Intracoastal Waterway

Our many, many accounts of cruising the Intracoastal Waterway may be found here. Affectionately known as “The Ditch,” the ICW is a highway for north and southbound East Coast cruisers, and an east-west path along the rim of the Gulf of Mexico. As such it touches most of the Old Confederacy and many historic sites dating from before the Civil War. Snowbird cruisers say they like to follow the ICW in such a way that the temperatures are always comfortable.