Ports and Passes

Ports and Passes

2018 Ports and Passes


$21.95

Tides, Currents and Charts for BC, Washington, and Southeast Alaska!

  • Ports and Passes is the most complete reference guide for tides and currents along our beautiful coastline.
  • Ports and Passes includes tide and current prediction tables for the coastal area of British Columbia, Washington, and Southeast Alaska.
  • Each area of tide or current prediction has a corresponding reference chart.
  • The major harbours have a list of services available - most of them are within walking distance from the marinas.
  • Thousands of boaters use Ports and Passes every year.

Current Atlas Tables

2018 Current Atlas Tables


$5.95

  • Would you like to know how to use the currents to your advantage?

  • Are you tired of being the last one in the harbour and over nighting in the most exposed slip?

  • Do you like saving money on fuel?

  • Do you have the Current Atlas for Georgia and Juan de Funca Straits, and no idea how to use it?

  • The Current Atlas for Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straits, is an extremely useful tool.  Like any tool, it's only useful if you know how to use it. Our companion book Ports and Passes Current Atlas Tables takes all of the guess work out of using the atlas. It is simple and straightforward, with no mathematical equations involved.

NEW!! Ports and Passes SKIPPER'S LOGBOOK

Skipper's Logbook


23.95

    Keeping to our philosophy of providing the best information for your boating needs, we've created a logbook that helps keep all the pertinent information of your boat and trips in an easy to access logbook. We like to think that our logbook is "Everything you need in a logbook". It contains emergency radio procedures, 100 pages for the daily record, crew and guest logs, maintenance and fuel logs, and instructions for calculating tide and currents.

NEW!! Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets Map

Broughtons Map


Folded Map: 18.95


Flat Map: 18.95

    More Than A Map! On the front face of the map is a detailed topographic planning map and on the back, are extensive distance tables and valuable local knowledge of the tides and currents for the Broughtons.

    Note: Image map dimensions not to scale. Actual folded size is 4" x 9".

NEW!! Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands Map

Desolation Map


Folded Map: 18.95


Flat Map: 18.95

    More Than A Map! On the front face of the map is a detailed topographic planning map and on the back, are extensive distance tables and valuable local knowledge of the tides and currents for Desolation Sound.

    Note: Image map dimensions not to scale. Actual folded size is 4" x 9".

Fine Edge Nautical Knowledge

Local Knowledge A Skipper's Reference

Local Knowledge

$19.95

    A navigation multi-tool for the Inside Passage. The celebrated reference for the coastal skipper. Includes detailed guidance for navigating BC coastal rapids.

The Radar Book Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance, 2nd Ed

The Radar Book

$24.95

    Using a modern radar set, you can observe your surroundings in daylight or darkness, through fog, snow and rain, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year The Radar book is the only navigational aid that not only helps you find out where you are, but shows you where everyone else is too.

Exploring the North Coast of BC

$59.95

    Exploring the North Coast of British Columbia takes seafaring explorers from the famous Nakwakto Rapids to the Alaska border. This ultimate pilothouse resource describes previously uncharted Spiller channel and Griffin Passage, the stunning scenery of Belize Inlet, Queens Sound, Burke and Dean Channels, Douglas channel, Gardner Canal, Principe Channel and the seldom-visited turquoise waters of Portland Canal. This revised second edition helps you plot a course for the beautiful South Moresby Island of the Queen Charlottes, known for its rare flora and fauna, and for its historical sites of native Haida culture.

