Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2008, 20:58   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver Island
Boat: 27ft catalina
Posts: 492
vancouver to alaska

just curious if anyone has done a vancouver to alaska passage if so what was it like what precautionary measures etc.... thanks
__________________

__________________
michaelmrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 21:52   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vancouver, Can.
Boat: Woods 40' catamaran
Posts: 277
The usual route is up the Inside Passage. It's a walk in the park with only a few open water stretches of about 30 or 40 miles. We say lots of small boats in Alaska from BC like Catalina 27's. Precautions? Watch for logs in the water, check your tide currents in the passes, that's about it.
__________________

__________________
Evan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 22:01   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver Island
Boat: 27ft catalina
Posts: 492
thanks evan is there a preferred time frame to take on this passage and how long would you say it would take 1 way.
__________________
michaelmrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 22:32   #4
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: British Columbia, Mexico
Boat: S&S Hughes 38
Posts: 837
Images: 23
About 3 weeks each way should give you time to see the sights.Currents are very strong,beware!
__________________
highseas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 23:55   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,757
Images: 32
Also watch out for bears on shore when you go exploring.
__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 08:24   #6
Registered User
 
Amgine's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,384
Images: 1
Uh, there are preferred times of year. Don't go north after Oct. 30, but spring is more flexible - depends on the year, but the earliest pleasure cruise I've heard of is early April.

It's very easy to rock hop from protection to protection, even with the parade of lows in the winter. Just that it's not fun, and you might take risks you shouldn't.
__________________
Amgine
Blog

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.
Amgine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 08:55   #7
Registered User
 
Pappy Jack's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Boat: Ericson 25
Posts: 8
Nortrh to Alaska

Michael,

Read the book 'Passage to Juneau" by Jonathan Raban. It's a story about his trip from Seattle to Juneau. It's part history book, part travel log and a very good read.

Fair winds,

Pappy Jack
__________________

__________________
Pappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alaska

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from Alaska akpiperandjane1 Meets & Greets 11 16-07-2009 03:29
Greetings from Alaska Akbpilot Meets & Greets 3 01-10-2008 00:15
Hello from Alaska Silverado6x6 Meets & Greets 13 21-08-2008 23:33
Greetings from Alaska nootkarose199 Meets & Greets 4 24-04-2008 23:31
Greetings from Alaska Sassara Meets & Greets 14 05-06-2007 12:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.