Pete - The pleasure was all mine last year, looking forward to some more stripah action when you come out. I'm sure Doug, John, and others will provide you with firsthand information about ferries, we'll get you sqaured away. As far as the striper action, toward the end of July / start Aug you will be in what could be a doldrum phase unless you know where to go. Boat anglers in the rips do great, Billingsgate on the bayside - loaded with fish, North shore's cold waters up to Maine - loaded. On cape, there will be plenty of blues around. An evening on the outer beaches might be the ticket for a bruiser bass.
As you know Pete, there are always bass around thru the season it's just a matter of where and when. We'll set you up with venue choices and keep you tuned in as the time approaches.
I hope to visit Calgary so in return just have a pack horse, blanket and 4wt ready when I do