The Pacific Northwest—a diversity of spectacular cultural and natural experiences.

New U.S. Customs Procedures for Canadian Boats

Beginning in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has new procedures in place for for Canadian vessels visiting the United States. Canadian vessels are no longer required to purchase a U.S. Customs user fee decal. Instead, they must purchase a cruising license. Cruising licenses are valid for one year. Here is the press release from U.S.…

Inside Passage Weather Part 3: Developing the Long Term Outlook

This is part three of a three article series on understanding marine weather reports for a safe and comfortable cruising. Part 1 covered how to understand weather reports delivered via VHF radio and telephone. Part Two covered how to interpret the weather information available online. Part 3 covers how to understand the 4-6 day weather outlook…

Whiskey Golf: The Reality

During our morning weather check, I noted that Whiskey Golf would be active. When it was our time to cross from Lasqueti Island to Nanaimo, we set a course for the Ballenas Islands. From there we could take the safe corridor in front of Winchelsea Island. We didn’t expect a better-than-television show, complete with an…

Marine Supplies (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Fisheries Supply Marine Supplies Since 1928 Visit our store which features 17,000 square feet of merchandise. Display Store Hours 9:00am–6:00pm M–S 10:00am–5:00pm Sun. (206) 632-4462 1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98013 www.fisheriessupply.com J & G Marine Supply SOMETHING FOR EVERY BOATER—From the Smallest Runabout to the Largest Cruiser. Your one stop…

Books & Magazines (B.C.)

British Columbia Pacific Yachting Boating in British Columbia For 44 years, Pacific Northwest boaters have relied on Pacific Yachting. Power or sail, PY will help you get more from your time on the water. It’s your passport to hassle-free cruising, with the latest information on destinations, marinas, local attractions, fishing spots and more. From the…

Product Specialists (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Kruger & Sons Marine Propeller Specialists Now Stocking Bayliner & Meridian— Original Equipment Nakashima Propellers Factory Authorized Repair Facility FREE Propeller analysis. FREE MRI Class 1 upgrade with repair. FREE Class 1 upgrade with new inboard propeller purchase. Toll-free: (800) 762-PROP • (800) 762-7767 Tel: (206) 283-7707 • Fax: (206) 283-0586 goodprop@aol.com…

Events & Adventures (U.S.)

Golf Puget Sound (Northwest): Port Ludlow Resort San Juan Islands: Lopez Islander Resort Kayak Rentals Puget Sound (South): Boston Harbor Marina Puget Sound (Northeast—Edmonds to Penn Cove): Port of Everett San Juan Islands: Lopez Islander Resort Port of Friday Harbor Snug Harbor Resort Live Music & Festivals Puget Sound (Northeast—Edmonds to Penn Cove): Port of…

Veterinary Services

Gower Point to Sechelt Inlet Madeira Park Veterinary Hospital Companion Animal Veterinary Care in Pender Harbour. The most accessible veterinary hospital for boaters on the B.C. Coast! Only a 5-minute walk from the Madeira Park Public Wharf. Radiology, Surgery, Dentistry, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Vaccinations, Flea Control Products, Veterinary Diets Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:00 noon Tel: (604)…

Resorts (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Northwest) The Resort at Port Ludlow Discover your Northwest here…At the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, on the sunny west side of Puget Sound, in a gentle and quiet harbor is The Resort at Port Ludlow. Resort-style amenities include the acclaimed 18-hole golf course with gorgeous water and mountain views, full-service marina, waterside…