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Address: , Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98243
Phone Number: +1 866-714-6611
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Description: Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the...
Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the San Juans, or Inside Passage with your naturalist captain as he guides your small group in an intimate exploration of wildlife and natural splendor. Enjoy feasting on gourmet northwest cuisine and relaxing aboard our warm and comfortable 54' sailing yacht. Luxuriate in an effortless letting go of stress and worry as our attentive service, in an enchanting environment join to bring you a deep relaxation of the soul. Come let us show you why every one of our Tripadvisor reviews is 5 stars!
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Perfect Family Trip

My wife and two teenage daughters spent five days sailing the northern San Juan's with Dave and Katie the first week of August, 2015. Overall, it was an excellent trip and I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and two teenage daughters spent five days sailing the northern San Juan's with Dave and Katie the first week of August, 2015. Overall, it was an excellent trip and I would recommend it to other families. Dave and Katie are very relaxed, have excellent knowledge of the area and tell interesting stories about the history, flora and fauna.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took a day sail with Captain Dave and another family. No wind that day, so we motored the whole time, which was too bad, but still a gorgeous day. Dave had great knowledge of the islands and the wildlife. A highlight was falling asleep on the deck in the sun, gently rocking. Beautiful and well-appointed boat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Dave has an amazing boat and provides an excellent, relaxing day of sailing. Dave is knowledgeable of the area and wildlife which just adds to the experience! Definitely recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I celebrated my 40th birthday aboard Dave' ship. We had an amazing time, as we sailed around various islands. My son and his buddy dressed as pirates, and my friends and I were able to relax and take in the beauty. Dave did an excellent job talking with us about the natural history, the various wildlife that we saw, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our group (adults and two children, ages 6 and 7 1/2) had a wonderful, amazing day sailing around the San Juan Islands! Dave was great- calm, peaceful, extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and islands and passages; he was so patient with the kids and involved them in what he was doing (my son got to raise one of the sails).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our group of 5 adults had a great day of peaceful exploration with Capt. Dave---aboard his beautiful 54' sailing yacht; gorgeous islands/water views, incredible Orcas, delicious meal, food and wines (thanks Chef Katy!). The entire day trip was absolute perfection!! If you are seeking the best of the best in the Pacific Northwest, it is definitely Emerald Isle Sailing Charters!... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

4 of us took a 6 hour day sail with Dave and his boat on memorial day weekend. Dave did an amazing job in getting us comfortable rightaway, accomodating for our little delay with a kid in tow, and sprinkling around informations and little stories about the islands along the way. The boat is good for a crowd of 6... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our family sailed with skipper Dave and Katie, the master chef, for 3 days and 2 nights in mid June. It was the perfect combination of sailing, hiking, and taking in the beauty of the San Juans. My husband and I and our 3 kids ages 28, 25, 18 LOVED all of it! Our family likes to be active and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our family of four sailed in for a day in May through the San Juan Islands! We were blessed with perfect weather and a perfect captain of the ship. Dave does a wonderful narration of the beauty that constantly floats by both in the air and in the water. We saw more eagles than we could count, and Dave told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I'll be back again and again and again! !!!!! Eagles, killer whales, gorgeous boat, great food, Captain Dave is great. Sleeping quarters very comfortable. Multi day trip is the way to go. Thank you Captain Dave!

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