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ABA Cruising Destinations

Making plans for your next cruise...or dreaming of living aboard your boat full time? As an ABA member, you'll get complete reports on cruising destinations nationwide. Plus, read about (and chat with) the Anderson family, who packed up three kids in their Durbeck 46 and sailed off on a two-year odyssey.

Join today for Only $15!!! a year and enjoy these informative and fun-to-read reports, plus all of the ABA Member Benefits designed for boaters and boating enthusiasts like you. And every time you use them, you'll not only benefit personally, you'll help support ABA's mission to promote boating safety, affordability, growth, and a clean environment. Planning a cruising expedition? Don't cast off without ABA!

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ABA Cruising Destinations

At some point in our lives, all but the most committed landlubbers among us have dreamed of a life at sea. Our Cruising Destinations are designed to introduce the cruising aspirer to the experienced veteran of point-to-point cruising. Learn about living aboard a boat full-time and long-distance cruising from people for whom it is a way of life. Chat with Mike Anderson, a fellow member who actually lived the dream! Read about fascinating destinations for the part- and full-time cruiser.

Here's a sample listing of the Cruising Destinations you can access when you join ABA

  • Atlantis - Paradise Found in the Bahamas
  • Annapolis: A Chesapeake Bay Boating Paradise
  • Bath, Maine: A Maritime Museum & Much More
  • Bermuda: A World-Class Boating Destination
  • Canal Barging in France
  • Cape Cod
  • Cape Fear River, NC
  • Charleston Charms Boaters Who Never Want To Leave
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Chicago: A Lake Michigan Lure
  • Erie Canal – A Cruiser's Journal
  • The Erie Canal & More: New York State Offers a Great Introduction to Canal Cruising
  • Florida's Okeechobee Waterway
  • Galveston/Houston Area
  • Great Lakes – Simple Great Freshwater Cruising (Overview)
  • Great Lakes – Lake Huron
  • Great Lakes – Lake Michigan
  • Gulf of Mexico & the Gulf Coast of Florida
  • Intracoastal Waterway (Overview)
  • Intracoastal Waterway – From Virginia to Florida
  • Intracoastal Waterway – Florida
  • Lake Jocassee - South Carolina
  • Lake Mead: Read This & Reap a Great Boating Trip
  • Lake Texoma: A Two-State Like to Love
  • Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks: Heartland Boating Fun
  • Boaters Love Lake Powell
  • Boating Lake Tahoe
  • Newport, Rhode Island – A Boating Mecca
  • New York State Canal System
  • North Carolina Waterway
  • San Diego, California: Soaking Up So. California Sun (and Boating)
  • The Waters (and Streets) of San Francisco
  • Boaters Book It To Savannah, Georgia
  • Boating Seattle
  • Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia – Head for the Mountains
  • South Carolina Waterway
  • St. Kilda Islands
  • Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
  • Wisconsin's Winnebago System: Boating Beats RVing Any Day
  • Chartering in the U.S. Virgin Islands
 
 
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