Where to find local charts and nautical guides

Captains' Supply (formerly Captains' Nautical Supply)

Best selection of nautical books and charts in Seattle, because have served maritime captains for over 120 years! in Ballard. Offers 'print on demand' charts. Great place to browse.

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Fisheries Supply

In the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. While not quite as big a book selection as Captains, a great place to shop for other boating equipment. Great place to browse.

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Waggoner Store

Based in Anacortes, WA; source for recreational boating books, local cruising guides, etc 

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West Marine

Stores throughout the Pacific Northwest (U.S.only) A national chain, with on-line shopping, they do carry books and some local guides. But not as much they once did. 

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Ballard Library

On a budget? The Ballard Library, part of the Seattle Library system, has a good selection of books on boating topics, though some are rather dated.

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NOAA Natical Chart Downloads

NOAA Pacific Coast charts are available for free download.

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Download U.S. Chart No. 1

This file is the master 'key' to all chart symbols used on US charts. You can buy a printed copy and/or download here for free to print or keep with you on an electronic device such as phone, tablet, computer.

Download FREE NOAA Charts for San Juans

San Juan Channel


From NOAA Chart 18434 Chart Books to Print at Home. A reduced-scale NOAA nautical chart for small boaters. When possible, use the full-size NOAA chart for navigation.

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San Juans


NOAA Chart 18421 Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia

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Rosario Strait - Northern Part


NOAA Chart 18430

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Rosario Strait - Southern Part


NOAA Chart 18429

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Bellingham Bay


NOAA Chart 18424

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Haro Strait -Middle Bank to Stuart island


NOAA Chart 18433

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DeepZoom Nautical Chart & Currents