Kw’at’am-us Totem Pole on the shore of Sechelt Inlet.

Backeddy Resort & Marina – Prelude to Princess Louisa Inlet

Backeddy Resort & Marina, located in the small community of Egmont on British Columbia’s north Sechelt Peninsula, is known for being a small, quiet and relaxing marina. But, there were a couple of other reasons for our two-night visit last summer. First, it made for a perfect location to time our departure and arrival at Malibu Rapids before…

Stop Invasive Species

New for 2018 – Washington State Aquatic Invasive Species Permit for Out-of-State Boaters

Operators of most out-of-state watercraft and floatplanes, as well as commercial transporters of watercraft, are now required to purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Permit from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). The $24 permit ($20 permit + $4 fee) can be purchased online or at any WDFW license sales location throughout…

Martyr

An Eco-Friendly Way to Prevent Corrosion on Your Boat

I was recently reading an article about an innovative company in the Pacific Northwest called Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. They manufacture cadmium free aluminum alloy anodes. You may ask, “How does that relate to my boat?” Well, pretty much everything that is immersed in water (boat, watercraft, dock) require anodes to protect them from corrosion.…

Break out of the Old into the New – Planning the Perfect Itinerary for Captain and Crew

Break out of the Old into the New – Planning the Perfect Itinerary for Captain and Crew with the Waggoner Cruising Guide editors March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $45 Register here. Looking for new destinations and experiences for the 2018 boating season? Or need help planning an itinerary that will delight the entire…

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21 Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and easily accessible cruising in the Pacific Northwest! Longtime boating experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go…

Seattle Boat Show showroom floor.

Seattle Boat Show Update – Our Cover Boat is for Sale and New Boat Show May 17-20

Things are booming at the Seattle Boat Show, and there are still a few days left with the show closing Saturday night, February 3rd. Boats are selling, accessories are selling, new boat owners are running between booths ordering accessories and boatyard services. The repair yard schedules are filling up as people book their spring maintenance…