Skip to main content is a website dedicated to the cruising lifestyle brought to you by three Nordic Tug-ites named Sam Landsman, Laura Domela and Kevin Morris. This parapatetic trio is partnering with Trawlerfest to present three superb seminars at Bremerton in early May. 


“The Gates of the Inside Passage” breaks down the trickiest parts of the Inside passage—the so-called “gates”—collectively and individually. They’ll cover strategies for getting safely through each gate, review why you might want to cross each gate, and offer general tips for making a safe and enjoyable trip through one of the world’s most amazing and rewarding cruising grounds.

 In “Packing, Provisioning, and Preparing Your Boat for Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska,” they share the lessons from numerous trips and leading flotillas up the Inside Passage from Washington through British Columbia up to Southeast Alaska. 

And finally Domela, a professional photographer, takes the lead in “Improve Your Boating Photography: It’s Not About the Gear.” This seminar will tackle the particulars of boat-based photography—strategy, inspiration, workflow, editing (okay, and even gear) and how to best tell a compelling story and express a sense of place and culture with your photos.


Landsman, Domela and Morris have made numerous trips up and down the Inside Passage to and from Southeast Alaska, both individually and leading flotillas. Sam is former managing editor of the "Waggoner Cruising Guide," and lives aboard his 37-foot Nordic Tug Safe Harbour. Laura is a professional photographer and writer and is usually at the helm of Airship, a 34’ Nordic Tug. Kevin is an entrepreneur, engineer, writer, pilot, and deck-hand, and travels with Laura aboard Airship.  

You can take their seminars and most of the others (the diesel course is one exception) for fixed prices with a four- or six-day VIP Pass, which gives you access their choice of attending any seminar. The cost is $399 for a four-day VIP pass and $499 for the six-day pass. Visit our ticketing site and do some math. You'll see how being a VIP maximizes your seminar buying power.

Laura Domela will share her tips on making and sharing memories.

Laura Domela will share her tips on making and sharing memories.

SEMINARS: Tuesday, May 1 – Saturday, May 5


IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

120 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

QUESTIONS? Contact Jennifer at or (954) 761-7073

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