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Seattle Boat Show – Free Seminars and Boat Show University

Want to add to your nautical knowledge? There are over 200 free 45-minute seminars throughout Seattle Boat Show and paid courses through Boat Show University! Seattle Boat Show University January 26 to February 3, 2018 At the Waggoner Guide, we team up with the Seattle Boat Show to present “Seattle Boat Show University” a series…

Hurricane damage in the British Virgin Islands.

Yes! You Can Still Have a Great British Virgin Islands Charter Vacation

The British Virgin Islands survived the one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September. The pictures after the storms were unbelievable. Buildings demolished and boats stacked like matchsticks. Rarely has a hurricane sat over the area for hours with winds well over 200 mph. Some say, if the rating existed, this should have been…


2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, Ports and Passes and Current Tables Available for Pre-Orders!

Our annual guidebooks will be on shelves on this November. We are taking pre-orders of individual and annual guide multi-packs now! More detailed information about the guides and what changes you can expect in the 2018 edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide below. 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, Waggoner Tables and Ports and Passes Available for Pre-Orders!  …


Carved Boardwalk Planks Being Replaced at Hot Springs Cove BC

In the fall of 2018, BC Provincial Parks will begin a project to replace and widen the failing boardwalk at Hot Springs Cove. Located on the West side of Vancouver Island, this remote park site was originally accessible only by boat. Today, a number of Tofino based tour operators bring large numbers of visitors to…

Women's Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show is Sunday, January 21, 2018. Women’s Day includes a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking, anchoring, weather, boat insurance…

Deep Cove Public Wharf and North Shore Marina.

Day Tripping to British Columbia’s Deep Cove in Indian Arm

The Creek Marina (formerly Mosquito Creek Marina) in North Vancouver served us well as a base of operations for a planned day-trip to Indian Arm. A local’s favorite cruising ground, Indian Arm is one of the most scenic areas in Greater Vancouver. The Coast Range Mountains rise 5,000 feet over the inlet. From Vancouver Harbour,…