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The Boating Adventure of a Lifetime!

Loopers cruise the 6,000-mile Great Loop route aboard their own boats completing a circumnavigation of the eastern U.S. and part of Canada via mostly protected inland waterways. The Great Loop route follows the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay, and the New York Canals northwards, goes across the Great Lakes, south on the Inland Rivers, and then east Gulf Coast to complete the Loop.

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Great Loop Route

Explore the Great Loop via our interactive map or our segments area where many details about what you need to know to successfully cruise the Great Loop waterways are listed.

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Member Benefits

From discounts to events to connections with follow Loopers, membership in AGLCA has many benefits. Join us!

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Great Loop FAQs

The majority of the questions we receive are answered here. There are FAQs about the Great Loop route and about what the requirements are for a Great Loop-capable boat.

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Searching for your Great Loop boat?

Start Here! Resources include details on popular boats for the Loop, finding insurance, working with a broker, and more!

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The Route Planning Your Great Loop Adventure?

It all starts here! The AGLCA website has tons of resources and it can be daunting to know where to start so we've made it easy for you. We've organized a collection of the resources that will most benefit you as you plan your Great Loop adventure.

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Our Forum The place for accurate, in-depth, Great Loop info

AGLCA's members-only discussion forum is the place for a deep-dive into all things Great Loop. Cut through the noise on other sites and social media. Ask questions and get detailed answers from veteran Loopers.

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The Route Explore the Great Loop route

Check out the Great Loop Route more detail via our Segments pages that tell more about what you need to know to safely cruise each area, legs for each segment that offer one of many possible Great Loop itineraries, fly-over videos, and .gpx files you can download to further explore the route. You can also follow the route in detail on our Great Loop map.

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Sign up for AGLCA’s “Great Loop Planning Guide” email series with tips, suggestions, and a timeline for planning your own Great Loop adventure.

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