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HeartLand Boating and Quimby’s Cruising Guide are the ultimate resources for boaters on America’s inland waterways.

Since its launch in 1989, HeartLand Boating magazine has exclusively covered the lakes and rivers of America, and the freshwater lifestyle that goes hand-in-hand. Its mission is to inform readers through relevant, entertaining, inspiring articles that are written by boaters, for boaters. In each issue, you'll find profiles on exciting destinations, along with columns and reports on critical topics such as safety, boat handling, water sports and activities, and new equipment and gear. HeartLand Boating is published five times a year, April through October, during the boating season. In between, we keep our website updated with fresh content year-round.

HeartLand Boating is available in print, in a digital edition and as a mobile app. To purchase a print copy, please click here or call 314-241-4310. To access the online or app version, please click here.

You can also pick up a copy of the magazine for free at any of the following locations:

Eastern Shore Marine (Fairhope); Homeport Marina (Gulf Shores); Sportsman Marina (Orange Beach); Turner Marine & Supply (Mobile); Demopolis Yacht Basin (Demopolis); Alred Marina (Guntersville); Grand Mariner Marina (Mobile); Guntersville Marina (Guntersville); Russell Marine - River North (Alexander City); MarineMax Gulf Shores (Gulf Shores)

Rockwater Marina (Little Rock)

Yacht Starship (Tampa)

MarineMax Cumming (Cumming)

American Marine at Dubuque Yacht Basin (Dubuque); Captain's Quarters/Grace Marine (Bettendorf); Guttenberg Municipal Marina (Guttenberg), Island City Marina (Sabula); Port of Dubuque (Dubuque); Bluff Harbor Marina (Burlington); Keokuk Yacht Club (Keokuk); Green Gables Marina (LeClaire); City of Dubuque (Dubuque)

Alton Marina (Alton); East Port Marina (East Peoria); Grafton Harbor (Grafton); Two Rivers Marina (Rockport); Waukegan Harbor (Waukegan); Harborside Marina (Wilmington); Boating-A-Dream (Byron); Frentress Lake Marine Center (East Dubuque); Golconda Marina (Golconda); Spring Brook Marina (Seneca); Heritage Harbor Ottawa (Ottawa); Ted's Boatarama (Rock Island); Quincy Boat Club (Quincy); Tall Timbers Marina (Havana)

Inland Marina (Evansville); Turtle Creek Harbor (Florence); East Side Marine (Evansville); Rubaiyat Boat Harbor (Utica); Lighthouse Point Yacht Club (Aurora)

Big Bear Resort (Benton); Buzzard Rock Marina (Kuttawa); Eddy Creek Marina (Eddyville); Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina (Grand Rivers); Kentucky Dam Marina (Gilbertsville); River's Edge Marina (Louisville); Conely Bottom Resort (Monticello); Kuttawa Harbor (Kuttawa); Lighthouse Landing (Grand Rivers); Marine Sales & Service (Louisville); Prizer Point (Cadiz); Smuggler's Cove (Warsaw); Pier 99 Marina (Warsaw); Kenlake Marina (Hardin); Marine Sales Kentuckiana (Gilbertsville)

Orleans Marina (New Orleans); South Side Harbor (New Orleans)

Bayport Marina (Bayport); Hansen's Harbor (Lake City); Lake City Marina (Lake City); Ole Miss Marina (Red Wing); Windmill Marina (Afton); Mississippi Parkside Marina (Wabasha); Port of Sunnyside Club (Stillwater); Red Wing Marina (Red Wing)

Liberty Marina (Portage Des Sioux); Port Charles Marine (St. Charles); Campbell Point Marina (Shell Knob); Yacht Club of St. Louis (St. Charles); Lewis Engine (St. Peters); Mariner's Pier 31 (Camdenton); John's Boat Harbor (St. Charles); St. Charles Boat & Motor (St. Charles); MarineMax Lake Ozark (Lake Ozark)

Aqua Yacht Harbor (Iuka); Columbus Marina (Columbus); Midway Marina (Fulton)

New York
Ess-Kay Yards (Brewerton)

Holiday Point Marina (Franklin Furnace); Magnuson Hotel by the River (Marietta); Riverview Bed & Breakfast (Franklin Furnace); Washington Marine (Cincinnati); Sea Ray of Cincinnati (Cincinnati); MarineMax Port Clinton (Port Clinton)

Three Forks Harbor (Fort Gibson)

Fox Chapel Marine (Pittsburgh)

Blue Springs Marina (Ten Mile); Grand Harbor Marina (Counce); Island Cove Marina (Harrison); Pebble Isle Marina (New Johnsonville); Rock Harbor Marine (Nashville); Tellico Marina (Maryville); Bird Song Marina (Camden); Riverside Park Marina (Memphis); MarineMax of the Tennessee River (Chattanooga); Choto Marina (Knoxville); Louisville Landing Marina (Louisville); Willow Point Marina (Knoxville); Volunteer Landing Marina (Knoxville); Erwin Marine Sales (Chattanooga); Marine Sales Pickwick (Counce); MarineMax Chattanooga (Chattanooga)

Key Allegro Marina (Rockport); Waterford Harbor (Kemah); Sail & Ski Center (Austin)

American Marine (La Crosse); St. Croix Marina (Hudson)

West Virginia
Charleston Marine (Charleston)

To subscribe to HeartLand Boating's email and newsletter, click here.

Quimby’s Cruising Guide, published annually since 1962, is the complete resource for cruising our country's inland and Gulf Intracoastal waterways. The guide covers 9,436 miles of water on more than 20 rivers and provides essential knowledge such as marinas, fueling, overnight dockage, supplies and repairs. Additional information on locks, towns, restaurants, events, landmarks and interesting miscellany is included. Quimby's is spiral-bound to lay flat and offers more than 260 pages of trusted information. Easy to use, it is arranged by river, then river mile.

To order your copy of Quimby's Cruising Guide, click here or call 314-241-4310.


If your target market is boaters on America's inland waterways, you should consider advertising your products and services in HeartLand Boating and Quimby's. According to our most recent reader survey, more than 60 percent of our readers do not subscribe to any other boating publication, and more than 75 percent said they have taken action as a result of reading advertisements in our pages.

Our readers fall within the most active group of boaters in the country. They typically own multiple vessels and frequently take extended cruises. They are passionate, experienced boaters who offer substantial purchasing power yet are not reached by other marine publications.

For more information about advertising in HeartLand Boating or Quimby’s, please contact:

Mary Sanner

Kevin Lane

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