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New Washington State Parks Cruising Guide Series

Local boaters Darren and Lisa O’Brien have teamed up with the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission to offer a new Pacific Northwest Cruising Guide Series.  No newbies to boating, Darren and Lisa have lived aboard for many years, first on their beloved sailboat and now on their 1979 Cheoy Lee 46.  In this up-close and personal video boating guide, Darren and Lisa will take you to just about every cruising destination you would want to know about.


In these informative and entertaining videos, you’ll be shown the best navigational approach, first on the map and then in full color video from the boater’s visual perspective so you’ll know exactly what rock or other structure that shows you where to turn, as well as the ones to avoid.  There’s nothing worse than looking on a marine chart and still be unable to figure out where you are.  With these videos, you’ll know what the approach looks like before you even get out on the water.  That barely recognizable mark on your marine chart suddenly becomes a 1080 HD colorscape of the exact places to navigate safe passage, moor, anchor and park your dinghy.  You’ll also be shown what to look for on shore such as where to pay for your mooring, where to hike, and other available attractions and sights to see.  In this first release, Volume 1 – San Juan Islands, you’ll get a tour of every significant cove, island and marine park you can think of, including twenty videos in all.

washington-state-parks_sanjuanislands_vol1San Juan Cruising Destinations include:   Blind Island, Clark Island, Doe Island, Echo Bay, Ewing Cove, Fossil Bay, Fox Cove, James Island, Jones Island, Matia Island, Patos Island, Posey Island, Prevost Harbor, Reid Harbor, Shallow Bay, Snoring Bay, Spencer Spit, Stuart Island, Sucia Island and Turn Island.

The San Juan Islands Cruising Guide is officially endorsed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, and narrated by seasoned and knowledgeable boaters Darren and Lisa O’Brien.  While this video series is not intended to be used as navigation, it can certainly make finding that tiny cove or island a lot easier to find.

This DVD can be purchased on line at or Here on Amazon.Com.

Here is just one example of the many videos included in the DVD, in this case it is the Patos Island State Park and Active Cove, near the beautiful Sucia Island, Washington.