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Advertiser Information The Waggoner Cruising Guide is THE annual guide for cruising the Inside Passage waters of the Pacific Northwest—from Olympia, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It often referred to as the “Bible for Northwest Cruising.” The guidebook contains complete and essential up-to-date information for boaters on…

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Marinas and Marine Services (B.C.)

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Compliments are Always Welcome

Just thought I’d drop you a note and tell you that my wife and I cruised the Pacific Northwest and we found your guide and excellent source of information. We plan on cruising the PNW and South Alaska in 2008. Keep up the good work.

Bradford Simmons
San Diego, CA

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Waggoner a “Must Have”

We’ve just learned that a recent Seven Seas Cruising Association bulletin contains a write-up by John Forbes and Shirlee Smith of their trip from B.C. to Alaska. Of all the books they mentioned they had on board, their favorite was the Waggoner—“a must have for cruising Puget Sound and B.C.” It makes us very happy.

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Kudos, Update & Comments

Dear Mr. Hale: A family member gave us the 2006 Waggoner Cruising Guide last year before we left Puget Sound for Juneau, Alaska. We had several reputable cruising guides aboard, but by the time we reached Prince Rupert we had discovered that the Waggoner Guide gave us the best, most reliable information, and we missed…

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Can Readers Contribute to the Waggoner?

We just used your guide again while touring the San Juans and the Gulf Islands. Do you take updates from your faithful readers? If so, we have a couple! Thanks much, Joni Renn Response Hi, Joni, Thanks for your note. And yes, we encourage updates from our readers. The goal is for the Waggoner to…

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Garsh, Shucks

Especially at the Seattle Boat Show, many boaters stop to tell us how much they appreciate the Waggoner. Here’s a note that just came in that sums up what we hear. A little praise goes a long way. Subject: All I can say is “thanks” and “wow” After relying on the Waggoner since 2002, I…

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Thank You!

My wife and I began boating four years ago. We met you and your wife at the Seattle Boat Show when we purchased the guide. We have a 25-foot Maxxum cruiser and already want to step up to a larger boat with a flybridge. What I really wanted to say is thank you for all…

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Crossing Queen Charlotte Sound (Cape Caution)

I have purchased your Waggoner Cruising Guide for the last two years. As a matter of fact, I met you at the Vancouver Boat Show last year. I have made many trips from Campbell River, up Johnstone Strait, into Port Hardy and to the Broughton Island area. My boat is a 28′ Harborcraft named “Babu”.…

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Cruise Planning—From Los Angeles!

This was correspondence from August, 2007 that got buried. It contains some good information. Bob, I want to sincerely thank you for your 2007 web site cruise reports. The human interest part that you add to each week’s entry makes it that much more special. I will expand my cruising horizons to visit those places.…

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