America's Great Loop Links
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When it comes to cruising America's Great Loop, you can leave your American Express card at home, but don't
leave the dock without the appropriate Skipper Bob publications.
 I only buy and use his "anchorage" publications
but you will probably want additional ones. At last print, all but one of Skipper Bob publications were still under $20.
Absolutely, you best bang for the buck.
   I have been a member of BoatUS and Sea\\Tow for as long as I can remember (and at my age, that's a long
time).  When you cruise the Loop, the BoatUS
Marina discounts will more than pay for your membership.
Towing & Rescue Insurance  -  Most likely if you need it, it won't just save you a few hundred, it will save you a
a thou$and or more and may in fact save your entire vessel and everything on it.
Note: When it comes to rescue, the Coast Guards' mission is to save lives, not boats. When they respond
to a rescue, if the situation is bad enough, they take you off your vessel and leave your boat behind. BoatUS
together with SeaTow may then become the only option you have to rescue or recover your boat.     
Both and offer on line NASBLA approved Boating Safety Courses. Most States
(if not all) along your Great Loop route require a boater to possess a Boating Education Certificate as proof of
having completed the course. The NASBLA approved courses are accepted everywhere.
The Trent site is a great source all the information you need to know about cruising Canada's
waterways and is a great source of information on boating the Trent Severn Waterway.
Great site.  If you are thinking of cruising Canada, (and you should be), this will probably put Canada on your trip  
planning route permanently.  What a wonder experience this is.  
Guys - Whatever you think is floating your boat when you have a female 1st Mate, for sure, it
takes more than just water. Cruising America's Great Loop requires living on a boat, and if you're
thinking this voyage is just a boat ride, you best expand your horizons and start thinking about the
needs and wants of your woman.
While this is a dream come true for many, I'm telling you, most men have no clue that their dream
can be her nightmare. Here are the ways to prevent that from happening!
Here's how to make sure this voyage means everything to her as it will for you!
You read this first. Then let her read it!
Click here, it is: >Keeping your 1st Mate Happy< cruising the Great Loop with a female!
This is it folks. . . Of course, the USCG has a lot of websites serving a lot of different purposes.
This link is for "Loopers". It provides links and resources for just about anything you want to know
regarding USCG services to boaters. Includes information about GPS, AIS, and much, much more.
It's Great information and lots of it.
Canada welcomes Americans arriving by boat as they always have - but there are different rules you need to
know in advance. Pat's Boating in Canada, tells you all about the laws, and gives you a heads up on all the
documents you might need to be aware of.
Got the Dream? Get the Book!
What else can we say? We are so convinced this book is the most
essential, informative and absolutely best book about cruising
America's Great Loop - We are offering a 100% Money Back
This website (for example) contains 35 pages. This book contains 300
pages. If you are "serious" about cruising America's Great Loop. This is the
"textbook" for cruising the Loop safely, comfortably and confidently!
It answers over 120 of the most important FAQs about cruising the Loop. It
provides over 100 valuable cruising Tips & money saving Suggestions. It
features 50 topics on "I wish someone had told me that".  And of course, it
covers the entire Great Loop route, as well as all the best route, boat and
equipment options. It is to the point, clearly written and easy to read. Buy it,
try it, and if you don't agree, there is a !00% money back guarantee on the
last page.
If your goal is to loose weight, join Weight Watchers. If your goal is to cruise the Loop, join the AGLCA.  There
is no better way to stay “in the Loop” than this.
If birds of a feather flock together, the AGLCA is the Loopers
nesting place -
and this is the place to get your "Looping Burgee"!
Regrettably, (yet understandably), there is a "Membership Fee" to get access to all the best information, but it's worth it  "if
you know you are going to cruise the Loop someday".
I love the people that run the AGLCA. They are a wonderful group
of people interested and dedicated to keeping Members informed, educated and motivated. I'm a life member!
                                           Be sure to tell them Capt. John sent you!
Great Loop - Great Links
From boating classes, to boats for sale. . . You can find just about anything you want or
need at this place. . . They train & certify Marine Surveyors and offer all kinds of Maritime
education courses. They also have vessels for sail, sale, and sell. They have powerboats
for sale too.
