Since 1978, Northwest Boat Travel is a unique cruising guide containing twenty geographically arranged chapters presenting descriptions and useful information about the ports-of-call, anchorages, bays, inlets, waterways, marine parks, marina and resort facilities, fuel docks, services, and things to see and do along coasts and islands of Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska.
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The Waggoner Cruising Guide is often called "the Bible for Northwest Cruising" and includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date information from Olympia, WA to Ketchikan, AK. Each year it is extensively updated to provide the latest information covering each cruising area along with detailed listings of moorage and fuel facilities. There's text on anchorages, Local Knowledge, the "flavor" of each area, some history, and list on things to see and do.
A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands has earned an outstanding reputation for the accuracy of its piloting instructions, the clarity of its writing, and the high quality of its information. This second edition includes color photos and nautical chart segments throughout, as well as:
With at-a-glance ratings of every harbor and anchorage, A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands is the definitive resource for Pacific Northwest cruising.
"Simply put, every local boater should have a dog-eared, well-thumbed copy [of this guide] as a permanent feature in the nautical library." – 48° North
"Everything a yachtsman's pilot ought to be: shipshape and workmanlike in its approach, unusually well written, very thoughtfully researched." – Jonathan Raban, bestselling author, Waxwings: A Novel and Passage to Juneau
"All the necessary nuts and bolts about navigating local waters is found in A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound... A welcome addition to the library of any Puget Sound sail- or powerboat owner." – Seattle Times
"An elegant, beautiful book... For even those few boaters who think they know all Puget Sound has to offer, this invaluable reference guide will introduce them to hundreds of new places yet to explore." – 48° North
"So complete that veteran cruisers will discover cruising grounds they didn't know existed or didn't consider navigable." – SAIL
"An encyclopedic sailing guide to area waters, written with exhaustive first-hand research to almost every cove and inlet, and complemented with a remarkable series of maps, charts, and pictures." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Well written and full of tantalizing places." – WoodenBoat
"A keeper for my'to take cruising' box." – Sailing
"A monumental book that gives minute details on every bay, waterway, and stretch of navigable salt water from Olympia to Port Angeles, including the San Juan Islands. It does an excellent job of explaining navigational hazards and anchoring peculiarities at each point along the way." – Bellingham Herald
Title: A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands: Olympia to Port Angeles
Author: Migael M. Scherer
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: January 6, 2005
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Spiral Bound
New concept in navigation provides the perfect complement to your charts and traditional cruising guides
This unique cruising guide features aerial photos matched with chart segments to guide you through channels and harbor approaches. Prepared with input from local experts up and down the coast, hazards, safe channels, and key navigation aids are clearly labeled on photos and charts.
Title: A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast: Portsmouth, NH, to New London, CT
Author: James L. Bildner
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: November 17, 2009
This is an update of Peter Vassilopoulos's popular cruising guide "North of Desolation Sound"
This guide provides detailed drawings of all anchorages and marina facilities on the western coast of Costa Rica
This guide has a detailed sketch of all anchorages and marina facilities in the Hawaiian Islands
This cruising guide provides navigation information for a boater departing from Victoria and traveling along the British Columbia and Southeast Alaskan coasts following the protected waters of the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Alaska
Newly updated in 2011 with the extensive knowledge of Captain Holly Scott from her many adventures in Polynesia
Compiled with the Southern California cruiser in mind, this first edition of a new cruising guide focuses on Southern California and extends into Mexico
This cruising guide is a proven reference for safe navigation of the challenges for travel along the US Pacific Coast
This all new edition is a totally updated cruising guide covering the entire Pacific coast of Mexico from The US Border, down the Baja Peninsula, around up into the Sea of Cortez all the way north to San Felipe, across to Puerto Penasco and south to Puerto Madero/Chiapas
Dotting its more than 3,000-mile shoreline are creeks, coves, and inlets – or gunkholes in Chesapeake Bay parlance. They are as challenging as they are charming for cruisers to fi nd and enter, sometimes discouraging the less adventuresome. But thanks to author Bill Shellenberger, you will be able to enjoy these hidden treasures like an old pro.
