Why do you need a Cruising Guide?
NOTE: Our Cruising Guides now have a new look and feel on the covers! However, the information inside has not changed. We will let you know when new editions are released with major updates.
It's like having a friend in every port. You can always find out where it is, how to get in and out, what to expect when you get there and who to call if you need something. And dozens of other things as well.
Our guides aren't the fanciest ones on the shelf, but they cover everything you need to know in a simple, easy to read (no matter how tired or seasick you are) and just cover the necessities. No history lessons, recipes, ads in the middle of something important, or super shiny paper that is hard to see in the dark. They show you a detailed but simple sketch of the area of interest, a page full of details on entering the harbor and local info, and are absolutely crammed with all kinds of extra info in the back. Like what? Like lists of stuff you need on board, translations for nautical and land words, radio nets, marine life identification, marina waypoints and phone numbers, and on and on and on....
You can look up the same info online somewhere, but who wrote it? Are you certain they really went there, or are they sitting in a recliner somewhere covered in cookie crumbs, a 1000 miles from the ocean? If five different people explain a place to you, you will get five different versions. With our cruising guides, you know the same person (me) wrote about it every time. You will learn to think I'm really good at this, or not so good. Either way, you will have the same perspective, every time.
Just like your best friend.
"The first thing I did to prepare for my third Pacific crossing... was the same thing I did for the first two... to make sure my Charlie's Charts were in order!" Captain Fatty Goodlander