Charlie's Charts: North to Alaska 6th Ed. (2020)
This cruising guide provides navigation information for a boater departing from Victoria and traveling along the British Columbia and Southeast Alaskan coasts following the protected waters of the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Alaska.
It is divided into eight sections with full-color photographs and a sketched chart indicating marinas or anchorages where a cruising boat with a speed of 6 knots can find moorage as it travels along the coast. Each location has a detailed sketch and description of a safe approach, recommended anchorages and shore facilities. Crucial portions such as the transit of passes and the passage of Cape Caution are given particular attention with guidelines for timing and recommended routes.
A customized weather map provides excellent information. For cruisers unable to make the entire trip to Alaska shorter trips to spectacular areas on the coast are described such as to Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago, Fiordland Recreation Area, Kitimat and the Kitlope.
THE BEST KEEPS GETTING BETTER IN THE LATEST EDITION
Features of this guide include:
• Overview planning chart of the Gulf Islands
• Overview planning chart of Broughton Archipelago to Drury Inlet and Minstrel Is.
• Fuel facilities seen at a glance on every "chart" F
• Pump-out stations identified on every "chart" P
• Updated marina websites, email addresses and Tel/fax nos. Where are the artificial reefs? What is the story of the sunken vessels? Where is the sunken Boeing 737? It's here!
• Expanded US weather information including "Dial-a-buoy" website
• What is the fascinating story of the two Metlakatlas? It's here!
• Complete update of all facilities from Victoria to Glacier Bay
• The "Whale Trail" that orcas follow on their way to Robson Bight
• Old - The same "user-friendly" and practical approach to safe boating on this spectacular coast illustrated with beautiful color photographs and sea-view landscape profile sketches
"If you're going north this coming year, don't even think about leaving without this book. It is one you can't do without. It also is a great book to keep around the house to answer all those questions that come up when you're planning a cruise to Alaska."
Review by Richard W. Hammond in Northwest Yachting, January 2001