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CCA members have authored four cruising guides to the Canadian Maritimes. These detailed guides reflect the authors' personal experiences and are augmented by numerous updates and new material from several CCA members and other supportive mariners as they cruise these beautiful and sometimes challenging waters. Started in 1952, these guides are now in their 71st year of continuous publication. An updated edition of the CCA Cruising Guide to Nova Scotia was launched in 2022, and an updated edition of the CCA Cruising Guide to Newfoundland was introduced in 2023.  Both have enjoyed excellent reviews and substantial sales success.


New! Digital Cruising Guide to MAINE


CCA Guides Committee Chair Wilson Fitt and past Chair Doug Bruce are pleased to announce that the club's first online cruising guide has proven to be hugely popular, with over twenty thousand users over its first two years. This innovative guide has been the culmination of 2 years of planning and collecting information by over 30 writers, editors, and photographers – all CCA members with vast experience cruising their much-loved Maine Coast.

Please click this link to see for yourself:  

The Cruising Club of America Proudly Introduces our Newest Guide,

Including New Brunswick’s Southwest Coast and the Saint John River, The Bras d’Or Lakes and Cape Breton, and the fabled Sable Island. Nova Scotia is a province of scenic beauty and warm, welcoming citizens of many origins and languages.
2022 Updated Edition of the CCA Cruising Guide to Nova Scotia
By far the most comprehensive guide to cruising the entire island, it encompasses over 200 harbors with chartlets and sketch charts for nearly all. From the dramatic fjords along the south coast to the beautiful seabird colonies along the east coast, and then to the isolated islands and rugged coastline and the historic abandoned outport villages of Notre Dame Bay, there is something for every adventurous cruiser. The guide also covers the very French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, which are just a few miles from Newfoundland’s south coast.
New cover for the significantly updated 2023 edition
Stretching from the Quebec Shore through the Belle Isle Strait to the Inuit coast of Nunatsiavut, this guide brings the adventurous cruiser to wild and isolated places where the sense of being alone and self-reliant is ever more present.
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This guide begins in the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City with its walled fortress and extends all along the Quebec shore to the Straits of Belle Isle. Harbors on the Gaspé Peninsula in New Brunswick are also included, as are ports on the scenic Islands of Ȋles de la Madeleine and Prince Edward Island. Not many cruisers know these waters, and this guide reveals many of the Gulf’s “hidden gems.”
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