Heading South? Cruising the Southeast US Coast

Each Fall, many boaters make the annual migration from the northeast to warmer climates in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean for the Winter. Whether you begin your passage in Canada, the Great Lakes, New England, Annapolis, or the Carolina's, Bluewater has all the navigation tools and advice to help you transit South safely inside or outside the ICW.

In Bluewater's "Heading South" blog post you will find a wide array of hand picked products to assist you. As always, we recommend taking at least one guide and chartkit along with a flag, logbook, and an up to date digital chart for your plotter.

If you need any help with your passage planning please email, call, or chat with Chris, Russell or any of our fine Bluewater Crew who have many years of experience bringing our cruising customers south. Feel free to stop by and see us in Ft. Lauderdale.

Want to purchase or update your digital charts?

Email [email protected] with your plotter's make and model so that our navigation experts can dial in the perfect regions for your adventure north.


Maptech Chartkit Norfolk to Florida and the ICW

Maptech Chartkit 3 New York to Nantucket
Maptech Chartkit 4 Chesapeake and Delaware Bay
Maptech Chartkit 6 Norfolk to Florida and ICW
Maptech Chartkit 7 Florida East Coast

Cruising Guides:

Waterway Guide Northern 2023
Waterway Guide Chesapeake Bay 2023
Waterway Guide Atlantic ICW 2023
Maptech Embassy Guide Chesapeake to Florida
Maptech Embassy Guide Florida to Mobile
Waterway Guide Southern 2023
Waterway Guide Florida Keys 2022

Travel Guides:

Waterway Guide Southern

Lonely Planet Eastern USA
Fodors South Florida
Lonely Planet Miami and the Keys


New York 12x18
Virginia 12x18
North Caroline 12x18
South Carolina 12x18
Georgia 12x18
Florida 12x18

Interested in something else or want to order digital charts for your plotter? Call 954-763-6533 or email [email protected].

Happy Cruising!
James Henjum
Content Writer