Cruising Guides Program
Whether venturing into waters unknown or needing to update the guides you have, ABA can save you 10-20% on your cruising guides. Join today for Only $15!!! and save the cost of your membership with the savings you'll get on the cruising guides, plus enjoy all of the ABA Member Benefits 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.
ABA Cruising Guide Discounts
ABA members receive a 20% discount when they purchase any Waterway Guide edition. The only cruising guide of its kind that is updated annually by experienced on-the-water cruising editors, Waterway Guide is the trusted resource for timely, mile-by-mile navigational information, helpful aerial photographs with white-lined routes, and comprehensive data on more than 3,500 marinas along the East Coast waterways. Waterway Guide's six editions—Great Lakes, Northern, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic ICW, Southern and Bahamas – cover the coastal waters from Maine to Florida, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes and the Great Loop Cruise of America’s inland waterways.
Each guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded “Goin’ Ashore” articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.
WATERWAY GUIDE Great Lakes
WATERWAY GUIDE’s Great Lakes edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Great Lakes and the inland portions of the Great Loop Cruise from New York to the Great Lakes and from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico.
WATERWAY GUIDE Northern
WATERWAY GUIDE’s Northern edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Atlantic coast from Cape May through Maine, as well as the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and Cape Cod Bay.
WATERWAY GUIDE Chesapeake Bay
WATERWAY GUIDE’s Chesapeake edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay and the Delmarva Atlantic coast from Cape May to Norfolk.
WATERWAY GUIDE Atlantic ICW
WATERWAY GUIDE’s Atlantic ICW edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, VA to the Florida border.
WATERWAY GUIDE Southern
WATERWAY GUIDE’s Southern edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring Florida’s East coast, the St. John’s River, the Okeechobee Waterway, the Keys, Florida’s West coast and the Gulf of Mexico to Brownville, Texas.
WATERWAY GUIDE Bahamas
Waterway Guide Bahamas edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.
Lakeland Boating's Ports O' Call Books
ABA members receive a 10% discount on Lakeland Boating's Ports O' Call books. They remain the most comprehensive full-color cruising guides on the market for Great Lakes boaters and travelers. These fun-to-read guides offer more than 300 pages packed with information on each lake's port towns and the attractions and amenities found there, including restaurants, tourist and historical sites, marinas and more. A different book is available for each of the Great Lakes.
Designed with amusement in mind, the Ports O' Call guides demonstrate the diversity of the area - from cultural and commercial meccas to pristine natural parks. Each spiral-bound cruising guide has four-color aerial shots of each harbor with waypoints and a perforated NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) chart in the front.