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Bahamas
The Abaco Guide The Abaco Guide
A Cruising Guide to the Northern Bahamas Including Grand Bahama, the Bight of Abaco, and the Abacos
by Stephen J. Pavlidis, Stephen Pavlidas

Stephen Pavlidis has spent many years in the Bahamas. His guide info is virtually faultless. His charts are the best and amazingly accurate.

The Cruising Guide to Abaco, Bahamas: 2001 The Cruising Guide to Abaco, Bahamas: 2001
by Steve Dodge, Jon Dodge, Jeff Dodge

If you're going to the Abacos, this is really all you need and it would be useful even if you're not on a boat. The author has included routes and GPS waypoints for all the 6' draft routes you'll likely need.

Abaco Life's Guide to the Abacos Abaco Life's Guide to the Abacos
by Jim Kerr

Abaco Life's Guide to the Abacos is a comprehensive, 4"x9" book containing 100 pages of maps, regional descriptions, information and listings on accommodations, marinas, boat rentals, restaurants, shopping, services, auto and cart rentals, tours etc.

The Bahamas Cruising Guide The Bahamas Cruising Guide
With the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2nd Edition
by Mathew Wilson

The best-selling, full-color Bahamas Cruising Guide, covering the entire 700-island chain, has been fully revised, with 64 more pages.

On and Off the Beaten Path On and Off the Beaten Path
The Central and Southern Bahamas Guide : From South Florida to the Turks and Caicos
by Stephen J. Pavlidis
The Exuma Guide The Exuma Guide
A Cruising Guide to the Exuma Cays : Approaches, Routes, Anchorages, Dive Sights, Flora, Fauna, History, and Lore of the Exuma Cays
by Stephen J. Pavlidis

Loaded with carefully researched sketch charts and local knowledge, this guide is the most current and comprehensive cruising guide available to the magnificent Exuma Cays.

The Turks and Caicos Guide The Turks and Caicos Guide
A Cruising Guide to the Turks and Caicos Islands
by Stephen J. Pavlidis
Canada
A Cruising Guide to the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River A Cruising Guide to the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River
by Nicholas Tracy

"This reference guide leaves no stone unturned. The information ranges from the practical (availability of fresh provisions) to the anecdotal, to the historical. A fine volume." - Daily News (Halifax)

Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide - Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide - Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island
by Ann Yeadon-Jones, Laurence Yeadon-Jones

Great graphic presentation of harbor diagrams, and every possible anchorage.

Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia
Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound to Broughton Archipelago and Blunden Harbour
by Don Douglass, Reanne Hemingway-Douglass
Caribbean
The Cruising Guide to Cuba The Cruising Guide to Cuba
by Simon Charles

The "Cruising Guide To Cuba" covers in great detail in a first person narrative the entire coast and all of the coastal cities, ports, and harbors, i.e., about ninety percent of what is worth seeing in Cuba.

The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South
by Bruce Van Sant

This updated guide is considered the "Bible" by many cruising yachtsmen traveling between Florida and Venezuela. Includes many sketchcharts and GPS coordinates, plus a wealth of information for the sailor who would rather take it slow and easy enroute to paradise.

Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean
Puerto Rico, the Passage Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands/1995
by Donald M. Street

An informative sailing guide with harbor guides and navigational charts.

2001-2002 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands 2001-2002 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands
by Nancy Scott, Simon Scott

This popular guide that has been assisting sailors and vacationers for two decades, includes full-color sketch charts and GPS coordinates, accompanied by aerial photography of anchorages, harbors and other favorite cruising sites. Also provided is the most up to date information on marina facilities, shoreside resorts, restaurants, shops, diving and snorkeling, provisioning and a variety of other useful information.

Virgin Anchorages Virgin Anchorages
by Simon Scott, Nancy Scott

This much requested book is an excellent companion to the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands. Featuring stunning, color, aerial photography, it captures 46 of the most popular anchorages in the Virgin islands. Graphic illustration overlays aid in navigation to show you where the reefs and rocks are and where you will find safe passage.

Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands Directory 2001-2002 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands Directory 2001-2002
by Chris Doyle

This new edition features updated color sketch charts with GPS coordinates. Covering the islands from Martinique south through Grenada, the guide includes all the latest information on everything from reefs to customs procedures to the best bars and restaurants. Also included is a 40 page color directory of services.

Puerto Rico, the Passage Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands Puerto Rico, the Passage Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands
by Donald M. Street

Street's Guides are the result of his 44 years of Caribbean experience--his first guide to the Virgin Islands (1964) has been expanded over the years to cover the entire eastern Caribbean. These guides give the mariner all the information needed to safely cruise the area, not only piloting information but also interesting background information on people, places and history.

