Once again, cruising expert and writer Claiborne S. Young has put together a critical, accurate, and comprehensive guide to the waters along the western coast of Florida that is sure to be a hit with boating enthusiasts. Thoroughly researched and updated firsthand by the author, Cruising Guide to Western Florida is the most detailed source available on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State's western shore. It contains current information on
Navigation data: Anchorage locales along the entire shore
Marinas: Shoreside dining and other attractions
Western Florida offers a tranquil alternative to the fast-paced life-style of the eastern coast. From the slow-moving Manatee River to the wide-open spans of Tampa Bay to the multitude of islands and inlets between Cape Sable and Naples, Young leads readers both to the untouched beauty of the area and to its popular resorts and marinas. A perfect deckside guide to the waters west of the peninsula, the Cruising Guide to Western Florida leaves very little unexplored in the waters from Flamingo to the Big Bend.
As in his previous books, Young furnishes dozens of invaluable maps, photographs, and chart references. Intriguing historical profiles and coastal folklore give visitors the flavor of the region. Sections on unsafe areas and shoals help boaters avoid dangerous waters. Paperbound, 8" x 9", 554 pgs. Pub 2008.
Cruising Guide to Western Florida can be used alone or accompanied by Claiborne Young’s Coastal Charts for Cruising Guide to Western Florida, which contains the latest NOAA nautical charts cross-referenced to the cruising guide. These maps include anchorages, marinas, fueling stations, bridges, restaurants, historical sites, and other important bits of information for boaters.