We are passionate about teaching boaters

Waggoner provides high quality marine classes to boat owners. Our instructors are some of the leading experts in their fields, bringing years of first-hand experience and knowledge. These courses are offered in a first class marine training facility with the opportunity for demonstrations and hands-on activities.

All seminars are held at the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.

Address: 1606 R Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Due to the pandemic, all classes are currently on hold

Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska Seminar 2021 (dates TBD)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Anacortes, WA 98221

Tuition: $225 per person or 2 for $395

Instructors: Mark Bunzel, Mike Beemer, Lynette Brower, Leonard and Lorena Landon

This two-day seminar covers all the information you need to cruise to Southeast Alaska, including exploring Northern British Columbia, Haida Gwaii, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Topics include routes to and from Southeast Alaska, customs clearances, weather and tidal challenges, favorite destinations, permit processes for protected areas, getting parts and crew delivered to remote areas, and much more.

UPDATE: Watch for announcements on this seminar. We are working on having an online version ready by mid-March

Cruising to Desolation Sound and the Broughtons Seminar 2021 (TBA)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Marine Tech Center, 1606 R Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

Tuition: $150 per person or 2 for $250

Instructors: Mark Bunzel, Mike Beemer, Lynette Brower

Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and easily accessible cruising in our area! Longtime experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go in Desolation Sound, how to anchor and stern tie, provisional, and much more. The seminar will include information on cruising to Princess Louisa Inlet and transiting Malibu Rapids and the Upper and Lower Rapids in Okisollo Channel. We will provide you with round-trip planning to help maximize your time on the water.

UPDATE: Watch for announcements. This class is subject to change due to Covid.

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