Heaven On Earth

A family journey to a jewel of the Salish Sea, Princess Louisa Inlet From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Mention the name “Princess Louisa Inlet” to nearly any boater who has had the privilege of visiting its…

Interviews with Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor About Re-Opening

John Neal of Mahina Expeditions interviews representatives from Port of Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor Resort about their recent openings The rumors are true, the San Juan Islands are open! According to the San Juan County…

Birds and a Birthday at “Booby Island”

Discovering what makes Isla Isabel the "Galapagos of Mexico" An orange- and yellow-hued sunrise spread across the vast Pacific Ocean illuminating Yahtzee and the only other noticeable thing in our path, Isla Isabel. After a…

Dog-Friendly Destinations

Around Puget Sound Gig Harbor Charming Gig Harbor is a wonderful stop on any cruise. With multiple guest moorage options and anchoring space to boot, there is a spot to be found and some fun to be had in Gig Harbor for most…

Destination: Kimball Preserve

The view from the Sirius 40 DS in Kimball Preserve A Winter Cruising Discovery Who among us doesn't love the archipelago of the San Juan Islands for its treasure trove of explorable nooks? There's plenty of reason to see…

Destinations: Finding Hammersley Inlet

Here's our latest installment from Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com on a little known part of Puget Sound... The trip up Hammersley Inlet, to the southwestern-most reaches of Puget Sound, offers some surprises. (Photo by…

Choose Your Winter Cruising Adventure

This is the third in Andy Cross's excellent series about winter cruising destinations around the Puget Sound region. If you missed the others, be sure to check them out: Winter Anchorages of Puget Sound and Holiday Splendor…

Dalmatian Paradise

Pacific Northwest Sailors Chartering in Croatia To learn about cruising in Croatia is to picture yourself there, and simultaneously to skeptically side-eye the notion that it could actually be as incredible as it appears.…

Winter Cruising Destinations: Holiday Splendor in the San Juan and Gulf Islands

It’s no secret that winter cruising in the Pacific Northwest can be difficult. But it’s also an incredible time of year to get out and discover unique holiday events and the beauty of empty anchorages around the Salish Sea.…

Video | Exploring the Salish Sea with “Rock the Park”

An interesting all-angles look at the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea from ABC'S Rock the Park.