West Coast


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    Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism

    Island Time in Oak Harbor

    South of the San Juan Islands, on the east side of Whidbey Island, the community of Oak Harbor is a special boating retreat. Located away from the busier boating traffic of the open Pacific, this shoreside community of approximately 22,000 is... Read more

    Aug 10, 2022

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    Stephanie Forrer

    Laid-Back Lopez Island

    The San Juan Islands have been a favourite cruising destination for more than a century as the entire archipelago is an increasingly attractive escape. Stunning backdrops of snow-capped mountains and wide-open seascapes typify anchorages... Read more

    Jul 26, 2022

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    Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

    Cap Sante Marina: A Gateway to Anacortes

    Part of the appeal of any marina is its location. While there’s a lot to be said about those situated in rural areas, half of the fun of boating is discovering (or revisiting) unique coastal communities with a combination of marine services... Read more

    Jul 12, 2022

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    Scott Wilson

    The Maritime Community of Port Townsend

    Port Townsend has an insightful history that dates back to the mid-1800s and today, this shoreside community at the south end of the San Juans, just adjacent to Whidbey Island, serves all kinds of recreational boaters. Welcoming marinas dot its... Read more

    Jul 1, 2022

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    Keep Our Waterways Free of Harmful Debris

    Every month, our team at the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance patrols Washington State waterways, searching for signs of pollution. While the waterfronts may change, what remains consistent from Orcas Island to Olympia is the presence of marine debris... Read more

    Jun 8, 2022

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    Destination BC Grant Harder

    Stay Alert and Understand Basic Navigation

    On any busy waterway - the BC Coast included -  understanding the ‘rules of the road’ is essential to ensure safe navigation while sharing a cruising route with other boats. Part of these ‘rules’ includes the proper navigation of the stand-on... Read more

    May 28, 2022

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    Christopher Babcock

    Sand to Sanctuary along the Sunshine Coast

    One of the best ways to experience the Sunshine Coast is to follow the sand. By this, we mean visiting the number of beaches scattered along its 180 km (112 mi) north-south bound shoreline of mainland BC and a number of scattered islands. While... Read more

    May 19, 2022


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