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 minute... Details
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 same problems. As Editor and Publishe... Details
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 Bellwether, I visited a fe... Details
In the spring we are all in a rush to get the boat in the water, and it's tempting to launch the boat or paint the bottom and get back to cruising again. But, to do so without a thorough hull inspection can be an invitation for trouble.
Begin your hull inspection by checking for obvious problems:
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!... Details
For our Waggoner Store Mid-April, we are offering
The Radar Book with the NEW Color Radar Addendum for $15.00.
Discount only available in the Waggoner Store.
No Promo Code Needed (Offer ends April 30, 2017)
Waggoner Store Mid-April Sale
The Radar Book and the NEW 32-Page Color Addendum by Kevin Monahan
During Part 3, we started our trip by flying down to the British Virgin Islands from Seattle, preparing, provisioning and taking off from the MarineMax base at Hodges Creek on the island of Tortola. We checked out our beautiful MarineMax 443 powercat with all the bells and whistles and plenty of lounging and entertai... Details
It’s a new year and more importantly a new boating season! At the Day of Safety at Elliot Bay Marina on April 29th, 2017 they have everything you need to ensure that your boat is ready to go when the sun shines.
The Day of Safety will feature:
Coast Guard Safety Checks
Cintas Fire Extinguisher Certificatio... Details
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
Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every bo... Details
With the immense wealth of memorable and enjoyable cruising destinations within The San Juan Islands, it can be difficult to narrow down to which island to visit. But our decision was made easy when Arlene, suggested someplace peaceful and scenic, with hiking and plenty of wildlife. It still didn’t narrow our cho... Details
When I talk to cruisers and their First Mates, one of the key concerns they have is avoiding bad weather. The truth is - there is so much weather information out there, you should have enough to make a go or no-go decision, even when Mother Nature throws you a curve ball.
For more information on the weather, ... Details