Exploring the South Coast of BC

$59.95

    This new 3rd Edition features entrance waypoints, as well as anchor-site waypoints! The South Coast of British Columbia is designed by experts to give small boat skippers the kind of accurate, up-to-date information they need to cruise the unmatched natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Its complete descriptions of anchorages are based on the authors' personal experience of each location and on information from local skippers not available anywhere else. With 200 diagrams, over 200 photographs of promising features, 2000 GPS waypoints, and extensive quotes from Canadian Sailing Directions, nautical adventurers can get underway to hundreds of pristine coves and inlets from the balmy Gulf Islands to the unspoiled fishing grounds off the north end of Vancouver Island

Exploring Vancouver Island's West Coast

$49.95

    Nowhere does the tourist motto Super, Natural British Columbia! come more alive than on Vancouver Island's West Coast. With five great sounds, sixteen major inlets, and an abundance of spectacular wildlife, the largest island on the west coast of North America is a cruising paradise. The Douglasses consider their voyages along this coast to be among their most satisfying adventures. In this guide they give small craft skippers the kind of local knowledge they need to circumnavigate the island and drop hook in an abundance of intimate coves.

Exploring Southeast Alaska

$69.95

    The Inside Passage to Alaska is one of the world's most spectacular trips for cruising boaters. Each summer Alaska's sheltered waters, picturesque islands, deeply cut fjords, icebergs, and tidewater glaciers-along with outstanding flora and fauna-draw hundreds of adventurers who experience the beauty and challenges of this magnificent wilderness.

    Exploring Southeast Alaska - Second Edition covers in unique detail every harbor and cove between Dixon Entrance and Skagway. With this best-selling reference of expert local knowledge, you can plan and execute your voyage with confidence and safety. Special features include the exact GPS waypoints for each cove entrance and anchor site, detailed diagrams, and customized itineraries from the San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay.

Shipwrite Productions

Shipwrite's Guide - Identifying Ocean Bright Pacific Salmon

This conveniently hole punched and laminated salmon identification card, clearly identifies all species of pacific salmon.

Shipwrite's Guide-Identifying Ocean Bright Pacific Salmon

$7.95

Pacific Marine Publishing

Anchorages and Marine Parks

Anchorages and Marine Parks is a boating guide to popular and transient anchorages and marine parks in BC and Washington.
This is the newest edition of the highly successful marine guide.

Anchorages and Marine Parks

$29.95

Adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

This descriptive and photographic book describes alternative boating routes and directions to the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Adventures on the West Coast

$33.95

Docks and Destinations

Destinations, marinas and public docks in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Island, Desolation Sound, West Coast of Vancouver Island and the Inside Passage of British Columbia to Alaska.

Docks and Destinations

$34.95

Broughton Islands Cruising Guide

A Western Waters Cruising Guide to the Broughton Islands of British Columbia

Broughton Islands Cruising Guide

$49.95

Cruising to Desolation Sound

This beautiful book is filled with photos and information about one of the greatest cruising areas of the world. Peter takes you from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound and explores the wonderful gunkholes and marinas along the way. A "must have" for every BC boater.

Desolation Sound

$49.95

Cruising the Gulf Islands

A Western Waters Cruising Guide to the Fabulous Gulf Islands of British Columbia

Gulf Islands Cruising Guide

$49.95

Cruising the Inside Passage

A Cruising Guide from Puget Sound to Alaska

Inside Passage

$39.95

Cruising the Sunshine Coast

A Western Waters Cruising Guide to the Fabulous Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Sunshine Coast

$49.95

OOPS! Boating's Close Encounters and Other Awkward Moments

Includes some advice, safety tips and boat buying suggestions.

Oops!

$19.95

Marine Atlas Volume 1 and 2

Marine Atlas Volume 1 - Olympia to Malcolm Island
Marine Atlas Volume 2 - Port Hardy to Skagway

    After 50 years and with over 350,000 in print, the Marine Atlas is still the only single source for comprehensive nautical information covering Puget Sound, British Columbia and Alaska that Northwest skippers can rely on. • 12" x 14" • Proven course lines on every chart • Facility location index • Convenient size for use on small boats • Aerial photos of popular marinas • Non-metallic flat-lying spiral bindings • Note: these charts are for reference only; for up-to-date navigation information, refer to a current government issued nautical chart

$65.95
Marine Atlas Volume 1 - Olympia to Malcolm Island

$65.95
Marine Atlas Volume 2 - Port Hardy to Skagway