Yes, you can download the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide PDF for FREE to a personal computer, iPad, Android Tablet or even to some chart plotters.
The PDF download is approximately 75 megabytes. Once downloaded, this PDF can be loaded onto almost any electronic device, including tablets, laptops, smartphones, and even... Details
This is the time of year the next edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide comes together. The entire crew is working day and night on the final assembly of the book. Copy is being finalized, last-minute changes are being made, photos are being changed, chartlets updated, and a few advertisers are calling to take the las... Details
Picking the cover photo for the Waggoner is challenging. First impressions matter, and the cover is the first thing potential customers see. Naturally, then, we want to make sure it’s as compelling as possible.
In the past, covers have come from well-known nautical photographer Neil Rabinowitz, former editor and p... Details
Last year was my busiest ever on the boat. I covered more than 4,300 nautical miles from Olympia, WA to Juneau, AK, accumulating 600 engine hours. When I opened my well-worn Waggoner Guide in September to begin updating the book for 2015, I was struck by just how many notes I had scribbled in the margins.
Some changes... Details
Every year we face the challenge of selecting the perfect shot for the cover of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. The cover is the first thing most potential purchasers ever see. We want a compelling cover, a cover that someone will notice and and compel them to purchase the new edition. We try to select a shot that makes p... Details
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Your time on the water is important and the Waggoner Cruising Guide staff works hard every year to provide the most up-to-date cruising information we can. Throughout the year, things change. Events are added or changed and businesses come and go. Waggoner eNews provides a way for us to keep ou... Details
Mark is the Editor and Publisher of the annual Waggoner Cruising Guide and the co-author of Cruising the Virgin Islands. He is also the Publisher at Fine Edge Publishing with responsibility for all publishing, business affairs, and marketing.
Mark's boating experience began in Ocean ... Details
I just recently received my 2013 Waggoner Cruising Guide and I am enjoying it thoroughly! I’m a bit laid up at the moment after breaking an achilles tendon so I have LOTS of time to catch up on reading and updating my boating library. My 2010 Guide is a bit “dog-eared” after lots of studying... Details
My husband and I are avid cruisers who are just beginning our fifth season in beautiful British Columbia. Since we cruise for at least five months we have established the Port McNeil Fuel Dock as a place to recoup before heading around Cape Caution. The new docks and electrical upgrades completed l... Details
From Puget Sound to Ketchikan, AK, including the west coast of Vancouver Island and now Haida Gwaii, this popular annual guide provides complete information about marinas, marine parks and fuel docks, U.S./Canada border crossings and Customs, VHF radio requirements, and more.
For each cruising area, you'll fi... Details
The Waggoner Cruising Guide is THE annual guide for cruising the Inside Passage waters of the Pacific Northwest—from Olympia, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It often referred to as the “Bible for Northwest Cruising.”
The guideb... Details
Just thought I’d drop you a note and tell you that my wife and I cruised the Pacific Northwest and we found your guide and excellent source of information. We plan on cruising the PNW and South Alaska in 2008. Keep up the good work.
San Diego, CA... Details
We’ve just learned that a recent Seven Seas Cruising Association bulletin contains a write-up by John Forbes and Shirlee Smith of their trip from B.C. to Alaska. Of all the books they mentioned they had on board, their favorite was the Waggoner—“a must have for cruising Puget Sound and B.C.”
It makes us ver... Details
Dear Mr. Hale:
A family member gave us the 2006 Waggoner Cruising Guide last year before we left Puget Sound for Juneau, Alaska. We had several reputable cruising guides aboard, but by the time we reached Prince Rupert we had discovered that the Waggoner Guide gave us the best, most reliable information, and we mis... Details
We just used your guide again while touring the San Juans and the Gulf Islands. Do you take updates from your faithful readers? If so, we have a couple!
Thanks for your note. And yes, we encourage updates from our readers. The goal is for the Waggoner ... Details
Especially at the Seattle Boat Show, many boaters stop to tell us how much they appreciate the Waggoner. Here’s a note that just came in that sums up what we hear. A little praise goes a long way.
Subject: All I can say is "thanks" and "wow"
After relying on the Waggoner since 2002, I have to say thanks f... Details
My wife and I began boating four years ago. We met you and your wife at the Seattle Boat Show when we purchased the guide. We have a 25-foot Maxxum cruiser and already want to step up to a larger boat with a flybridge. What I really wanted to say is thank you for all of your help in the Waggoner. I feel as you are spe... Details
The first edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide was published in the spring of 1994. The book wasn’t very thick, and it covered only Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and the Canadian Gulf Islands. It lacked many photos and had only a few maps.
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Although its coverage was limited initially,... Details