Join AGLCA September 22nd and 23rd in Atlanta to learn about the Great Loop cruising lifestyle! 

What is the Great Loop? It's a 6,000-mile boating adventure of a lifetime that circumnavigates the eastern U.S., and a small part of Canada, via an interconnect series of waterways including the intracoastal waterway, historic canals, the Great Lakes, the inland rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and more.

This event is an introduction to the Great Loop. We'll explain the route, how to do it, and start to prepare you for your own Great Loop adventure. The first day is a half-day of afternoon sessions that focuses on finding and buying your perfect Great Loop boat. On the second day, which is a full-day, we move into practical advice for planning and preparing for the Great Loop with sessions about the route and general boating topics . You'll also hear stories from Gold Loopers about their adventures.

What Is It Really Like to Cruise America's Great Loop?

If you have asked yourselves any of these questions, this seminar is for you!

•    How much time and money will it take?
•    What kind of boat do I need?
•    Is it safe?
•    How will I know what to do in an emergency?
•    What can I expect to see and do on the Loop?
•    How do I leave my home/family for that long?
•    How much boating experience do I need?

Get the answers to these questions and so much more! You'll hear from industry professionals as well as Gold Loopers (members who have completed the Loop). Sponsors will also be exhibiting to showcase their products and services that can help you accomplish your dream of cruising the Great Loop.

Registration is $149/person and includes a one-year AGLCA membership (or membership extension) per registrant (so a couple who shares a membership and both register for the seminar will receive a two-year joint membership).  After registering for the event, the complementary membership will be set up within a few days to a week by the Home Port Crew and details will be sent to you about your new membership (or membership extension).  You do not need to create a new membership for yourself to register for this event.

Registration will be open through Sunday, September 17th or whenever we reach capacity for the event.

What Other Attendees Are Saying. . .

"The seminar not only met but exceeded our expectations...thank you. We are looking forward to attending many more in the future."

"The information shared by Gold Loopers was invaluable..."

"Weren't really sure what to expect, but came away with a ton of knowledge!"

"Well done!!! My wife and I really enjoyed it."

Hotel Information
A discounted room block has been reserved for AGLCA registrants at the Embassy Suites, where the seminars will be held. The discounted rate is $169/night plus tax and is available through August 21, 2023.  You can use this link to make an online reservation or you can call 1-800-362-2779 and mention code "C-AGL" to get the discounted rate.

Just 12 miles from downtown Atlanta, Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta offers stylish two-room suites with a private bedroom and a spacious living area, which includes a full-size sofa bed, work desk, HDTV, wet bar, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.  Enjoy a free made-to-order breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary evening reception.  For overnight guests, self-parking at the facility will be discounted to $12/night.   Embassy Suites is situated less than 10 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offering free shuttle service to and from the domestic terminal. 

Welcome to the Big Peach!

Come early or stay late to explore this iconic Southern city! With plenty of history, Atlanta has lots to explore within its seven distinct districts:  Downtown, Buckhead, Westside, Eastside, South, Midtown and Nearby.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find in each district.  In Downtown, you can explore the Georgia Aquarium, the nation’s largest aquarium featuring aquatic life in 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water.  If you’re into shopping, Buckhead district offers world-renowned luxury brands as well as contemporary designers at Buckhead Village District.  On the Westside, you can delight your culinary senses by visiting the many food halls, some of which are the best and oldest in the country.   In a market-like setting, they showcase a variety of local, mini-restaurants, food vendors and food-focused shops.  

On the Eastside, learn more about President Jimmy Carter at his presidential library and museum. You’ll find the Tyler Perry Studio in the South district and on any given day, you can watch the filming of a television show or movie around the city of Atlanta.  Take a tour of the iconic Fox Theatre or even catch a show there in Midtown.  And, in Nearby, visit the lush vineyards and a 16th-century-style French Château at Château Élan Winery & Resort.  Atlanta has so much to offer it’s impossible to highlight it all here. To learn more about Atlanta and to plan your visit, click here.

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations received up to 2 weeks prior to event, registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.  For cancellations received within 2 weeks of the event start date, registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee if the seat(s) can be filled.  If the seat(s) cannot be filled, no refund will be issued.