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Boater Cruising Guide and Information on Port Communities Worldwide



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Find all of the marinas, marine services, anchorages, moorings, transient slips, charters, and sailing schools for each harbor while planning a trip.
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Ports and Harbors

Harbor on Mt. Desert Island in Maine

Learn about Ports and Harbors worldwide with a variety of information available in one convenient place. See marinas, photos and points of interest, look up current marine weather conditions, browse through group trips and flotillas open to the public, read and write port and marina reviews, and participate in our public forum.

Port Navigation Map

Ports by Boat Interactive Map of Worldwide Ports

Navigate to ports, harbors, coves and islands through an interactive Port Navigation Map. Drag and zoom on a harbor to see what the port communitity has to offer sailors and boaters. Become a user and add your own service, group trip and waterfront event to our Worldwide Cruising Guide.

Marina Directory

Marina in the BVI Caribbean Islands

Browse an extensive Marina Directory throughout the world to make your trip planning easier. Find marinas that offer transient slips before your next trip. Get channel marker and depth information directly from the marina. Find information such as the number of slips available, power supply, on-site repair services, fuel dock and winter storage.

Trip Route Planner

Ports by Boat Trip Route Planner for Cruising

Plan your next adventure with our Trip Route Planner. Use the Distance Measuring Tool to estimate your waypoints. Plot out a course using an interactive map. During your cruise, get a list of nearby ports and marinas using GPS technology. Log your trip activities along the way and upload your pictures. Print a copy for your records and share it with friends and family.

Group Trips

Sailing Course Group Trip in the Caribbean Islands

Join Group Trips and Flotillas that are open to the public. See the travel route on an interactive map of each waypoint. Find out what there is to see at each location. This is a fun and exciting way to meet other boaters in addition to having the security of traveling with others.

Cruising Logs

Log your cruising route from port to port.

Read the cruising Logs of other boaters as they travel from port to port. Learn from their experiences the best sailing routes when planning your next trip to unknown destinations. Our mobile access can determine current GPS coordinates giving travelers a way to provide viewers with a current status of their trip.

Marine Services

Local marine services at ports and harbors.

Search for products and services within the Marine Industry from marine products and boat deliveries to sailing schools and fishing charters. Locate Local Services while preparing for your next cruise such as lodging, restaurants, groceries, boating supply and boat repair services.

Service Map

Ports by Boat Interactive Map of Marine Services

Find marine products and local businesses through an interactive Service Map. Zoom in on a location to see what services are available. Click on or off categories to narrow your selection. Find such services as marinas, anchorages, mooring sites, boat repair, scuba sites and much more.

Marine Education

Sailing Instruction and Marine Education

Find out the best Sailing Schools and Marine Education throughout the world. Read reviews of students who have participated in a sailing cruise. Write your own review to help promote your favorite source of training and education.

Mobile Access

Ports by Boat Cruising Guide Mobile Access

Our Mobile Access works interactively with your mobile web-enabled device with GPS. Update your physical location in your profile with your current GPS coordinates. See nearby ports, services and cruisers within a specified number of nautical miles. View and update your current trip creating new waypoints during your travels.



 

Ports by Boat was developed to make boater cruising safe and enjoyable as boaters travel along the coastline from port to port. Information is provided by local contributors and boaters knowledgeable about the port.

Join our cruiser community and contribute the knowledge you have gained through your travels. Add marinas, supplies, points of interest, lodging, charters, scuba sites and more. Write a review and participate in our forum. Map your next cruise with our Trip Planner documenting each waypoint with your GPS location. Find out how Ports by Boat can make your cruising more exciting.

Businesses are welcome to add their basic service information for free by navigating to their port location or performing a port search. Please see our advertising program to gain more exposure for your business.

Note: Depth information is updated by the user community and is not meant to replace updated charts.


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