Skipper Bob Publications

Cruising Guide Series

Skipper Bob Publications

Atlantic & Gulf ICW Guides

Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway

Best anchorages, free docks, bridge and lock restrictions, waterway problem areas, lowest marina and fuel prices from the Troy, NY to Key West, FL. Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes.

Includes the Hudson River, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, Potomac River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West, Okeechobee Waterway and the St. Johns River.   

18th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 126 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising the Gulf Coast Updated!

Best anchorages, bridge and lock restrictions, free docks, marinas, shopping and places to stop from Brownsville, TX to Flamingo, FL along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes and lowest marina and fuel prices. 

Areas covered include Corpus Christi, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers.    

10th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 101 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

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 including information on courtesy cars, propane, shopping, CNG, approach depth, number of transient slips, phone numbers, approach directions and much more.

Covers from the Hudson River to Key West, FL, including the St. Johns River and the Okeechobee Waterway.

17th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 120 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Canal Guides

Cruising the New York Canal System Updated!

All the information to enjoy cruising the New York Canal System. Depth and height restrictions, lock locations and characteristics, where to stop and what to expect, places to stay at no charge with water and electric, and where to find free pump outs! Also covers the history of all four canals, including historical sites and places to shop today.

Includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

17th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 76 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals Updated!

A complete guide on how to plan a summer cruise of the exciting Rideau and Richelieu Canals in Canada, which can include stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. What charts and guides to get, fees to expect, where to stop, what cities to visit and when to go.

Includes information on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa River, Saint Lawrence River, Richelieu River, Chambly Canal and Lake Champlain. Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec.

16th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 87 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising the Trent-Severn Canal, Georgian Bay and North Channel Updated!

Cruising characteristics of the Trent-Severn Canal in Canada. List and prices for all required charts, fees, services available, where to stay, historical information, sites to see, and much more. Marina locations with information on fuel and pump out.

In addition, anchorages and highlights of the Georgian Bay and its 30,000 islands, the North Channel, and the northern part of Lake Huron to the Straits of Mackinac.

14th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 87 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Great Lakes & Chicago to Mobile Guides

Cruising From Chicago to Mobile

Cruising the Inland River system from Chicago on Lake Michigan to Mobile, AL on Mobile Bay.  Information on anchorages, free docks, marinas, bridge and lock restrictions, and navigational concerns for this route. 

Includes the Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, Tombigbee and Mobile Rivers, as well as the Tenn-Tom Waterway.

9th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 101 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising Lake Erie

Cruising characteristics of Lake Erie, including Lake St. Clair. Covers description of harbor area with location of marinas for cruisers, local shopping, anchorages, and interesting tourist sites. Also provides required charts with sources and pricing, other optional reading material, Lake Erie precautions, route planning and much more.

3rd Edition

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 120 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising Lake Michigan

Cruising Lake Michigan, including Green Bay. Information on ports and harbors with approach waypoints, and descriptions of harbors with location of anchorages, marinas, shopping, and local attractions.

Includes Green Bay, Grand Traverse Bay, the Lake Michigan islands and all major harbors on Lake Michigan.

3rd Edition

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 143 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising Lake Ontario

Information on ports, harbors, anchorages, marinas, shopping, local attractions, and distances to harbors with GPS coordinates at the entrance to each harbor. Also provides information about the Canadian National Park Islands and NY State Park marinas.

Includes the Thousand Islands, Toronto Islands and the Bay of Quinte as well as all major harbors on Lake Ontario.

4th Edition

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 104 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Planning Guides

Bahamas Bound

A step by step planning guide to get you ready to make the crossing to the Bahamas. Who should consider going? What type of vessel? How can you outfit your vessel for the Bahamas to save money and enjoy the trip? Also provides information on planning where to go and stay for the most comfort and safety, a complete list of marinas with current long-term and transient rates, and a list of cruising guides and charts required with pricing and sources.

Cruising characteristics of both the Abacos and the Exumas.

12th Edition, Updated Annually

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 94 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Cruising Comfortably on a Budget

Living and cruising on a boat in the coastal waters of the Eastern United States. What kind of boat to buy, how to outfit it, where to go and stay, and how to live comfortably, all on a budget. Tips on saving thousands of dollars while cruising the East Coast, Bahamas, Great Lakes and the Inland water system.

13th Edition

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 100 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Great Circle Route

Cruising the Great Circle Route up the East Coast, across the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and Tenn-Tom Canal to the Gulf Coast, and across the Gulf Coast to Florida. Discusses what charts and cruising guides you need, how to schedule the trip, what to expect and when and where to go. Alternative routes via the Great Lakes are also outlined in detail.  Everything you need to plan this exciting voyage!

13th Edition

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 109 pages

Also available in E-Book format for your PC.

Nautical Reading

Seven Miles an Hour

Witty, but to the point. This book, by Don Wallace, gives the reader the basic concept of what you will go through when deciding to buy a boat and live aboard. Filled with excellent advice and true stories about their experiences; you'll chuckle, stare in disbelief, and think hard about what you read. Mostly you learn about the freedom of living on a boat.

Color photographs bring the experience to life and Appendix 1 provides basic information on buying a boat and outfitting it for cruising.

Excellent read for anyone interested in boating!

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 153 pages.

Special Publication

Military Marinas on the Great Circle Route

Military marinas that can accommodate vessels in the 35-45' range along the waterways of the Great Circle Route. Rates, phone numbers, GPS position, and distance to commissary/PX. To use these marinas the vessel owner is required to have a valid military ID card. Copies of this publication will be forwarded via E-mail as a PDF file at no charge. Request a copy of "Military Marinas" from skipperbob@skipperbob.net. Pease provide your current status and branch of service.

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