Cruising to British Virgin Islands
Cruising to Southeast Alaska
What does the Waggoner Guide crew do when it gets really cold? We head south and stay warm by boating in the Virgin Islands! We now publish a cruising guide for the Virgin Islands and are just starting to share the fun with flotilla cruises! December 2022, April 2023. Exact dates TBD.
For adventurous cruisers, try the holy grail of Pacific Northwest cruising: the Inside Passage to Alaska. The scenery is magnificent and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime. Cruise to Southeast Alaska on our annual flotilla trip! May 15- June 1/June 7, 2023
About waggoner cruising guide flotillas
For years, we have successfully led flotillas covering majestic Desolation Sound, the enchanting Broughton Archipelago, and the inspiring Inside Passage to SE Alaska. Our experienced flotilla leaders help educate participants along the way on topics as diverse as selecting weather windows, timing passage through the tidal rapids, anchoring, managing a stern tie for your boat and route planning.
Flotilla cruising is also about making new friends and sharing the experience with a small group of like-minded cruisers. It’s wine tasting, soaking in hot springs, and enjoying happy hour.
Entertaining educational Eventful
Cruise of a lifetime
Flotilla to SE Alaska
The Inside Passage to Alaska
(Anacortes, WA to Juneau, AK)
$2900 per boat to Ketchikan and $3400 to Juneau
This 3-week cruise stops at many of the most popular destinations in Southeast Alaska before concluding in Juneau, AK. About 2/3rds of the stops are at marinas and 1/3rd are anchorages. The focus of this trip is a safe, comfortable, fun, and educational passage. We focus on teaching weather and the currents to participants so you are prepared for further exploration in Southeast Alaska and the return trip.
Includes key cruising guides for the trip, the Waggoner Cruising Guide, Ports and Passes Tide and Current Guide, along with other great planning books.
The longest cruising day is about 70 nautical miles over 10 hours, though the average day is about half that long. We plan stops for fuel, water, provisions and laundry, and sightseeing along the way. Whale and bear sightings are not unusual. Waterfalls line the passages and add to the mountain scenery in the beautiful anchorages. This is the trip of a lifetime with memories and new friendships made along the way.
To request more information on any of these trips – Call us at 360-299-8500 or email us at Info@waggonerguide.com.
Thank you for your interest in a Waggoner Guide Flotilla.
For years, we have successfully led flotillas. Our experienced flotilla leaders help educate participants along the way on topics as diverse as selecting weather windows, timing passage through the tidal rapids, anchoring, managing a stern tie for your boat and route planning.
Please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Filling out the form does not guarantee a spot in the flotilla. This form is for inquiry purposes only. We will then contact you, we may then send documents with information and requirements, such as, insurance. Upon return of the documents, there may be a follow-up and determination of qualifications and experience before acceptance into the flotilla.
What To Expect
The experience begins long before departure. We start with telephone briefings soon after you sign up and send mechanical checklists to make sure your boat is ready. We present a 2-day seminar that takes you through the entire experience, including places to visit after the flotilla portion of the trip concludes. As the cruising guide and tide and current guide experts, we provide a complete library of books and briefing maps for the trip.
What else is included in the experience?
- We coordinate all moorage and plan special events.
- We closely monitor the weather.
- We provide daily briefings, in person and in writing, with information on the planned route, weather forecasts, relevant tide and current information, and notable local history.
- We monitor a preselected VHF channel 24/7, and quickly respond to questions or issues participants have.
- And using our connections along the coast, we can help arrange for expedited repairs or shipments of spare parts if needed.
What’s not included?
- Meals out, and gratuities are not included and are paid by each individual vessel.