Local Knowledge

North Olympic Sail & Power Squadron Burgee





Laverne's Grill
(John Henrys Marina)
Garden Bay,
Pender Harbor, BC

Friday Harbor Ice Cream Co.
Friday Harbor
San Juan Islands

Inlets Restaurant
West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Egmont, Bc, Canada

Deer Harbor Ice Cream
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
San Juan Islands

Christopher Peacock
Pianist / Narrator
Rosario Resort & Spa / Marina
Orcas Islands, San Juan Islands

Oyster Catcher Seafood Bar & Grill
San Juan Islands

Sidney's Street Market
Thursday evenings 5 pm
Main Street,  Sidney
Vancouver Island

Triple B's
Bud -A-Bing Burgers

Madeira Park
Madeira, Pender Harbor

Stuart Island Shopping
Take the hike to Turn Point
Stuart Island

San Juan Islands

Best Fish n' Chips!

Best Milkshakes!

72 Flavors
try the licorice
(Just kidding)

Fine Dining

Best tasting Ice Cream

Biggest Sized Cones!

Lovely Evening / Afternoon
Very Entertaining
Beautiful music
Learn resort's history

Best way to feed the whole crew
Al Fresco or Inside
Evening Entertainment provided

Food, Fun & Music

Best enjoyed with Friends

Tasty Burgers & Shakes
to be eaten outside@ picnic tables. Relax & Enjoy

Expecting the Unexpected
We were told we could shop.We didn't know it would be outside

Recommended by:

Ray & Nila Madsen

Recommended by:

Ray Madsen

Recommended by:

Guy Bear & Pat

Recommended by:

Jim & Patti Graft

Recommended by:

Jim & Patti Graft
Ray Madsen

Recommended by:
Jim & Patti Graft
Nila Madsen

Recommended by:
Jim & Patti Graft
Nila Madsen

Recommended by:

Nila Madsen

Recommended by:

Nila Madsen


:aVernes Grill
Friday Harbor Ice Cream
Friday Harbor Ice Cream
Inlets Restaurant West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Inlets Restaurant West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Deer Harbour Market and Store
Deer Harbour Market & Store
Organ at Rosario Resort / Christopher Peacock Recital/Narrative
Organ at Rosario Resort / Christopher Peacock Recital/Narrative
OysterCatcher at Ganges
OysterCatcher at Ganges
Sidney, Vancouver Island Street Market
Sidney Street Market Ray & Jim resting
Triple B's Bud A Bings
Triple B's Bud-A-Bings Dick & Gracie ordering
Stuart Island Shopping Al Fresco

This page is under construction...

This page is intended to provide local knowledge by our members, who have cruised these areas of interest, to be of help to other members, new boaters and those new to the area.    We learn from each other so sharing information from our experiences should be helpful for cruise planning whether it be a day trip or multiple days and weeks.  Also, NOSPS offers a Cruising & Cruise Planning Course you can find information about on the Education pages.

We have members who have travelled frequently to destinations east, west, north and south, near and far of our Olympic Peninsula, by sail and by power.  We appreciate their willingness to provide us with their observations, opinions and knowledge of currents, tides, anchorages, marinas and discounts, places of interest, hazards to watch out for, provisioning and lots of tips and tricks to maximize our pleasure while cruising our wonderful Pacific Northwest waters.

Please note that NOSPS or its members are only making suggestions for their favorite places etc and are not responsible for experiences other boaters have for any of the cruising or destinations referred to.

While we are under construction, we still invite members to share their knowledge with us to help put this page together.  So if you have knowledge of an area and experienced some great spots to check out while there etc...please contact the Webmaster or Cruise Director.

In the meantime, for information on our area, try these links

NorthWest Cruising

Wagonner Cruising Guide

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Guaranteed to see Blue Heron

Sunset at Wallace Island, BC 250 pix per in JPG

Beautiful Sunsets in the Pacific NorthWest


John Wayne Marina - Pot of Gold Rainbow