“Your new Florida Keys cruising guide is terrific, and is now my personal choice for cruising the Keys. Everywhere we went aboard Bluewater
, we compared what you said with what we saw and you were virtually 100% on target.”
This completely updated edition by the king of cruising guides provides reliable instructions and lively commentary about traveling from the Port of Miami all the way to the Dry Tortugas. Boaters may choose one of two routes to the Florida Keys, the inside route via the Intracoastal Waterway or the offshore option through Hawk Channel. In both cases, the authors pinpoint and assess obstructions, anchorages, marinas, fuel supplies, and other facilities for cruisers. Cruising the Florida Keys also contains first-hand evaluations of restaurants, cultural attractions, and historical sites, including the many things to see and do in Key West.
Cruising the Florida Keys can be used alone or accompanied by Claiborne Young’s Coastal Charts for Cruising the Florida Keys, which contains the latest NOAA nautical charts cross-referenced to the cruising guide. These maps include anchorages, marinas, fueling stations, bridges, restaurants, historical sites, and other important bits of information for boaters.
About the Authors
A resident of Elon College, North Carolina, Claiborne Young edits the on-line cruising newsletter, Salty Southeast.
Young’s books with Pelican have become the gold standard for cruising guides. They include Cruising Guide to Western Florida: Fifth Edition, Coastal Charts for Cruising Guide to Western Florida, Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida: Fourth Edition, Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Third Edition, Power Cruising: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Outfitting, and Maintaining Your Power Boat, Second Edition,
and, as editor, Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain.
Morgan Stinemetz’s work has appeared in Cruising World, SAIL, Sailing World, Southern Boating, and, as a weekly column, in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. A resident of Bradenton, Florida, he owns a 1973 twenty-seven-foot Ericson sloop and holds a fifty-ton Coast Guard Masters License. Stinemetz also wrote Pelican’s Bubba Whartz Stories, collected from his monthly feature in Southwinds magazine.