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Address: Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
Phone Number: 360-376-5581
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Description: Offering 3-hour day-sails aboard Classic Wooden Sloop "Aura" from May to...
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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Great Sailing!

Ward did us well. It was a beautiful day and his boat was ready to go. She's got a crisp new main, fresh brightwork, and is a real piece of history from 1948. The water was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Ward did us well. It was a beautiful day and his boat was ready to go. She's got a crisp new main, fresh brightwork, and is a real piece of history from 1948. The water was flat and smooth making it a pleasant trip all the way around. There was enough wind even in the morning to drive her close... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a great day with Ward. We saw seals, and bald eagles. We sailed around the Island, and Ward told us stories about different places, and people. We brought beverages and lunch. My 84 year old mother-in-law helped steer the boat,(bucket list) and couldn't stop smiling all day. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Maybe see you... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a wonderful time sailing the bays around Orcas Island with Ward, who gave us a little instruction and allowed us to steer and assist with the sails. A beautiful older boat that got up to over 5 knots on occasion, outstanding views, lots of interesting information and history shared by the captain, great closeups of some seals and... More 

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Graham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We bought the Groupon for this sailing trip as it seemed like a really great deal. We had family arriving from out of state and wanted to show them a good time. Well, this adventure was amazing! It was a gloriously sunny day and the islands were a spectacular sight to see! The captain was very knowledgeable and personable. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Ward showed us around the bay of Deer Harbor and San Juan Island. He let me steer and gave each of us a job to do. The boat ride was informative and inclusive. He was casual and friendly and we all felt at ease. The view was amazing in the day was gorgeous. This trip was definitely worth the time... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to sail with this experienced Captain on his vintage sail boat. Ward was accomodating and informative on everything from aboard ship to the Islands, nests, seals... a great way to see the Sound and outer islands. Definately recomend Ward and his beautiful ship, we are grateful to have had that day at sea with this kind... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a fabulous time on this trip with Northwest Classic Daysailing. Ward was generous in his time and attention and made the trip totally relaxed and enjoyable. He knows his sailing and is willing to share his knowledge so that you can have a little experience at sailing. I would highly recommend this trip to all, adults and kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Capt. Ward made my first sailboat ride one to remember!!! He was very knowledgeable and easy going!!! My girlfriend and I want to take up sailing and Capt. Ward helped us realize that dream may be just too easy to come true!!!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I spent a great afternoon of sailing with Ward Fay on his sailboat out of Deer Harbor. Ward was waiting for us on the dock and ready to go when we arrived. It was a beautiful afternoon and Ward was very informative about the areas that we sailed. He pointed out eagles, seals and even a osprey... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went on a morning cruise around the islands and had a wonderful time. Ward was very friendly, knowledgable and laid back. He let us steer and assist with the jib most of the time, providing supportive guidance along the way and stepping in when necessary. I'd definitely recommend a sail with him as part of your island visit. You... More 

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