Customs and Border Protection ROAM app.

U.S. Customs – New ROAM App Replaces Small Vessel Reporting System

Effective September 5, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS) will no longer be in service and float plans will no longer be accepted. Customs and Border Protection is in the process of replacing SVRS, and eventually I-68, with Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile, ROAM App. ROAM is an app…

Check the Year on Your Waggoner Cruising Guide

Seven experienced couples and individuals cruise waters of the inside passage looking for changes and updates for the next annual publication of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. These field correspondents are on-the-water-cruisers visiting marinas, anchorages, and passages described in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, recording the many things that change each year. Marinas, of course, are the…

Avocado toast and maple bacon at the Wolf in the Fog in Tofino, British Columbia.

5 Cafes & Restaurants in Tofino Within Walking Distance of the Docks

On a trip to Tofino on West Vancouver Island, you might be tempted to create one of your fabulous dishes in the galley and enjoy it aboard, but you’d be missing out, for this laid-back surfer town has a fantastic food scene. Many cafes and restaurants in Tofino are close enough to walk to and…

Dental equipment.

The Offshore Drilling Business: Mobile Dentistry in Southeast Alaska

  This offshore drilling has nothing to do with petroleum but the kind of drilling service practiced by dentists. It’s the story about Dr. Victor S. Stime and how he combined his passion for boating with a retirement dental practice that brings dental services to remote villages in Southeast Alaska. After being diagnosed with a…

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – What’s New and What’s Unchanged?

This second in a series of articles about the new 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit provides both additional information about the program and answers questions from the first Waggoner eNews article. Aquatic Invasive Species – What’s New and What’s Unchanged? In our first article, we reported the new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits required…