Ready… Go! Jumping Off for Extended Cruising

Congratulations, you’re making the leap or are seriously scheming how to do so. After many happy long weekends and blissful week-long cruises in local waters, you’ve successfully secured a month or a summer or maybe even…

Sailing With Strangers

Finding Worldwide Voyaging Experiences Aboard Other People’s Boats

Reviving Hope: Hōkūleʻa’s One Day Stop in Port Townsend

The storied voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, completed its visit to Puget Sound ports this week with an emotional reception in Port Townsend.  

Close to the Water: Eating on a Small Boat

The finished flatbread.Its secret flavor…

Cruising the North Coast Wilderness

The North Coast of British Columbia is the area between the northern end of Vancouver Island, Cape Caution on the mainland side, and the Alaska border. It’s a land of wild beauty, from the fjords reaching deep into the…

West Coast Hoppin’

The intricacies and rewards of sailing down the coast Before dawn on a cool morning in late August, we slipped the dock lines and motored out of Elliott Bay Marina to join the Coho Ho Ho fleet on a voyage down the Pacific…

Winter Cruising Anyone?

Yes, offseason sailing has its rewards on the Salish Sea Cruising in the offseason isn’t for everyone. But the great thing about the Pacific Northwest is that we can be on the water year-round. Winter adventurers just have…

Winter Hidey-Holes of the Salish Sea | Portland Island

With winter on the horizon, two things are bound to happen in the coming months in the Salish Sea: low pressure systems will sweep in off the Pacific Ocean bringing strong southerlies, and brisk northerlies will push down…

Destinations: Pick Your Crossing to Haida Gwaii

Here's our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com's Jim Burgoyne about choosing a window to  transit Hecate Strait toward Haida Gwaii.