After years of being in Anacortes, the TrawlerFest boat show and seminar series are moving 100 miles south to another salty Washington state locale, the City of Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula.
Dates are May 16-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Bremerton Marina.
TrawlerFest is a celebration of the cruising lifesty... Details
Sea stories are inspiring, so for our Waggoner Store Mid-February Sale, we are offering 15% OFF these sea adventures.
Discount only available in the Waggoner Store.
Promo code: seastories (Offer ends February 28, 2017)
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Did you know The Last Schoonerman and Tr... Details
We are saddened that Cordero Lodge, a fishing lodge north of Campbell River, was vandalized. Up to $15,000 of equipment and goods were stolen, and the property received $20,000 worth of damage. On top of this tragedy, owner Lorrie Tanguay was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and the family had planned to sell t... Details
Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park & City Dock is one of the most popular year-round destinations for boaters in Puget Sound.
Bainbridge Island City Park Dock CLOSED for 2017
In 2017, the Bainbridge Island City Park Dock located on Eagle Harbor will be closed for renovations from May 1 through November 1. The adj... Details
Since the year 2000, most new boats have come equipped with shaft seals that require no packing, but inboard powered boats built before then have traditional stuffing boxes with packing.
All stuffing boxes work on the same basic principle: Rings of special wax-impregnated flax packing are wrapped snugly around the p... Details
While touring La Conner Country Inn, I had the pleasure of meeting the owners of The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub – Thomas and Danielle Palmer. As we talked, I discovered the pair had been a dynamic restaurateur duo in the Skagit Valley for over twenty years. Some of the names of their previous rest... Details
Do you need to stock up on cruising maps this year? Or replace cruising maps that have seen better days?
Or maybe, you'd like a laminated version to hang on the wall?
For our Waggoner Store February Sale, we are offering 20% OFF the following maps.
San Juan and Gulf Islands Nautical and Recreational Planning Map
It's been a couple of years since we've written about Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar. So, on my recent trip to La Conner, WA, I went there for dinner. Usually, I sit in the bar area because it is first-come-first-serve and has Happy Hour, which is on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. This time, I sat in the dini... Details
Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide
Photo Contest Winners
Join us today (Jan. 28) at 5:30 at the Waggoner Guide booth at the Seattle Boat Show
for the announcement of the Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest Winners.
All finalists are in the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide o... Details
When Pit Master and owner of Whitey's BBQ told me, "It's just the way I love to cook," I knew I was in store for some darn good BBQ. A mechanic by trade, Tim Mallory followed his BBQ dream ten years ago and started a BBQ catering company. In October 2016, Tim and his wife Lisa opened up Whitey's BBQ Rest... Details
For such a small town, La Conner has a wealth of art and museums.
Museum of Northwest Art
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (Formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum)
Skagit County Historical Museum
The Norwester Museum Tour
And, all of them are less than a 15-minute walk from La... Details
Advocates of dripless shaft seals are quick to point out their benefits over conventional stuffing boxes – no leaks, no flax to replace, no shaft scoring. But, the zinger is always the same. While it’s true dripless shaft seals require less care than a traditional packing gland, nothing on a boat is truly maint... Details
We are on a salmon kick, so for our Waggoner Store mid-January sale we are promoting LaDonna Gunderson's
Salmon, Desserts & Friends, The Little Alaskan Salmon Cookbook and My Tiny Alaskan Oven.
A little bit about LaDonna Gunderson:
For the past two decades, LaDonna Gundersen has spent every summer working s... Details
From my private balcony at the La Conner Channel Lodge, I take in the pastel painted sunset as it dances across the Swinomish Channel. To my right, are glimpses of the south basin guest moorage docks at La Conner Marina. Even on a chilly winter day, boats are docked at the marina which is only a short walk away.
The aroma of brewing coffee filled the cabin as we enjoyed the morning sunlight on board our boat Easy Goin’ moored on a buoy in Eagle Harbor on the east side of Cypress Island. Although there are few anchorages on this island, it’s one of the last undeveloped spots to visit in the San Juans and home to Eagle ... Details
Thinking of going to the British Virgin Islands? Or, need a mattress cover for the bed on your boat?
Check out our January deals in the Waggoner Store.
Waggoner Store January Sales
Cruising the Virgin Islands Planning Map
Use the Cruising the Virgin Islands map to plan your trip and for reference when... Details
This winter it's time to update one of most popular cruising guides in the Virgin Islands, Cruising the Virgin Islands. In mid-February, we are headed to the Virgin Islands and have chartered a MarineMax 382 with three cabins and lots of living and entertaining space. We will take a tour of the boat for you when we... Details
It's late afternoon, and I'm chilling on the red brick porch connected to my room at the Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, Washington. Twenty feet away is the shoreline with boats and a few seals cruising through the water. There is also a shared over-the-water-deck with plenty of lounging chairs and a dock with kay... Details
For many of us, there’s nothing more pleasurable than sitting at anchor in a secluded cove in southeast Alaska, or on the northern British Columbia coast. Many of us do just that every year, cruising for two to five months at a time. But what if you are new to diesel motors and/or extended cruising. How do you go... Details