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, Western Florida offers a tranquil alternative to the fast-paced lifestyle of the eastern coast. Cruising Guide to Western Florida
leaves nothing unexplored in the waters from Flamingo to the Big Bend.
Thoroughly researched and updated firsthand by the author, this comprehensive guide 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
- Shoreside dining and other attractions
- Historic sites
As in his previous books, Claiborne Young furnishes dozens of invaluable maps, photographs, and chart references. New to this edition are specific way points for anchorages and marinas, as well as ratings for transient docking fees. Intriguing historical profiles and coastal folklore give visitors the flavor of the region. Sections on unsafe areas and shoals help cruisers avoid dangerous waters.