UPDATED – Waggoner Fuel Price Survey

UPDATED – Waggoner Fuel Price Survey One of our most popular features is our Fuel Price Survey. We poll almost all of the area’s fuel docks for their prices, so you know the prices before you arrive. When buying fuel for your car, you have the advantage of knowing how much the fuel costs when you drive up and see the price posted. With our fuel price s...
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Featured Blog: Cruising Southeast Alaska 2016

Featured Blog: Cruising Southeast Alaska 2016 Sea Lion Rookery near Elfin Cove, Cross Sound, Ak. On May 1, Peter Geerloff headed out for a 3 1/2 month adventure. As a featured blog, we will post excerpts of his journey up the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska with links to his blog to view the full post. (Please note all content is copyrighted by Peter G...
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NEW – Waggoner Cruising Guide Store for Books, Maps and Accessories

NEW – Waggoner Cruising Guide Store for Books, Maps and Accessories You may have noticed a change on the home page of our Waggoner Cruising Guide eNews website at WaggonerGuide.com. We are pleased to announce we now have our new online store where you can find all of the most relevant cruising guides and books for cruising the northwest and the Inside Passage up to Alaska. We als...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 8 – Pierre’s at Echo Bay to Fury Cove

Alaska Flotilla Day 8 – Pierre’s at Echo Bay to Fury Cove Just Getin' By northbound in Queen Charlotte Strait It's Alaska Flotilla Day 8 and rounding Cape Caution can be a challenge. Queen Charlotte Sound is one of the few places where the Inside Passage goes outside. Normally we go to Port McNeill before rounding Cape Caution. This gives everyone a chance to resupp...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 7 – Port Harvey to Pierre’s at Echo Bay

Alaska Flotilla Day 7 – Port Harvey to Pierre’s at Echo Bay Howdy and Mana Kai departing Port Harvey. One week into the Waggoner Cruising Guide's Alaska Flotilla, and we're still having fun! Today we meandered through the Broughton Archipelago. From Port Harvey, we headed up Chatham Channel, across Knight Inlet, and through Tribune Channel. The weather was PERFECT‒h...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 6 – Blind Channel to Port Harvey

Alaska Flotilla Day 6 – Blind Channel to Port Harvey Sunrise at Blind Channel Resort Today was a perfect Alaska Flotilla Day 6 on the water. Five hours of bliss—sunshine, drone flying (twice), a nap, totally calm water,  favorable current, and no major boat problems.We left Blind Channel Resort at 8:30. First, we had to transit Greene Point Rapids. Even though ...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 5 – Squirrel Cove to Blind Channel

Alaska Flotilla Day 5 – Squirrel Cove to Blind Channel Safe Harbour leading the way into Gillard Pass. The lack of swirlies and whirlies is notable...the rapids need not be difficult. Alaska Flotilla Day 5 was the most satisfying and frustrating day of the trip. Satisfying because we got all the boats through the rapids safely and without drama. Satisfying because I...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 4 – Pender Harbour to Squirrel Cove

Alaska Flotilla Day 4 – Pender Harbour to Squirrel Cove Cruising through Desolation Sound. Hello from Desolation Sound from the Waggoner Cruising Guide Alaska Flotilla Day 4! Today we had an easy cruise from Pender Harbour up to Squirrel Cove. Overcast skies, a bit of chop leaving Pender Harbour, but overall a very easy day. In years past, we've stopped in Prideaux ...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 3 – Silva Bay to Pender Harbour

Alaska Flotilla Day 3 – Silva Bay to Pender Harbour Sunrise at Silva Bay. The Strait of Georgia is one of the significant "gates" on the trip in the Waggoner Cruising Guide's Alaska Flotilla Day 3. It's a big body of water—20 miles wide and 150 miles long. When it's windy, the Strait of Georgia gets rough. Today it was calm. I woke early enough to see an impre...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 2 – Ganges to Silva Bay

Alaska Flotilla Day 2 – Ganges to Silva Bay     Today was a short day—28 nautical miles of protected water from Ganges to Silva Bay with the Waggoner Cruising Guide Alaska Flotilla Day 2. We left about 10:30 a.m., transited Gabriola Pass just before slack at 2:01 p.m., and arrived in Silva Bay Marine Resort soon after. Easy, smooth water al...
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Alaska Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Ganges

Alaska Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Ganges The last week has been super busy as I prepare for the Waggoner Cruising Guide Alaska Flotilla. Finalizing the watermaker install, tinkering with systems, provisioning, saying bye to friends and family. Waggoner Cruising Guide Alaska Flotilla Day 1 Yesterday, I moved the boat around from Skyline Marina to Cap San...
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PRESEASON INFLATABLE CARE

PRESEASON INFLATABLE CARE Most tenders are subjected to pretty tough conditions Most inflatable boats and (Rigid Hull Inflatables) RIBs are used as tenders and are subjected to some pretty tough conditions, but if maintained properly, they should provide 10 to 20 years of service.  A little springtime preventive maintenance will help ex...
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