Our trip to Desolation Sound is designed for those who may have only experienced cruising in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. For adventurous cruisers, try the holy grail of Pacific Northwest cruising: the Inside Passage to Alaska. This 750 mile, 3-week passage concludes in Ketchikan, the jumping off point to explore the glaciers, whales, and bears of Southeast Alaska.
Not sure what flotilla cruise suits you best? Call or email us and we’ll be happy to offer advice.
Desolation Sound Roundtrip
Anacortes to Anacortes (turn around at Gorge Harbour)
Date:June 16 – July 1
Includes key cruising guides for the trip, the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, the 2018 Ports and Passes Tides & Current Guide, and the Waggoner Tables.
This trip leaves from Anacortes, WA and takes you to the best Desolation Sound marinas and anchorages. Designed for those who want a guided trip and ideal for those on a 2-week charter, or with limited vacation time.
To prepare for the Flotilla, sign up for our one-day course on Cruising to Desolation Sound at Cruisers College, April 21, 2018, at the Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.
The Inside Passage to Alaska
Anacortes to Ketchikan, AK
Flotilla: May 12-31
Includes half-off our 3-day Alaska Cruising Seminar, in March in Anacortes. Also includes key cruising guides for the trip, the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, the 2018 Ports and Passes Tide and Current Guide, along with other great planning books.
This 750 mile, 3-week cruise stops at many of the most popular destinations in the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, The Broughtons, and Northern BC before concluding in Ketchikan, 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 they’re prepared for further exploration in Southeast Alaska and their return trip.
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.