Navigating the Royal River, with a MLW controlling depth of 8' in most boats is easy. The approach to the channel is between the eastern ends of Cousins and Little John islands, and the western ends of Mosher and Little Mosher islands. The channel officially begins just south of Lanes Island at buoy 1 (green flashing light, period of 4 seconds) and poceeds to the basin just south of Interstate 295. The channel is well marked - care must be used though to not skip any buoys. If you are new to the river and would like us to guide you please give us a call to arrange an escort.