Active Captain is a wonderful resource for boaters that collects and organizes boaters’ feedback into an interactive cruising guidebook that offers invaluable opinions and advice from cruisers for cruisers. The website has a lot of great information and you can sign up for their newsletter to receive weekly updates. The founders, Jeffrey and Karen Siegel, also have a popular mobile app. We think of Active Captain as kind of a YELP for the cruising community.
Many of our clients travel underway with the Active Captain guide overlaid on their chart plotter and alongside their radar for up to date details, insights and local knowledge on local waters. As long as you have the internet, you can find reviews about marinas, anchorages as well as marine industry products and companies contributed by owner operator who are out actively cruising. The social aspect of user generated content certainly seems to be a growing trend. JMYS has even been reviewed as a yacht brokerage. Active Captains’ motto sums it up perfectly, “Sharing the Experience”. To find out more, click this link: www.activecaptain.garmin.com