Gulf Intracoastal Waterway – Quimby's Cruising Guide
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

2024 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

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

2021 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos throughout the year of your boating adventures on the waterways through the Heartland. Below are the 2021 semi-finalists — including the various boats, marinas, crew, wildlife, scenery and animal companions along the way. Read More

Anchoring Along the Inland Waterways

Updated: 5/13/2021 The inland waterways are full of scenic points to anchor for a short period of time or as an overnight stay. There are some important steps to follow when anchoring your boat along these river systems. Short-term Anchoring To anchor for a few hours, it is best to use a light mushroom anchor […] 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