Anguilla to Dominica Anguilla to Dominica
by Donald M. Street, Morgan B. MacDonald (Illustrator)

Including Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barts, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Redonda, Guadeloupe, and Dominica

Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean
Martinique to Trinidad
by Donald M. Street

Including Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Northern Grenadines, Southern Grenadines, Grenada, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Central America
Honduras and its Bay Islands - A Mariner's Guide Honduras and its Bay Islands - A Mariner's Guide
by Rick Rhodes (Illustrator), Julie Wright

The geography, natural resources, demographics and economy of Honduras and Its Bay Islands are addressed in this book. This cruising guide contains 55 GPS waypoints for harbor entries, and five city maps. Scuba diving, marinas, restaurants, other supplies and services, and navigational aspects in the Bay Islands and along the northwest coast of Honduras are also covered, and more.

The Panama Guide The Panama Guide
A Cruising Guide to the Isthmus of Panama
by Nancy Schwalbe Zydler, Tom Zydler

"For cruising sailors and Panama buffs alike, The Panama Guide is an excellent read and a vast source of knowledge." - Lonely Planet

Europe
The European Waterways : A Manual for First Time Users The European Waterways : A Manual for First Time Users
by Marian Martin

Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, signals, rules and regulations will find this book a blessing.

Cruising French Waterways, Third Edition Cruising French Waterways, Third Edition
by Hugh McKnight

This beautifully photographed handbook covers historical sites and scenic attractions, as well as shore facilities, repair yards, and much more.

Cruising Guide to the Turquoise Coasts of Turkey Cruising Guide to the Turquoise Coasts of Turkey
by Marcia Davock
Mexico
Cruising Guide to Belize and Mexico's Caribbean Coast (2nd Ed) Cruising Guide to Belize and Mexico's Caribbean Coast (2nd Ed)
by Freya Rauscher

Includes sketch charts, sailing directions and commentary on the various destinations.

The Complete Cruising Guide to the Middle Gulf The Complete Cruising Guide to the Middle Gulf
by Gerry Cunningham

Starting with Candelero Chico, this Guide overlaps the Cruising Guide to the Lower Gulf, covering the Baja coast , including the offshore islands of Carmen, Coronados, and San Marcos, thence north to Bahia de los Angeles and across the Midriff Islands to Bahia Kino on the mainland.

Cruising Guide to San Carlos Cruising Guide to San Carlos
by Gerry Cunningham

This is the best Gunkholing area in the entire Sea of Cortez, with 44 anchorages within 38 miles of the two marinas at San Carlos. The guide starts at Guaymas Harbor and runs north up the mainland coast to Bahia Kino and includes the southeast corner of Isla Tiburon and 3 anchorages where it overlaps the Cruising Guide to the Middle Gulf.

Cruising Guide to the Lower Gulf Cruising Guide to the Lower Gulf
by Gerry Cunningham

This Guide covers the east coast of Baja from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Escondido, where it overlaps the Cruising Guide to the Middle Gulf. It includes the anchorages on the islands of Cerralvo, Espiritu Santo, Partida, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Catalina, Monserrat, and San Cosme.

The Baja Adventure Book The Baja Adventure Book
by Walt Peterson

A where-to, how-to guide to one of the most interesting places on earth, describing the full spectrum of adventure available in Baja California, Mexico. Scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating, bicycling, and windsurfing are just some of the exciting activities covered. 

Baja Boater's Guide : The Sea of Cortez Baja Boater's Guide : The Sea of Cortez
The Definitive Guide for the Coastal Waters of Mexico's Baja California
by Jack Williams

This book is very in depth with excellent drawings and photos but is almost entirely about the Baja peninsula side of the Sea of Cortez

Pacific
The Pacific Crossing Guide The Pacific Crossing Guide
Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation in Association With the Ocean Cruising Club
by Michael Pocock (Editor)

This book will be invaluable for anyone planning a Pacific crossing, whether as part of a circumnavigation or merely to explore the Pacific islands.

Landfalls of Paradise Landfalls of Paradise
Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
by Earl R. Hinz

Landfalls of Paradise has remained the definitive guide for cruising the Pacific since its first edition in 1980. This fourth edition contains the most current information on customs and immigration procedures, together with revised harbor charts and updated descriptions of more than seventy-five ports of entry and many lesser harbors and anchorages.

Cruising Guide to Tahiti and the French Society Islands
by Marcia Davock, Julius M. Wilensky (Editor)
U.S. East Coast
The Cruising Guide to the New England Coast The Cruising Guide to the New England Coast
Including the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the Coast of New Brunswick, Twelfth Edition
by Robert C. Duncan, W. Wallace Fenn, Paul W. Fenn, Roger S. Duncan

The latest edition of the most complete, authoritative cruising guide to the northeastern coast has been thoroughly overhauled and expertly refitted.

