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…

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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.…

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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 resupply (there’s a…

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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‒hot even. Six of us jumped in the water…

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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 we were about an…

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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 got some cool…

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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 Haven on the…

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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…

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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 along the way.…

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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 Sante Marina, fueled up, picked up…

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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 extend a tender’s life and provide a…

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The Cabana at Cap Sante Marina ― Anthony’s New Casual Restaurant

Anacortes has a new restaurant―The Cabana―which is next to Anthony’s at Cap Sante. The Cabana offers a casual and family-friendly dining atmosphere. Guests seat themselves in the open dining area, and a server comes to your table to take your order. Patrons of age also have the option to sit at the bar, but other tables…

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