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The American Great Loop – Adventure Map

We originally intended to pursue the Loop over 2-3 years, taking it quite slowly.  When it gets too cold to boat, we’d put the boat in storage and return to our RV-home waiting for us in the warmth of the south.

Reality has been – we just love living aboard & cruising in our boat, and are finding even an slower pace of travel is suiting us better. After 12-years of nomadic travels, we were ready for more relaxation. We find we love actively cruising for a couple of weeks, anchoring out along the way. And then finding our next cool coastal city with a marina with easy access to stuff and a great monthly rate.

At our pace, it may be a decade before we complete the loop, or maybe we don’t at all.

Quality of life is our goal, not ‘earning’ the right to purchase a gold flag from a corporate entity.

But, we’re still documenting the loop itself for now – despite likely taking many side trips. The red line are stops we’ve already completed, and the blue line are upcoming intentions (dates are approximate – we live on NST: Nomadic Standard Time).

Click on the area of the map you’re interested in to start browsing our travelogues & videos about each stop

     

    LocationArrivalDeparture
    1Burnt Store Marina, United StatesMar 13, 2017Apr 26, 2017
    2Captiva, United StatesApr 28, 2016May 3, 2016
    3Sanibel, United StatesMay 4, 2017May 5, 2017
    4Fort Myers, United StatesMay 5, 2017Aug 3, 2017
    5Fort Myers Beach, United StatesAug 3, 2017Aug 5, 2017
    6Lee County, United StatesAug 6, 2017Aug 7, 2017
    7Naples, United StatesAug 7, 2017Aug 9, 2017
    8Naples, United StatesAug 9, 2017Aug 10, 2017
    9Marco Island, United StatesAug 10, 2017Aug 11, 2017
    10Marco Island, United StatesAug 11, 2017Aug 12, 2017
    11Collier County, United StatesAug 12, 2017Aug 13, 2017
    12Collier County, United StatesAug 13, 2017Aug 15, 2017
    13Collier County, United StatesOct 16, 2017Oct 16, 2017
    14Monroe County, United StatesAug 16, 2017Aug 17, 2017
    15Monroe County, United StatesAug 17, 2017Aug 18, 2017
    16Monroe County, United StatesAug 18, 2017Aug 19, 2017
    17Marathon, United StatesSep 22, 2017Sep 30, 2017
    18Marathon, United StatesAug 19, 2017Oct 23, 2017
    19Islamorada, United StatesOct 23, 2017Oct 24, 2017
    20Islamorada, United StatesOct 24, 2017Oct 26, 2017
    21Tavernier, United StatesOct 26, 2017Nov 1, 2017
    22Key Largo, United StatesNov 1, 2017Nov 2, 2017
    23Key Largo, United StatesNov 2, 2017Nov 2, 2017
    24Homestead, United StatesNov 2, 2017Nov 6, 2017
    25Miami, United StatesNov 6, 2017Apr 2, 2018
    26North Miami, United StatesApr 3, 2018Apr 4, 2018
    27Fort Lauderdale, United StatesApr 4, 2018Apr 5, 2018
    28Boca Raton, United StatesApr 5, 2018Apr 7, 2018
    29Palm Beach, United StatesApr 6, 2018Apr 9, 2018
    30Hobe Sound, United StatesApr 9, 2018Apr 10, 2018
    31Fort Pierce, United StatesApr 12, 2018Jun 5, 2018
    32Vero Beach, United StatesJun 7, 2018Jun 8, 2018
    33Vero Beach, United StatesJun 5, 2018Jun 7, 2018
    34Melbourne, United StatesJun 8, 2018Jun 12, 2018
    35Satellite Beach, United StatesJun 12, 2018Jun 14, 2018
    36Merritt Island, United StatesJun 14, 2018Jun 15, 2018
    37Titusville, United StatesJun 15, 2018Jun 16, 2018
    38Volusia County, United StatesJun 16, 2018Jun 17, 2018
    39New Smyrna Beach, United StatesJun 17, 2018Jul 25, 2018
    40Marineland, United StatesJul 25, 2018Aug 2, 2018
    41St. Augustine, United StatesAug 2, 2018Aug 12, 2018
    42Ponte Vedra Beach, United StatesAug 12, 2018Aug 13, 2018
    43Jacksonville, United StatesAug 13, 2018Aug 14, 2018
    44Jacksonville, United StatesAug 14, 2018Aug 16, 2018
    45Jacksonville, United StatesAug 16, 2018Mar 1, 2019

    What is the Great Loop?

    It’s a circumnavigation of the eastern part of the US by waterways.  It’s approximately 6000 miles (plus many opportunities for side trips). It’s typically followed seasonally – winter in the warmth of Florida, spring traveling up the ICW, summer in NY and Canada and then fall heading down the riverways of the mid west. Many loopers complete it in a year.

    Here’s the official map as published by the American Great Loop Cruisers Association:

    Boating Videos: