How Cruising Guides Help Navigate Waters?

Posted by Harry Voges on October 11th, 2017

Massive water bodies like seas and oceans have the potential of causing havoc. People who travel via this route, for leisure or commercial purpose, have to make sure that they are well aware of all the potential troubles that they can face on their journey. If they don’t collect enough information about particular route, they might be a part of a shipwreck - an incident that could have been avoided. This is why experienced sailors take help of cruising guides when planning to navigate through unfamiliar waters. They know that it’s better to pay for these guides to get this important information than regretting of not doing so when they are in the middle of their journey. On the other hand, inexperienced people think that they know enough. This ignorance and the want of saving a few dollars could land them in deep trouble. So, seeking the assistance of cruising guides will give you information about navigational hazards, particular paths, and other hurdles that you may face and that your crew members should know about.

Cruising guides provide you enough material to allow you to navigate local water without any trouble. From detailed information to color photos and navigation charts - they provide you all the things that you need for safe navigation. In addition, information regarding things to do when in port and places to go is also given by them.

Some of the destinations that cruising guides have detailed information and material about include Hawaiian Islands, Venezuela, Intercoastal Waterway of the US Eastern Seaboard, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Cuba, South Pacific, Panama, etc.

The best thing about the information that cruising guides provide you is that their information includes all the potential hazards and changes that have taken place in major marine navigation routes in the recent past. In addition, these guides can also provide you good information about hotels and attractions of a particular destination. And you can also expect the guide to help you with the local customs of the port you may encounter on your journey.

While most navigation charts contain all the information that you may need during your journey, a cruising guide makes sure that you are provided detailed information about most of the listings on those charts. In other words, a cruising guide supplements the knowledge that recreational vehicles and yachts have got from nautical charts.

In addition, if you own or operate a commercial vessel that operates in the US waters and/or sails under the US flag, then you have to make sure that it complies with the US Code of Federal Regulations that contains rules, procedures, and policies that govern the US maritime industry.

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