Cruising Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Chesapeake Bay to Florida Gulf Coast

Follow the two week journey of a liveaboard couple as they cruise their boat down the east coast to relocate from the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland to the Gulf of Mexico in South Florida

This weekend we wished two friends Bon Voyage as they prepared to leave for the boat trip of a lifetime. Although we are are so sad to see them leave and they will be missed, we are excited for their amazing adventure ahead cruising their boat over 1,000 miles along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways.

Our friends, George and Karen, have been liveaboards (and great slip neighbors) at our marina on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland for the past few years. A new job for Karen brought about an opportunity for them to relocate to Florida, yet still maintain the lifestyle they love on the water.

Their 43 foot Viking “Special K” is fully stocked with all the necessary provisions (including quite a few bottles of spirits from well-wishers at their bon voyage party), and George and Karen are ready to embark on a two week cruise from the Chesapeake Bay to their new home port in Ft. Myers on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway runs the length of the eastern seaboard and is ideal for small to mid-sized boats cruising the east coast. The system of canals, rivers and protected waters allows boaters to avoid the open ocean. Its also a great way to experience all the waterfront destinations and beautiful scenery along east coast.

George and Karen will have George’s brother and sister added to their crew for support and company (along with their dog Diesel, who our little girls will miss dearly). They will also be taking their time so that they can enjoy many stops along the way. Afterall, this is a boat cruise that many people only do once in their lives… and they intend to make the most of it!

Follow the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Cruise

You can follow their two week journey on this blog as Karen will be sharing guest posts detailing each leg of their cruise along the Intracoastal Waterways.

Bon Voyage George and Karen!

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Diane Seltzer

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Diane is the founder of as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids Active in the boating industry, Diane has also led the marketing for multiple recreational boating businesses and startups.
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