Great Loop – Quimby's Cruising Guide
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 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

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

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

Apollonian Yachts Launches Brand New Cruiser

2/25/2021 Seattle, WA According to a recent news release, Apollonian Yachts is a new boat brand created as a collaboration between esteemed naval architect Howard Apollonio and experienced boat broker and yacht salesman Vic Parcells. The new Apollonian 52 is an affordable, well-built cruiser set up to be easily managed by an owner operator. At […] 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

Fairhope Docks Marina Continuing Updates

In 2017, the city of Fairhope took back the local docks and management of its Marina. This involved some needed renovations starting in early 2019. The normal transient docks at “A” dock and “G” dock will likely be completed in January or February of 2020, just in time for the next boating season. When completed, […] Read More

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

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Cruising The Inland Waterways: Navigating Barges & Tows

The typical barge consists of a towboat and up to 30 barges in tow — ranging from 600 to 1,200 feet and carrying over 10,000 tons of cargo.  Properly navigating and sharing the waterways with these commercial boats is crucial to safety on both sides of the helm.  Towboat Captains are skilled pilots and have the […] Read More