NEWS FLASH: Roche Harbor Updates Their Guest Docks

Roche Harbor, among the most popular marinas in the San Juan Islands, has worked throughout the winter to improve their facilities for visiting boaters by replacing many of the worn “Guest Docks” in the older section of the marina.

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Roche Harbor

Roche Harbor marina

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NEWS FLASH: Bill Barber of Lagoon Cove Passes On

After retiring from a successful career in advertising, Bill Barber, with his wife Jean, set about transforming Lagoon Cove into one of the premier marina destinations in the Broughton Archipelago. Bill seemed to thrive on the challenges of operating a business in remote British Columbia. The work helped keep his mind sharp and body active.…


Mark Bunzel’s Cruise Report: Classic Winter Destinations

For January and February, Sam Landsman, the Waggoner’s Managing Editor, and I take our boats down to Seattle’s Elliott Bay Marina, one of the best managed marinas in the Northwest. The marina is especially convenient while we are exhibiting and giving seminars at the Seattle Boat Show. Why rent a hotel room when you can…


New Canadian Poultry Restrictions

New cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in the states of California and Idaho. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing measures to protect Canada’s poultry resources from an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza reported in poultry in the states of California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Due to this outbreak, all raw…


New Mooring Buoys at San Juan State Parks

Last summer we noticed that many mooring buoys were missing from state parks in the San Juan Islands. When we checked with Washington State Parks in the fall, they recognized the missing buoys and told us they were installing all new mooring buoys in the San Juan Islands during the winter. The changes are now…


Oro Bay Marina Now Accepting Transient Moorage

Oro Bay Marina on Anderson Island now offers limited transient moorage year round. The marina’s existing 60’ reciprocal slip now accommodates both paying and reciprocal guests. An additional 50’ end tie will be available during the summer months for paying guests. Rafting is permitted. All moorage is first-come, first-served. Guests are in- structed to self-register…


2015 Cruising Seminars

The Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska March 20-22 & April 17-19 Anacortes, WA $225 per person/$395 per couple INCLUDED for Flotilla participants This three-day seminar covers all the information you need to cruise to Southeast Alaska, including exploring Northern British Columbia, Haida Gwaii, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Topics include routes to and…


American Tug 2015 Alaska Flotilla Cruise

Join a group of American Tugs for a flotilla adventure to Alaska in May 2015! Last year we safely took 23 boats from Anacortes, WA to Ketchikan, AK. This year we’re doing it again—this time with a group of American Tugs. Past participants raved about the local knowledge we provided, the camaraderie of cruising with…


Special Invitation to Join Waggoner Flotilla Cruises

Untitled Document In 2014 we announced the first Waggoner Flotilla Cruises, beginning in Anacortes and ending in Ketchikan. We soon had applications from 96 boats, solidifying our belief that people want to explore these areas in the company of experienced guides and fellow cruisers. By departure time we had 23 boats on three flotillas. The…


Waggoner’s Pacific Northwest Boating

Pacific Nor’West Boating is now Waggoner’s Pacific Northwest Boating. Published monthly, Waggoner’s Pacific Northwest Boating has boat reviews, destination features, product announcements, the Waggoner Fuel Price Survey, and updates to the Waggoner Cruising Guide.

Click here to read the March 2015 edition.

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What’s New in the 2015 Waggoner Guide

Last year was my busiest ever on the boat. I covered more than 4,300 nautical miles from Olympia, WA to Juneau, AK, accumulating 600 engine hours. When I opened my well-worn Waggoner Guide in September to begin updating the book for 2015, I was struck by just how many notes I had scribbled in the…


Allyson Major Returns to Jennis Bay

Fans of the Jennis Bay Marina were concerned when rumors that the resort would close after the 2014 season began circulating. This family-run resort is located in Drury Inlet, one of the most beautiful settings in the Broughton Islands area, and is known for its relaxed charm. To track down the truth about Jennis Bay…