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Cruising & Chartering
Ahhh, living the dream! But what's it really like? What do I need to know?
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What’s it REALLY like to cruise on a tight budget and try to make money as you go? Elena’s Cruising Story tells it as it is. [More] Cruising Stories: Elena | Sailing Kittiwake
Making the transition to cruising the Caribbean isn’t always as simple as “sailing off into the sunset” implies. How one mom has adjusted! [More] Cruising Stories: “H” Draper | Fille de Joie
Checklist of the critical documents and six other items that you need if you intend to take your boat to the Bahamas. Be ready to go! [More] Taking Your Boat To The Bahamas: Checklist
Jack Webb’s cruising story is that of a bad night on the Bahamas Banks. An experienced singlehanding cruiser, he still learned several lessons. [More] Cruising Stories: Jack Webb | Drifter
Mark and Jennifer Prince began cruising just over a year ago, and here, they contrast their second year with their first. That first year was tough, but things have smoothed out considerably! [More] Cruising Stories: Mark & Jennifer Prince | Luna Sea
Suky’s “Cruising Story” is a short one, but heartfelt. Was she nuts to buy a 41′ boat to cruise (and offer learning charters on) singlehandedly? [More] Cruising Stories: Suky Cannon | Shambala
Charlie & Melody Cook sold their house, bought a boat and took off cruising all in a few short months, learning as they went. This is their story of the frustrations, triumphs and wonderful moments. [More] Cruising Stories: Melody & Charlie Cook | No Worries
The cruising community is a wonderful, helpful, uplifting place. The reaction to this year’s hurricanes proves it, but random acts of kindness happen every day. [More] The Cruising Community
A cruising couple finds that the beauty of cruising the Bahamas is not only in the stunning white sand beaches and infinite shades of clear blue water. [More] Cruising Stories: Cory Nickerson & Mendy Dixon | In the Mood