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“bill and melinda gates for an evening”

Cruise Control Dinner Cruise & Yacht Charters
Ranked #28 of 40 Restaurants in Eastsound
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Join us for a private afternoon, or evening sunset cruise and dinner off the North Shore of Orcas Island. Specializing in the scenic beauty of Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands. Boarding at Sandy Point near Bellingham, or Orcas Island. A typical cruise could take you on a hiking, mountain bike, or kayak tour of Sucia Island State Park, followed by a sunset dinner in comfort aboard our boat Capricorn, in one of the prime wildlife viewing areas in the Northwest.
Reviewed 7 October 2015

we booked cruise control for an evening cruise and dinner. it turned out to be as enjoyable an evening as you could possibly imagine. i know we will never forget it.
the host and hostess are robin and judy watson two of the nicest people you could ever want to meet. they were so excited to show us the sights of the san juan islands. when it came to dinner, robin cooked salmon and steak and judy made a great salad. we brought a bottle of wine. we wanted the watsons to dine with us, but they wanted us to enjoy the food, the sights and each other. what a nighht!!!!

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1  Thank jim f
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

This was definitely the highlight of our trip! We were lucky enough to be able to reserve a sunset dinner cruise with Robin and Judy, and had an amazing time on their boat! They are terrific hosts, full of information and history about the islands, yet were smart about letting us have time to ourselves as well. The cost was completely reasonable (inexpensive, really), the dinner tasty, the sunset view ridiculously gorgeous. They let us do what we wanted to do (my crazy polar bear of a brother wanted to swim!), were flexible, and well, pretty much just awesome! If you've read the review by the one whiner in here...just ignore it...it doesn't even sound like she was on the same cruise! They provided non-alcoholic bevies, let us know we could bring our own wine, and it was a full-service event! I just sent them some photos of our time, and we are still talking about it weeks later! Thanks Judy and Robin!

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2  Thank montanalovevacation
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We did not go on the dinner cruise but Capt. Robin took us on a charter to Matia, Sucia and Patos Islands. It was a great day to be on the water and Capt. Robin made all of us feel welcome on board the Capricorn. He knows the islands and the area. Couldn't have been a better day!

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Thank SeattleSEF
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

From our first contact with Captain Robin and Judy we felt so welcomed as if we had known them forever. They were so kind to pick us up since we were without transportation and not familiar with the island. Within moments we felt at home and even more once we boarded their lovely Yacht. Care had been taken to have the Yacht ready for us with a bite to eat before dinner. We could not believe we had the Yacht to ourselves which is how they run things so you get full attention.

The romantic evening was filled with a grand trip around one of the islands with a personal touch of sharing the history and some interesting sites along the island shoreline. The views were breathtaking and Captain Robin's skills at the helm made the trip enjoyable as he navigated near sandstone walls observing beautiful formations, a few eagles and a seal. They had a nice surprise that I won't spoil which made the evening!! Our scenery while having an incredible dinner was spectacular and very romantic. The food was delicious and the little extras they provided made the dinner memorable. I cannot speak enough about how kind Captain Robin and Judy are and the extra attention they provided to make the trip one we will never forget.

We won't elaborate on all the little touches as not to spoil your experience. I do not take time to write reviews often but this is one that we just had to share. You will not be disappointed in the food, scenery and hospitality. We consider them now our friends and will most definitely return for another sunset cruise in the very near future.

Charles and Eleanor

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

We went out with Captain Robin and his wife for a sunset cruise. The islands, wild life and water was magnificent. Aside from that, it was an uncomfortable experience. We hadn't been informed that it was BYOB. Actually, it was bring your own beverage of any kind. When we finally asked for water, we were met with awkward silence. The starters were sliced apples, block cheese and slices of baguette. Out of the bag they were brought on board in. Dinner was good. Not gourmet, just good. Basically what we have at home most nights. I don't really enjoy fish which was part of the entree so that was a little disappointing. The bathrooms were both broken, although you could pour water from a bucket into one of them to make it work. The top deck was pretty run down and dirty and I'm not sure the lifeboat would have floated since it wasn't inflated. The wife complained about doing the dishes a lot and they both seemed to dislike each other and guests. Awkward!

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4  Thank TheBarnGoddess
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