Nine great books on everything from deciding to go cruising and how to do it to buying a boat and maintaining it, with a couple of “let’s dream about it” selections too. [More] 9 Great Books for the Soon-to-Be Cruiser
Books & DVDs
Some books and DVDs ignite the dream and others give you the skills to make the dream come true.
As my mom always told me, "If you can read, you can do anything!"
Five years planning. Two years around the world. How a family of five decided to head off cruising and made it happen. [More] Cruising Stories: Where the Magic Happens | Craven Family
If you care about the reefs, if you love to snorkel and dive, or if you just care about our planet, you owe it to yourself to see this movie. [More] Chasing Coral
Thinking of cruising with your kids, but stuck and confused when it comes to the idea of homeschooling? Kate Laird’s new book provides practical info to make it work for you and your kids! [More] Homeschool Teacher
New book by Lin Pardey — join them as they shake down the second boat they built — Taleisin — and then cruise her from California to New Zealand. [More] Taleisin’s Tales
A sailing adventure that gave her the strength to stand up to her abusive father. A true story. [More] fourteen
Great book! A fun read for anyone with a love of boats or living and working in a foreign country! [More] Sailing Down the Mountain
Tons of insight on all sorts of pre-cruising questions that everyone has from three very experienced cruisers. [More] Voyaging with Kids
Out of print for years, Herb Payson’s book is one that captured my imagination and got me thinking about cruising. Now it’s back in print! [More] Blown Away
Book swaps are great to pick up a bunch of new-to-you books. A couple of tips so you don’t pick up a bunch of bugs at the same time! [More] The Book Swap