Links to Boating Information in the Puget Sound and the Northwest Washington Area


Area Information for Puget Sound Boating
Boating Communities Blog- This blog is meant to be a service for boaters and property owners by sharing stories.
Marinas- Marinas in Washington State 
Marine Business Index-Seattle Sailing Resources
Marine Yellow Pages-the complete guide to the ship building & repair, ports & harbors, and work boat industries.
World Is Round- great photo's around the Seattle area.

Boat Supplies that are located in Northwest Washington
 Fishermans Toolbox--  A place where you can review helpful boating equipment such as depth finders and other tools  as as depth finders.
 Boat Loco-- Boat Loco provides an opportunity to buy and sell boats and boating accessories while allowing them to post and discuss boating information, interests and experiences.
Boater's World --Boating and Fishing Supplies. Store has boating parts, supplies, and accessories. 
BoatUS--Provides services such as boat insurance, towing, boat and RV loans, consumer protection, and boat lettering to recreational boaters
Clean Sails -Professional sail cleaning will give your sails a longer life. Many drop-off locations to choose from in the Puget Sound area.
Professional sail cleaning will give your sails a longer life. Many drop-off locations to choose from.
Go2Marine- Complete line of marine boat parts and products. Thousands of boats for sale by owners and boat dealers, Boating Store, manufacturers, outboard motors, and more.
Overtons- Source for towables, boating supplies, electronics,trailer parts,electronics, covers, Bimini Tops, and boat fifths.
Shipshape Canvas Care-Commercial fabric cleaning and restoration. Revynilize re sealing. Boat canvas cleaning, pressure washing service.
West Marine Supply-Boating supply source.

Boating Associations throughout Puget Sound and U S

Association of State Boating Law Administrators- boating laws, boating safety, and boating law administrators, for state boating.
BoatWashington- Boating Safety
International Power Boat Association- Power boating. 
International Safe Boating Council-  Presently has over 350 UP.SE. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education.
Marine Exchange of Puget Sound-  A nonprofit membership association providing communication for the maritime industry.
National Boating Federation-The National Federation is composed of an alliance of recreational boating organizations and associate members.
National Safe Boating Council-The NSBC is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education. 
Northwest Marine Trade Association-regional boating trade organization, each year it produces the Seattle Boat Show at Qwest Field
Recreational Boating Organization- Your Boating Voice in Olympic Washington. 
Washington Alliance (WAMBE)- Bill that will require boat operators to take a boater safety Ed course in order to operate a boat in Washington.
Wooden Boat Foundation- is a nonprofit organization dedicated to traditional maritime skills and heritage through education

Canadian Government Agencies

Canadian Coast Guard-  Canadian Coast Guard- information use full information traveling in Canada. 

Canadian Customs- CANPASS Info-expedited customs and immigration clearance for low-risk, pre-screened boaters entering Canada. 
Canadian Fishing- Federal Department responsible for policies and programs in support of Canada's economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans.
Office of Boating Safety-The OBS delivers prevention-based programs to reduce the safety risks and environmental impacts of boating on Canadian waters. 
Cruising, Places of Interest in Washington State and Canada

Boating at Washington State Parks-  State Park Info & Boating Safety Program at Washington State Parks.
Beyond Navigation-Maptech and NDI digital marine charts and navigation software
Discover Northwest Boating- offers boat buying tips, helpful resources for current boaters and listing of marine businesses and services.
Maptech-Chart Navigator software and source of authorized U.S. government NOAA electronic charts. 
Northwest Boating Network- Northwest Washington Boating Information. 
Northwest Sailing- Sailing Information site for the Pacific Northwest. 
Ports and Passes- has the tide and current tables for Washington and BC and use full links for boaters. 
San Juan Islands- offers a comprehensive online directory for travel to the San Juan Islands
Victoria, British Columbia- Tourism site for Victoria, British Columbia. 
Waggoner Guide- Annual guide for Northwest boating includes information on cruising Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands. Boating in British Columbia, Washington and Alaska; and much information about the Boating Culture. Northwest Boating information.  

