Feature

In the Straits: An Inmate Turned Millionaire Turned Lone Survivor

He was a convicted felon who found a niche in Seattle’s construction boom. Then a fatal boating accident came for Michael Powers’s fairy-tale ending.

08/19/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Dock Watchers

Where to Spot Seattle's Most Venerable Vessels

These seven boats have illustrious histories.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Float On

How Seattle Folk Fit Boat Life into a Crowded City

From fold-up dinghies to commuting by kayak, we do what it takes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Art & Craft

This Tiny School Builds Boats the Old Way

Out on the Olympic Peninsula, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding brings new life to seagoing tradition.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

All Aboard

Sail the Local Seas on These 8 Boat Rentals and Cruises

How to travel our waterways the easy way.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Boat Town

Seattle Is Defined by Its Maritime Pastimes

From Ballard’s shipyards to the madcap chaos of Duck Dodge, our culture is shaped by the sea.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Summer on the Water

A Shipshape Guide to Boating in Seattle

Water is the city’s favorite playground—a place for sports, relaxation, even a creative commute.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Photography by Tegra Stone Nuess

Editor's Note

Summer and the Sound

Society’s collective triumph over the bleakness of winter is the stuff catchy anthems are made of.

05/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

The Boat at the Bottom of the Sea

More than a year after a Seattle-based crabber vanished in Alaska's Bering Sea, its final hours remain a mystery. The surviving family of the Destination’s crew—and one intrepid investigator—seek to uncover the secrets the ocean still keeps.

04/09/2018 By Eva Holland

Around the World in Many Days

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Is Headed for Seattle

When a fleet of globe-sailing yachts arrives in April, don’t be surprised if you decide to join a crew.

03/23/2018 By Allison Williams

Shipshape

Which Boat Is Best for You?

From dinghy sized to bigger than a barge, here are the boats we most want to board.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Guide to Cruises

Who’s Running the Ship? Meet Your Crew

Cruise professionals prefer a workplace with lifeboats—or helicopters and dogsled teams.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

This Is What Washington’s Tiniest Ferry Looks Like

Who’s says there’s no such thing as a free ride?

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

5 Ways to Boat Down the Columbia

Bring your own captain’s hat.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Travel

Alaska, Eventually: The Great Northern Boat Trip

A dream, the reality, and one very long ferry trip to the last frontier.

01/05/2015 By Allison Williams

Come Sail Away

Spotted: Hugo Boss Racing Yacht

The Hugo Boss racing yacht is a thing, and it was in Seattle last weekend.

07/26/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Article

Eat, Play, and Stay on the Waterfront

Restaurants with views, parks with beaches, and hotel rooms right on the shore—find 43 ways to play on our waterfront.

04/17/2013 By Allison Williams

Sea Travel

The Coachella Festival Is Now a Cruise

The chill-out tent is to starboard.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Where to Go to Canoe and Kayak

The water isn’t quite freezing, which means it’s boating season.

06/11/2012 By Jessie Wesley

Travel Ideas

Where to Go to Ride a Boat

Wouldn’t you rather be out on the water?

04/23/2012 By Allison Williams