Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 5: Relaxing on Norman Island

The only bad news about a Virgin Islands charter vacation is that at some point it ends. Because time seems to fly by so quickly, I always recommend a nine to ten-day charter (minimum) in the Caribbean. Why? It takes one to two days at the start of the trip to slow down and re-learn…


Rosario Resort & Spa – New Docks, New Marina Configuration and Much More

Cruising northwest in Orcas Island’s East Sound, the white Moran Mansion of Rosario Resort & Spa comes into view off in the distance and grows larger as you approach. The grand century-old mansion turned hotel resort was built as the private residence of Seattle shipbuilder and two-time Seattle mayor Robert Moran. Located approximately 80-miles north…

Downtown Tacoma

NEW: Tacoma’s Downtown to Defiance Trolley Starts This Summer 2017!

This summer, it will be easier for boaters to explore Tacoma’s Point Defiance with the NEW Downtown to Defiance trolley route. Service on this route will run from June 2 through September 3, 2017. The hours have not be finalized, but most likely will be Friday thru Sunday from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm, every 30 minutes.…


Too Many Family and Business Obligations to Go Cruising?

A floatplane flight can take you from Seattle or Renton directly to your boat in 3 to 4 hours. It is painful to hear someone or a cruising couple say “We are going to hold off on a long trip this summer. We have too many obligations at home, or with family.” I have the…


Art, History and a Whole Lot of Spark in Bellingham, WA

Need a little color and flair in your life? What about a tour through history, or a chance to see birds up close? Maybe, you are like me and after a dreary winter need a serious jolt of some mind-blowing electricity? If so, plan to cruise to Bellingham, WA. On my recent trip to the Hotel…

Cookbook Giveaway

Salmon, Desserts & Friends Winners Announced!

Fifteen winners have been chosen for the autographed Salmon, Desserts & Friends by LaDonna Gundersen.

All winners will receive an email from us shortly!

To see the list of winners click here!

Stay tuned for more sales and giveaways!

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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation

Cruisers College May Seminars 2017 Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Lars Antonsen Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $95 Register here. Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether…

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