Destinations: Kenai Peninsula Discovered

In our latest Throwback Thursday, find adventure and solitude in this stunning cruiser's playground. Reaching south out of Resurrection Bay past the Rugged Islands, a large easterly swell rolls from our port side, and a…

Yahtzee’s Colombian Hurricane Home and Spa

It was about 8:15 a.m. when I climbed off Yahtzee's stern onto the dock in Cartagena. The sun had been up for a couple hours and the Caribbean heat was already blazing. As I slid into my flip-flops and shouldered my…

Beacon Background:
Sentinels of San Juan Island

San Juan Island offers two distinctive beacons in two unique settings. Both reflect the ongoing story of mariners in the Salish Sea. When you are cruising in the area this summer, they are worth checking out by water and by…

Destinations: The Other Side of Hotham Sound

Here's our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com's Jim Burgoyne about a splendid spot on the Sunshine Coast. Looking east from the west shore of Hotham Sound. The Harmony Islands, on the southern…

Wild Burnaby Narrows

Exploring the "Galapagos of the North" When you think of the Galapagos Islands, what comes to mind is a place teeming with sea life and unique flora and fauna that is hard to get to and relatively untouched by modern humans.…

Echoes of a Homesteading Past on Jedediah Island

Every time we drop the hook at Jedediah Island, we dream about leaving the modern world behind to try our hand at homesteading. A small island tucked between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the middle of the Strait of…

Cowichan Bay: A Charming Seaside Village with a Throwback Vibe

Marinas at Cowichan Bay have a mix of working boats and recreational vessels. The first hint about the place we would be arriving at was the marina. As we headed toward Cowichan Bay, a village on the east coast of southern…

What’s in a name? Burgoyne Bay

Here's our latest destinations piece courtesy of Salish Sea Pilot about finding plentiful hiking on beautiful Salt Spring Island.... An almost daily treat in the warmer months is a lovely sunset to the west of Burgoyne Bay.…

Destinations: Cozying up to Waiatt Bay

Enjoy our latest installment from Lynne Picard of SalishSeaPilot.com about a favorite anchorage on British Columbia's Quadra Island. With unsettled weather in our late-season forecast, we wanted a sheltered place to drop the…

2022 Waggoner Cruising Guide Now Available

The latest edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide is full of updates and new additions, and it features a new look.  “After a tough year of boating due to the Covid-19 restrictions and the Canadian border being closed, there…