Hello and Welcome! My name is John, and I'm here to tell you about the safest, longest and
most amazingly incredible boating adventure on the planet.
      How long is it? Well, the
Nile River as you probably know, is the longest river in the world at 4,100
miles. America's Great Loop is (at a minimum)
1,500 miles longer than the Nile! This voyage is all made
possible by a series of safe, protected inland lakes and rivers, waterways and canals that are connected to
give us one fantastic continuous navigable route around the entire eastern portion of North America. You
can make this voyage entirely on the "American" side, or with Passport in hand, you can extend your
voyage to a wonderful 6,100 miles by including Canada and Canada's wonderful Heritage Canals.
      My first voyage around the Loop was in 1971. That was long before any books, blogs, Internet,
Websites, or even GPS. Since then, I have completed the Great Loop 8 times in 6 different size and type
vessels both sail and power. I made each voyage with the goal of "More Fun than Fuel".
      Now, I'm here to let you know what I've learned along the way.
      On this site you will learn about the best boat options, best equipment options, and about the routes
and all the best route options. I tell you about the best detours, side trips, and things you will want to see
and do along the way. Whales (for example) on America's Great Loop! Did you know you can see the giant
Blue Whales cruising the Loop? You can, and you can do it without having to go out to sea!
      
      So, get comfortable, get your favorite beverage, and come along with me and discover exactly how
you can make this voyage safely, comfortably and confidently. Oh yes! I'll even tell you how to make this
journey on a very frugal budget.
                                                                                                                                                                         -  Capt John
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America's Great Loop
Imagine. . .  Spending 6 months, a year, or longer living and cruising on your very own boat for more than 5,600
miles through 22 States (or more), on the safest most scenic, exciting and continuous waterway in the world. It is
absolutely the boating adventure of a lifetime.  Boaters from all over the world come to America to make this voyage. . .
And for us, it is right here in our own backyards!
      Here's the place you can learn ALL about it - as well as what it might cost you to cruise it.
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America's Great Loop - It's where you will
find your smile!
And we can't wait for you to join us!
You bring your own Boat.
We show you the way!
This website gives you:
1. The Great Loop (leg by leg) route
2. Maximum Boat size restrictions
3. Minimum Fuel range requirements
4. Bridge Heights & water depths
5. Best places to stop, stay & linger
6. Best route and side trip options
7. Best boat options for cruising the
Loop
8. Costs of cruising the Loop
9. Tips on frugal voyaging
10. Living aboard secrets to make
your voyage safe, comfortable,
stress free and fun!
You have just dropped your anchor at the very most popular Great Loop boating website on the Internet.
This is where over 4 million boaters have found the best and most complete information
about how to plan & prepare for living aboard & cruising
America's Great Loop.
Congratulations!
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This website went public in 1993.  It is the oldest, longest running "Great Loop and boating - cruising" website on the Internet. The motivation for starting
this website was simply to 'spread the word' about this amazing journey. We felt passionate about telling every boater in America about this little known and
remarkable boating adventure, that was right here in our own backyards! Now, with over 4 million visitors, and a little help from our readers and the USACE just
south of Chicago, we have good information and estimates that indicate over 600 boaters a year are now making this voyage. We want to make it 6,000!

                                                     If this is your dream. . . You can live it!
Sailboat or Trawler?
Big or Small?
You can do this in most any
safe, suitable, seaworthy
live aboard cruising vessel.
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