The Western Coast of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
The Gulf Coast, which includes shoreline surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, is home to a wide variety of boating activities and beautiful destinations that boaters and sailors love.
The Gulf Coast offers a different experience from state to state. Cruise the crystal clear blue waters of Ft. Meyers Beach and visit the surrounding Keys. Then, take a break and idle some time away in the charming towns of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Lift off from here to continue to the Great Loop – or buckle up to get down in the Big Easy. Whatever your journey, boating in the Gulf Coast is an experience of a lifetime. Snag-A-Slip is a free, online boat slip reservation site where you can explore awesome marinas on the Gulf Coast and rent boat slips easily. If you are charting your course or you want to see our marinas on a map, click the interactive map button above!
When most people think of Texas, they don't immediately think of water. But, they should!
Texas is home to 367 miles of gulf shoreline and 3,300 miles of bay-estuary-lagoon shoreline. Boaters can explore a number of quaint towns, see some awesome views of the Gulf of Mexico and play on one of the many soft-sand beaches that dot the coast. From the bustling Galveston Bay area to the tranquil towns of Rockport, think of Texas when you plan your next getaway on the Gulf Coast.
A nature lover's paradise with lots to offer to boaters looking for some fun on the Gulf Coast.
Often called the Gulf Coast's best kept secret, Alabama is home to 30 miles of coastal shoreline with marinas that are easily accessible off of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). Boaters will love the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and may want to explore Dauphin Island, a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Looking for a town to explore? We highly recommend a stop in Fairhope, a lively town with excellent views of the Bay and plenty of restaurants, shops and parks to discover.
Louisiana isn't always just a party, it's also a boater's paradise with tons of lakes, rivers, waterways and coastal shoreline.
Boaters in the state should check out Toledo Bend Reservoir Lake, which boasts 290 square miles of water, as well as The Atchafalaya Basin, a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. Boaters looking for great water and visit to New Orleans should pay a visit to Lake Pontchatrain, the largest Lake in Louisiana that sits on the north edge of the Big Easy. Lake Pontchatrain is also a key stop in Louisiana for boaters on the Great Loop!
The West coast of Florida is often overlooked as a prime boating destination when compared to the state’s East Coast, but that’s all part of the charm.
Boaters in the know, know that cruising Florida on the Gulf Coast is some of the best boating around. Jump off at major Metropolis areas including Naples, Sarasota, Tampa and Ft. Myers and get underway to explore the barrier islands and beautiful keys. Experience old world charm at Useppa Island and then visit the hidden paradise of Cabbage Key. Gasparilla Island, known as the “Nantucket of the South” offers a bit of New England charm, and Marco Island brings the nightlife. No matter what vibe you are going for, Florida’s Gulf Coast has it all!