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This website is designed to help provide safe and fun boating in the Pacific Northwest (Washington and British Columbia). We discuss crossing the border, boat safety, boating legal questions, Pacific Northwest marine parks, and cruising guides.
All information is believed to be correct but is offered without warranty. Every boat operator must know the rules and regulations. You must always obey the Navigation Rules.
Click the title to purchase Curt Epperson’s book. Keeping Your Boat Legal: The Boating Legal Guide (Fine Edge Nautical Knowledge)
Pages on Boativated.com contain specific information about cruising in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
If you want “how to” information visit Cruising Tips. There you will find tips about cruising with kids, cruising with pets, anchoring, shore tying, tying to buoys, and basic navigation.
If you want information on where to go try Destinations.
If you have questions about crossing the border by boat go to Crossing the Border.
Mary has some great, Recipes for Cruisers and lots of photos of places to visit.
Curt and Mary Epperson are experienced cruisers who have extensively explored Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, Jervis Inlet to Princess Louisa, Desolation Sound and the surrounding areas, the Broughton Islands and surrounding areas, and the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Curt is an annual speaker at the Seattle Boat show. For more info, visit the website of the Seattle Boat Show.