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At its extreme, it's only a slight exaggeration to say that the Down East Circle takes you about as far away from Florida as you can go on the East Coast. While lesser known than the Great Loop, the Down East Circle offers spectacular scenery and a full range of waterways. 

TrawlerFest-Stuart announces that we have just added The Other Loop: The Down East Circle with veteran presenter Steve Zimmerman at the lectern.


The trip, begins in the Hudson River, into the Erie canal, out the Oswego and into Lake Ontario and the beautiful Thousand Islands region. Following the St. Lawrence brings you to the French speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec. 

After exploring the breathtaking Saquennay Fjord, you leave the St. Lawrence River as it widens into a Gulf. Prince Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands, and Cape Breton offer spectacular cruising grounds including the famous Lake Bras D’Or. The eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia provides a wide range of anchorages and history, including Halifax and Lunenburg. 


Zimmerman, a boatbuilder and veteran cruiser, will share his itinerary, recommendations, and lessons learned, along with jaw dropping photographs. 


BUY IN BULK FOR BEST VALUE: Every seminar except the diesel course, "Weather 202, Advanced" and “Boat Handling on the Water” are part of our VIP package. Being a four- or five-day VIP gives attendees access to their choice of 24 other seminars. The cost is $449 for a four-day VIP pass and $549 for the five-day pass. Visit our ticketing site and do some math. You'll see how being a VIP maximizes your seminar buying power.

SEMINARS: Tuesday-Saturday, March 5–9, 2019

IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday-Saturday, March 7–9, 2019

LOCATION: Hutchinson Island Marriot Resort and Marina, 555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

QUESTIONS? Contact Donna Aschheim at or (954) 270-7170.

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