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San Juan Classic Day Sailing

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Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-6700
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20th Wedding Anniversary

We booked a two hour sail aboard the Iris for our 20th wedding anniversary as we got married on the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Sue R
Escondido, California
Sailing on the "Iris"

My husband Doug and I were so delighted to have had our first time sailing adventure on the "Iris... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Moses Lake, Washington
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San Juan Classic Day Sailing offers 2 hour Day Sails, Half Day Private Charters, Sun Set Sails and Sailing Lessons out of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wa. aboard beautiful classic, fully restored wooden sailing ships. We sail through some of the most beautiful and pristine waters in the world, offering guests a chance to participate hands on the the sailing of the vessel or the opportunity to just sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. Along with spectacular natural scenery, the San Juan Islands are home to many species of marine wildlife, including porpoise, seals and sea lions, many types of water birds and the magnificent Orca Whales. We feel that seeing these animals from the deck of a sailboat, silently gliding through the water, is one of the most environmentally sound and respectful ways of viewing them in their natural habitat. We welcome you to join us! In addition to sailing, scenery and wildlife, we offer local wine and hors de oeuvres on most of our sails for a truly unique and exclusive experience.
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Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-6700
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We booked a two hour sail aboard the Iris for our 20th wedding anniversary as we got married on the water. Captain Morgan and Abigail were fantastic! It was such a beautiful day and the 30 year old sail boat was classic. The price was...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My husband Doug and I were so delighted to have had our first time sailing adventure on the "Iris owned by Captain Morgan. She knew everything about the area 1st hand, as she grew up in Friday Harbor and what an example, her father who...More

Thank rdlarsen
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

What a magical evening sail. Setting sun, wind in your face, musical entertainment, champagne & chocolate. Thank you Morgan & Abigail!!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I was booked to sail on a different boat with a different company, but due to a schedule issue, I was re-booked to sail on "Iris"--a lovely 43' Alden Cutter 1934 sailboat. Iris is expertly capatained by Morgan, her owner. She is so intelligent and...More

Thank Queenslake5370
Reviewed 4 August 2017

San Juan Classic Day Sailing has two boats: the Schooner Dirigo and the more intimate Cutter Iris. What better way to sail around Puget Sound than on a classic wooden sailboat. Capt Morgan has grown up on these waters and knows the currents, sights, flora...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We signed up for the 8hr whale watching sail through Groupon. Whale watching isn't anything that can be completely guaranteed, and this sounded like a unique and amazing way to try and see the whales that wasn't on a power boat full of other tourists....More

Thank ChippewaJohnson
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Capt. Morgan took us out for a 2 hour sail aboard the beautiful Iris. The captain taught our sons about the boat, hoisting sails and steering. It was really fun and a great way to be on the water. We saw a harbor seal and...More

Thank Kristi T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had a wonderful time on the water. Captain Morgan was experienced, knowledgeable, and patient. It was our first sailing experience, and we went with our 2 kids, ages 11 and 13. All four of had a relaxing and fun day sail.

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SanJuanClassicSail, Owner at San Juan Classic Day Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thanks for joining us! We had a great time and hope to see you again! Captain Morgan

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Four of us chartered a sunset cruise with San Juan Classic Day Sailing and could not have had a better time. We went out with Captain Arthur and his First Mate, Susan. We had the most relaxing, fun cruise we've ever had - and we've...More

Thank Janeylynn
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We did the 2 hour sail on the Iris with Captain Morgan and had a marvelous time. She was calm, competent and confident, full of good cheer and information and seemed an expert sailor and captain. We had good wind, perfect weather, and couldn't have...More

Thank Marcia W
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