Ports and Passes


Ports and Passes is a popular tide and current book encompassing the areas from Olympia, WA to Glacier Bay, AK.  This annual publication has quickly become a favourite among boaters in the Pacific Northwest.  Our website, portsandpasses.com, is maintained to promote this publication and communicate with readers.  Through this website, we were able to test-market the new Current Atlas Tables, which is now entering its tenth year of print publication.

Ports and Passes has the tide and current tables for Washington and BC. Each area of tide or current prediction has a corresponding reference chart and the major harbours have a list of services available. Most of them are within walking distance to a marina.






Three eBook Volumes of

Ports and Passes for your Kindle Fire Tablet or free Kindle Reading App!

Volume 1 features tides and currents and for Puget Sound, Juan de Fuca Strait and the San Juan Islands. Volume 2 features tides and currents for Gulf Islands and Georgia Strait. Volume 3 features tides and currents for West Coast Vancouver Island, BC North Coast and Southeast Alaska.








The Waggoner/Ports and Passes Current Atlas Tables is a simple and inexpensive companion to the Canadian Current Atlas.

Now you can quickly determine the correct reference chart in the Canadian Current Atlas using this simple booklet.




The Skipper's Logbook includes 100 daily journal pages, which means that it will meet most people’s needs for a full boating season. The daily journal pages have spaces to record all the details of a passage (barometer, wind, sea, visibility, and the distance run), engine hours, fuel and water consumption, and since this is a Ports and Passes branded book, it also includes space for the tides and currents of the day.

At the back of the book is a worksheet for calculating tides and currents at secondary ports, maintenance log, fuel log, and tables for conversion of metric to US units.





The Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands and Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets maps were developed by Kevin Monahan as planning maps for two of the most popular and scenic cruising destinations on the West Coast. The maps are 24" x 36" (61 cm x 91.5 cm) show topography, place names, navigation features and waterways in full colour. They are printed on durable waterproof paper and are available either rolled, or folded to 4" x 9" (10 cm x 23 cm).

But it is the back of these maps that makes them "More than a map!!" The reverse contains tables of distances between more than 80 locations on the map and distances to major ports. The locations in the tables are shown on the map side for easy reference. The reverse also contains detail maps of the central cruising area, and expert local knowledge regarding tides currents and weather in the area.

These maps will be a useful tool for planning your trips, or they can be mounted for display. The paper is waterproof, highly durable and tear resistant.



Ports and passes Tide Book

"Ports and Passes" is a popular tide and current book encompassing the areas from Olympia to Prince Rupert.  This annual publication has quickly become a favourite among boaters in the Pacific Northwest.

Ports and Passes

Waggoner Cruising Guide

"Waggoner Cruising Guide" is the Northwest's best selling, most popular cruising guide. Cruisers call the Waggoner "the bible" for Northwest cruising.

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Shipwrite Productions

"Shipwrite" has produced several books about the Pacific northwest and electronic navigation, including The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance 2nd Edition, which has been adopted by the Canadian and United States Power Squadrons as its radar study guide.


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