Cruising Guide to Maine : Rockport to Eastport Cruising Guide to Maine : Rockport to Eastport (With Chart)
by Don Johnson, Sue Moesly
A Cruising Guide to Narragansett Bay and the South Coast of Massachusetts A Cruising Guide to Narragansett Bay and the South Coast of Massachusetts
Including Buzzard's Bay, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island
by Lynda Morris Childress, Patrick Childress (Contributor), Tina Martin, tin Martin, Tink Martin (Contributor)

"If you own a boat or live along the shores of Narragansett Bay... you need [this book]. This is an unqualified endorsement... Go out and buy this book now! You won't be sorry." - Rhode Island Boating

Cruising guide to the Hudson River, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River Cruising guide to the Hudson River, Lake Champlain & the St. Lawrence River
The Waterway from New York City to Montreal & Quebec City
by Alan McKibben, Susan McKibben
Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain Cruising Guide to New York Waterways & Lake Champlain
by Chris W. Brown, Claiborne S. Young (Editor)

The ideal guide for pleasure boaters interested in where to cruise in this popular Northeast cruising ground. Along with comprehensive descriptions of all the connected New York waterways - from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, from New York City to Montreal to the Thousand Islands - this book escorts boaters into fine marinas and secluded anchorages.

The Cruising Guide to the New York State Canal System The Cruising Guide to the New York State Canal System
by Northern Cartographic

A chart/map product. In addition to the usual waterway information, the guide has restaurants, parks, historic sites, the canalway trails, and other points of interest, which are shown with the same level of geographic accuracy.

A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters
by Donald Launer

This is the only book devoted exclusively to the over 400 miles of navigable waters of New Jersey. The book contains over 115 photographs and nautical charts.

Cruising the Chesapeake: A Gunkholer's Guide Cruising the Chesapeake: A Gunkholer's Guide
by Willliam H. Shellenberger

This is a very comprehensive and informative book for anyone interested in finding those hidden away spots in the coves.

Discovering the Tidal Potomac Discovering the Tidal Potomac
A Cruising Guide and Boating Reference
by Rick Rhodes (Photographer), Rolland Duncan (Illustrator), Julie Wright (Editor)

This is the only comprehensive boating guide devoted to the Potomac River. Five chapters discuss heritage, weather, navigation, boating skills and safety, leisure activities, and boating organizations and clubs along the Potomac River, while the other ten chapters divide and explore the river geographically.

The Intracoastal Waterway The Intracoastal Waterway
Norfolk to Miami, A Cockpit Cruising Handbook
by Jan Moeller, Bill Moeller (Contributor)

"Unlike any other publication, its format is simply a mile-by-mile listing of every bridge, anchorage, marina, shoal and obstruction... It's the best [money] you'll ever spend." - Practical Sailor

Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook
by John Kettlewell (Editor), Leslie Kettlewell (Editor)

This convenient guide covers the entire route in charts similar to AAA strip maps. The book is spiral bound so it lies flat while open and can easily be held in one hand or propped in front of the steering station

Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina
by Claiborne S. Young

Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina is the one and only guide for pleasure boaters devoted exclusively to the vast North Carolina coastline. Readers will find detailed and ultra-comprehensive descriptions of all waters, large, small or indifferent between the North Carolina - Virginia line and South Carolina.

Cruising Guide to Coastal South Carolina and Georgia Cruising Guide to Coastal South Carolina and Georgia
by Claiborne S. Young
Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida, 4th Ed Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida, 4th Ed
by Claiborne S. Young

Hailed by sailors as the standard and best guide on the subject. In this updated third edition, the reader will find firsthand information on water and port conditions including navigation depths and dockside facilities.

Cruising Guide to Western Florida Cruising Guide to Western Florida
by Claiborne S. Young

Thoroughly researched and updated firsthand by the author, "Cruising Guide to Western Florida: Fourth Edition" is the most detailed source available on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State's western shore.

Coastal Charts for Cruising Guide to Western Florida Coastal Charts for Cruising Guide to Western Florida
by Claiborne S. Young

This sturdy, reliable book contains all of the color navigation charts needed to find every marina, historical spot, and restaurant listed in its companion guidebook. With Claiborne Young's guide and book of charts, the cruising boater to western Florida will have everything covered.

A Cruising Guide to the Tennessee River A Cruising Guide to the Tennessee River
by Thomas W. Marian, Marian Rumsey, W. J. Rumsey

Also includes the Tenn-Tom Waterway, and Lower Tombigbee River

International Marine Light List and Waypoint Guide International Marine Light List and Waypoint Guide
Maine to Texas Including the Bahamas
by John Kettlewell, Leslie Kettlewell (Editor)

A perfect resource for programming GPS receivers and recognizing lighted navigation aids, this one-of-a-kind sourcebook puts essential navigational information culled from five separate government volumes into one convenient, easy-to-use package.

