PHOTO CONTEST! – The PORTS Cruising Guide Photo Contest is on again!

Lock 8 Ottawa

July 9, 2020

This year, two guides are underway – The Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa River and Trent Severn Waterway & Lake Simcoe! Editors are researching and writing, aerial photographers are out and our creative designers are prepping. The FREE* mobile digital app version that is so popular with Georgian Bay 2021 Guide will be available for these new guides as well! Both will release in January, 2021.

Your photos can be part of the fun! Photos can be from past or present. Every entry earns you an opportunity to win the CY Media Prize Pack
• Your choice of PORTS Guide
• 1-year Canadian Yachting Magazine subscription
• Free membership to AGLA

Photo ContestPlease send your high res shots to

*the mobile app comes free with purchase of the print PORTS Guide.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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