I am a firm believer the key to your total enjoyment cruising the Great Loop is
#1. owning a fuel efficient vessel, and #2. your ability to operate your vessel with
Are you planning on cruising America's Great Loop?
It is ONCE A MONTH only - and it is FREE!  We don't sell, trade, or give your email to
anyone. We also don't bombard your email with anything - but our "once a month
only" magazine.  It's a great way to keep informed & motivated.
Sailing Boating Cruising
2016 BOOK of the YEAR - America's Great Loop
All proceeds
from the sale of
Capt. John's books
go to benefit of
"Sailing Toward Sobriety"
- Cruising America's Great Loop - Once Around Is Not Enough -                                                                      - Cruising America's Great Loop - Once Around Is Not Enough -
America's Great Loop 2016 BOOK of the YEAR
The Great Loop
America's Great Loop is an amazing attainable and affordable adventure! However, it is only
affordable if you need and want it to be. This site concentrates on the more "affordable" options
of cruising the Loop. A good site with lots of pictures taken while cruising the Loop.
Anchor Publishing's Great Loop Books & reviews. This link provides information on
the 2016 Book of the Year and highlights Capt. John's "Once Around Is Not Enough" with
information about the book and it's author.
It is a fact filled site with lots of great "Great Loop" photos. Recommended if you are in
search of more information about "Once Around Is Not Enough" Capt John, or a bit of  
Great Loop history.
Sailing Toward Sobriety on America's Great Loop
"Sailing Toward Sobriety" is self funded Christian Ministry whose mission is to help those that "really
want to help themselves" in the struggle with Drug & Alcohol Addition. This is the primary beneficiary of
the Capt. John Jr & Sr "Find Your Anchor" Foundation.
Free to all participants who satisfactorily complete their Detox and remain Drug Free for a six month
training and Christian based rehabilitation program. Participants are then given the opportunity to take a
supervised cruise around the Great Loop or Caribbean without the ability of obtaining Drugs or Alcohol.
Your Great Loop Voyage
The Great Loop Voyage and the website IS FUN, SAFE, AFFORDABLE AND
AMAZING. This is one of our highest recommended sites. It is short, to the point and informative! Lots of great
information and lots of great pictures too.
The Great Loop
The Great Loop Voyage
Capt. John's Boating on a Budget
Great Loop - The Frugal Voyager
What floats your boat?
Is it money?
It's all about cruising on a frugal boat and budget.
This is not about "no money", this site is about
"smart money". It is about "more fun than fuel". It is
about being a safe, smart and practical boater!  
It doesn't have to be so much!
   Boats & Budgets come in more varieties than ice cream.
If you think $50 a day
(not including any Boat payments of course) for all your boat, fuel and boat
related expenses while living aboard and cruising thousands of miles sounds cheap - It's
not! It is simply being smart about how you choose to spend your money.
Give 3 boaters $100,000 each:  One will buy a $100,000 boat and have no money to go
cruising. Another will buy a $50,000 boat and have $50,000 left to go cruising. The other will
buy a $20,000 boat, stay out longer and have more fun than either of the other two.
This site
is for those that dream more about the voyage and not so much the boat.  
Riverboat History
Who said HISTORY has to be boring?  Not me!  This is a fun page full of fun & learning
pages covering 100 years of America's Riverboat History and the related things going on either as
a result of it, or going on around it.

For example: What was Mark Twain's connection to the Titanic?
What does Coca Cola, Lady Liberty and Geronimo have in common?
What was the real reason for the saying "Go West young Man. Go West!"
What did Abe Lincoln have to do with the River Boat?
In 1859 Congress approved a $600,000 Grant - For what?
Island Hopping"

Capt. John's
guide to
cruising the
safely, comfortably
and affordable!
This site includes America's Great Loop & the Caribbean!
Did you miss the "cruising Canada" portion of our website? If so, just click
on the Whale to learn all about the wonderful voyage through Canada.
This is truly a WHALE of an opportunity!
Cruising across Canada on the Trent Severn Canal is really a wonderful
experience. For those that do it, it is usually one of the TOP HIGHLIGHTS
of their Great Loop voyage!