Go in Peace

Once you have decided to explore British Columbia’s wild but civilized coast, we recommend that you carry a guidebook. These are indispensable for safe navigation and for finding the best places to anchor. Likewise, publications provide detailed information about places to visit and routes to take. We recommend the following publications and guidebooks.


Northwest boat travel guide

Northwest Boat Travel

For 39 years, Northwest Boat Travel cruising guidebook has been a staple of Pacific Northwest recreational boaters. Get detailed information on ports-of-call, anchorages, bays, inlets, waterways, marine parks, marina & resort facilities, fuel docks, services and things to see and do along the coasts and islands of Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska.


Pacific NW Boater

Pacific NW Boater features video cruising guides, documentaries and features on marinas, parks and harbours throughout Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. Other video features include boat reviews, how-to videos and installations, and Pacific NW Boater TESTED products you can purchase in their online store.


Small Books guide

Peter Vassilopoulos Cruising Guides

Peter’s guides provide detailed information on facilities, waterways, anchorages, destinations and facts covering all parts of the Pacific Northwest. The guides take the recreational boater from Puget Sound to the southern tip of Alaska’s panhandle, page after page through the waters of Washington and British Columbia. The guides are filled with data, diagrams, photographs and numerous aerial views.

Salish Sea Pilot

Salish Sea Pilot

Our cruising guides to the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, Georgia Strait & the Sunshine Coast, Puget Sound and Desolation Sound don’t waste words. The guides are filled with illustrations and concise, up-to-date information for sheltered anchorages, marine parks and marinas throughout each cruising area. Download a free sample of our e-guides which are designed for iPads and Android tablets, but also work on any computer, laptop or smartphone.

Suncruiser west coast boating guide

SunCruiser West Coast

When it comes to boating in the Northwest, nothing beats SunCruiser West Coast as the favourite cruising companion. Over 600 hazards and points of interest are clearly documented on our unique and easy-to-use map system. Accompanied by editorial features covering the best cruising destinations, events and the best marinas to access. Click on the cover and sign up to receive a FREE Digital Subscription of the 2020 West Coast Cruising Guide.