Prince Rupert

Day 17- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Arrived in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Day 17 of the Alaska Flotilla – Arrived in Prince Rupert B.C. Lots of bear and whale sightings so far this year! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 – Pender Harbour

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 Silva Bay to Pender Harbour Day 3 Tuesday – One of our boats found they had a problem with their radar.  On Day 1 in the fog, it didn’t work, and he tucked up close behind Sea Raven to follow us through the fog bank. After a sunny and uneventful cruise…

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Whale Breaching

Day 16- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Whales!

Day 16 of the Alaska Flotilla – Whales!!! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…

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VHF Securité Call and Malibu Rapids

We recently had the pleasure of boating as paying passengers on a tour boat out of Egmont, BC to Princess Louise Inlet and Chatterbox Falls. We chose to leave our 8-knot boat in Egmont and take the 25-knot tour boat to save time and give us more opportunity to take pictures of this beautiful area…

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Exploring West Beach on Calvert Island.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance

Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance Departing towards the sea from Millbrook Cove in Smith Sound, we once again met 6-foot swells at 10-second intervals.  Finishing the third segment of rounding Cape Caution, we entered the relatively protected waters of Fitz Hugh Sound, the beginning of Northern B.C.’s Inside Passage…read more of their adventures HERE.

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 – Silva Bay

  Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 Silva Bay Day 2 Monday – Under the bright sunshine, we departed Salt Spring Marina for a cruise to the Silva Bay, B.C., which is on the outside of Gabriola Island. This way we would avoid having to wait for slack at Dodd Narrows. At our destination, Page’s Resort…

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Games at Silva Bay.

The Broughtons 2017 Updates

The Broughtons Village Island (July 9, 2017) Native watchmen are present on Village Island during the peak summer season at various times to greet boaters visiting the ruins of this First Nations village. If watchmen are not present, the Mamalilikulla First Nation asks that you call their office in Campbell River at (250)287-2955 for permission…

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Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017

Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage Updates 2017 New Docks at Denham Bay Resort (July 15, 2017) On the northwest side of Dent Rapids is the charming Denham Bay Resort.  New docks at the resort now accommodate boats up to 60 feet on a total of 500 feet of moorage.  Peter and Sarah are ready to welcome…

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Gulf Islands 2017 Updates

Gulf Islands 2017 Updates Silva Bay (August 1 ,2017) We have several errors on the Silva Bay diagram on page 226. Here is a new marina diagram for Silva Bay. Please print this and place it in your Waggoner Guide. This diagram corrects the errors on the dock configuration for Page’s Resort & Marina. Our apologies…

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Day 13- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Weather Change

Day 13 of the Alaska Flotilla – Weather Change Ugly weather is coming. We’re on the right edge of this NOAA surface analysis (under word “GALE”). On the bright side, we’ve banked a weather day,  and we’re not offshore.     We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be…

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Cruising through Belize Inlet.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Mission Accomplished

  Landon’s Cruising Report – Mission Accomplished From Jennis Bay on the western end of The Broughtons, we retraced our steps through Drury Inlet and Wells Passage, entering Queen Charlotte Strait and turned northwest. Blunden Harbour was our destination for the day.  Well protected, Blunden Harbour is a popular stop for boaters who take refuge and wait…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Salt Spring Island

Inside Passage to Alaska Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Salt Spring Island Day 1 – Cruising thru the Fog Sunday – We left Cap Sante Marina under sunny skies, but as soon as we rounded Cap Sante rock, we could see the fog in Guemes Channel.   Our flotilla started the day…

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