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…

Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands map.

Coming Soon! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps from Ports and Passes

By popular demand, Kevin Monahan, author of Local Knowledge and Editor of the Ports and Passes Tides and Currents guide, has developed two new maps for cruising boaters, kayakers, and sportsman. The two maps are; Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands, and Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets. Coming Soon!! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps It’s more than a map! On…

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…

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…

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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…