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Florida Gulf Coast Quick Reference Cruising Guide

Florida Gulf Coast Quick Reference Cruising Guide

Dry Tortugas to Mobile, AL

Make Florida Gulf Coast cruising EASY with fast answers to all your "where" questions

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Make cruising the Florida Gulf Coast easy -- know exactly where to find everything you need.

A traditional cruising guide isn't designed for quick answers!

Instead of reading through pages of text, use our revolutionary new Quick Reference to easily find WHERE . . . 

  • Is the nearest anchorage with N (E, S, or W) protection

  • To get fuel, water, or a haul out

  • There's a grocery store . . . propane . . . an ATM

  • And more!

Separate area-by-area tables for the Florida Gulf Coast let you quickly find just what you need:

  • anchorages including wind/wave protection directions, depth, current, swell, and availability of places to walk dogs

  • marinas, with phone numbers and available services

  • fuel, propane, water, grocery stores, laundry, showers, and pump outs

  • cuts and navigation alerts

  • haulout facilities including maximum beam

What's Inside

An invaluable supplement to traditional cruising guides

ANCHORAGES -- Easily locate a suitable anchorage by scanning down the column for the forecast wind direction. You can also check the depth, holding, current, swell, and access for dog walking. Anchorage names are those used by Active Captain and thus can be easily found with the AC overlays on Garmin, Navionics, and Aqua Map.

SERVICES -- Quickly find the closest location for the types of stores and services you need.

BRIDGES -- Easily find the height, opening schedule, how to contact, and any special notes with similar tables, all arranged in order.

OTHER SECTIONS — Our Cockpit Quick Reference Guide also contains similar detailed, easy-to-use pages on INLETS, FREE DOCKS, NAV ALERTS,  and HAULOUT FACILITIES.

BONUS REFRESHERS on dredging and horn signals.

Recently Updated

Printed October 2022.

Print Features for Ease of Use

Bright, easy-to-read subject tabs, organized first by topic and then by island group, island, town, or anchorage so you can quickly find the information you need.

Special matte paper reduces glare when used in the sun.

Ultra-durable, waterproof paper resists tearing, crumpling, and discoloration from sunscreen, petroleum products, and other chemicals. Designed to be kept in the cockpit, even with rain or splashes.

Lays flat for easy reference.

Large enough that info can easily be read yet small enough to be conveniently stored. No tiny print!

May be easily wiped clean if dirty.

Designed in the USA. Printed in the USA on American-made recyclable synthetic paper using environmentally-friendly soy-based inks at a facility that is completely wind-powered. Minimal packaging.

68 pages.

PDF Features for Ease of Use

No need for a mailing address -- download immediately upon payment.

May download on more than one device used on a single boat (that is, can have on two tablets, or tablet and phone, IF used on the same boat). May not "give" copies to people on other boats.

Clickable links for all phone numbers and marina/boatyard websites.

The index makes it easy to jump from one section to another. Click on the "Bookmark" symbol on a phone or tablet. Then click on the section desired.

On a laptop or desktop, click on the "Bookmarks" symbol and a similar clickable index will appear:

The tabs on each page are also clickable to jump to another section.

Available to download immediately from your purchase confirmation. Read on any electronic device with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Designed in the US.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
MaryAllison W.
Great guide for the gulf coast and Bahamas!

Updated and super helpful for places to stop at night while heading down the coast of west Florida.

Paul T.

If you have spent time cruising S Florida and the Bahamas you’ve probably amassed a small library of resources to aid along the way. Well, now you’ve got a single resource for all important information from Anchorages and Water Depths to Marinas and Services.

Dennis W.

I was disappointed in the anchorages section. The locations were very vague and names may not correspond to names on a chart. Precise location is very important when anchoring in Florida’s generally very shallow waters.

Our anchorage names are all Active Captain names, as almost all nav programs have the option of an Active Captain overlay, and thus these are the most 'universal' names. Otherwise, each company has its own names.

As new editions come out, we are making a big effort to show that these are Active Captain names, and how to find them in nav programs.