DSC03004Trawler Fest Attendees Enjoy the Good Life of Coming by Boat!

Northwest Boaters – you’re encouraged to come to Trawler Fest by boat this year!  Trawler Fest has something for every cruiser, green or seasoned you will be sure to learn a lot and have a blast!  By the end of the event, you will find yourself with many new maritime friends, colleagues and new cruising buddies and sea pals!

A Few New Seminars This Year at Trawler Fest
Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes
Self Publishing, Telling Your Story
Deception Pass Lunch & Photo Op

A Few New Afternoon Demos To Highlight
Fishing Tips And Tricks
Washington Loop Trail
Photo walk Of Old Town Anacortes
Trawler Life And Boats

New at Trawler Fest
A Welcome Breakfast on Thursday Morning. It will be a kick-off to Trawler Fest, includes a presentation, a speech for the Editor In Chief, John Wooldridge, Raffle prizes, & much more….
“Trawler Fest Rendezvous Dock Area,” a private dock area where various Owner Groups
Casino Night on Friday: This year’s dinner theme will be a Casino, various table games
Thursday Night’s Cocktail party will be down on the docks in the party barge, a cigar lounge


Trawler Fest University Courses: Choice one of the two-day-long courses that are fact-filled and hands-on. These University courses are held two days prior to Trawler Fest; they are designed to empower you with the skills you need to cruise safely and successfully with maximum fun factor.   Make the most of this opportunity to get to know your instructors  and course leaders over lunches, dinners and cocktails hours – just because the course if over doesn’t mean you still don’t have access to gain knowledge from NW instructors, seasoned captains and couples who have sea story adventures – and their still together today to talk about.

Seminars: Presented by experts in the marine industry and seasoned cruisers with experiences to share, educate and teach the techniques to be a self-sufficient, well-informed boater, and familiarize yourself with new cruising grounds. All the seminars are educational, inspiring, and very entertaining – you will be inspired to stretch your sea legs.


Afternoon Demonstrations: Enjoy these informal, fun, and exciting afternoon interactive activities. Be immersed in the exploration of NW nature, technical achievement, and adventure of boating.

High Fun Factor Social Activities – AKA:  Trawler Fest is Camp for Boaters:  Trawler Fest provides an endless amount of resources through seminars and exhibits; they also sure has heck = encourage the social aspects of cruising. The events includes roundtable discussions, a welcome breakfast, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, and evening activities, all of which help grow the cruiser enthusiast community. Whether you are a novice or an experienced boater, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share endless sea stories. Trawler Fest provides you an avenue to meet other cruisers, make new friends that love the sea, talk with professionals, and relax in a different boat show environment – boaters get your tail up or down to Trawler Fest this May.

Salty Dog Boating News- The Salty Dog Boating News:  looks forward to seeing you dockside in May, lets Wooohoooo it up at another Trawler Fest!    See you in Anacortes – come by boat!

Trawler Fest University: May 15 – 16,2013

Trawler Fest:  May 16-19, 2013