, but if you’re not out there 24/7, important skills can get buried in the aft locker. Plus, as you read this article, you’ll likely […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

60 Years Of Providing The Best River Information For Cruising Boaters

Curated by Gary Kramer — Quimby’s Cruising Guide resource, content and feature article contributor from 2006 to 2013 In 1962, a talented, unique and now legendary woman began publishing mimeographed copies of her notes about traveling on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Now, 60 years later, we pay tribute to Mildred Quimby, whose original […] 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

Garmin Launches 360 View

According to a recent news release by Garmin International, they have released a Surround View Camera System, a breakthrough in video guidance for recreational boating and yachting. Utilizing six through-hull mounted cameras that act like multiple sets of eyes, Surround View provides a live 360-degree bird’s-eye view around the vessel to help captains quickly view […] Read More

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

Virtual Town Tour: Lake City, Minnesota

History, legend and stunning landscapes combined with plenty of modern amenities all help make Lake City, Minn., a paradise for boaters. The city is located along the widest stretch of the Mississippi River, on the banks of Lake Pepin, the largest naturally occurring lake on the river. Known as the birthplace of water skiing, boaters […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Virtual Town Tour: Paducah, Kentucky

By Shelley Byrne At the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, Paducah, Ky., offers rest and relaxation with an award-winning transient boat dock adjacent to a newly constructed park extending into the Ohio River. Within two blocks of the dock are the seasonal farmers’ market, the National Quilt Museum of the United States, Holiday […] Read More