Member Benefits

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

There are many benefits of AGLCA membership and many are listed below.  In a nutshell, AGLCA membership offers you more information for planning and cruising the Great Loop, in an easy to digest format, than you'll find anywhere else.   And don't underestimate the value of the connections you'll make with other Loopers by joining us.  Looper camaraderie is legendary and it can start well before your departure on the Great Loop.

AGCLA Burgee

Ability to fly our exclusive members-only burgee that identifies you as an AGLCA member.  Platinum, Gold and White Burgees serves as a welcome mat when coming across other Loopers while cruising.  The burgee is available for purchase to members only.  Burgees, as well as Great Loop books and maps, can be purchase from the AGLCA Ship's store.


Discounts, Discounts, Discounts! Members receive discounts on services and marinas, and special offers from our Sponsors throughout the Great Loop route, including 10% off any Unlimited Water Towing Service Package with Boat U.S. and 10% off Enterprise Rental Cars.

Members:  Click or tap here to go to our sponsor directory and review the different offers available to you!

Discussion Forum

Members' Discussion Forum -  This forum is THE place for information and inspiration about the Great Loop.

Visit the Forum

Members-Only Facebook Group

In addition to the AGLCA discussion forum on the website, AGLCA has a Members-Only Facebook group to further create community among our members.   We know many members enjoy spending time on Facebook so we want to make it convenient for you to interface with other Loopers and the Home Port Crew.  To cut through the clutter, inaccurate information, and general “noise” so prevalent on social media, we created an environment on Facebook where AGLCA members can ask their Loop-related questions and get thoughtful, helpful answers from other members.  Learn how to join the group. 

Harbor Hosts

Access to Harbor Hosts. These are members who volunteer to assist Loopers when they enter the Harbor Hosts' home waters. Most will recommend services, share local knowledge and navigational tips, and often provide transportation for re-provisioning. The Harbor Hosts are displayed on the Great Loop Map and can also be found in the Member Roster.

More Harbor Host information

Get Involved, Be Rewarded

There are many ways to extend your AGLCA membership for free! Please check out the list below to see how you can help AGLCA and extend your membership. We love to reward those who help the Association!  

  • Refer a new Sponsor and receive a free one-year extension or 50% off a two- or three-year membership renewal.
  • Refer a new member to AGLCA and receive a two-month extension. Just ask the member to list you as the person who referred them when they join and we'll apply your membership extension.
  • Be a part of the AGLCA Writers' Bureau and have an article published for a three-month membership extension.
  • Participate in the AGLCA Speakers' Bureau and present on The Great Loop for a three-month membership extension.
  • Free one year Membership Renewal Coupons available at participating Sponsors.


Searchable Member Directory

Our Member Directory gives you instant access to other members in your area whether you're at home or on the Loop.  The roster includes the ability to search by many parameters, including boat name, boat size, boat make, etc. This means you can find others with whom you have something in common, or can reach out to those who might have information you need.

Search the Member Directory


Members have access to live and recorded webinars -- many are free!

Several recordings are available now, and we continue to produce new webinars regularly.  Our Webinar Library includes many titles that are free to members!

Resource Library

The AGLCA Resource Library has over 800 pieces of content! Each piece of content is designed with you in mind to help you with your Great Loop adventure.  You’ll find over 25 topics such as Anchoring, Clearing Customs, Cruising/Navigation, and Finance/Insurance.  These topics are covered in various types of content such as podcasts, newsletters, Harbor Guides and more.  You can search by topic (i.e. anchoring), type of content (i.e. podcast) or both.   Search the library

Classified Ads

Members may post Classified Ads free of charge, which can be viewed by members and non-members alike.  Classified ad categories include:

  • Boats for Sale - If you're selling your Looping boat, this is the place to list it!
  • Crew Offered - Interested in the Loop but don't have a boat?  Why not crew for another Looper?  We have many solo Loopers who sometimes want a hand in certain areas of the Loop, or couples who are interested in having the assistance of someone else aboard.
  • Crew Wanted - Post ads here if you need assistance along the way!
  • Miscellaneous for Sale - Sell (or find!) charts or equipment you no longer need.

Visit the classfieds.

AGLCA's Free Official Member Tracker App - Nebo

Find other Loopers! - At the request of our members, AGLCA has partnered with Nebo, making logging your boat's location and finding other Loopers easy. By automating the tedious task of logging sea voyages, you can spend more time enjoying your on-water boating adventures. Nebo is the easiest and best way to auto-log your boating journeys and to keep in touch with friends on the water (and those unfortunate enough to be stuck at home).

Learn more about Nebo and AGLCA.

Download Nebo app from the Apple Store

Download Nebo app from the Google Play Store

Sample Itineraries

The AGLCA website includes an entire section devoted to the geographic segments on the 6,000-mile Great Loop route. Each segment includes a general overview of the segment and outlines any special considerations or skills you may need to know for that segment.  The sample itinerary for each segment is divided into legs and each leg includes mileage, a brief text description, a downloadable .gpx file and a fly-over video of the route’s track on that leg. Explore the route segments.

GPX Files

As you plan your route, AGLCA has provided .gpx files in the Great Loop Segments of the website.  These files are part of the sample itineraries which divide each segment into legs.  They can be imported into navigation software to make planning your route easier.  

Rendezvous and Events

Ability to attend our members-only Rendezvous. The camaraderie at these events is instantaneous because hundreds of people with a common interest are gathered in one place to learn about the Great Loop and share their experiences.

Cost of Looping Calculator

The cost of Looping tool was designed to help you plan your Great Loop adventure by estimating what your costs may be doing the Loop in different types of boats and with different types of cruising preferences.

New!  You can now search the costs input by other Loopers!  This feature enables you to see what other members with boats and cruising styles similar to yours spent on their Great Loop adventure.

Visit our Cost of Looping Calculator now!


Members who have completed the Great Loop are awarded their BaccaLOOPerate Degree printed on gold parchment paper suitable for framing. Those completing the Loop a second time are awarded their MasterLOOPerate Degree.  Just complete this form when you complete your Loop and we'll get your certificate on its way to you.

Great Loop Link Digital Magazine

Our Great Loop Link digital magazine is emailed monthly, and or eUpdates enewsletter is mailed every few weeks containing news about the people and places on the Loop.

Visit our Great Loop Link page to check them out.


Join Now!

One-year new memberships are $79, and multi-year memberships enjoy discounted rates of $150 for two years, $213 for three years (each with a $15 one-time joining fee), or $625 for a lifetime membership.