Hey fellow cruisers,
I am sailing northbound Vancouver to Anchorage July 30th. Weather forcasts shows lots of showers. Anyone sailing now who can give details? Periodic light rain or all day showers requiring full rain gear?
You will be traveling in a rain forest, so you can always expect some...As to how much, anyone's guess, but plan to see some, hopefully not enough to ruin a day's activities. I always pack some kind of rain gear when cruising up there...Its also a little far out to acurately predict the weather, so certainly, don't stress over it.
Always take rain gear with you. I've used a Columbia rain suit that rolled up and was easily stored in a backpack. I have only used it once in Juneau but it made my whale watching excursion memorable. My wife and I were the ones on the upper deck getting great pictures and views of the whales while the rest of the people were pressed up against fogged windows trying to see.
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Thanks for the info. Will pack rain ponchos and shell jackets as planned. I was thrown off by weather site forecasting rain in all ports over a 5 day period. Regardless of the weather, I can't wait to visit Alaska...floatplanes, helicopters and glaciers in 10 days....
Just got back from 7 day trip on Sapphire Princess out of Seattle. We had near 70 degree day at Ketchikan with bright blue skies with zero clouds (guess that does not happen often). Juneau was cloudy, overcast, and breezy.......rain at Mendenhall Glacier. Skagway was somewhat overcast but VERY windy. Definitely need waterproof windbreaker type jacket.