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Member Benefits & Discounts

In addition to our comprehensive collection of harbor reports, the numerous social and cruising events we sponsor each year, and the extensive list of Port Captains available to consult and assist you as you cruise, the Great Lakes Cruising Club also seeks to provide additional club membership value through arrangements with various marine-related services. Following is a list of services presently providing discounts or other benefits to GLCC members. Click on the association names to visit their individual websites:

Note: The Great Lakes Cruising Club receives no economic benefit from third party providers offering discounts to members, nor does the GLCC warrant these third party provider’s products or services. All business transactions with these third parties are considered solely to be between the member and the provider; the GLCC office is not a party in these relationships.

  • America’s Great Loop Cruiser’s Association (AGLCA): GLCC members are entitled to receive special discounted pricing on AGLCA membership. Click here to access GLCC’s AGLCA discount code. Click here to see what they offer!

  • Anchor Bay Yachting Association (ABYA): GLCC is a member of ABYA, which offers safety materials, meetings and other services. The ABYA is non-profit organization which supports the various Marine Sheriffs, primarily located in the South East corner of the State of Michigan, in the Anchor Bay Region of Lake St. Clair, between Lake Huron and Lake Erie.

  • BoatUS: GLCC members are entitled to receive the discounted BoatUS Membership dues price of $15 USD (normally $24 USD). After joining BoatUS at this reduced membership fee, you'll immediately have access to 26 BoatUS member benefits such as discounts with participating marinas, fuel discounts, rebates on West Marine purchases, towing services & insurance, and more. Click BoatUS to access the GLCC BoatUS discount code and start saving today.
    Click here to read The History of BoatUS.

  • Chartering Discounts for GLCC Members: Click this link for information about exciting discounts for charters on the Great Lakes and Worldwide when booking through Superior Charters. 

  • Desmond Marine:  GLCC members will receive one free night of wallside dockage (subject to availability and only if the GLCC burgee is flying on arrival) and additional overnight dockage at a rate of $1 USD / foot. GLCC members will receive a fuel discount of 5¢ USD per gallon up to 500 gallons and 7¢ USD per gallon over 500 gallons. 810-982-3990. Fuel Dock 810-982-9610 Desmond Marine monitors channels 9 and 16. 

  • GLCC Group Marine Insurance:  A special group insurance with discounts is available to GLCC members. It is the same successful program, which has been in place for many years, but it is now offered though the Herbie Wiles Insurance agency in St. Augustine. The insurance carrier is Travelers. For detailed information about the program and coverage, please contact Lucy Lucero (904-209-3804/llucero@herbiewiles.com ), and remember to ask the Great Lakes Cruising Club member discounts.

  • Good Old Boat Introductory Magazine Subscription: Click this link for a description of this member benefit offer by the folks at Good Old Boat magazine. Good Old Boat focuses on do-it-yourself boaters who own and maintain cruising boats, whether passagemakers, coastal cruisers, or those cruising local lakes. The magazine publishes information on refit projects, upgrades, and routine maintenance owners perform to make their boats more comfortable and seaworthy.  

  • Great Lakes Boating: We’ve recently partnered with Great Lakes Boating magazine to bring you a free subscription to the magazine. It's no-strings attached and does not require a credit card to opt-in for US residents. Canadian residents can opt-in for the digital subscription while we work out a more cost-effective way to ship magazines internationally. To protect your privacy, Great Lakes Boating provided the following link for you to claim your free subscription. Click Here! (If you have any problems, please contact Magdalene Mercado at Harris Publishing 800-638-0135 or magdalene@harrispublishing.com.) Part of our partnership with Great Lakes Boating includes helping their team find stories of Great Lakes boaters. So, if you know of anyone who has done something noteworthy on the water, please let us know! You may see them in the next issue of GLB. If you have a great story of adventure, family tradition, or personal achievement related to boating, please feel free to contact Heather Serrano in their Editorial Department at  heather@harrispublishing.com.

  • Great Lakes Cruising Club School (GLCCSchool): Click this link to an intermediate web page listing the on-line GLCCSchool webinars currently open for registration, along with the associated GLCC member codes for obtaining discounted course registration rates. The page also contains a link which will take you to the GLCCSchool to browse and register for upcoming courses.

  • Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA): GLCC is a member of I-LYA and the I-LYA is primarily located in the Detroit River and Lake Erie. I-LYA was organized to encourage, advance, promote, and perpetuate among amateurs, yachting, sail, powerboat, and other amateur aquatic competition, and to unify the rules in connection therewith; to encourage and to promote amateur yachting activities among the members of I-LYA and yachting associations throughout the United States and Canada. GLCC members may click here to go to the I-LYA homepage where you can view or subscribe to recieve the I-LYA newsletter.

  • Mariners Learning System USCG Licensing Courses: Click this link for information about GLCC Member Discounts on a suite of six US Coast Guard-approved online captain’s licensing courses, from “six pack” to master 25/50/100 ton licenses. All classes can be taken online in the comfort of home or on the road and at your own pace.

  • United States Power Squadrons (USPS): The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) are making selected courses available over the web through BoatUS. The USPS is making these classes available to GLCC members at the same discount they offer USPS members. Click discount procedures for links to the USPS online course registration page and instructions on how to register for classes and obtain your discount.

  • Yachting Club of America (YCA): GLCC's membership in YCA provides reciprocity with other YCA member clubs. The Yachting Club of America was founded in 1963 as the first National Association of Yacht Clubs. The founding principles set forth by the Board of Governors and Founding Members were designed "to serve the advancement of Yachting." The Yachting Club of America represents over 300,000 members of YCA registered Yacht & Sailing Clubs in America. The Yachting Club of America is recognized by Embassies throughout the world and are helpful to YCA members. Over 700 YCA Registered Yacht & Sailing Clubs are listed in their American Register of Yacht Clubs. GLCC members signed-in on the GLCC Club website should click here to obtain the ID and password to fully access the YCA website and to obtain a printable YCA reciprocal membership card.