Whale Breaching

Day 16- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Whales!

Day 16 of the Alaska Flotilla – Whales!!! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…

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VHF Securité Call and Malibu Rapids

We recently had the pleasure of boating as paying passengers on a tour boat out of Egmont, BC to Princess Louise Inlet and Chatterbox Falls. We chose to leave our 8-knot boat in Egmont and take the 25-knot tour boat to save time and give us more opportunity to take pictures of this beautiful area…

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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…

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Gulf Islands 2017 Updates

Broughtons Updates 2017 Jennis Bay Marina The new telephone number for Jennis Bay Marina is 778-762-3037. As an alternate, try calling 250-954-8112. Email contact remains info@jennisbay.com. General Manager, Peter Turnbull and year-round caretaker, Warren Oliver will be welcoming marina guests this season since Allyson has departed for other endeavors. There is a surprising amount of…

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Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017

Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017 New Docks at Denham Bay Resort On the northwest side of Dent Rapids is the charming Denham Bay Resort.  New docks are on-site at Denham Bay and once they have been configured and secured, the resort will have a total of 500 feet of moorage accommodating boats up to…

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Gulf Islands 2017 Updates

Gulf Islands 2017 Updates Café at Hope Bay The popular Hope Bay Café that closed in 2016 has re-opened as Philly’s Diner and carries on the tradition of tasty, well-prepared dishes.  The décor is also similar, showcasing local art; and you can’t beat the window-side views overlooking Navy Channel.  Philly’s Diner is open Monday through…

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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…

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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…

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Poets Cove Customs

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…

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Waggoner Store June Sale

For the Waggoner Store June Sale, we are offering 15% OFF the fishing book combo of Island Halibut Fisherman and Island Salmon Fisherman.   Discount only available in the Waggoner Store. Promo code: island (Offer ends June 30, 2017) Waggoner Store June Sale In Island Halibut Fisherman, expert anglers Robert H. Jones and Larry E. Stefanyk tell…

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Waggoner Store June Sale
Cape Caution

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…

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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,…

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