Check the Year on Your Waggoner Cruising Guide

Seven experienced couples and individuals cruise waters of the inside passage looking for changes and updates for the next annual publication of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. These field correspondents are on-the-water-cruisers visiting marinas, anchorages, and passages described in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, recording the many things that change each year. Marinas, of course, are the…

Understanding Marine Diesel Engines, Sept. 8

Wooden Boat Festival – All Day Seminars Understanding Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder September 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Pope Building Tuition: $125 Register here. Understanding Marine Diesel Engines Understanding Marine Diesel Engines starts with a brief introduction on how a diesel engine works will be followed by a detailed…

Understanding Boat Electrical Systems, Sept. 7

Wooden Boat Festival – All Day Seminars Understanding Boat Electrical Systems by Nigel Calder September 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Pope Building Tuition: $125 Register here. Understanding Boat Electrical Systems The Understanding Boat Electrical Systems course starts with a brief explanation of core electrical terms followed by key design criteria for both DC…

Avocado toast and maple bacon at the Wolf in the Fog in Tofino, British Columbia.

5 Cafes & Restaurants in Tofino Within Walking Distance of the Docks

On a trip to Tofino on West Vancouver Island, you might be tempted to create one of your fabulous dishes in the galley and enjoy it aboard, but you’d be missing out, for this laid-back surfer town has a fantastic food scene. Many cafes and restaurants in Tofino are close enough to walk to and…

Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands map.

Coming Soon! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps from Ports and Passes

By popular demand, Kevin Monahan, author of Local Knowledge and Editor of the Ports and Passes Tides and Currents guide, has developed two new maps for cruising boaters, kayakers, and sportsman. The two maps are; Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands, and Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets. Coming Soon!! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps It’s more than a map! On…

Dental equipment.

The Offshore Drilling Business: Mobile Dentistry in Southeast Alaska

  This offshore drilling has nothing to do with petroleum but the kind of drilling service practiced by dentists. It’s the story about Dr. Victor S. Stime and how he combined his passion for boating with a retirement dental practice that brings dental services to remote villages in Southeast Alaska. After being diagnosed with a…

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – What’s New and What’s Unchanged?

This second in a series of articles about the new 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit provides both additional information about the program and answers questions from the first Waggoner eNews article. Aquatic Invasive Species – What’s New and What’s Unchanged? In our first article, we reported the new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits required…