U.S. Gulf Coast
Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
by Claiborne S. Young

Called "a fine new guidebook, a bona fide keeper" by "Sailing" magazine, this guide offers thorough information on everything from the Pensacola Lighthouse in Florida to Tin Lizzie's restaurant in Louisiana. The thorough marina information is sure to make any scheduled stop a pleasant one.

U.S. Great Lakes
A Boating Guide to Western Lake Erie A Boating Guide to Western Lake Erie
by William Gordon, Mary Gordon

This book covers every port-of-call in Lake Erie from Vermilion west including Michigan, Canada and the Islands. Also included is a brief history of each area. It's design and format make it easy to use.

Lakeland Boating Ports Of Call Lake Erie and Lake St. Claire Lakeland Boating Ports Of Call Lake Erie and Lake St. Claire
by Lakeland Boating Magazine Editors

Full color aerial photos of each major harbor on Lake Erie and Lake St.Claire. Detailed information of each harbor and it's marinas, restaurants and emergency phone numbers. The marina's are listed and the amenities provided by each is listed. Historical background and many other interesting and important features brought to your attention in a enjoyable and easy to follow format.

Lakeland Boating Ports O'Call Lake Ontario Lakeland Boating Ports O'Call Lake Ontario
by Dave Wallace

Lakeland Boating magazine, your guide to the Great Lakes, has compiled the definitive cruising resource for Great Lakes boaters. With full-color aerials and charts for every harbor on the lake, these guides are an indispensable fount of information.

Lakeland Boating Ports O' Call Lake Huron Lakeland Boating Ports O' Call Lake Huron
Georgian Bay & the North Channel

Lakeland Boating magazine, your guide to the Great Lakes, has compiled the definitive cruising resource for Great Lakes boaters. With full-color aerials and charts for every harbor on the lake, these guides are an indispensable fount of information.

Lakeland Boating Ports O' Call Lake Michigan Lakeland Boating Ports O' Call Lake Michigan
by Marge Beaver, Chad C. Schlegel (Photographer), Randall W. Hess (Editor)

Lakeland Boating magazine, your guide to the Great Lakes, has compiled the definitive cruising resource for Great Lakes boaters. With full-color aerials and charts for every harbor on the lake, these guides are an indispensable fount of information.

Superior Way : A Cruising Guide to Lake Superior Superior Way : A Cruising Guide to Lake Superior
by Bonnie Dahl

Known as the bible for boating on Lake Superior, the entire book was updated during Bonnie's recent travels. This is a must for all vessels and trip planning. Wilderness charts, harbor maps and complete GPS information. Easy-to-use spiral-bound format. 416 pages.

U.S. West Coast
Small-Boat Cruising to Alaska Small-Boat Cruising to Alaska
by Leif G. Terdal

Small-Boat Cruising to Alaska is a gem of a book for anyone who dreams of sailing in the scenic waters of the Northwest. Author Leif Terdal does a first-rate job of presenting a comprehensive guide on what to expect, how to prepare, where to go, and what to see when setting sail for Southeastern Alaska.

A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound
Olympia to Port Angeles, including the San Juan Islands
by Miguel Scherer

"... should be all one needs... Easy to use... well designed... thorough." - Practical Sailor

Exploring the San Juan and Gulf Islands Exploring the San Juan and Gulf Islands
Cruising Paradise of the Pacific Northwest
by Don Douglass, Reanne Hemingway-Douglass

Includes details on every anchorage, waypoint and description in the area. If you plan to spend any time in Pacific Northwest waters, this book is a must have.

Boating and Diving Catalina Island Boating and Diving Catalina Island
by Bruce Wicklund

Detailed information on harbors, coves, dive sites, mooring anchoring, marine life, game and much more. Easy to use format and fold out map.

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California
Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
by Brian M. Fagan

Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide combines and updates two smaller, long-trusted regional books to provide seamless coverage of the entire California coast from just outside the Golden Gate Bridge to Mexico, with special attention given to the popular offshore islands between Point Conception and San Diego.

International Marine Light List and Waypoint Guide International Marine Light List and Waypoint Guide
Alaska to Panama, Including Hawaii
by John Kettlewell (Editor), Leslie Kettlewell

This navigational sourcebook lists the coordinates of major lights and buoys and provides detailed descriptions of lights, sound signals, and structures to help boaters recognize them by day or night. Ideal for programming GPS receivers, it lists waypoints alphabetically and groups them geographically.

 

Atlantic Pilot Atlas Atlantic Pilot Atlas
by James Clarke

The ocean voyager wants to know what weather, currents, and possible hazards to expect in every sector of the Atlantic: information that is graphically presented on pilot charts. Blending every Atlantic pilot chart with detailed route-planning advice, this comprehensive sourcebook distills information from government publications it costs twice as much to buy separately.

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