boating

SealLine Discovery Deck Dry Bag

February 6, 2019

Keep it dry! Whether you’re in a kayak, on an SUP, on a sail boat, or live in a wet climate like the Pacific Northwest, the Discovery Deck Dry Bag from our friends at SealLine will be an essential piece in your TrailblazerGirl arsenal of adventure gear. It’s designed out a rugged waterproof material that is sure to […]

Smelly Proof Storage Bags

September 28, 2018

If they can’t smell it, they can’t get it…bears, that is! Yes, the Smelly Proof Storage Bags are bear-tested (check out the videos online!) and proven to be effective at masking odors. That’s great news when you’re camping and have to worry about keeping your food and yourself safe from bears. It also means that […]

Mustang Survival Bluewater Gear Hauler

May 22, 2018

Marine gear that is built to last. For over 50 years, our friends at Mustang Survival have been in the business of designing products to help you enjoy your time on the water, and their Bluewater Gear Hauler is a perfect example of this. It’s filled with well-thought-out features. Starting with the 30 liter carrying […]

Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay Reef & Outer Edge Upolu Reef Tour

May 16, 2018

No trip to Straya is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef! And the best way to see it is to take a boat out and get in the water. Our friends at Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours have a tour that showcases the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site with […]

Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off

May 9, 2018

See Sydney by the sea! Hop on board Captain Cook Cruises’ Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer to enjoy the second largest harbour in the world. The ships are double hull catamaran style and are smooth sailing. They offer 5 ferry routes, up to 80 convenient departures each day, and stops at 12 tourist […]

Reliefband 1.5

April 10, 2018

Relief is in sight…as long as you have Reliefband 1.5!  Say goodbye to seasickness and motion sickness thanks to this innovative wristband that takes advantage of a patented Neurowave technology. Here’s the scoop: sensors on the underside of the watch-like face send out pulses to stimulate the nerves that block the signals in your brain that […]

FOILER

April 6, 2018

If money is no object, how about a flying yacht?! FOILER, from a company called ENATA Marine, is a luxury ride that relies on hybrid diesel-electric propulsion. Two BMW inboard engines feed power to two generators which then convert the energy to electricity before transferring it to a pair of custom electric-powered torpedo engines that propel the […]

Treadway Pocket Blanket

March 26, 2018

Pint size powerhouse! Our friends at Treadway have a Pocket Blanket that will come in handy for all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. Designed out of a durable, lightweight, water-resistant fabric, this blanket is useful at the campsite, on picnics, at the beach, on the boat, as a windbreak or sunshade, as a table cover – the […]

Silent Yachts

March 23, 2018

Have sun? Then you can cruise the seas..as long as you’re in a Silent Yacht! This is the first-ever oceangoing yacht with the propulsion as well as all household appliances powered exclusively by solar energy. The maintenance-free electric motor has an unlimited range with power generated from the massive solar panels on the pop-up hardtop and […]

LoopRope

March 8, 2018

Are you in the loop? You will be, especially if you have LoopRope, a bungee system that is better than those regular bungee cords that we all have. LoopRope is a strong elastic cord with extra “loops” along the length of the rope plus loops at either end instead of hooks. The loops allow you […]

Top Beach of 2017

December 6, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Beach category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the Lifetrons DrumBass Explore Bluetooth Speaker that carries a big sound in a little package. Rounding out the […]

TIWAL 3.2

November 17, 2017

Sailboat in a bag (well, actually 2 bags). It’s the TIWAL 3.2, an inflatable sailboat that can be assembled in less than 20 minutes. The 10.5 feet long hull is made out of the same PVC material used in traditional semi-rigid motor boats and is reinforced in multiple places with double or triple layers of PVC. The […]

Fast Track to Cruising Course for Women Only

November 17, 2017

Coming April 7, 2018. Ahoy snow bunnies! Take a break from winter skiing and head to sunny Florida to learn to sail with Offshore Sailing School’s Fast Track to Cruising Course for Women Only. This week-long adventure includes 2 days of classroom learning and practical, hands-on experience on a Colgate 26 while staying ashore, followed by […]

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

October 10, 2017

Coming October 21, 2017. Grab your paddle and head to the regatta. But this isn’t your typical regatta; there are no sail boats or row boats. As the name suggests, at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, you paddle around in giant pumpkins! How fun! Held at the Lake at Tualatin Commons, a few miles south […]

Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Tours

June 20, 2017

Fast, fun, and fantastic! The folks at Eagle Wing Tours certainly delivered on a recent Whale and Wildlife Tour out of the picturesque city of Victoria in Beautiful British Columbia. Committed to environmentally responsible tourism, Eagle Wing was the first whale watching company in Canada to be recognized for being Carbon Neutral and has won numerous sustainability awards. […]

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails

June 6, 2017

The only nationally designated salt water trail in the US. It’s the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, a collection of 12 trails that wrap around 371 miles of shoreline in Washington State. Each trail is not more than 15 miles long, making them the perfect length for a day trip. Experience outstanding natural beauty with views of […]

Platypus

June 2, 2017

Like something out of a movie! The Platypus is a hybrid boat that allows you to sail across the water AND sail underwater! Wow, how cool is that! A bit like a trimaran, the central float, which they call a pod, can lower into the water while the outer hulls remain at the surface. Place a […]

Five Star Whale Watching

June 2, 2017

A glorious day in Victoria, British Columbia warrants getting out on the water…with Five Star Whale Watching!  With over 30 years of experience, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running family owned whale watching company. The vessel used is a double hulled, expedition catamaran that was designed for whale watching by whale watchers. It’s very stable, offering […]

TimoLabs Corbett Mini

May 12, 2017

Music makes the world go round…so never be without the Corbett Mini! Our friends at TimoLabs have the cutest little square waterproof Bluetooth speaker that will be especially handy on those water-based TrailblazerGirl activities. There is no need to worry about this little guy because he can swim! Well, not exactly swim, he can float […]

Great Steamboat Race

April 27, 2017

Coming May 3, 2017. Don your Kentucky Derby finest to watch the Great Steamboat Race! As part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, this race takes place on the Ohio River in the span that runs between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana. It’s the the Belle of Louisville, the hometown vessel and the oldest river steamboat in […]

Northwest Maritime Center’s Race to Alaska

April 14, 2017

Coming June 8, 2017. Push your limits on the water. It’s the Race to Alaska (R2AK) hosted by the Northwest Maritime Center. Start in Port Townsend, Washington and travel 750 miles to Ketchikan, Alaska. No motors – just human or wind power. No support – nobody following along with a food drop, no pre-arranged help, […]

Onegee Bungee

February 14, 2017

The one bungee cord to rule them all! It’s Onegee Bungee! We all know how handy those elastic cords can be to secure anything and everything on your bike, car, boat, trailer, or in your garage or storage unit. Our friends at Onegee Bungee have developed the ultimate bungee cord that is ultra strong AND adjustable. […]

Wooden Boat Festival

August 25, 2016

Coming September 9, 2016. Time to get out on the water! Head to the beautiful town of Port Townsend, Washington for the 3-day Wooden Boat Festival. This port town prides itself as a “Victorian Seaport and Arts Community” and is an ideal setting to host hundreds of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations including: Seawomen of […]

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

June 28, 2016

Do you know the first undersea park in the United States? It’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida, established in 1963. Home to the only living coral reef in the continental United States, snorkelers and divers will enjoy the colorful fish and sea creatures found in the clear turquoise waters of […]