CBM will produce a newly updated ICW Mile by Mile Guide to show new and experienced cruisers the ins and outs of the Intracoastal Waterway.

CBM’s Intracoastal Waterway Mile-by-Mile Guide Returns for 2024

On the heels of the success of Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s 50th anniversary edition of Guide to Cruising the Chesapeake Bay, we are bringing back another popular guide CBM has been proud to produce for years: the ICW Mile-by-Mile Guide. Your first chance to secure a copy is at the Annapolis Boat Shows this weekend and next weekend.

CBM Cruising Editor and ICW guru Jody Argo Schroath is back at the helm of this comprehensive guide, which is designed to be “Your Intracoastal Waterway Cruising Companion”. With the rise of remote work and flexible workplaces in recent years, longer cruises are attainable for a larger number of boaters than ever before.

Our exhaustive guide—considered the gold standard of Intracoastal Waterway planning—takes boaters literally mile by mile through the ICW. We give you photos of every bridge you’ll encounter, trouble spots, hidden gems, suggestions for side trips and restaurants, and the apps you’ll need to get the best information on navigation, tides, weather and safety.

Traveling the ICW is still just as alluring now to cruisers looking for an escape as it was when we released our last guide edition in 2019, but some things along the waterway have changed since then that you’ll need to know about. Schroath updates the ICW Mile-by-Mile Guide for seasoned cruisers and ICW rookies alike.

Published by the staff of Chesapeake Bay Magazine, the new edition will be produced in a single press run of just 500 copies. New with the purchase of this edition, boaters get access to a limited, members-only ICW Guide online resource that we’ll update in the future as cruising conditions continue to change.

CBM will be launching a special pre-sale for the new guide at the Annapolis Powerboat Show this week (Oct. 5-8) and the Annapolis Sailboat Show next week (Oct. 12-15). Your $100 membership includes our spiral-bound ICW Mile-by-Mile Guide, access to our special ICW Cruise Guide section online, a year-long membership to Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and maybe even a surprise or two when you make your pre-order purchase at our Annapolis Boat Show booth (59A) over the next two weekends.

Also available at the shows will be the last few remaining copies of our Guide to Cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Online sales for the Chesapeake Bay Cruise Guide is closed and they will only be offered during the Annapolis Boat Shows. Stop by and see us before they’re gone!