The Stz'uminus First Nation recently announced a prohibition of non-Native vessels in their traditional territory. This territory, in the northern Gulf Islands, extends approximately from Active Pass to Sansum Narrows and north as far as Dodd Narrows.
The prohibition is in response to dispute fishing rights.
At press... Details
The 25th Annual Waterfront Festival will be held in Anacortes on June 7 & 8 at Cap Sante Marina.
The festival combines a variety of family-friendly marine-related activities, including free boat rides, a “quick-and-dirty” boat building demonstration, milk carton derby, boat show, car show, model boat ... Details
The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America's waterways.
The Future of Navigation-21st Century Waterways public listening se... Details
The new owners of Lakebay Marina, in the South Sound, are hosting a wine tasting on Friday, April 25, 5-8 PM The event also premieres a film that was shot at the marina.
The new owners, Mark and Cindy Scott are great folks. If you're in the area, why not stop around and get acquainted? Better yet, make reservations ... Details
Cruising the Inside Passage to B.C. and S.E. Alaska - April 25-27 Anacortes
The March seminar was sold out and we added a second. We still have a few seats available for the April 25-27 sessions. This 3-day seminar will give you all the information you need to plan the trip of a lifetime cruising the Inside Passa... Details
Due to a new internet-based fishing license system in Canada, some retailers no longer sell Canadian fishing licenses.
Fishing licenses for Washington, Canada, and Alaska can be obtained online in advance by using the links below.
Click here to purchase your Canadian fishing license.
Click here to purchase your Was... Details
Tacoma is an urban boating destination complete with the hum of a thriving city. It has excellent museums and restaurants, a variety of marinas, and attractions like the Point Defiance Zoo.
When transiting Commencement Bay, watch carefully for large container ships or car carriers that frequent the area. The most cent... Details
The 2014 season has begun for the Waggoner Cruising Guide crew. In late March we hopped aboard Managing Editor Sam Landsman’s new-to-him Nordic Tug 37 and headed south from Elliott Bay Marina. We had two objectives: update the Puget Sound portion of the Waggoner Guide and find out what on the boat needed attentio... Details
Readers often ask us how they can stay connected to jobs, family, and friends while cruising. This article is the third in a thee part series about staying connected aboard. The first article focused on Wi-Fi. The second article focused on cell phones. This article focuses on satellite connections.
Satellite Messenger... Details
Several local boaters have reported significant damage recently after hitting a submerged tree at the south end of Swinomish Channel. The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed the presence and location of the log:
Local Notice to Mariners, District 13, Week 13/14
The USCG has verified a submerged tree is in the Swinom... Details
US Customs Decals
Boats 30 feet or more in length are required to have a U.S. Customs and Border Protection decal when entering the United States from a foreign country.
CBP strongly prefers that boaters purchase and affix this decal before crossing the border into the United States.
Decals can be purchased online f... Details
Redden Marine Supply recently opened a new, 7,000 square foot retail location at Nickerson Street Marina in Seattle. The new store has an additional 30,000 square feet of warehouse space, allowing it to stock more than 20,000 items.
Redden's new Seattle store
Redden operates six additional stores througho... Details