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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ward Fay is a knowledgeable captain and interesting individual who shares local color and history along with his knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area as you enjoy your sail through the waters around Orcas Island. We had a delightful four hour sail and would recommend the experience to anyone who is lucky enough to be in the... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family of four truly enjoyed sailing with Ward this week. His sailboat is beautiful! I was mostly impressed by Ward's patience to teach my two sons (ages 8, 10) how to sail the boat. He let them run the sailboat for the entire ride. They LOVED it. Thank you Ward for sharing your boat with us and giving our... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Exploring the islands from the sea is the only way to truly appreciate their beauty. Captain Ward was laid back, experienced and very hospitable. He gave simple sailing instructions and let us all try a hand at sailing. We would highly recommend this adventure and can't wait to return. Be sure to bring a light lunch. Once on board, sit... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great afternoon on the water. Sailing in the San Juan Islands is fantastic. Ward is an excellent sailor and a pleasure to hang out with. As others have mentioned, he is very laid back and let us do as much as we wanted and gave the right level of instructions to make it a fun experience. We... More

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Missoula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a great time; saw lots of seals, hawks, eagles, vultures circling up high, beautiful sights. Highly recommend it. Captain Ward is friendly and informative about the islands and the people on them. Would definitely recommend. There were four of us and we brought lunch to eat on the boat. Great relaxing day on the water!

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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