The Waggoner is good but we find it rather lightweight in terms of navigation and anchoring information. It's mainly geared toward attractions and things to do in the different places. It also has good harbor and marina dock layout illustrations. So in that sense it's very good. We buy an updated copy every four or five years but we find that the only times we actually use it is if we want to see a harbor layout before we get there.
Instead we much prefer the Douglas Guides for actual navigation, anchoring, hazard, etc. information. We also use the big Sailing Directions books for both US and Canadian waters although the Douglas guides include excerpts from these publications in their navigation information, as well.
We also like Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage: British Columbia's South Coast from the Gulf Islands to Cape Caution.
The Dreamspeaker guides are good, too, although like the Waggoner we find them a bit too "overview-ish" for the kind of detailed information we tend to be after.
The bottom like is that I don't think there is any one guide that provides it all, which is why we carry several types on the boat. However if someone said we could only have one type we'd take the Douglas guides, no question.
We also carry the current copy of the annual Ports and Passes tide and current guide and the Canadian Current Atlas and its associated annual Current Table.
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