►  As we prepare for the March unveiling of our 2016 guides, we have taken the 2015 versions off line.

►  Coming soon are completely new Georgia Strait and

Puget Sound guides.

►  The Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands editions will be revised and updated.

►  Still the best reason to own an iPad or Android tablet.

►  Still viewable on any computer or device.

►  Still no Internet connection required.

►  Download sample guide (sorry, it's still the 2015 sample)

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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  Puget Sound                     Will be $9.99 CAD

From Deception Pass to Shelton, including Seattle and the lakes, Tacoma, Olympia and Hood Canal.

  Georgia Strait                   Will be $9.99 CAD

Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver,  Northern Gulf Islands, Comox and Powell River.

  San Juan Islands              Will be $9.99 CAD

All the islands, as well as the ports of Bellingham, Anacortes and Boundary Bay.

  Gulf Islands                      Will be $9.99 CAD

From Sooke to Nanaimo, including Victoria Harbour and all the inlets and islands in between.

  Desolation Sound            Will be $9.99 CAD

From Desolation Sound Marine Park and Cortes Island to Quadra Island, and north to Bute and Loughborough inlets.

  Or all five                        Will be $39.95 CAD

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When we arrived home to the Salish Sea in 2011 after three years sailing through Asia, we were a bit lost. The adventures, the tropical sunsets and the powdery sands were behind us...  What now?


A wonderful thing about sailing foreign waters is the friendships you make, in cluttered marinas or anchored off lonely islands. Not long after coming home, we began receiving emails from cruising friends, asking essentially the same question: "So if we sail up Juan de Fuca Strait, what will we find?"


Attempts to answer the queries led to our decision to build a guide or two and offer them as free downloads to anyone with a yen to explore this part of the world. It was fun, and if an advertiser wanted to jump on board, that might help pay the bills.


But the project soon took over our lives, becoming a full-time obsession. Many months were spent at sea doing research and many more ashore building the guides. With a twisted brow, our banker asked: "What part of 'unsustainable' don't you understand?"


So with input from many of the cruisers who downloaded the "beta" versions more than 17,000 times, we completely upgraded the guides, redrawing most of the map illustrations and adding many new details.  Free became "almost free".


And they are ad-free as well, if you don't count our complimentary promotion of some amazing Salish Sea artists. The guides will continue to be constantly updated and new ones are on the way.


We'd like to ask for a little help. We've worked hard on these guides, and would sure appreciate it if folks respected our copyright and didn't make or distribute copies. Thanks for your support.


Fair winds and keep safe, Jim & Lynne

Hark, now hear the sailors cry

Smell the sea and feel the sky ~ Van Morrison



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