Charlie's Charts North to Alaska -
This guide starts in Victoria, B.C. providing cruising information leading a sailor along 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, a recommended anchorage area 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, Greenway Sound, Fiordland Recreation Area, Kitimat and the Kitlope.
"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