Why Join Us?

Welcome to America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association (AGLCA).

We are the one-stop-shop for all things "Great Loop"!

What is the Great Loop? -- It's a 6,000 mile circumnavigation of the eastern portion of North America that our members cruise aboard their own boats.  The route, which is primarily comprised of protected waterways, takes you through 15+ states and provinces, and includes the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, the New York State Canals, the Great Lakes, the Canadian Heritage Canals, the inland rivers of America’s heartland, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether you're dreaming about, planning for, currently cruising, or have completed the Great Loop, you've come to the place where information, inspiration, and camaraderie abounds!

Join Now!  One-year new memberships are $89, and multi-year memberships enjoy discounted rates of $168 for two years, $240 for three years, or $675 for a lifetime membership.

Membership in AGLCA is a small investment for the many benefits of joining, which include:

        Discussion Forum
        Cost of Looping calculator
        Discounts on fuel, dockage, rental cars, and more
        Members-only events
        The ability to fly our distinctive club burgee
        Access to over 400 Harbor Hosts to assist you around the Great Loop route
        Free classified ads
        And much, much more!

The benefits are hugely helpful for those dreaming about or planning for the Great Loop, but we think it's the sense of community that makes AGLCA special.  Those intangibles are best described by our members.  Once you read these comments, we think you'll find that membership is a must if cruising the Great Loop is your goal.

A Community Like No Other. . .
"A hearty 'Thank You' to AGLCA and to the Loopers we had the pleasure of traveling with, seeing along the way and/or getting to know on the dock. The Gold Loopers we found along the way as well as the Harbor Hosts were invaluable sources of support and information."

Lifelong Friendships. . .
"The best thing about AGLCA membership is the friendliness and camaraderie with other Loopers. The burgee is a friendship magnet for Loopers and non-Loopers alike!"

"Amy had to have her right hip replaced so it was scheduled to be done two days before Thanksgiving. Who would have thought a couple whom we met on a boat in Canada would rally around us when Amy came out of surgery and show up at the hospital that day. Not only that but come to our home to cook Thanksgiving dinner and help get her quickly back on her feet."

Unparalleled Support. . .
"The best part of membership in AGLCA is endless useful information, help in planning and nudges to remember your own Loop."

"This forum has been a godsend so many times to aide us along the way."

Encouragement to Help Make the Dream a Reality. . .
"Thanks to those flying the white or yellow burgees for just stopping by to swap boat cards and stories.To those who are reading these crossing announcements wondering if they can travel the Great Loop, stop reading…… and just do it!"

"To the Loopers in waiting...time and tides wait for no one...but your job will. Just cast off your lines, go for a boat ride, keep moving forward and if your number of left turns exceeds your right turns, you too can complete America’s Great Loop."

Don't wait to join us! The adventure of a lifetime awaits you!

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