Useful Links

Active Captain
The interactive cruising guidebook
Boating Guide to the Tennessee River
Useful links, including ramps, lodging and moorage by river mile, online charts and river conditions
Get My Boat
A boat rental company that operates in 110
countries.Appears to be primarily captained vessels rather than bareboat
Downloadable Gulf Coast Charts – NOAA Nautical Chart On-Line Viewer
Index of viewable Gulf of Mexico charts
Downloadable – Interactive Coastal Charts
Master selector for coastal charts available in viewable, RNC, ENC and paper. Zoom in for more charts.
Downloadable River Charts – Lousiville District
Contains Charts for the Ohio River Cairo, Ill. to Foster, Ky. (Charts 1-122). These charts include Louisville, Ky. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
“BOAT ED” Online Boater Education
A Guide for Boater Education!
Boating and Safety for all Age Levels
Boating Courses, Boating Tips, Boating Safety, Boating Contests
Boat U.S. Boating Course
Test your nautical knowledge with our 55 question (50 general boating and 5 state-specific), General Boating Course.
Captain Johns Great Loop
America’s Great Loop Adventure
Captain’s Cove Marine
Website for Captain’s Cove Marine
Cincinnati Power/Sail Squadron
The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-military organization of men, women, and families who have a common love of recreational boating.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
This website is for the USCG Auxiliary in Cincinnati, and includes flotillas 5-2, 5-3 and 5-4.
US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard, Group Ohio Valley, Louisville KY
Corp of Engineers Lock Status Report
The Corps Locks website contains lock and vessel specific information derived from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS). The information contained here represents a half-hourly updated snapshot of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data on U.S. flag vess
Corps of Engineers River Flow and Velocity
River Flow and Velocity Forecasts from Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
Corp of Engineers Navigation Information Comnnection
Provides Lock Conditions, River Conditions, Weather, Public Notices, Division Bulletins, Navigation Rules and other information.
Hern Marine
Website for Hern Marine
Heartland Boating
Recreational boating on the rivers and lakes of the midwest and southeast
International Burgee Registry
Yacht club burgees around the world
Knot Tying
Animated Knots – Knot-Tying for Boating, Climbing, Fishing, Scouting, and Arborist
Louisville Boating Information
This site was created as a resource for Louisville area Ohio River boaters. Visit us daily to monitor the river and weather conditions. Research places to slip your boat, and learn about local tidbits that will help you stay safer.
Marinas on the Ohio
Compiled by
ODNR Boat Operators Guide
Notice to Mariners
Local Notice to Mariners
Summary of Laws and Rules for Ohio Boating
Ohio River Cruising by Captain John
John answers your questions about what to expect cruising the Ohio River. From mile marker to major cities along the way, including marinas, fuel, distance, time, locks, bridges, and interestings sites …
River Conditions from Ingram Barge
Boat Positions, River Conditions, Lock Delays, River Stages from Ingram Barge.
River Flows and Velocity Forecasts
River Flow and Velocity Forecasts for: Ohio River, Allegheny River, Monongahela River, Beaver River, Muskingum River, Kanawha River, Big Sandy River, Scioto River, Little Miami River, Licking River, Kentucky River, Green River and the Wabash River.
River Level Prediction Service
Displays Ohio River level and flow rate predictions
Safe Boating Resource Center provides you, the recreational boater, with a resource center for safety information.
The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
The SAMSĀ® Membership Roster located at this site, includes over 1000 surveyors in the US and 23 other countries around the world.
Steamboats in the US. Yesterday and Today
The main emphasis of the web site and are boats on the rivers of the USA. is a non profit organization with the primary goal to provide easy access to information about paddlewheel steamboats for an interested audience and to make com
Storage Cover for your Boat
Instructions for good frame over your boat for use of a tarp as a storage cover.
US Coast Guard, Group Ohio Valley, Louisvill KY
Washington Marine
Website for Washington Marine
Winterizing Your Boat
Protect your boat in this winter by following the instructions in the brochure at Boat US. PDF format.
Yacht Club Directory For The World