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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
360-376-5581
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We took this day sail July 2013, and again for the second time this past weekend and really enjoyed it. Captain Ward Fay is a pleasure to be aboard with and although the day started out with rain, we found that we were totally comfortable under his rain "tent" until the light showers ended, and then we had sunshine. Ward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I joined Capt Ward Fey on his boat for an afternoon adventure for our anniversary. I had never sailed prior to this outing and Ward was very laid-back and instructed what to do along the way. We had a great experience listening to his knowledge of the different islands and it was very relaxing too. I would... More

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Shoreline, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had such a great time sailing with Ward last year, we booked our trip this year to be Wards first sail of the season. What started out to be simple outings turned into a fantastic adventures. Being able to sail such a wonderful vessel as the"AURA" while listening to Ward's amazing knowledge and history of the Islands. Unlike a... More

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a fantastic time sailing with Capt. Ward Fay, none of us had any sailing experience, and one of us was very worried of a tilting boat. we signed up for the 430 evening sail, after booking we noticed we might be hard pressed to catch the last ferry off the island, the Capt. was very accommodating and we... More

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We signed on as three older couples, with several first-timers in the group. The captain was calm and casual, especially about letting total greenhorns handle his boat! He was pleasant and personable, and very patient with our hundreds of questions! 2 sailing misconceptions (for first-timers): 1) I had imagined sailing as windy, white-knuckled, and a 50 degree angled ride. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time sailing the San Juan's. It was a relaxing time and very educating as we learned about the islands a little more in depth as well as how to sail! I highly recommend it for anyone!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I found out about Northwest Classic Daysailing through a Groupon and purchased it on a whim. A few months later, I rolled up to Captain Ward's vessel with five close friends and we took off on a three hour cruise. Ward was knowledgeable, laidback, and totally tolerant of our mimosa and costume-related antics. We all learned a thing or two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Spent a wonderful afternoon/sunset sail with Northwest Harbor Day Sailing. We booked for 2 but had the boat private which I must admit made the experience. I spent virtually the full 3 hours at the helm while the skipper gave us the history of the area and directed us around the harbor. Absolutely perfect place to sail and a truly... More

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Yesterday was my daughter's 13th birthday. We drove up from Bellevue, WA for a day trip, hanging out on the ferries and capped off by a really neat sail with Ward Fay. The kids, my son is 10, had a great time, steering, hoisting and lowering sails, learning about tides and weather patterns, seeing seals, and having our own private... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

the 3 hour sail was the highlight of our trip. seeing the san juans - from the water - really was amazing. the owner ward lives on the boat. yes - i did see some of his laundry and dishes, etc - but personally, I'd rather go out sailing with someone whom lives the lifestyle rather than just pay to... More

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