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I can't imagine how any where compares to the year round, clear warm water, subtropical Fla. Key's and S.W. coast of Fla. Every where else is seasonal and short at that. The secluded lagoons, the desserted beaches, the Dry tortuga's, the Everglades and it's rivers. Key west, it's history and culture. Not to mention the cool little wharf Bars, live aboard freindly anchorages. The fishing, the only coral reef in the states,. The laid back attitude of the locals. The mangrove creek's, the mom and pop boat yards and marinas, the palm tree's. It's close proximity to the bahama's and mexico. The swimming year round in clean clear water, the spear fishing, diving with out a wet suit, the good holding and well marked channels night and day. It's Americas Caribbean. The S.W. coast with it's calm waters and big deep bay's, sun rise and sun set views from many of the anchorages. The Marqueses, Boca Grande, the Back country....................................
You kind of forgot those little pesky HURRICANES...lol



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You kind of forgot those little pesky HURRICANES...lol



Like the one that hit Long Island and New Jersey. Sandy was it? My boat has been through Andrew, Goerges, katrina, Wilma, and some that I've forgot about. That's what safe harbours, mangrove creek's , Shark River in The everglades and of course, Hotels are for. I'd rather a huricane i've been tracking for a week, than a tornado with no warning, or an earth quake, forest fire out of control or a freak'n Blizzard/ nor' easter.......
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Like the one that hit Long Island and New Jersey. Sandy was it? My boat has been through Andrew, Goerges, katrina, Wilma, and some that I've forgot about. That's what safe harbours, mangrove creek's , Shark River in The everglades and of course, Hotels are for. I'd rather a huricane i've been tracking for a week, than a tornado with no warning, or an earth quake, forest fire out of control or a freak'n Blizzard/ nor' easter.......
My point was only that no place is perfect.
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My point was only that no place is perfect.
Indeed. Infact the Key's are a sh!t hole compared to the Bahama's and the rest of the Caribbean. People often ask how we live here, what with all the Huricanes, and I reply as I did earlier. But as far as the best in the states, I belive the Key's must be.

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Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

I am not sure what the intention are of the OP, but if your simply looking for a place to visit, don't for get the Great Lakes. Between May and November we have some of the best sailing around and lots of places to explore / visit with a rich history of early American Wilderness.

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North Coast: Thousand Islands, Toronto and Metro GTA, Georgian Bay, Superior and North Channel and lots of access via canals, the other three months you can go skiing. Just sayin....

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Maine is terrible, fog, rough seas, unprotected harbors...don't go to Maine!
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The Chesapeake and it's tributaries is huge and offers just about anything you want. Tons of anchorages and marinas located in big cities, small cities, quaint towns to just a wide spot at the end of the road in very rural areas.
Fantastic spring and fall weather, stifling heat and humidity in mid summer to some pretty cold weather in mid winter.
Hm what about the crab pots and the mud.

Oh yes the mud and the crab pots.

Did I mention that there are crab pots everywhere.

I suppose you can fit a rope cutter to your prop.
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Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

Rather like asking "where is the best place to live." Do you like...

Desert golf
Mountains
Historic towns
Trout fishing
Warm waters
Skiing
Farm land
Big city life

A pointless question. I've lived all of the above and they all have there pluses... and minuses. Some are great to visit, while some are pleasant year-round.

And should I tell you my favorite place, or should lead you elsewhere to preserve the solitude and keep marina rates down?

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Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

So the moral of the story is that the "best" place to sail is extremely subjective and everyone's favorite place is the best place and there will never be one answer to the OP's question so I'm not sure how helpful the responses could possibly be.

Might as well just throw a dart and head there. Start with the Keys.
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