Skipper Bob Publications

Cruising Guide Series

Skipper Bob Publications

Atlantic & Gulf ICW Guides

Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway

Skipper Bob Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway covers the 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.

26th Edition, updated annually. Also available in the Waterway Guide Mobile App.

Download electronic versions of NOAA’s charts to use along with this guide from NOAA’s interactive catalog.

Cruising the Gulf Coast

Skipper Bob Cruising the Gulf Coast covers the 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.

18th edition, updated annually. 

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Marinas Along the Intracoastal Waterway

Skipper Bob Marinas Along the Intracoastal Waterway covers 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, 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.

25th edition, updated annually.

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Canal Guides

Cruising the New York Canal System

Skipper Bob Cruising the New York Canal System provides 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.

25th edition, updated annually. 

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Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals

Skipper Bob Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals is 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.

24th edition, updated annually. 

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Cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway

Skipper Bob Cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway covers the cruising characteristics of the Trent-Severn Waterway 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 service.

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.

22nd edition, updated annually. 

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Great Lakes & Chicago to Mobile Guides

Cruising from Chicago to Mobile

Skipper Bob Cruising from Chicago to Mobile covers 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.

18th edition, updated annually. 

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Planning Guides

Bahamas Bound

Skipper Bob Bahamas Bound is 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.

20th edition, updated annually. Also available in the Waterway Guide Mobile App.

Download electronic versions of NOAA’s charts to use along with this guide from NOAA’s interactive catalog.

Cruising America's Great Loop

Cruising America's Great Loop 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. This publication was formerly titled "Skipper Bob The Great Circle Route."

18th edition. Also available in the Waterway Guide Mobile App.

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Cruising Comfortably on a Budget

Skipper Bob Cruising Comfortably on a Budget covers 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.

15th edition. Also available in the Waterway Guide Mobile App.

Download electronic versions of NOAA’s charts to use along with this guide from NOAA’s interactive catalog.

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