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We come now to our unique Reference section. Here you will find a lot of the information you'll need to make your coastal cruise a breeze.
Everything in this section of the book is divided by state, from Maine to Georgia. Florida-with its long coastine, dozens and dozens of bridges and hundreds of facilities-is subdivded into four parts. These are: Florida North; Florida Southeast; Florida Keys; and Florida Southeast Gulf. Also note that the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal is included in Delaware, because that's where it begins, and the Dismal Swamp and Albemarle & Chesapake canals are included in Virginia, because that's where they begin.

Download a distance chart of the entire ICW.

NOAA weather radio stations and their coverage areas, as well as their WX channel number will allow you to tune into the station covering the area you need as you travel north or south. We have broken the maps of the VHF channels down into 4 sections as you cruise down the ICW: the Northeast, Delaware through the Chesapeake Bay, North Carolina to Georgia, and Florida.

A complete listing for every bridge along the inside cruising route, beginning with the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and ending on Gulf Coast at Anclote Key near Tarpon Springs. For each bridge, you'll find a photo, a chart segment and information, such as height and opening schedule. You'll also find warning and issues, where applicable.

Below is a comprehensive listing of facilities, marinas and fuel docks for that state/region, located within an easy cruise of the ICW:
Maine & New Hampshire
Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Connecticut & New York
New Jersey
Delaware/Maryland Atlantic Coast
C&D Canal and Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay
Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay
Virginia & Canals
North Carolina
South Carolina & Georgia
Florida North
Florida Southeast
Florida Keys
Florida Okeechobee Waterway
Florida Eastern Gulf

To order the ICW Planning Guide click here or call 877-804-8624.