A Night Ashore: La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn

A Night Ashore: La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn From my private balcony at the La Conner Channel Lodge, I take in the pastel painted sunset as it dances across the Swinomish Channel. To my right, are glimpses of the south basin guest moorage docks at La Conner Marina. Even on a chilly winter day, boats are docked at the marina which is only a short walk away. ...
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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Available for Free!

2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Available for Free! Yes, you can download the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide PDF for FREE to a personal computer, iPad, Android Tablet or even to some chart plotters. The PDF download is approximately 75 megabytes. Once downloaded, this PDF can be loaded onto almost any electronic device, including tablets, laptops, smartphones, and even...
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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide
Sidney Spit

The Boating Lifestyle

The Boating Lifestyle There is nothing better than being out on the water. My boating routine kicks in and it's like a natural high washes over me. My understanding of the weather and the sounds of the boat become second nature. I'm dazzled by breathtaking sunrises and amazed by colorful sunsets. I thoroughly enjoy every bit of my time...
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Waggoner Store January Sale

Waggoner Store January Sale

Waggoner Store January Sale Thinking of going to the British Virgin Islands? Or, need a mattress cover for the bed on your boat? Check out our January deals in the Waggoner Store. Waggoner Store January Sales   Cruising the Virgin Islands Planning Map Use the Cruising the Virgin Islands map to plan your trip and for reference when...
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Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 1 – Preparing to Go

Cruising the Virgin Islands,  Part 1 – Preparing to Go This winter it's time to update one of most popular cruising guides in the Virgin Islands, Cruising the Virgin Islands. In mid-February, we are headed to the Virgin Islands and have chartered a MarineMax 382 with three cabins and lots of living and entertaining space. We will take a tour of the boat for you when we...
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A Night Ashore: Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, WA

A Night Ashore: Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, WA It's late afternoon, and I'm chilling on the red brick porch connected to my room at the Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, Washington. Twenty feet away is the shoreline with boats and a few seals cruising through the water. There is also a shared over-the-water-deck with plenty of lounging chairs and a dock with kay...
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Waterfront Inn View from the Regatta Room
Inside Passage at Sunset

Preparing Your Diesel for Cruising

Preparing Your Diesel for Cruising For many of us, there’s nothing more pleasurable than sitting at anchor in a secluded cove in southeast Alaska, or on the northern British Columbia coast. Many of us do just that every year, cruising for two to five months at a time. But what if you are new to diesel motors and/or extended cruising. How do you go...
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Weems & Plath and Waggoner Cruising Guide 2nd Photo Contest Finalists

Weems & Plath and Waggoner Cruising Guide 2nd Photo Contest Finalists We got some terrific entries in our photo contest. Below is our next round of photo contest finalists. More to come in January. If you missed the first round of photos, check them out here. Photo Contest Finalists [gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="10002,10000,10003,10009,10001,9999"] Weems & Plath and t...
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Orca Whale

Happy Holidays from the Waggoner Cruising Guide

Happy Holidays from the Waggoner Cruising Guide   With the holidays upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped continue to make the Waggoner Cruising Guide a success. We are truly grateful for your support and wish you safe seas and a joyous holiday season! Sincerely, The Waggoner Cruising Guide Team ...
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Heavenly Cuisine at the Silverwater Cafe

Heavenly Cuisine at the Silverwater Cafe After seeing the menu in the Starlight Lounge at the Rose Theater, I put the Silverwater Cafe on my dining list for my next trip to Port Townsend, WA. The cafe has been a thriving Port Townsend restaurant for 27 years. In a small town, that means they are doing something right. The restaurant had humble beginni...
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Chevre Heaven at Silverwater Cafe