After seeing the menu in the Starlight Lounge at the Rose Theater, I put the Silverwater Cafe on my dining list for my next trip to Port Townsend, WA.
The cafe has been a thriving Port Townsend restaurant for 27 years. In a small town, that means they are doing something right. The restaurant had humble beginni... Details
It is time to start planning for the Seattle Boat Show. Why plan? Some programs like our Seattle Boat Show University classes will fill up, and you may want to take a class or two that is only offered on a particular day. It is also a good time to start a list of things you want to see first-hand when considering a... Details
December 25th is less than a week away, and many of us are on Christmas Countdown.
We have many items in our Waggoner Guide store that are perfect for the boaters like the
2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide, 2017 Waggoner Tables,
2017 Ports and Passes Tides & Currents, 2017 Current Atlas Tables, and our holiday s... Details
On a fall trip to the town of Poulsbo, I stopped by the Poulsbo Maritime Museum. The museum opened a little over a year ago, and its exhibits focus on Poulsbo's maritime history, fishing, boat building, the oyster industry, local characters, and of course, boats. They also have a maritime library that can be used ... Details
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the boater in your life? We are offering holiday specials in the Waggoner Store.
Waggoner Store Holiday Specials
SENA SPH10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset and Intercom
Communication between the captain and first mate is critical! With the SENA SPH10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset... Details
We got some terrific entries in our photo contest.
Some are so good they'll make you start dreaming about cruising next summer.
Below are some of our photo contest finalists. More to come in December.
Photo Contest Finalists
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Weems &... Details
Cruising the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska
The Waggoner Guide Flotilla 1 for Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska, May 20 – June 10th is now full. For anyone who wants to be part of this flotilla we can put you on the "Standby Waiting List."
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The Waggoner Guide Flotilla 2... Details
2017 Ports and Passes & Current Atlas Tables Now Available
The 2017 Ports and Passes Tide & Currents and the 2017 Current Atlas Tables are now available!
2017 Ports and Passes Tide & Currents is one of the only guides that u... Details
The 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide is now available for pre-order and will arrive by mid-December. Like last year, we are offering a spiral bound version due to our many readers who take their book to an office supply store to have the book spiral bound. Our spiral-bound version takes out the hassle of going there yo... Details
In the San Juan Islands, holiday celebrations are a blend of small town sensibility harkening back to a simpler time with the creative energy of communities rich with tradition and talent. It’s an ideal time to leave the malls and crowds behind and jump on the boat and experience the holidays San Juan Island sty... Details
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, Trav... Details
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 ... Details
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 S... Details
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 hig... Details
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... Details
Before delivering your boat for service or repair, you can do a few things to ensure the boat’s time on the hard goes as anticipated, the work is completed on schedule, and there are no surprises.
Tips for preparing for the boatyard:
Create a work order.
An insurance claim is not the yard’s responsibilit... Details
Sign memorializing Ev Henry and the 40 yacht clubs.
There’s something very special about Sucia Island Marine State Park's incredible beauty, many bays, coves, beaches, and trails. Its shoreline is the product of Mother Nature’s artistry with smooth sandstone curves, rounded arches and honeycomb hollows, plus... Details
Wherever there are ships, mariners invariably follow. From tugboats to container ships and naval ships to fishing boats, Puget Sound and ships are inseparable. Maritime museums are an inexpensive (many offers free admission) and an enjoyable way to discover some of Puget Sound's rich history. During out travels the pas... Details
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At the beginning of September, the NEW Ship to Shore Marine Supply Store at Arabella's Landing opened. The new building is up the street from their old location and adjoins Arabella's Landing.
Ship to Shore Marine Sup... Details
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Do you have great boating pictures to share with the Waggoner Cruising Guide?
Photos that show your friends and family Having Fun on the Water?
Many of you are very accomplished photographers. Smartphones and good quality camera... Details