Docks, Bulkheads, Piers, Etc

EZ Dock- boat lift and floating boat dock manufacturer for marinas.
Internation Marine Floating Systems-  Construction of docks and under homes support as used in Lake Union. 
Lakeshore Marine-  All aspects of dock planning and building. 
Mason Marine Services-  Docks remodeling & repair
Waterfront Construction- Dock planning and construction

Federal, State & Local Agencies in Washington State
NOAA Buoy Center- source of meteorological and oceanographic measurements for the marine environment.
State Dept of Licensing-  information on Boat registration in Washington State. 
US Coast Guard- 13th Coast Guard District and use full links to other Federal Agencies.
US Coast Guard Boating Safery Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating.  
US Customs Decal Program-  Information on entering in the United States and decal program. 
US Customs Duties-  US Custom Information 
Washington State Ferries-  Ferry routes and current wind direction in Puget Sound. 
Washington Fish & Wildlife-   Licensing Information, Forms and Applications
Washington State Ferries-Sailing schedule
Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook - Information to provide you with a greater understanding of the natural environment at the shoreline and tips for living in harmony with the Puget Sound or Hood Canal. Downloads a PDF File, so download time may be long.
Puget Sound Shorelines - Information about shorelines and aquatic wildlife plus tips about building and living on waterfront property.

 Fishing in Puget Sound

Puget Sound Anglers-   an organization of independent chapters,with the goal of preserving, protecting and enhancing the sport fisheries of Washington State.

Seattle Poggies-  for those who are interested in propagating and perpetuating our sport
Washington Lakes-  Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Reports
Washington Washington Report  North Puget Sound Fishing Conditions
Puget Sound Fishing -reports on  real-time fishing conditions for Puget sound & the weather, & tides

 Marinas in Washington State

Charternet Marinas-Marinas in Washington, etc
Eagle Harbor Marina - Located on Bainbridge Island;107 slips from 30' to 66'
Kingston Marina -The Port of Kingston currently has 262 permanent mooring stalls ranging between 24 and 60 feet in length.
Marinas - Marinas listed in Washington State 
Nautical Landing Marina- is a privately owned marina facility located on the western shore of Lake Union in downtown Seattle.
Port Orchard Marina-  The Port Orchard Marina is one of Puget Sound's most popular destinations
Port of Poulsbo - is convenient to all of the restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries,marine suppliers, galleries and attractions in the historic downtown area.
Port Focus-  information on marinas location in Washington
Shilshole Bay Marina- This Port of Seattle facility, with its convenient location in Central Puget Sound
Westrec Marinas-  located in Washington State

Miscellaneous Boating Needs that are available in the Northwest Docks,  boat loans, insurance, boat equipment etc 
.com-  Boaters education and information source 
Discover Boating-  Information on buying and owning a boat. 
Kids Safety -   Children Site
Puget Soundbook-  a guide to protecting the waters of Puget Sound.
Shoreline Aerial Photos-  Great Photos of shoreline around the Puget sound area. 
U Ship-   online transport marketplace where you can list your boat or anything you need shipped or transported, and receive bids. 

Moorage Availability in the Pacific Northwest
Bell Harbor Marina Moorage in downtown Seattle.
Moorage Central-  Boat slips that are available for rent or sale. 
Nautical Landing Marina-  is a privately owned marina facility located on the western shore of Lake Union in downtown Seattle. 
Salmon Bay Marina-  Salmon Bay Marina and Boat Sales is a spacious 168-slip boat moorage in Seattle with covered and open berths.

Nautical Radio Information

British Columbia Boater's Net- Amateur radio net for Boaters
FCC, Marine VHF Radio Channels-  VFH Radio Information on rules and channels
FCC, Ship Radio Info-  information on radios that may be used aboard a ship, which ship radio stations must be licensed, and how to use your  VHF radio.
FCC Maritime Mobile Service-
FCC Universal License System Data Search-
Northwest Boaters Net - Amateur radio net for Boaters
The American Radio Relay League- to relay your messages to shore
Radio Amateurs of Canada - RAC
Northwest Boaters Net Link Page -- Great source information on the Amateur Radio Network.
Weather, Tides, ETC for the Pacific Northwest

B.C. Tides & Currents-  Tide and Current Information for British Columbia  
B.C. Weather- British  - British Columbia Weather Reports 
NOAA, Tides-  Tides predictions for the Washington and Oregon Coast 
NOAA, Weather Service-  Weather reports for the Washington Coast area 

Yacht Clubs located in Washington
Northwest Yacht Clubs-  Washington and British Columbia Yacht Clubs and Burgees
NW Yacht Clubs-  Seattle Area Yacht Clubs 
The Burgee Book-  marina guide book for boaters with everything needed to find overnight moorage between Olympia to Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. 

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