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Old 04-14-2018, 12:53 PM   #21
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Hi Jsteyers,

We'll be cruising the Inside Passage from Poulsbo WA up to the top of SE Alaska, starting in ~2 weeks, returning sometime in September. Here are some of our favorites:

Some Inside Passage favorites R. Cook 12/4/2017

BC
Campbell River - good provisioning stop
Prideaux Haven - very scenic, crowded in peak season
Von Donop Inlet – protected anchorage close to Yucultas rapids
Waiatt Bay, walk to Small Inlet
Octopus Islands – shore tie often reqd, crowded in peak season
Lagoon Cove marina
Goat Islet (Crease Island Cove)
Port McNeill
Sullivan Bay
Blunden Harbor - good place to stay before Crossing the Queen northward
Fury Island Cove – good place to stay after Crossing the Queen northward
Rescue Bay
Bottleneck Inlet
Khutze Inlet – very pretty, anchor carefully in 60-75 feet. Great crabbing.
Prince Rupert – good place to stay before Crossing the Dixon

SE Alaska
Foggy Bay – convenient anchorage between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert
Meyers Chuck - neat little community heading north from Ketchikan. free moorage
Anan Creek bear watching – permit needed after July 1. Anchor carefully
Petersburg – great little town, huge fishing fleet
Portage Bay – pretty and convenient anchorage
Tracy Arm (Holkham Bay) – spectacular fjord and glaciers

Hoonah
Neka Bay, near Hoonah – pretty anchorage with great crabbing, especially earlier in the season
Glacier Bay: Reid Inlet, Johns Hopkins Inlet, Margerie Glacier
Dundas Bay – part of Glacier Bay park, without the restrictions
Mosquito Pass Cove – nifty anchorage between Icy Strait and Cross Sound. Near sea lion rocks
Elfin Cove – neat little community and harbor. Free moorage, space often available inside

Pavlof Harbor – falls often has brown bears chasing salmon
Tenakee Springs – tiny town just off Chatham Strait
Warm Springs Bay / Baranof Hot Springs – beautiful, nice walk to lake, float often crowded
Red Bluff Bay – beautiful anchorage
Half Tide Neck (Hoonah Sound) – out of the way as you travel Peril Strait. Great shrimp/crab nearby
Sitka – historic, nice walks, including Totem Forest

Honeydew Cove – beautiful remote anchorage in NW conner of Keku Strait
Rocky Pass (Keku Strait) – time to have high-water slack as you reach Devil’s Elbow
Hole in the Wall
El Capitan Passage / Dry Pass – protected and interesting route toward Craig
Craig area – no cruise ship mobs, great fishing nearby
Port Refugio – good crab earlier in season
Hydaburg – very fine totems
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:30 PM   #22
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I'm heading north from Seattle about May 3rd with five boats! Should be to Juneau around June 9. Then starting south, but I have to leave the boat a few times and fly back to the lower 48 so I won't be spending as much time cruising Alaska as past summers.

Will return through BC via West Coast Vancouver Island. Say hi if you see me! If you want to avoid our group (I promise we're nice!) feel free to PM me or call on the VHF and we'll tell you where we're heading!
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[QUOTE=RCook;654294]Hi Jsteyers,

We'll be cruising the Inside Passage from Poulsbo WA up to the top of SE Alaska, starting in ~2 weeks, returning sometime in September. Here are some of our favorites:

Meyers Chuck - neat little community heading north from Ketchikan. free moorage

Hi Richard, A bit of change to your offering. Unfortunately, the moorage in Meyers Chuck is now charged. It is on the honor system,. You fill out a form with the required information, insert the slip into the box provided. Cassy Peave, the Post Mistress famous for her warm breakfast buns, ordered the prior night (Sorry, on the road and without my phone numbers or channel to contact suggest making some sort of contact in person on arrival), delivered by 0700 AM. will forward the collections to the Wrangell Harbor Master office. The rate is the same as Wrangell. You can call in your credit card info during office hours.

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Hi Al,

Thanks for the update on Myers Chuck.
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Thorne Bay isn’t as cute as MC but there’s a whole lot more there. Look up their web site.
Something to consider especially if the weather may keep you there a day or so. You can rent a car and go over to Craig and Klawock. Check out the harbor there.
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Thorne Bay isnít as cute as MC but thereís a whole lot more there. Look up their web site.
Something to consider especially if the weather may keep you there a day or so. You can rent a car and go over to Craig and Klawock. Check out the harbor there.
Hi Eric, do you know if there is fuel available at (new) Tokeen? I can't seem find any information on the web. When last I was there delivering troll caught salmon it was a bustling place.
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The standout anchorages for me from last summer are Bottleneck Inlet, Kynoch Inlet, and Baker Inlet, all in BC, and Ell Cove on the east side of Baranof Island.
El Cove is nice, buy Red Bluff Bay, Warm Springs and Cannery Cove were our favorites last year.

Have fun all! Wish we were going north this year too. 2019 for sure.
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Thorne Bay isn’t as cute as MC but there’s a whole lot more there. Look up their web site.
Something to consider especially if the weather may keep you there a day or so. You can rent a car and go over to Craig and Klawock. Check out the harbor there.

Good catch Eric, As I favor the mainland shore heading North I forget Thorne Bay. You are correct, if one veres toward the Prince of Wales shore leaving Tongass Narrows, then Thorne Bay is a given. I often swear that I will purposely take that route however, being small, I tend to tread towards the shortest route to Wrangell. Going to make a point of taking your suggestion this year.
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Thanks for posting favorite stops

many thanks for all the suggestions. They are much appreciated and I suspect will make the trip even more interesting.
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Wonderful information from all.
I'm already taking notes for next year.

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