Desolation Trip Report by Thains on Windshear

Hi, I have put together some thoughts from our summer trip per the attached report. I enjoyed reading Bob’s reports on his blog. Nicely done. Joan and I have been infrequent contributors over the years. We hope that you carry on the wonderful Waggoner which has become one of our mainstays during our many decades…


WiFi at Rebecca Spit

Hi Mark, We are sitting at anchor at the north end of Rebecca Spit and sending this with just the laptop connection in the cabin. The access is via the Taku Resort marina across the bay. We were there last year and got the code then. Today it just came up and works fine. I’m…


Marinas & Marine Services (U.S.)

Puget Sound (South) Boston Harbor Marina Need fuel, supplies or moorage in South Sound? They’re here at Boston Harbor Marina. Gas, diesel, CNG, Groceries, fresh deli soups and sandwiches. Award-winning smoked salmon, Fresh seafood all year. Excellent wine and beer selection. Marine supplies. NW gifts and books. Nautical apparel and local artwork. Kayak and sailboat…


Advertise with Us!

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…


Welcome to the new Waggoner site!

The New Design The Waggoner site has been redesigned to give you easier access to features you read most often. Getting Around Most of the pages are acccessible via the fly-out navigation menus at the top left, but you will find some of those pages also listed in the Quick Links and Resources on the…


Resorts (B.C.)

Gulf Islands (South) Brentwood Bay Resort Victoria’s only five-star oceanfront resort with Resort, Spa, Seagrille, Pub and Marina 888-544-2079 VHF Channel 66A Hastings House Country House Hotel Enjoy spectacular views of harbour and gardens while savouring the exquisite cuisine of award-winning Chef Marcel Kauer. His menus showcase the island’s finest organic produce, featuring Salt…


Marinas and Marine Services (B.C.)

Gulf Islands (South) Blackline Marine Inc. AWLGRIP Refinishing, Blackline—the standard in yacht painting. Yacht Rigging, Metal Fabrication, Fiberglass Repairs, Hull Extensions. Serving boat owners and industry for 31 years. Tel: (250) 656-6616 Fax: (250) 656-5844 2300 Canoe Cove Rd. Sidney, B.C. Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard Yes we can…Whether you’re looking for major…


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.


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…


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…