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Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98243
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+1 866-714-6611
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the...

Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the San Juans, or Inside Passage with your naturalist captain as he guides your small group in an intimate exploration of wildlife and natural splendor. Enjoy feasting on gourmet northwest cuisine and relaxing aboard our warm and comfortable 54' sailing yacht. Luxuriate in an effortless letting go of stress and worry as our attentive service, in an enchanting environment join to bring you a deep relaxation of the soul.


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Amazing Captain

We had reservations for a day sail out of Eastsound. Started out in the rain and ended up being a verrrrrry windy rough day. Captain Dave's years of experience were put to the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Boulder City, Nevada
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Boulder City, Nevada
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had reservations for a day sail out of Eastsound. Started out in the rain and ended up being a verrrrrry windy rough day. Captain Dave's years of experience were put to the test but we felt safe in his hands. He has a wealth of information about the islands, their inhabitants and history as well as flora and fauna... More 

1 Thank montony
Billings, MT
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A 3-day charter in the San Juans......oh so lovely. Just the two of us and Dave and Katie. So beautiful. We really appreciated the perfect mix of "tour" -- Dave taught us so much about the area, and sailing, local plants etc -- and "down time"--just time to be alone together and appreciate the solitude --and "fine cuisine"--Katie's meals were... More 

1 Thank chaabpai
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The time spent with Captain Dave and Chef Katie was time we will never forget. The beautiful scenery, and Dave's knowledge of the area made this trip very memorable. Dave and Katie became friends and treated us like family. Great people! We had some great laughs together, and some great conversation about numerous subjects. And Katie's meals were fabulous! I... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

When we all turned 60 we decided to travel to places we thought seren no our Dreams. In the aboriginal Dreamtime this was such a trip. When we woukd arise we would fulfill our dreams - if we dreamed of whales we saw whales that dat, wolves - they emerged in an island. We awoke each day to a plethora... More 

1 Thank Shirley1232015
Osage Beach, Missouri
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I just returned from a 12 day sailing trip aboard the Nawalath to the Great Bear Rain Forest. Captain Dave and Chef Luci were above and beyond my expectations and better than most 5 star trips. Captain Dave is very knowledgeable of the ecology and marine life and always had an adventure around every cove. From the viewing of the... More 

2 Thank joann l
Waring, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had the most experience of a lifetime with Emerald Isle , Dave -our Captain and Lucy our amazing Chef!!! Dr Dean was turning 70 and instead of the Antartica trip he h Spriad planned after the previous summer sail with Dave he opted to spend our time in the Great Bear RainForest with his wife and sister in law.... More 

1 Thank Dean H
Monrovia, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Amazing trip. Dave and Katy planned our trip for the grandchildren (ages 12 and 14) as I requested. The food was fabulous and Dave was so patient with the children. One of my grandsons is a very picky eater but he ate everything placed in front of him. Katy did a great job of preparing comfort food but with her... More 

2 Thank eddahutson
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Captain Dave never disappoints, our request for an instructional trip on sailing was granted and amazing. We learned terms, and were able to fill the sails, gliding through the water of the San Juan Islands. We could be as involved in sailing as we wanted and we absolutely loved every minute. We were sad to have to leave the boat,... More 

1 Thank Dottie M
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

One of the most enjoyable part of our visit to San Juan islands (Orcas). Thank you captain Dave for your trust in letting me and my daughter navigate the sail.

1 Thank Namdar M
Lake Zurich, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Captain Dave always had something interesting to tell us about local history and culture, the plants and animals on the islands, and sailing in the area. Katy took great care of us with delicious food - from creative dishes to comfort food. The boat is very comfortable ( in our case, 5 people at the table) with good views from... More 

1 Thank SDKP16

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