Veterinary Services

Gower Point to Sechelt Inlet Madeira Park Veterinary Hospital Companion Animal Veterinary Care in Pender Harbour. The most accessible veterinary hospital for boaters on the B.C. Coast! Only a 5-minute walk from the Madeira Park Public Wharf. Radiology, Surgery, Dentistry, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Vaccinations, Flea Control Products, Veterinary Diets Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:00 noon Tel: (604)…


Events & Adventures (B.C.)

Broughtons Eco Bay EcoVentures Discover the secrets of the Broughton Archipelago and the forgotten ways of the past. Custom-tailored tours. Primitive fire-making. Savor wild luncheons. “Our adventure was the most unforgettable day in our 4 summers exploring coastal B.C.” —The Sneeds VHF Channel 08 — Cadillac Fish   MORE EVENTS & ADVENTURES Adventure…


Resorts (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Northwest) The Resort at Port Ludlow Discover your Northwest here…At the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, on the sunny west side of Puget Sound, in a gentle and quiet harbor is The Resort at Port Ludlow. Resort-style amenities include the acclaimed 18-hole golf course with gorgeous water and mountain views, full-service marina, waterside…


Restaurants & Food Services (B.C.)

Gulf Islands (South) Maple Bay Marina—Shipyard Family Restaurant & Pub A must-see stop on your Gulf Islands cruise. Why is Maple Bay Marina such a popular stop for boaters in the Gulf Islands? It’s our well-kept grounds, clean washrooms and showers, exceptional staff, and more …A cozy, secluded setting in a protected cove, surrounded by…


“Aquaculture” and word-spin

Dear Waggoner, The following is a copy of the email I sent to the Farmed and Dangerous organization (, very informative). In the grand scheme of things my little pet peeve is meaningless, I know. But please give it just a little bit of thought. Thanks, —Scott P.S. I love the Waggoner! A new one…


Question about Distances for Fuel Consumption

Hello, My husband and I, who live on Puget Sound and own a 27-foot power boat, are huge fans of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. We were first introduced to it when we took a 2-week cruise with friends on their 60-foot pilothouse trawler from Port Angeles to Ketchikan. Since we spend a week cruising the…


Kiosk at Bedwell Harbour

In the past when we have been on buoy, a park ranger or eqivalent has come around in the early evening to collect the $10 fee. That didn’t happen yesterday. Your guide says “pay at the kiosk on shore.” Where is that located? We couldn’t find it. Perhaps you could provide its location in the…


Above & Beyond at Ladysmith M. S. Marina

Just wanted to “complete the circle” on the issue we had at Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina last month. We had a VERY nice letter from Dave Ehrismann explaining the cause of the difficulties they were having the day we pulled in and apologizing. And the, clearly going above and beyond, offering us a free WEEK…


K. Fritz sends Update on Ganges Marina

I thought you might be interested in feedback regarding our recent visit to Ganges on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We docked at the Ganges Marina in June 2011. We thought they had plans to fix up the marina, which has been in rough shape for years now, but we didn’t see any signs of ongoing…


Denman Island has a New Dock

Denman Island now has a new dock available to boaters. It is located immediately south of the Denman west ferry landing on Baynes sound. It is a 100 ft long dock with walkway access to shore.

John Wigle

Thanks, John, for sending this update!

Best regards,

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Fantastic Cruise but Disappointments at Ganges

Love the book! My wife and I have each probably read it front to back a couple of hundred times and we still can’t put it down. Every time we are cruising and she asks me if I’d like to get a book to read I reply “Why do I need a book? I’d rather…


J. Mifflin reports on the Gulf Islands

Dear Bob & Mark, Been out all summer concentrating on the SanJuans and Gulf Islands, and offer the following for your consideration: 1) Ladysmith Maritime docks continue their almost constant improvement, planning on floating washrooms IN the Marina this winter… the Town installed the new sewer line and pumping station this summer… and shows the…