Welcome to The Boat Galley!
Our cruising guides, references, and courses make:
✔ Learning to live on a boat less overwhelming
✔ Cooking on a boat less stressful
✔ Record-keeping and officialdom less intimidating
✔ Cruising the ICW, Bahamas, & Florida easier
We are a group of six liveaboard cruisers who are driven to make boat life better.
👉When we get frustrated, we innovate!
We radically reinvented the cruising guide and developed boat-friendly reference books and cheat sheets.
👉When we learn, we share!
Get all our tips and tricks through affordable, self-paced online courses.
Discover how we can make your boat life better.
Making Cruising the ICW, Bahamas, & Florida Easier
With our revolutionary cruising guides, immediately know where to go for anything you need.
✔ A protected anchorage
✔ The name of that bridge, when it opens, and how to contact it
✔ Fuel • Propane • Water • Other services
We make it easy for you.
Making Learning to Live on a Boat Less Overwhelming
Our online courses and quick references will help you with all the everyday stuff that you need to know when you move onto a boat.
✔ Living with a tiny refrigerator
✔ Where and how to store everything
✔ Etiquette at the marina and in the anchorage
✔ Using a VHF radio
. . . and so much more.
We de-mystify it all so you'll feel like an old pro in no time.
Making Cooking on a Boat Less Frustrating
We understand the frustrations of cooking on a boat:
✔ Smaller counters, stove, refrigerator and storage
✔ Longer times between shopping -- and no nearby store if you run out of something
✔ Limited power and water
We've got the resources you need to make it easy.
Making Record-Keeping and Officialdom Less Intimidating
We've got you covered, whether it's:
✔ Buying a new boat
✔ Documenting your travels
✔ Checking into a marina
✔ Cruising foreign countries
✔ Coast Guard or local law enforcement inspections
What People Say
This is perfect for keeping all our important documents neat and in one place
Like most things related to the Boat Galley it’s far and away the best review of an outboard.
Review of 1st Edition: Well constructed and well organized tips for the ICW. The section on bridges was invaluable and has definitely made our trip flow better than it would’ve otherwise.
I love this quick reference. This will be great to have on hand for me to find inlets and anchorages. Easy to flip through while skippering the boat. I look forward to exploring with this in hand.
Going for the first time? You're positively nuts if you don't spend the few $ to read this course end-to-end! It's just that simple, really. Definitive, fast, reliable information updated regularly. What's not to love?
A handy plastic coated reference sheet. Tri folded so it can be opened to the most needed page or just stored in a more compact way. Very handy information when you need it. I would recommend to all.
Awesome gift. Has everything you need to be able to keep up with the daily/yearly task of boat maintenance. Also some really cool additional features of wave vs wind etc...
I am so glad I took this course! The knowledge I gained about cruising etiquette was invaluable. I already feel more secure about beginning our cruising journey.
A great course that is very informational and thought provoking on organizing a boat.
I loved this course as a future cruiser (I have not purchased my boat yet) this is great information to help me understand the thought and methodology.
I'm so glad I found your site. Have been listening to the podcasts and just down-loaded the spreadsheet. This is a game-changer. Thanks for sharing how you organize and stock your galley.
Dual watch, DSC, mayday calls ... all de-mystified. I had to look in the user manual for my own VHF radio for which buttons to push, but this course taught me what the VHF can do for me, and how and why.
This was such a helpful - and reassuring - introduction to the world of eating well with tiny and limited refrigeration options onboard. I can't wait to get back in the galley!
I love this cookbook so much that I have one at home and one on our boat in Mexico. I’ve given them as gifts to fellow cruisers and landlubbers alike, most recently as a wedding gift. Solid recipes, sometimes as starting points, and the substitutions and ideas are invaluable on land or sea. Great for old salts and young adults alike!
We cruise on a small sailboat 70% of the year. We have a small 12V refrigerator for absolute necessities only. Reading Carolyn's book gave us ideas we hadn't even thought of! A must have for Boater's, RV'ers, off the grid living, Campers, Backpackers etc
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