You buy your boat and refit it. You’re ready to cruise, right? One freshman cruiser tells what the first year cruising and learning curve is really like. [More] The First Year “Cruising” – One Cruiser’s Tale
"Cruising Stories" are little glimpses of the cruising life.
They're not how-to's or travelogues. They're emotional and raw, hitting both the beauty of this life and the tough times. Above all, they're real.
What do you DO all day, living on a boat? Is it boring when you’re at anchor? Is it like chartering? Hour-by-hour summary of a day cruising the Bahamas. [More] Living on a Boat: What Do You Do All Day?
What is it really like to sell your house and all your stuff to move onto a boat? Here’s one cruiser’s story–including the very worst moments. [More] How To Move Onto A Boat (and live to tell about it)
Do you ever wonder if you’re the only cruiser who feels overwhelmed? Everyone who lives on a boat feels it sometimes. Really. [More] Overwhelmed
An emergency on the water taught me the importance of always keeping a clean boat. You never know when you’ll need to move in a hurry. [More] A Clean Boat Means Less Stress
Read one cruiser’s harrowing story of abandoning their boat in a Gulf of Mexico Storm. What did they do right? And what do they wish they had done? [More] Abandoning Our Boat In Mexican Waters
Why go cruising? It’s riskier than staying home. Here’s how one cruiser answers, eloquently explaining his reasons for heading to sea . . . to see the world. [More] Why Go Cruising?
What do you do when you run out of money in your cruising kitty? Megan Downey shares how the crew of s/v Clarity faced the financial realities of cruising. [More] The Financial Realities of Cruising
How do you break the news to your family that you’re going cruising? Make them feel comfortable with your decision? Elena tells how she did it with her disapproving parents. [More] When Family Doesn’t Want You to Cruise
How feasible is it to support yourself by working while you cruise? What does it take to really do it? Elena from Kittiwake tells all! [More] Cruising Stories: Working from a Boat