Holidays San Juan Island Style

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 style. From…

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…

Sucia Island Marine State Park

A Diamond in the Rough – Sucia Island Marine State Park

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 six bays possessing their own unique personality. Arlene and…

Suquamish, WA

5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA

Are you in Seattle and looking for a boating day trip? Or maybe you’d like to stop on your way cruising to or from Bainbridge Island. Have you considered Suquamish, WA? Within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock, is a museum, a historic grave site, and a selection of great restaurants, which make it…

Beer and Pretzels at Double Bluff Brewing Company-Could This Day Get Any Better?

At Double Bluff Brewing Company you’ll always find five beers on tap, plus one to two seasonal or experimental beers. And, warm spent beer grain pretzels with an array of dipping cheeses. In Langley, Washington―a town of a little over a thousand people on Whidbey Island―this brewery is a must-stop for craft beer lovers. Daniel…

Captain’s Nautical Supplies Relocates to Historic Ballard Location

  Our good friends at Captain’s Nautical Supplies have relocated the business to 1120 NW Ballard Way in Seattle. The store located in a historic building fits the 119-year-old heritage of Captain’s Nautical Supplies―the go-to map and book dealer for Pacific Northwest mariners. Jim Wheat, the new owner (for about the last 14 months), uses…