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The following are links to resources for Pacific NW boating and cruising.
British Columbia Marine Parks:
www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/index_e.asp (Parks Canada Gulf Islands.)
British Columbia.com list of Provincial Parks
Canada Laws and Regulations:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Regulations and Legislation
Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety
Transport Canada Marine Safety
Boatsafe.com: Minimum Required Equipment for Boats in Canada
Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
Charts and Navigation:
Bellingham Chart Printers (nautical charts for U.S. and Canada).
U.S. Office of Coast Survey: Nautical Charts and Publications
USCG Dist. 13 Notices to Mariners
Yacht Charter Companies
Yacht Charter Guide.com: (Guide to Washington charter companies
Customs and Immigration:
Map of CBSA offices, including telephone reporting, Nexus & Canpass
Canadian Customs and Immigration.
Ports of entry for CANPASS holders.
Ports of entry for NEXUS permit holders.
I-68 Canadian Border Landing Program.
www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/info_for-renseignement/non-residents/default_e.asp (Canada firearms information.)
MARINAS: There are numerous directories for marinas. Here are a few to start with.
Port Focus: Marinas in British Columbia
Port Focus: Marinas in Washington State
Pacific N.W. Weather Info.:
NOAA National Weather Service home page
NOAA National Weather Service, Seattle
NOAA Pacific NW Coastal Forecast
NOAA Geostationary Satellite photos
WA. State DOT Ferry weather reports
Univ. of WA, Boater Information Portal
Tides and Currents:
British Columbia Tides and Currents (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
NOAA Tides and Currents home page
Washington State including areas in British Columbia (to see B.C. scroll to top of NOAA page)
David Flater (xtide) tide calculation page
http://www.uscgboating.org/ATON/index.html (online Aids to Navigation)
www.safetyseal.net/ (Vessel Safety Check)
U.S.C.G. Boating Safety Regulations
Vessel Traffic System:
Sector Seattle Vessel Traffic Service.
Recreation Boaters VTS manual.
Washington State Marine Parks:
Washington State Parks Moorage
State Dept. of Natural Resource
Washington State Laws and Regulations:
Washington State Boating Information.
Washington Boating Regulations
Vessel Registration and Title Regulations
Vessel Equipment and Operation Regulations
Boater Education Requirements
“Responsibilities of Boat Owners” PDF brochure