Start Here: Great Loop Planning Starter Kit

Ready to begin planning YOUR Great Loop adventure? This is the perfect place to start.

Our introductory Great Loop Planning Starter Kit is divided into these four important areas: The Journey, The Boat, The Crew and Living Aboard. Each course in this bundle includes a digital workbook, teaching videos and the opportunity to interact directly with Rev & Sam and other future loopers.

What’s in the Great Loop Planning Starter Kit?

Spoiler Alert: Four Complete Courses! Click a tab below for more info.

The Journey

America’s Great Loop is all about the Journey. This is the most important place to start since it will determine all the other choices that you have to make.

You will learn what to expect on the seasonal Great Loop Journey that could take a year to complete. It’s difficult to describe the impact that this trip of a lifetime will have on you.

Your life WILL change.

Learn About the Journey

The Boat

Next, it’s time to learn about the kind of Loop boat that you need based on where you want to go on your Great Loop Journey.

This is such an important decision since so many of the costs are linked to the boat that you choose. If you already have your boat, you will learn how your current boat fits the Great Loop Journey.

The search is the fun part.

Your Great Loop Boat

The Crew

Who is going to go with you on this big adventure?

Whether it is a solo trip, a crew of two or several, every person onboard needs to know and understand their role.

They also need to feel confident, safe and competent. But how are you going to do that???

By educating them first at home. Then, on the boat. We’ll give you tips on doing just that.

The Crew

Living Aboard

Well, living on a boat is certainly different than living in a home. Very different. Plus, you could be away from home for months at a time or even a year!

There are so many details that you need to consider and plan for including how to manage your home, cars, stuff, bills, prescriptions, mail and more when you are away.

So much to manage! We will help you figure it out as we answer all those questions that you may have about living aboard.

Living Aboard
The Journey, The Boat, The Crew, Living Aboard

Then, Move on to Advanced Training…

How to Lock on the Great Loop

You can’t travel on America’s Great Loop without taking your boat through locks. But it can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. There are so many types and techniques to use and we show you all of them!

This 4-part course covers lock systems, captain’s training, first mate training and then video examples of 12 different types and techniques of locking.

With 43 lessons and over 4 hours of video instruction this is a must-have course when planning your Great Loop!