Some of our wonderful Mother Goose 2018 guests wrote about their experience in the Australian magazine, Club Marine. Here is a preview of their amazing trip!
“We chose Bellingham bareboat charter operator NW Explorations, which has a self-drive fleet of mainly Grand Banks cruisers from 40 to 58ft. Each year from May to August, NW Explorations runs a ‘Mother Goose Flotilla’ comprising six boats that cruise from Bellingham, on the Washington State coast near the Canadian border, to Alaska. The flotillas generally have about six distinct legs, and charterers can elect to take a boat for a single or for multiple legs. In our case, we elected to do Leg 5, an 11-day trip from Juneau to Ketchikan.
…That afternoon, we returned to Tracy Arm Cove to the same anchorage and rafted up as before. While enjoying the beautiful warm sunshine, we watched a black bear, probably drawn close by the food smells, saunter past under our stern lines on the beach.
…It really is the perfect way to see unfamiliar waters, especially in the spectacularly natural and isolated state of Alaska. Being guided by the NW Explorations crew makes the trip a very relaxing vacation and, because of their intimate knowledge of the area, all locations are pre-arranged, tides and currents considered, they assist with docking and anchorage, collect your rubbish, fill your water tanks and take all the stress and effort out of travelling in unknown waters. Socially, the Mother Goose Flotilla is the perfect balance of togetherness and solitude.”
Check out their full Alaska Flotilla adventure full of glaciers, eagles and bears: Club Marine.
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