Comfort Cruising Guides

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The cruising guides we use are always helpful, so we would like to pay it forward by collecting information from our encounters and passing it on for others to use.  We are in the process of writing our first guides for Fanning, Penrhyn, and French Polynesia in reverse. Comfort Cruising Guides will include, but not be limited to passages, anchorages, customs, Wifi access, dinghy docking, customer service reviews, and our adventures.  While we are in the process of writing each of the guides please use our contact form to ask us questions about each of the areas; otherwise, visit our Fanning, Penrhyn, and French Polynesia Noon Reports.

Cheers,

Wade and Sara

Glamorous Life of Cruising Alaska On A Sailboat In October

October 21st The outside temperature is freezing. Literally freezing! We do not run the heater at night, so in the morning the inside boat temperature is near the lower 40s. We run the generator to power central heat and a little portable heater to warm the room to a comfortable […]

Under Pressure

October 16th More and more frequently when we wake in the morning we experience sinus pressure, sometimes stuffy noises, and sometimes even a small headache. We didn’t think anything of it and would continue about our day. During a discussion with one of the lovely St. Paul Marina office ladies, […]

Sara’s First Hunt

Bluefox Bay turned out to be a disappointment in regards to fish and deer. We found two signs that said no fishing on the opposite sides of our anchorage. We can only assume the no fishing signs were to protect the abundant amount of otters and seals in the bay. […]

We Found Bears

If you are visiting Alaska and you want to see bears we highly recommend you take a plane or boat to Geographic Harbor. Our first day searching for bears was very rainy. Marj and Sara gave up and Wade went ahead to scout out for bears in the area. He […]

Searching For Bears

Today we crossed the 60 mile channel from Kodiak Island to the Alaska Peninsula and anchored in Geographic Harbor. This location is reputably “THE” place to go for viewing Alaskan Brown Bears and one of the most photographed spots in Alaska. Not only are there many bears, but people watch […]

St. Paul Marina Kodiak to Litnik Afognak Island

We finally left St. Paul Harbor for Geographic Harbor today. To break up the trip we stopped for the night at an abandoned town on Afognak Island called Litnik. As we pulled in the bay we spotted several otters, harbor seals, and jelly fish. We really wanted to go fishing […]