Skipper Bob and his wife Elaine cruised more than 44,000 miles on the East Coast of the United States. Their travels have taken them up and down the Intracoastal Waterway numerous times. They completed the Great Loop Route and sailed to both the Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas. They took their trawler through the Erie, Rideau, Richelieu, and Trent Severn Canals. Living aboard for more than 9 years on both a sail boat and a trawler, they have experienced just about everything the waters of the East Coast have to offer.
Skipper Bob has published a series of guides that will make your travels on these waterways much easier, safer and less expensive.
Atlantic & Gulf ICW Guides
Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway
Best anchorages, free docks, lowest marina and fuel prices from the Hudson River to Key West, including the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West, and Okeechobee Waterway. Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes.
Marinas Along the Intracoastal Waterway
Fuel prices, transient slip fees, long-term slip fees, do-it-yourself yards, and haul out fees. Mile by mile list of hundreds of marinas from the Hudson River to Key West, FL. Information on courtesy cars, propane, shopping, CNG, approach depth, number of transient slips, phone numbers, approach directions and much more.
Cruising the Gulf Coast
Best anchorages, bridge and lock restrictions, free docks, marinas and places to stop from Brownsville, TX to Flamingo, FL. (The Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway - GIWW) Lowest marina and fuel prices. Including areas around Corpus Christi, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, and Fort Myers. Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes.
The West Advisor
The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.