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Friday Harbor Customs dock on San Juan Island
Beautiful Bedwell Harbour customs dock on Pender Island.
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South & Central Puget Sound
Puget Sound has glorious views and an incredible range of special places.
A 65-mile-long glacier fjord with outstanding fishing but few protected anchorages.
North Puget Sound
Many communities host festivals and have excellent seaside restaurants like Anthony’s in Anacortes.
Strait of Juan de Fuca
The Strait of Juan De Fuca can be one of the more challenging areas for boaters.
San Juan Islands
In the San Juan Islands you can either rough it or be pampered.
Gulf Islands & Strait of Georgia
Poets Cove on Pender Island is one of the stops that offers a warm welcome.
Vancouver & Sunshine Coast to Sarah Point
The B.C. Coast offers deep inlets and awe inspiring exploring opportunities.
Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage
Spacious and beautiful Prideaux Haven with Mt. Denman in the background.
Johnstone Strait & The Broughtons
Pierre’s in Echo Bay is one of many floating communities in The Broughtons.
North Vancouver Island
Totems in the ’Namgis burial ground at the south end of Alert Bay.
West Coast of Vancouver Island
A boat for the West Coast of Vancouver Island should be seaworthy, strong and well-equipped.
Rounding Cape Caution
See the Waggoner Cruising Guide for route choices.
Northern B.C. Coast
As you travel farther north, you’ll encounter wilderness in all its magnificence.
Haida Gwaii coastline with Native American totems on the upper shoreline.
Crossing Dixon Entrance to Ketchikan
Charming Creek Street shops are located just above Thomas Basin.
Mark Bunzel’s Cruising Reports
Mark Bunzel, Editor/Publisher, heading north.
Bob Hale’s Cruising Reports
Bob Hale created the Waggoner community and continues reporting from his cruises.
Featured Cruising Blog
Lewis’s 2011 Cruise to Southeast Alaska
Flotillas and Seminars
2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Flotillas
Dates and Pricing
Cruisers College Spring Seminars
Intensive 3-Day Marine Weather Course, April 3-5
Women: Build Your Boating Skills, April 8
Hands-on Diesel Engine Training, April 8
Waggoner Cruising Guide Seminars
Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 22-23
Waggoner Store Sales
Exploring Series Guides
Mexico Cruising Guides
Mountain Biking Guides
Mountain Biking Topo Maps
NW Cruising Guides
NW Travel Guides/Maps
Route Planning Maps
Suggested Reading Lists
Do you plan on cruising to a specific destination and wonder what books, cruising guides or maps might best be suited for that area? If so, these suggestions may help.
Tides & Currents
Waggoner Cruising Guide
Anchoring and Mooring
Some of the anchorages in the Pacific Northwest have hazards beyond what charts may indicate.
Charts & Equipment
Reviews about equipment from experienced boaters.
Cruising in the Northwest
The Pacific Northwest—a diversity of spectacular cultural and natural experiences.
Cruising Routes, Trip Reports & Planning
There is more to planning a route than just great restaurants and spectacular spots!
Festivals, Events & Boat Shows
Instructive and Maintenence
In-depth and entertaining articles we think you’ll find worthwhile.
News & Promotions
Restaurants, Happy Hours and Libation Houses
Things to Do and Places to See
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Anchoring: A Captain’s Quick Guide
Be Your Own Tactics Coach
Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean
Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual
Diesel Engine Care and Repair: A Captain’s Quick Guide
Diesel’s Afloat (Lifeboats)
Emergencies on Board: A Captain’s Quick Guide
Epoxy Basics: Working with Epoxy Cleanly & Efficiently
Essential Boat Electrics
Essential Knots: The Step-by-Step Guide to Tying the Perfect Knot for Every Situation
First Aid Afloat
GPS Instant Navigation
Heavy Weather Sailing: A Captain’s Quick Guide
How to Read a Nautical Chart
How to Read a Nautical Chart: A Captain’s Quick Guide
Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands
Keeping Your Boat Legal: The Boating Legal Guide
Knot Know-How: How to Tie the Right Knot for Every Job