Staying in Touch: Cell Phones

Readers often ask us about how they can stay connected to jobs, family, and friends while cruising. This article is the second in a three part series about staying connected aboard. The first article focused on Wi-Fi. The next article will focus on satellite connections. Voice, Data, and Texts Cell phones are generally used in…

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Cruising the Inside Passage Seminars

Our March 20th Troubleshooting Your Boat 1-day seminar is now sold out. Our March 21st-23rd Cruising the Inside Passage seminar is also sold out. We are offering another Cruising the Inside Passage class April 25th-27th. Space is currently available, so call the office or email Mark, Sam or Lynette for more info or to sign…

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Staying in Touch: Wi-Fi

Readers often ask us about how they can stay connected to jobs, family, and friends while cruising. This article is the first part of a three part series about staying connected aboard. The next two articles will focus on cellular and satellite connections. Wireless internet, often known as Wi-Fi, is both inexpensive and ubiquitous. Most…

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One Night Free Moorage at Union Steamship Co. Marina (in June)

Here is a special offer for Waggoner eNews subscribers. Union Steamship Co. Marina is one of the premier marina destinations in the Northwest. Located on Bowen Island, just north of Vancouver, it is close yet a world away.  This quaint resort dates back to the turn of the last century when it was used as…

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New San Juan Islands Video Cruising Guide

Local liveaboard cruisers Darren and Lisa O’Brien have created a new series of video cruising guides showcasing the Washington Marine State Parks in the San Juan Islands. Washington State Parks Cruising Guide DVD Vol. 1 – San Juan Islands contains over 90 minutes of footage, detailing the approaches to each park, amenities and facilities, hiking…

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February Alaska Flotilla Update

Our Group 1 (May 17) and Group 2 (May 31/June 1) departures still have a few places open. It has been interesting to see the registrations ebb and flow as people sort out their summer schedules. We are continuing to work on planning and will soon announce the events planned along the route. For example,…

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New Bremerton Marina Cruising Club

Bremerton Marina recently launched an innovative program – the Olympic Peninsula Cruising Club – which allows new tenants signing up in 2014 reciprocal rights at three Puget Sound locations. Current tenants will be grandfathered in to the program. With this new program Bremerton Marina tenants can choose from three locations: the Home Port Marina in…

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Destination Blake Island

After nine days working at the Seattle Boat Show, from opening to closing each day, I was ready for a break. A break from work, that is, not boating. I’d brought the boat to Elliott Bay Marina to stay on during the show, and I quickly settled on nearby Blake Island State Park as my…

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The Making of a Waggoner Cruising Guide Cover

Every year we face the challenge of selecting the perfect shot for the cover of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. The cover is the first thing most potential purchasers ever see. We want a compelling cover, a cover that someone will notice and and compel them to purchase the new edition. We try to select a…

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Winter Cruising: Paradise Found and Espar Woes

Maybe it’s the unseasonably dry and sunny winter. Perhaps it’s the new-to-me boat. Whatever it is, winter cruising has been particularly enjoyable this season. For the first time ever, we spent Christmas on the boat. We’re not a particularly religious family, and in years past we’ve spent Christmas skiing at Crystal Mountain. Unfortunately for local…

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Flotilla to Alaska: Limited Space Available

Interested in Cruising to Alaska? While there has been unprecedented demand for this trip, a few positions have opened up as people adjust their summer cruising schedules and are not able to make the trip. If you’re interested in joining one of the flotillas, please email us or visit our booth at the Seattle Boat…

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