Cruising Guide Publications is now offering our best-selling guides in an app. This simple app allows you to view a 10-page sample of our guides and then purchase the full guides you desire. Each guide will be kept in the “Library” portion of the app for access at any time. Updates and new guides will be added to the app when they become available. Other features include the ability to navigate by thumbnails, being able to search for a word or term within the guides, print function, and share.
Our guides are updated approximately every other year to make sure cruisers are armed with up-to-date information for their journey and have inspired many a cruiser to venture to new horizons with a greater sense of security and knowledge. These guides include not only navigational information, but also the rich history of the Caribbean islands, folklore, the flora and fauna, as well as where to go for diving, snorkeling and shore side entertainment and of course, what to do in an emergency. We list GPS waypoints, marinas, marine services, restaurants, groceries, taxis, and ferries with phone numbers, email, and websites. We also include a planning section in our books to help you decide when to travel to these islands based on weather, climate, etc., and a large portion on chartering, charter companies, charter brokers, types of boats, and types of sailing vacations.
Cruising Guide Publications was created close to 35 years ago by Simon and Nancy Scott while living aboard their sailboat in the British Virgin Islands, and later, working in the bareboat charter industry for twenty years. There was a need for comprehensive guides to aid cruisers and charterers exploring the Caribbean island chain. Twenty years ago, we teamed up with Chris Doyle, the popular cruising author of the Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands, Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands, Cruising Guide to Trinidad, Tobago and Barbados, and the Cruising Guide to Venezuela and Bonaire.
Since then we have allied ourselves with other cruising guide authors. Our rigorous guidelines require the authors to spend a considerable amount of time on location checking and rechecking details so that our readers have a safe, informed and therefore enjoyable cruise. Our authors have a dedication to details, and a love of sailing the islands they research.