Games at Silva Bay.

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 – Silva Bay

  Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 Silva Bay Day 2 Monday – Under the bright sunshine, we departed Salt Spring Marina for a cruise to the Silva Bay, B.C., which is on the outside of Gabriola Island. This way we would avoid having to wait for slack at Dodd Narrows. At our destination, Page’s Resort…


The Broughtons 2017 Updates

The Broughtons Village Island (July 9, 2017) Native watchmen are present on Village Island during the peak summer season at various times to greet boaters visiting the ruins of this First Nations village. If watchmen are not present, the Mamalilikulla First Nation asks that you call their office in Campbell River at (250)287-2955 for permission…


Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017

Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017 New Docks at Denham Bay Resort (July 15, 2017) On the northwest side of Dent Rapids is the charming Denham Bay Resort.  New docks at the resort now accommodate boats up to 60 feet on a total of 500 feet of moorage.  Peter and Sarah are ready to welcome…


Gulf Islands 2017 Updates

Gulf Islands 2017 Updates Silva Bay (August 1 ,2017) We have several errors on the Silva Bay diagram on page 226. Here is a new marina diagram for Silva Bay. Please print this and place it in your Waggoner Guide. This diagram corrects the errors on the dock configuration for Page’s Resort & Marina. Our apologies…


Day 13- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Weather Change

Day 13 of the Alaska Flotilla – Weather Change Ugly weather is coming. We’re on the right edge of this NOAA surface analysis (under word “GALE”). On the bright side, we’ve banked a weather day,  and we’re not offshore.     We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be…


Landon’s Cruising Report – Mission Accomplished

  Landon’s Cruising Report – Mission Accomplished From Jennis Bay on the western end of The Broughtons, we retraced our steps through Drury Inlet and Wells Passage, entering Queen Charlotte Strait and turned northwest. Blunden Harbour was our destination for the day.  Well protected, Blunden Harbour is a popular stop for boaters who take refuge and wait…

Cruising through Belize Inlet.

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Salt Spring Island

Inside Passage to Alaska Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Salt Spring Island Day 1 – Cruising thru the Fog Sunday – We left Cap Sante Marina under sunny skies, but as soon as we rounded Cap Sante rock, we could see the fog in Guemes Channel.   Our flotilla started the day…


What Can We Bring Across the U.S./Canada Border?

“What can we bring across the U.S./Canada border?” This question is frequently asked by boaters going either direction across the U.S./Canada border both on British Columbia’s southern border with Washington and northern border with Alaska. While the question seems straightforward, it is often difficult to answer quickly and succinctly. Both the U.S. and Canada customs…

Poets Cove Customs
A clear day in Queen Charlotte Strait.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Living Among the Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Living among the Islands Departing Loughborough Inlet, we entered Johnstone Strait via Chancellor Channel.  Johnstone Strait was rough and choppy as it often is but became settled as we neared Port McNeill.  Port McNeill is a nice place to catch up on rest before crossing Queen Charlotte Strait for the Broughton Island group,…


Day 9- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Cape Caution

Day 9 of the Alaska Flotilla – Cape Caution Tomorrow we leave caution behind us! Cape Caution that is. We leave early in the morning, pass the north end of Vancouver Island into the exposed waters of the North Pacific.Often a rough crossing, but we’re hoping that a good weather window stays open long enough for us…

Cape Caution

Day 8- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Alert Bay

Day 8 of the Alaska Flotilla – Alert Bay Chris Carlin helping to move bald eagle from his dinghy to the dock. Check out those talons! Photo: Susan Carlin Bald Eagle rescue! Chris and Susan Carlin, members of our Alaska flotilla, were docked at Alert Bay when a woman suddenly ran up to their boat and said,…


Day 7- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Echo Bay

Day 7 of the Alaska Flotilla – Pierre’s at Echo Bay This prawn boat delivered a great evening; my favorite seafood, and Nikki van Schyndel, author of “Becoming Wild,” entertained us with stories of living as a survivalist in the nearby wilderness. Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…