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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Fun and educational for kids of all ages

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Walla Walla, Washington
Fabulous Afternoon Sail

Made a reservation to sail with Captain Ward on Saturday Oct 8th for a sunset trip. He proactively... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Michael L
Denver, Colorado
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Offering 3-hour day-sails aboard Classic Wooden Sloop "Aura" from May to October, departing from the Deer Harbor Marina. Learn to sail, steer and handle llines as much or as little as you desire. Bring food for a floating picnic. We will navigate through the scenic heart of the San Juans. Maximum 6 people. It's beautiful out there!
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Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while providing a nice tour of the waters near Orcas, including a visit to some seals. Relaxing and fun way to spend the afternoon! Totally worth it and...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Made a reservation to sail with Captain Ward on Saturday Oct 8th for a sunset trip. He proactively reached out via e mail and informed me of severe weather coming in that would make that less than enjoyable. He suggested alternatives and we settled on...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My husband, two-year-old son, and I went out with Captain Ward for a morning of sailing. It was such a fun and educational experience! My husband and I are novice sailors, so Ward was kind enough to teach us a bit more and let us...More

Thank Catharine D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a perfect evening sail with Ward. He is friendly, competent & informative. And he let me take the tiller for the evening (with guidance, of course). Lovely experience!

Thank OregonTravelerOregon
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a lovely full moon sail this last weekend. Our schedule was tight and Captain Ward accommodated us very nicely. The boat is in great condition and has nice cushions so you are nice and comfy. He made sure we saw some animal life...More

Thank ScubaTroy
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our sailing experience with Capt. Ward was nothing short of wonderful! The weather was perfect, as was the whole sail. He let us sail the boat and experience the real feel of the morning breezes and waters. Capt. was knowledgeable, enjoyable, and gracious. HIGHLY recommend...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It was a wonderful opportunity to spend really quality time with my grown daughters and a fiance. We were able to sail the boat as if it was ours. If we get back to Orcas we'll do it again.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our three-hour 4:30 pm sailing trip included our 2.5 year old son, which could have easily been a disaster. Much to our delight, it was laid-back, beautiful, calming and informative. Captain Ward was patient, kind and thoughtful. Our son remembers seeing seals (yes!), porpoises (yes!)...More

1  Thank happyfam2016
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Iris is a well-maintained classic wooden sailboat. Captain Chris is a genial and knowledgeable host who made us feel right at home. Since my wife and I were the only two guests he let us do most of the sailing( we have sailboat on the...More

Thank hdewster
Ward F, Owner at Northwest Classic Daysailing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

I think you meant that nice review to go to San Juan Island Classic Daysailing. We are easily confused since they chose a similar name to my business. Captain Ward, Northwest Classic Daysailing Sloop 'Aura'

Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I were the only ones on the boat with the captain on a beautiful afternoon sail . Weather was perfect for sailing - sunny , good wind and perfect temperature , just make sure you bring some sunscreen if you don't have...More

Thank Deborah B
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Chris M
30 September 2017|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Yes, I will be available until October 16. Please contact me directly or see my website, classicdaysails, for available times, and book yourself online. I hope to hear from you! Captain Ward, 360-376-5581
2 March 2015|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Sorry, I have a winter job in another county, and the boat has a full cover on it. I will be available in May, possibly late April. See my website, classicdaysails. com, for available times. You can also book a trip on my... More