Northwest Boat Travel Guide

Northwest Boat Travel

Dec 18, 2016

My copy of Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for making plans for the 2017 boating season. The latest edition of this thorough and affordable cruising guide, now in its 39th year, features all colour photos, maps and diagrams. Northwest Boat Travel features over 2,700 ports-of-call, anchorages, bays, inlets, waterways, marine parks, marina and resort facilities, fuel docks, services and things to see and do along the coasts and islands of B.C., Washington and Southeast Alaska.

The key to any successful trip along the West Coast is planning. The weather and sea condition are constantly changing so as a safety factor I always have a plan “B”, should I need to duck into a safe port. With my charts spread out on the table and my copy of the Northwest Boat Travel Guide close at hand I am ready to chart my courses. At every destination that I plotted on the chart I make a notation of the page number from the Guide that describes the location.

Princess Louisa Inlet

Throughout the winter month my crew and I will refer back to the Northwest Boat Travel Guide as we make plans for boating on the West Coast this coming summer. Can’t wait!

For complete information about Northwest Boat Travel Guide go to:

Princess Louisa Photo credit: © Ryan Van Veen Photography.

Bob Nicoll



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. 

Read More


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.

Read More