Welcome to Al's Cruising Guide to SW Florida and the Keys.

Use the buttons on the right to display various features on the map from previous cruises. Use the map controls on the left or click and drag to pan the map. Click the icon on the map for more deatails about that location. Clear Map will clear all icons. Only anchorages and marinas that I have actually visited are listed. Check back often for updates. Back to Main Page

To see what others have found visit Active Captain. Their database is built by users who contribute reviews and data. Another source of info is Cruisers Net hosted by Claiborne Young author of many well written cruisng guides. The chart icons are roughly centered in the area of coverage by a particular chart. A more exact location of coverage can be viewed on NOAA's Chart Catalog. You can also view Google Earth on the map above by clicking on the Earth button on the map. This requires a plug in that you will be prompted for if you don't already have it.

Display icons showing marinas that we have visited.

Display icons marking various places where Okbayou has dropped the hook.

Display the actual track traveled by Okbayou in March 2008.

These are a few tracks traveled in the lower Keys

Display a track into Seabird Marina

Display a track Calusa Island Marina to Oyster Bay in spring 2009

Display a track from Jewfish Basin NE of Key West to Calusa Island Marina during the Spring of 2009

Display a track from Key West via Calda Channel to Johnston Key during the Spring of 2009

Display a track from Oyster Bay in the Everglades to Key West via the Little Shark River, Cudjo Channel, Jewfish Basin, and Calda Channel during the Spring of 2009

Displays the center of various charts used in Southwest Florida. The blue chart icons represent charts that have a scale of 1:80,000 while the green and red are 1:40,000 or smaller in the case of harbor charts. Click on the icon for a discription and a link to NOAA online chart viewer. From the viewer page you can also download that chart. You will need a program such as Maptech Chart Navigator Viewer to display a downloaded chart on your computer.

These KML files used on the map above can also be viewed by downloading and viewing on your computer with Google Earth.
Tracks from 2008
Tracks from the Lower Keys
Tracks from the Middle Keys
Tracks from Calusa Island Marina to Oyster Bay in the Spring of 2009
Tracks from Jewfish Basin to Calusa Island Marina in the Spring of 2009
Tracks from Key West to Johnston Key in the Spring of 2009
Tracks from Oyster Bay to Key West in the Spring of 2009
NOAA Navigational Charts
Tide information from NOAA is available here:

ChartNC combines Google Earth with NOAA navigational charts.  Click here for ChartNC.

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