South & Central Puget Sound 2017 Updates

South & Central Puget Sound Port of Olympia Swan Town Marina Fuel Dock Opening (July 7, 2017) The Port of Olympia is just putting the finishing touches on their new $2.5M state of the art fuel dock. The dock is spacious with room for multiple boats and five fuel pumps for gas, two low-pressure diesel, one medium…

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North Pugest Sound 2017 Updates

North Puget Sound Swinomish Channel Closures July through November 2017 Alert to boaters planning to travel through the Swinomish Channel in the 2017 summer/fall season.  Due to work on the Railroad Bridge at the north end of the channel, the bridge will rotate to close and the Swinomish Channel will be closed to boat traffic during…

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North Vancouver Island 2017 Updates

North Vancouver Island Port McNeill Harbour (July 31, 2017) Payment for the showers at the Port McNeill Municipal Harbour has changed. When you register and pay for moorage, you can also pay $5 for a keycode for the showers instead of the old system of leaving a $20 deposit for a key card. One key…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Passage to Heriot Bay and Taku

Landon’s Cruising Report – Passage to Heriot Bay and Taku Heriot Bay on Quadra Island was our next destination and we set the goal of transiting some challenging passageways. First came the Surge Narrows area where we took the un-named passage running between Maurelle Island to the north, and Sturt and Goepel Islands to the…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Octopus Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Octopus Islands From Toba Wilderness Marina, we headed northwest and crossed Calm Channel to transit ‘Hole in The Wall,’ a small channel between Sonora Island and Maurelle Island. This rather scenic waterway, with current present even at slack, brought us to Okisollo Channel where we entered another narrow waterway, arriving at Octopus…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – A Wilderness Beauty

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Wilderness Beauty Departing Big Bay at 9:30 in the morning, we transited Yuculta Rapids at slack and entered Calm Channel.  Our destination, Toba Wilderness Marina, took us through Raza Passage and Pryce Channel.  Toba Wilderness Marina, located at the entrance to Toba Inlet, is an incredible wilderness destination with some of the…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Elegant vs. Casual at Dent Island Lodge

  Landon’s Cruising Report – Elegant vs. Casual at Dent Island Lodge This morning we departed Denham Bay and transited Dent Rapids at slack. The weather was clear for picture taking so we made a couple of stops in Big Bay just south of Dent Rapids. Stops included the public Stuart Island Community Dock, and the…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 – Pierre’s at Echo Bay

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina Departure was initially set for 7 a.m. from Port Harvey until George informed us that fresh, hot, cinnamon buns would not be available until 7:30 a.m. At the risk of stronger currents in Chatham Channel, we delayed our departure choosing the Cinnamon Buns over a safe passage.…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – A Walk in the Park

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Walk in the Park After our stop and exploration of Yorke Island, we exited Johnstone Strait and entered Blind Channel and continued into Cordero Channel for a stop at Denham Bay to spend the night. We were happy to see that Denham Bay had completed the installation of their new…

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