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What We Do

We help each other.

The GLCC was founded in 1934 to share cruising information among its members. It is still our core purpose. Our famous Log Book and Harbor Reports contains decades of detailed observations by our members, who have personally visited the areas, anchorages, harbors or waterways described in the individual reports.

Not all places have restaurants, grocery stores, medical facilities, and fuel docks. Just as when the club was founded, there are still wilderness and uncharted areas of the Great Lakes. Our reports are sometimes the only ones available for a particular location, including this anchorage in the Whalesback Channel, and this harbor in the Bay of Islands.

The harbor reports are viewable, printable, and saveable to your computer for off-line use while cruising.

Unlike commercial products, our harbor reports are constantly updated. They are maintained by our members in this "wiki" format on the Web. All GLCC members are, of course, encouraged to contribute their own observations, so we can continue to keep the reports up-to-date and state-of-the-art.

About 200 harbors have GLCC Port Captains. These dedicated individuals take special care of visiting members, and represent the club in a variety of ways. They are a great resource, especially when you are cruising outside your normal area.

Our collective experiences on the vast Inland Seas also provide great material for boating discussions and stories, wherever we get together. Besides our annual Rendezvous, we have rallies, flotilla cruises, and social events. However, most GLCC meetings just happen, because several members just find themselves in the same anchorage at the same time. We like having fun together.

Over 1000 Harbor Reports

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One of the great member benefits of joining the Great Lakes Cruising Club is access to our detailed Cruising Guides for over 1000 harbors of the five Great Lakes as well as Lake St. Clair. Our Harbor Reports are continually updated by fellow GLCC members, and the latest versions are immediately available on this website.

September 14 2021 Harbor Report Updates

The Great Lakes boating season is winding down as boats are heading for home or being hauled out for the season. But for those who are still enjoying the season, a few new reports have been added to the North Channel collection along with new aerial images for Ashtabula.

August 21 2021 Harbor Report Updates

New Harbor Reports have been added for Darch Island and Innes Island under the Benjamin Islands and Nearby Islands section. And new drone images have been added showing the layout of the Cleveland Yacht Club at Rocky River.

August 8 2021 Harbor Report Updates

We are happy to announce that Okeechobee Lodge in Baie Fine is accepting guests with advance reservations. A new Harbor Report has been created with the details. We've also added some excellent aerial photos covering a variety of marinas on Lake Erie.

2021 Lake Erie Regional Dinner Meeting

The Fall Lake Erie Regional Dinner Meeting has been scheduled at Sandusky Yacht Club (SYC) this year. Mark your calendar. It has been long overdue to get together again, renew friendships and fellowship with other GLCC members. This is the last event of the boating season.

GLCC Port Captains & Membership

Hello All GLCC Members,

Many times We are asked about the benefits to join the Great Lakes Cruising Club & our Port Captain program is just one of the many reasons to become or even to be a GLCC member. This is a recent excellent example of the Port Captain program that demonstrates why GLCC membership is so valuable...

NEW Boat Insurance Partnership for GLCC Members

Great Lakes Cruising Club is excited to announce a NEW Boat Insurance partnership for our members. This means that our members now have access to the most comprehensive boat insurance coverage and competitive rates on the market today! Whether it’s a run about, sailing yacht, cabin cruiser, a trawler, a motor yacht, or something in-between – you can rest easy knowing you are covered by the marine industries most trusted insurance providers.