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Cruising the Pacific Northwest Passage

The Inside Passage is one of the best cruising grounds in the world.  The distance from Olympia, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska is about 600 miles as the crow flies.  On a yacht, meandering [...]

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West Coast Moorage Reservations

Many West Coast marinas accept advance reservations for transient moorage.  Reserving moorage in advance is always a good idea and highly recommended during the busy summer season.  A Telephone [...]

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Provisioning Your Yacht for a Well Fed and Happy Crew

Good food on board is a big part of the cruising experience.  Having that perfect meal surrounded by magnificent scenery is part of what makes our boating lifestyle with significant others, [...]

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Involve Your Crew in Developing a Perfect West Coast Itinerary

Planning an itinerary for you and your crew generates enthusiasm for the trip and establishes team effort.  For many, trip planning is part of the fun, starting months before the actual trip.  [...]

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Chartering Yacht Victoria International Marina

Bareboat or crewed; sail or power charter vessels are welcome at Victoria International Marina.    Chartering is an excellent way to not only cruise the Northwest waters and the Inside Passage, [...]

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Biking from the Marina

Victoria International Marina is located in the perfect spot for a day spent biking. Whether taking advantage of the city’s new protected downtown bike lanes, or venturing onto the Galloping [...]

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Floatplane Travel and Delivery Along the Inside Passage

For cruisers who need to travel home during a cruise, need parts shipped to them, or want to have guest join them in remote areas, floatplane travel can be a good option. Floatplane flying [...]

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Your Ultimate Day Trip – Planned Only through VI Marina

Beyond the jam-packed downtown tourist district of Victoria lies a city, an island, and a province, waiting to be discovered. Aside from souvenir shops, the ever-popular BC Museum, and the [...]

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Pacific Northwest “Gates” and their Effect

The Pacific Northwest is a series of cruising areas separated by what we call “gates” – significant bodies of water that must be crossed.  Although gates define our experience [...]

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Grand Opening Celebration Victoria International Marina

Canada Day was our grand opening celebration of Victoria International Marina. The photo is the cutting of a discarded fishing net and plastics from the ocean. Cutting the fishing net is CEO [...]