Cruising
America's Great Loop
Cruising
America's Great Loop
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Hello and Welcome! My name is John, and I'm here to tell you about
the safest, longest and most amazingly boating adventure on the planet.
  How long is it? It is 1,500 miles longer than the longest river in the world.
How's that for being long? That's right! America's Great Loop's "short cut"
route is
1,500 miles longer than the Nile!
      This voyage is made possible by a series of safe, protected inland lakes,
rivers, waterways and canals that are connected to give us one fantastic
continuous navigable route around the entire eastern portion of North America.
You can make this voyage entirely on the "American" side, or with Passport in
hand, you can extend your voyage to a wonderful 6,100 miles, by including
Canada and Canada's wonderful historic Heritage Canals.
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Imagine. . .  Spending 9 months to a year or longer, living and cruising on your own boat for a distance of
more than 5,600 miles through 22 States
(or more), with the option of cruising Canada on the safest most scenic, exciting
and continuous waterway in the world. It is a voyage of adventure and discovery that is longer than the longest river in the
world. More incredible is the fact it is a "loop". It is a "Great Loop". This means you can start your voyage and end your
voyage from the exact same spot - without ever making a U-turn!
  From New York City to New Orleans or from Canada's French Quebec to the New Orleans' French Quarter, you can cruise
as near the Arctic Circle in the north as you can the Tropics of the Equator in the South - and you can do it all without ever
having to face the perils of a wide open sea.
  It is absolutely the boating adventure of a lifetime. Boaters from all over the world come to America to make this voyage. . .
And for us, it is right here in our own backyards!
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America's Great Loop
It's where you will
find your smile!
And we can't wait for you to join us!
You bring your own Boat.
We show you the way!
This website gives you:
1. The Great Loop (leg by leg) route
2. Maximum Boat size restrictions
3. Minimum Fuel range requirements
4. Bridge Heights & water depths
5. Best places to stop, stay & linger
6. Best route and side trip options
7. Best boat options for cruising the Loop
8. Costs of cruising the Loop
9. Tips on frugal voyaging
10. Living aboard secrets to make your
voyage safe, comfortable, stress free and fun!
DISCOVERING AMERICA'S GREAT LOOP
You have just dropped your anchor at the most popular
Great Loop website on the Internet.
This is where over 4 million boaters have found the best and most complete information
about how to plan & prepare for cruising
America's Great Loop.
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This website went public in 1993.  It is the oldest "Great Loop Cruising" website on the Internet.
The motivation for starting this website was simply to "spread the word" about this amazing journey
that is right here in our own backyards!
  Today, over 4.25 million boaters & dreamers have visited this website and with help from our
readers and friends at USACE - we have good information that indicates over 600 boaters a year are
making this voyage!
We want to make it 6,000! You can help!
THE BEST WAY TO NAVIGATE THIS WEBSITE
IS TO JUST CLICK THE "NEXT" BUTTON
  On this site you will learn about the best boat options, best equipment options, and about the all the
routes and best route options. I tell you about the best detours, side trips, and things you will want to
see and do along the way. I'll even tell you where you can visit the 5th most popular location in the
World for watching the Blue Whales, and I will tell you how you can cruise right to it - without ever
having to go out to sea!
  So, I hope you will mark this site as a favorite, get comfortable, get your favorite beverage, and come
along with me and discover exactly how you can make this voyage safely, comfortably and confidently.
Oh yes! I'll even tell you how to make this journey on a frugal "boating" budget.
                                                                                                                                                                   -  Capt John
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Cruising America's Great Loop
I celebrated my 70th birthday on my 8th voyage around
America's Great Loop. I think (hope) I have at least 2 more
Loops before I drop my anchor in Paradise. That alone should
serve as proof enough that this is a safe voyage.
At my age, I'm certainly not a risk taker!
John
So come on in. . . Discover for yourself how far 'you' can go
on America's Great Loop!