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Deck & Dockside Dining at Tides Tavern

Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, WA has won a lot of awards. In 2016, South Sound Magazine voted it the Best Outdoor Dining, and in 2015 and 2014 King 5’s “Best of Western Washington,” gave it the same honor. The restaurant has also won best lunch, best bar, and been included in top ten seafood shacks at Relish.com,…


A Night Ashore: The Maritime Inn

The Maritime Inn has a very fitting name. It is steps away from Skansie Brothers Netshed, the former home of local fisherman Lee Makovich, and each room honors a historic vessel that operated in Gig Harbor like the Wollochet, the Eagle, and the Shenandoah. For boaters who want a night ashore, or who have friends and family joining…


Matia Island – A Pristine Island with an Intriguing Past

As one of the San Juan Islands’ “Boundary Islands,” Matia Island (pronounced Ma-TEE-ah) is visited by thousands of recreational boaters each year. The island is incredibly beautiful and has a sense of adventure. It seems to floats on the waters of the Strait of Georgia, east of the boundary between the United States and Canada…


Destiny Harbor Tours: Galloping Gertie & Giant Octopus

As a boater, taking a boat tour, might not be high on your recreational to-do list. But, as I recently discovered with Destiny Harbor Tours a professional boat tour can bring to life the history, culture, and lifestyle of a maritime destination. When looking for a boat tour, I suggest looking for a cruise that highlights…


Pacific Northwest Cruising to B&B’s

  Sharing the joy of the cruising lifestyle with family and friends is incredibly rewarding. It brings people closer together and provides opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy nature, and have fun in a relaxed environment on the water. And, most importantly you don’t need a second stateroom on your boat to invite overnight guests…