For more than twenty years, Bill Shellenberger's Cruising the Chesapeake has been the guide of choice for sailors and motor cruisers seeking to avoid the beaten path. Here Bill shares with you his engaging, heartfelt evocation of the Bay, its shores, history, wildlife, and people. No other guide to the region offers such complete, detailed coverage of virtually every point of interest on the Bay – from the secluded east fork of Langford Creek to the bustling hearts of Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk.
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A comprehensive cruise planner and navigation guide and a vivid celebration of one of North America's natural treasures, Cruising the Chesapeake is a book no Chesapeake boater will want to be without.
"Shellenberger has perfected the art of gunkholing . . . An excellent book for both those who enjoy weekend cruises and those who merely want to know more about Chesapeake Bay." – Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
"With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, the Chesapeake Bay offers a treasury of cruising spots. Shellenberger's book provides the key to unlock it." – Virginian-Pilot
"An 'insider's' look at the hundreds of places cruisers and weekend boaters love to hole up in. . . . It is also a loving portrait of the bay, its history, its people, its wildlife, and its environment." – The Mariner
"A truly monumental guide." – Sunday Capital (Annapolis, MD)
Title: Cruising the Chesapeake: A Gunkholers Guide
Author: William H. Shellenberger
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: October 10, 2012
Edition: 4th Edition
Just off the Inside Passage's beaten path are countless channels, bays and lagoons that beg exploration
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Anne and Lauren Yeadon-Jones have spent thousands of hours cruising British Columbia’s coast in their yacht Dreamspeaker
The pristine vistas and coves and anchorages with soaring rock walls make the Desolation Sound area and the Discovery Islands a favorite for cruisers in British Columbia
This colorful, illustrated guide—the third in the popular Dreamspeaker series—offers charts, tips and data that will enhance any boater’s enjoyment of one of North America’s most popular cruising areas: the Strait of Georgia’s captivating eastern shoreline, including metropolitan Vancouver and nearby Indian Arm and Howe Sound
The San Juan Islands are a special cruising destination for all who visit
This guide encompasses the waters of Mayne Passage, where we travel west from Blind Channel via Johnstone and Broughton Strait and the friendly communities of Northern Vancouver Island, to Port Hardy
Covering New York Harbor to Block Island, the Hudson River, the Connecticut River, Long Island’s South Shore, and the New Jersey Coast to Cape May. Contains the most up-to-date data available, detailed navigation advice and anchorages, the best coastal dining and attractions, aerial photos, and marina information.
Exploring the North Coast of British Columbia takes seafaring explorers from the famous Nakwakto Rapids to the Alaska border
The North Coast of British Columbia encompasses the world’s most enchanting cruising grounds. Visit swift Nawakto Rapids, the west coast’s Hakai, the temperate rainforest of the Kitlope in Gardner Canal and the turquoise glacial waters of Portland Canal. Sail among deep fiords, thousands of unnamed islands, and quiet, intimate coves with the expert local knowledge detailed in this book.
Visit Fiordland’s Knock Inlet and culpepper Lagood and, using the first-ever research on the Queen Charlotte Islands’ west coast, you can find the mysteries “Mosquito Totem.” The North Coast is pristine wilderness — a wonderland of leaping salmon, orcas, and whales, migrating birds, grizzlies or Spirit Bears wandering on shore, and wolves howling in the night.
The Douglas’s, who are considered the leading authorities on Northwest and Alaskan waters, have spent over 15 years exploring 4,000 harbors and coves. Their well-documented sourcebook is the most comprehensive guide ever published for the North Coast.
The Exploring the Pacific Coast, 2nd Edition contains recently researched information of all the places to tie up or anchor your boat from the Mexican border to Seattle
The latest book in the cruising guide series, Exploring the San Juan and Gulf Islands explores the most scenic and accessible cruising ground in the world--with well-sheltered waters, comfortable resorts, quaint villages and secure anchorages