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Old 11-10-2020, 08:58 AM   #1
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Spring 2021 transit to Alaska

Good morning TF.

We’re contemplating a transit from WA to AK in April or May of next year, assuming that such a transit is allowed by Canadian authorities.

Is anyone else planning likewise?
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:09 AM   #2
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Good morning TF.



We’re contemplating a transit from WA to AK in April or May of next year, assuming that such a transit is allowed by Canadian authorities.



Is anyone else planning likewise?


Yes, very likely, though when is uncertain.
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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Yes, and by then with acceptable papers showing an administered vaccine. Thus all (air)ports will be open to cruisers. That is the Canadian, Mexico and US plan at this time. But the next few months of vaccine startup success will tell the final tale.
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Yes, most definitely.
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:45 AM   #5
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Sunchaser-

I hope it all pans out quickly and effectively, just as you forecast.

However, my working assumption (still) is that the US/Canada border will not be "normalized" well into next year. We have moved our boat from Sidney to Friday Harbor with the expectation that recreational boating in those incredible Canadian waterways will not be happening next season.

Hence, the plan for a quick (and, hopefully, legal) transit through BC to Alaska next April or May. A la Sea Venture.

I figured some people might be looking at this similarly, and might want to informally flotilla up if possible.

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Old 11-10-2020, 10:52 AM   #6
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Yes, we're planning on it, if possible.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:55 AM   #7
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Yes, we intend to spend most of next summer in Prince William Sound Alaska!
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:56 AM   #8
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We to plan to go north next spring. If the border is still closed, we may opt for Puget Sound. We may also just file a plan and jump the hoops to transit Canada to Alaska.
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I hope....

I spent last July in the San Juan’s and it gets pretty small in short order. I covered every spot I could find from Harstine Island to Bellingham. Some twice.

I sure hope Canada is open next boating season. That’s all.
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Yes, the San Juans are great. But with all US boaters crammed into that small area, it can feel a little limiting.

Not considering taking your boat up to AK if possible next season?
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Yes. Hoping for 90 days.Departing late May.
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Yes, the San Juans are great. But with all US boaters crammed into that small area, it can feel a little limiting.

Not considering taking your boat up to AK if possible next season?
Well I'm boat shopping now so probably no Alaska trip this year. Need to buy whatever it is I end up with (used Nordic Tug hopefully), make it mine and get to know it. So doubtful I will get past the Broughtan's in 2021. And that's being optimistic vis-a-vis Covid. Ugh.

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Yep, I was waiting for someone to figure it out!
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Doubt Canada will be open for 2021.
Canada is slowly moving to full shutdown due to our fellow citizens inability to follow voluntary covid protocols! Positivity rates in major metropolitan areas are approaching 10%.
You can still transit BC waters in 2020 with a few modifications.
Basically vessel must transit to Alaska by direct route, stopping only for safety (sleep and weather), essentials, fuel, water or repairs. No fishing, crabbing, sight seeing or contact with Canadians unless essential.
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As was mentioned in a post, we transited in July of this year, following the Canadian Customs rules, and had no problem clearing in and coming to Alaska, where we plan to continue to cruise throughout the winter.

We have some friends getting ready to make the transit from Puget Sound to Alaska, leaving in the next couple of days. Once I hear how they did crossing the border, I'll post a follow up.

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Doubt Canada will be open for 2021.
Canada is slowly moving to full shutdown due to our fellow citizens inability to follow voluntary covid protocols! Positivity rates in major metropolitan areas are approaching 10%...
USA has 10 times our population and 38 times our Covid-19 cases. Used to be 48 times our cases a couple months ago, but as Roddy points out, some Canadian's just aren't connecting the dots.

By late spring 2021 we should all have a better idea of the scope of this thing...
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Main Bay for Reds????

How about Unakwik for shrimp

Maybe some old bay boiled shrimp caught that day and cooling off on Glacier Ice
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Can we please have this not drift into yet another COVID thread?
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