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Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale – May 21 & 22

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale – May 21 & 22

The Annual Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale is back and in-person for 2021. You can enjoy walking the docks and browse over 60 boats that are available for purchase at this open-house, in-water event. Covid protocols will be in-place for safe capacity and...

Kwatsi Bay Marina in the Broughtons – Sold

Kwatsi Bay Marina in the Broughtons – Sold

For many of you, just seeing the words “Kwatsi Bay” in the headlines conjures up a flood of pleasant memories. The sale of Kwatsi Bay is bittersweet. After 25 years of building and managing the Kwatsi Bay Marina, Max Knierim and Anka Fraser deserve a well-earned...

Charting a New Course – Race Week Anacortes

Charting a New Course – Race Week Anacortes

In 1983, a lot of good things happened. Microsoft released Word, the Motorola Company unveiled the first mobile phone, and over 125 million of us watched the final episode of M*A*S*H. It was also the year when Yachting Magazine’s publisher and editor-in-chief, Edward...

Jensen’s Marina Sustains Snow Damage

Jensen’s Marina Sustains Snow Damage

(Photo by Teren Photography) Due to the weight from snow followed by rain in February of 2021, a roof structure for a multi-slip boat house at Jensen’s Marina in the San Juan Islands collapsed in a domino fashion around 2 p.m. on February 14th. Thankfully no one was...

New Destinations for Boaters

New Destinations for Boaters

Island Acquisition in the Octopus Islands Marine Park. The Province of British Columbia, supported by a generous donation from the B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society, recently completed the purchase of an island at the south end of the Octopus group. The...

Volunteer Opportunities – Waggoner Field Correspondents

Volunteer Opportunities – Waggoner Field Correspondents

Are you an active boater that spends much of the summer exploring anchorages and visiting marinas? Do you love collecting information and keeping notes for future visits? Then you have what it takes to be a volunteer Field Correspondent. As a Waggoner Field...

A Unique Opportunity…

A Unique Opportunity…

It is hard to cruise on the Inside Passage to Alaska and not think about its history. The history of man traveling up or down this waterway, first by tribal canoe, then boats from ferries to cruise ships, or on a fish boat headed north for a lucrative...

RBAW – Lakebay Marina Purchase Back in Play

RBAW – Lakebay Marina Purchase Back in Play

When RBAW (Recreation Boating Association of Washington) secured an agreement to purchase the historic Lakebay Marina near Penrose State Park in Mayo Cove in 2019, RBAW began raising funds to close on the sale of the 18-acre property with the intent of...

Southern Resident Killer Whale Habitat

Southern Resident Killer Whale Habitat

San Juan County seeks your help in a study to understand Southern Resident killer whale habitat use and boating values in the San Juans. The core summer critical habitat of the endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) is located in the heart of...

Careful Selection of Project Partner for Butedale

Careful Selection of Project Partner for Butedale

  The Great Bear Rainforest is an international treasure In this special place: “the highways are waterways between fjords“.   Inside Passage Marine is looking for the right partner, to accelerate development at Butedale....

New Owners for Echo Bay Lodge & Marina

New Owners for Echo Bay Lodge & Marina

News release: Kwiḵwa̱sut’inux̱w Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) purchases Pierre’s at Echo Bay Lodge & MarinaJune 3, 2020June 2nd, the Kwiḵwa̱sut’inux̱w Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) has purchased Pierre’s at Echo Bay Lodge & Marina, located on...

Interview with Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

Interview with Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

By Kathleen Kaska Kathleen:  How did you and Don get started writing the Exploring Series Cruising Guides? Reanne: After a few trips up the Inside Passage and further into Alaska, we felt that we could improve on the guides we were using. We started...

Whales hard to port!

Whales hard to port!

A flotilla cruise through the Inside Passageby Linda DeSpain and Jack BillingsShortly after 9 AM, the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six motor launches fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as...

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