America's Great Loop. . .
       It is first and foremost a SAFE boating
adventure any SAFE boater can make in a SAFE
suitable boat.

       It is
a truly epic journey. Longer than the Nile, and
made possible by a series of connected safe,
continuous inland waterways that encompass the
eastern portion of North America. It includes the Gulf &
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways, the Hudson River, the
Erie Canal, the Great Lakes, Inland Rivers of America's
Heartland; and the option of cruising Canada's
Heritage Canals.
For the pleasure boater, it offers over
5,600 miles of friendly, safe, scenic and sensational
cruising. In addition, it connects you with 24,000 miles
of navigable inland lakes and rivers for a total potential
of cruising more then 29,000 miles - the official
qualifying distance of a Global circumnavigation.
Unlike crossing the ocean, it is safe, close to
land, home, family and friends; as well as hospitals,
rental cars, airports, restaurants, tourist attractions
and entertainment. Seldom will you ever be without
cellphone service, Internet, WiFi or air digital TV.
Overall - It is the safest longest distance voyage
one can make on the entire planet! It is an epic
adventure worthy of your epic memoir; and the Great
News is, it is right here in our own backyards!
You will discover that America's Great Loop is beyond doubt the ultimate 'epic' boating adventure and you will also discover YOU can
do this!
It doesn't matter how big or small your boat and budget might be. Any "safe boater" in a safe, seaworthy boat can make this voyage safely,
comfortably, confidently and affordable. You don't need a ton of experience, a big expensive boat or a boat load of money. All you need is to be a good
safe boater, in a good safe seaworthy boat, and (we highly recommend) you have at least six months to a year to go cruising. Why? Because as
wonderful and amazing as this voyage is. . . It takes you to equally amazing destinations where you will want to stop and linger. This voyage, this
adventure is much - much more than just a boat ride. It is the experience and the adventure of a lifetime!
What exactly will you discover on this website?
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1.  We're not kidding ourselves here: It's free! It is absolutely totally free! You don't have to pay or join to get all the very best information.
2.
 It's "practical" boating. . .  We're not about "Panache and Yachting". We are about practical affordable fun cruising. We cruise in safe,
seaworthy, comfortable, practical boats with realistic and affordable budgets.
3.
 We have the best experience!  Capt John has eight Loops, 24 years, and over 80,000 Great Loop miles under his keel. He has "been there
and done that" in 6 different boats both sail & power, ranging in size from 28' to 42' LOA. As a result, he is able to give you impartial and practical
pros & cons on various type and size vessels as well as all your best equipment options.
4.  
"More fun than fuel" That's Capt. John's boating philosophy. He is NOT about showing the world how far he's come in life. Instead, he is all  
about discovering how far he can go.
Most importantly - he is here to help you discover how far you can go. Whether it be on a big or small
boat with a big, medium or small budget; Capt John gives you all the best route, boat and equipment options, along with boat size restrictions, fuel
range requirements and mileage for each leg of your voyage. And it is a voyage that promises to be the adventure of your lifetime!
1. Get the Book
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3. Cruise the Loop
"Once Around Is Not Enough"
contains everything you need to
plan and prepare for a safe
comfortable voyage around
America's Great Loop.
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Chief Editor
Capt. John's
Newest #1 BEST SELLER
2016 BOOK of the YEAR
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       This website is intended to be the most educational and informative "Great Loop"
website on the Internet.
Our goal is to inform as well as motivate you to explore this wonderful boating
adventure. It is Capt John's hopes to meet you cruising America's Great Loop someday!
     As long as you are a safe boater in a safe boat - it doesn't matter if your boat is big or small, Power or Sail
or if it cost $13,000 or $313,000 - as long as it is safe & seaworthy. Additionally, it won't matter if your vessel
burns 1 gallon of fuel an hour or 40 gallons of fuel an hour. All the above is up to you!
It is your choice! Capt
John is here to give you "
ALL" your options. . .
     If one makes this voyage by the recommended best boating weather in each region, one is most likely to
spend 10 months to a year on this adventure. Therefore,
living comfortably on your boat becomes a most
critical component to your health, happiness and safety along the way. Your boat should fit you like your
favorite pair of shoes! Not too big, not too small. It must be a perfect match for "you and your 1st Mate".
     Your "current existing" lifestyle, comfort zone and pocketbook should be the single most influential
consideration regarding your choice of boat and how you plan to cruise this Great Loop.
     While Capt John talks about a frugal boat and frugal budget, don't misunderstand what this means. It takes
a lot of money to cruise successfully on a frugal budget.
This is NOT something that can be accomplished
safely under any kind of financial hardship or impoverished financial circumstances.
He cruises in a
older used humble vessel, but he does it safely in style & comfort. We're NOT talking "minimalist" here, We are
talking about  making smart "well informed decisions" about how you should spend your money.
Capt John's "boating philosophy" is "More Fun than Fuel". It has been that way for over 24 years in
which he has gone from cruising the Loop burning $30,000 in fuel to cruising the Loop burning only $4,000 in
fuel. You can learn from his mistakes. That's what he means by "More Fun than Fuel".
It has nothing to do with
not having enough money!
It has everything to do with how you choose to spend it.
               So come on in. . . Let this be the start of your own amazing adventure!     
Cruising by the Statue of Liberty in your own boat. . . Wow!