Tides Tavern

Deck & Dockside Dining at Tides Tavern

Deck & Dockside Dining at Tides Tavern Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, WA has won a lot of awards. In 2016, South Sound Magazine voted it the Best Outdoor Dining, and in 2015 and 2014 King 5's "Best of Western Washington," gave it the same honor. The restaurant has also won best lunch, best bar, and been included in top ten seafood shacks at Relish.com, Trav...
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A Night Ashore: The Maritime Inn in Gig Harbor, WA

A Night Ashore: The Maritime Inn in Gig Harbor, WA The Maritime Inn has a very fitting name. It is steps away from Skansie Brothers Netshed, the former home of local fisherman Lee Makovich, and each room honors a historic vessel that operated in Gig Harbor like the Wollochet, the Eagle, and the Shenandoah. For boaters who want a night ashore, or who have friends ...
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Matia Island – A Pristine Island with an Intriguing Past

Matia Island – A Pristine Island with an Intriguing Past As one of the San Juan Islands’ “Boundary Islands,” Matia Island (pronounced Ma-TEE-ah) is visited by thousands of recreational boaters each year. The island is incredibly beautiful and has a sense of adventure. It seems to floats on the waters of the Strait of Georgia, east of the boundary between the United S...
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Destiny Harbor Tours: Galloping Gertie & Giant Octopus

Destiny Harbor Tours: Galloping Gertie & Giant Octopus As a boater, taking a boat tour, might not be high on your recreational to-do list. But, as I recently discovered with Destiny Harbor Tours, a professional boat tour can bring to life the history, culture, and lifestyle of a maritime destination. When looking for a boat tour, I suggest looking for a cruise that hig...
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Pacific Northwest Cruising to B&B’s

Pacific Northwest Cruising to B&B’s   Sharing the joy of the cruising lifestyle with family and friends is incredibly rewarding. It brings people closer together and provides opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy nature, and have fun in a relaxed environment on the water. And, most importantly you don’t need a second stateroom on your...
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Preparing for the Boatyard – These Few Actions Could Save You Grief

Preparing for the Boatyard – These Few Actions Could Save You Grief Before delivering your boat for service or repair, you can do a few things to ensure the boat’s time on the hard goes as anticipated, the work is completed on schedule, and there are no surprises. Tips for preparing for the boatyard: Create a work order. An insurance claim is not the yard’s responsibilit...
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Sucia Island Marine State Park

A Diamond in the Rough – Sucia Island Marine State Park

A Diamond in the Rough – Sucia Island Marine State Park Sign memorializing Ev Henry and the 40 yacht clubs. There’s something very special about Sucia Island Marine State Park's incredible beauty, many bays, coves, beaches, and trails. Its shoreline is the product of Mother Nature’s artistry with smooth sandstone curves, rounded arches and honeycomb hollows, plus...
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Puget Sound’s Maritime History Museums

Puget Sound’s Maritime History Museums Wherever there are ships, mariners invariably follow. From tugboats to container ships and naval ships to fishing boats, Puget Sound and ships are inseparable. Maritime museums are an inexpensive (many offers free admission) and an enjoyable way to discover some of Puget Sound's rich history. During out travels the pas...
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Ship to Shore Marine Supply

Ship to Shore Marine Supply – New Store Open!!!

Ship to Shore Marine Supply – New Store Open!!! [gallery type="slideshow" size="large" ids="9143,9147,9149,9146,9144,9138,9142,9140,9139,9141"] At the beginning of September, the NEW Ship to Shore Marine Supply Store at Arabella's Landing opened. The new building is up the street from their old location and adjoins Arabella's Landing. Ship to Shore Marine Sup...
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Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest

Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest [gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="9116,9112,9111,722,9113,9114,9110,9115,9117"] Do you have great boating pictures to share with the Waggoner Cruising Guide? Photos that show your friends and family Having Fun on the Water? Many of you are very accomplished photographers. Smartphones and good quality camera...
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Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest

Do You Know Your Diesel Engine?

Do You Know Your Diesel Engine? [gallery type="slideshow" size="large" ids="9100,9195,9194,9193"] How well do you know your Diesel engine? Do you know what the different arrows are pointing at on the diesel engines?? Have you ever air-locked your engine? Are you nervous about changing the fuel filter on your engine for the first time? ...
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5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA

5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA [gallery size="large" type="slideshow" ids="9033,9005,9006,9009,9011,9010"] Are you in Seattle and looking for a boating day trip? Or maybe you’d like to stop on your way cruising to or from Bainbridge Island. Have you considered Suquamish, WA? Within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock, is a museum, ...
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Suquamish, WA