Benefits of Membership!


America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association™ (AGLCA) is a vital information resource for boaters planning to circumnavigate Eastern North America. If you have cruised all or a portion of the Great Loop, we want to hear from you. The organization provides a link between those who have done the Loop and those planning to do it. Join now and tell others about this website and organization. Join now!


Members who have completed the Great Loop are awarded their BaccaLOOPerate Degree printed on blue parchment paper suitable for framing. Those completing the Loop a second time are awarded their MasterLOOPerate Degree.




Bimonthly newsletter covering locks, weather, equipment, education, charts, guidebooks, etc.

Members contribute information and articles -- so you're getting first-hand and current information -- including topics like: Great Gunkholes, Marvelous Marinas, Exceptional Eateries, Preeminent Ports-of-Call, Sensational Side Trips, Bodacious Blunders, Pets on board and more....

Searchable on-line newsletter archive.

Weekly Blog Talk Radio Show on topics of interest to Boaters.


Searchable on-line member directory enabling direct member-to-member communication.


Discounts available on publications, boat slips, BoatUS membership, Enterprise car rentals, to name a few.

Free Member/Sponsor Directory App for Apple or Android Devices.  Available from App Store and any Android Web Site.


Access to members' only discounts in the Ship's Store:   5% off purchases of $80 - $149; 10% off $150 - $299; 15% off purchases of $300 and above

Cruisers' Discussion Forum to ask questions, get answers, share knowledge - or just absorb real-time exchanges.

A specially designed burgee to fly on your boat is available exclusively to members.  

Degree of recognition upon completion of the Loop.  

Upon Loop completion, a distinctive "Gold Standard" burgee is available to signify your accomplishment!

Upon completion of more than one Loop, a Platinum Burgee is available!

Several annual Rendezvous with seminars, information exchange, lots of fun and unmatched camaraderie.


Access to AGLCA's Harbor Hosts who will, among other things:


Offer navigational aid.

Provide transportation.

Give advice on restaurants, sights, marinas, repair facilities, etc.

Educate fellow Loopers on local history and interesting side trips.

Maybe even provide a hot meal or glass of wine while you swap Looping yarns!

Harbor Hosts are easy to locate with our interactive, searchable map!

Bi-weekly E-Update delivered right to your inbox. This newsletter includes up-to-the-minute information about AGLCA, useful links and special messages from our Sponsors.

AGLCA also offers its members FREE, online, classified ads. These ads appear on and, with the website hosting 20,000+ visitors each month, member ads reach a tremendous audience! The ads may be used to advertise boats, charts, books, or just miscellaneous maritime merchandise!

And last, but not least, our Veteran Loopers, Gold and Platinum, have the opportunity to purchase a LIFETIME Membership for only $177!

New Membership Dues: $69 per year. All funds in U.S.$  (Be sure to check out all membership offers, as there are savings available on multi-year enrollments - pick the one that's just right for you!)   Join now!


For more information call 877-GR8-LOOP (877-478-5667) ext. 5040, or email us at

America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association™ reserves the right to deny or cancel membership at its sole discretion and without notice.  AGLCA reserves the right to reject or ban, without notice, any member communication (to include blogs, links, postings, etc.) which the association, in its sole discretion, determines to be inappropriate. AGLCA does not issue refunds on cancelled memberships.




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