river boating – Quimby's Cruising Guide
An Inland River Experience

Guest post by Kate Carney. Kate is a writer and Great Looper, having traveled 8,000 miles on their 31-foot Camano, “Sweet Day”.  We really enjoyed our time on the Great Lakes, but they could be a bit stressful. We were always watching for weather windows to slip in miles, dodging high winds and waves and […] Read More

2024 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