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2022 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska - Day 1 & 2

by Slowboat 3 Jun 08:25 PDT
2022 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska - Day 1 © Laura Domela

Day 1 - Flotilla to Alaska - Anacortes WA, Ganges Harbour and Tribune Bay, BC

The 2022 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska is under way. Over the next four weeks our group will make its way up the Inside Passage through coastal British Columbia, through SE Alaska, ending in Juneau.

We'll pass along the east side of Vancouver Island for around 300 miles, round Cape Caution, then proceed up the gorgeous northern coast of BC, crossing Dixon Entrance into Alaska. We will then continue north to Ketchikan, Meyers Chuck, Wrangell, Petersburg, then past the amazing tidewater glaciers of Tracy and Endicott Arms, before finishing our expedition in Juneau.

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Day 2 - Flotilla to Alaska - Tribune Bay to Kanish Bay

Today's timing challenge was Seymour Narrows. The currents in Seymour Narrows can run to fifteen knots, so passing through near slack is critical.

There also can be considerable traffic - barges with tugs, cruise ships - all timing their arrival at the narrows at about the same time. Seymour Narrows is also our gateway to Johnstone Strait, and those same currents (albeit slower than at the narrows) can have a major impact on your trip.

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