Sunset at Bowman Bay are breathtaking.
Bowman Bay on Fidalgo Island
We all need to stretch out our sea legs and Bowman Bay at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island is a perfect spot. The waters are often calm, which means it is great for year-round beach walking and kayaking, and it has easy hikes with... Details
“Happy hour on Safe Harbour!” I texted the crews of Airship and Fortunate. We’d all met last spring at our Inside Passage to Alaska seminar. Kevin and Laura on Airship were heading to Alaska on the first flotilla. Dan and Eileen on Fortunate were on the second flotilla, the one I led. We all seemed to get along a... 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
Port Harvey Marine Resort is a favorite destination of ours in the Broughton Archipelago. Owners George and Gail Cambridge have developed this facility into an excellent marina, complete with a well-stocked store and the Red Shoe Restaurant.
Sadly, on November 25th, the barge holding the store and restaurant sunk. ... Details
Ports and Passes—a long-time favorite tide and current guide for the Pacific northwest—has a proven following among west coast cruisers and small commercial boats. Previous editions have included all the tide and current stations a boater needs between Olympia WA and Prince Rupert BC. But this year Ports and Passes... Details
Are you tying up at the docks in Coupeville, Washington and not sure where to dine? This quaint historic town on Penn Cove is full of great dining choices that range from fine dining to pub fare. Front Street Grill is steps away from the end of the Coupeville Wharf and serves up a classic American Grill menu l... 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