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Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

Address: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: 866 714-6611
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Eastsound
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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I celebrated his 40th birthday on a day sail with Captain Dave! Not only did he give us an amazing price, he gave us a day we will never forget! The boat was really nice and well kept, the lunch that was served was amazing! We also saw a pod of Orca that stayed with us for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I went on a five day 4 night trip in June. Dave is a wonderful captain and so nice to be around. He knows the San Juan's like the back of his hand, his knowledge of the nature and history seemed never ending. he guided us on wonderful hikes daily, we foraged for edibles and brought them... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a great day!!!! Dave is an amazing captain! He has an easy, relaxed and fun apporach to guiding his guests and I felt very welcome to make myself at home on the beautiful Na'walak. He holds deep knowledge about the islands- the cultural history, flora and fauna - I felt I could go any direction with questions and have... More 

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Bothell, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had an awesome time, and a spectacular day sail! The trip around Spieden Island was excellent with 3 Daves, Tracy and Yogi. Captain Dave Lutz is great, and very knowledgeable of the pristine islands of the Pacific Northwest, including providing us with glimpses of fascinating flora and fauna. Not only did we see whales, we saw seals, eagles, and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We went for a 7 day cruise all through out the San Juan Islands. There were 2 couples and a single person and 2 crew, one of which was an excellent Chef. We set sail onboard a 54' sail boat which was beautiful! As we set sail we met each other and learned a bit about each other. Once we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We went out for a 6-hour day sail in April, 2013 and had a wonderful time. Na'walak is beautiful, and her captain is very welcoming and knowledgeable. Our family was thrilled to see so much wildlife, and we were fascinated by the in-depth natural and cultural history Dave shared. This day was the absolute highlight of our week in the... More 

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Lake Oswego, OR
19 reviews 19 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We sailed on a sunset sail with Captain Dave in July of 2012, based on the recommendation of the owner of the hotel we stayed at (they advised us to go with nobody else - that Emerald is the best). Captain Dave is totally customer focused. He went out of his way to make sure we had a great sail.... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Just finished a 7-day sail in the San Juans with Captain Dave and awesome chef/crew Katy and I can't sing enough praises about this experience. His boat is great and Captain Dave is so knowledgable, skilled and fun to be with. Plus Katy, his chef, is a master at turning out gourmet meals in all kinds of conditions, and, at... More 

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Northern California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great boat, great environment. Captain Dave will always do whatever it takes to make your experience amazing! And the food! Marvellous! Chef Kate makes truly gourmet meals And grabs the anchor while she's doing it!

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My boyfriend an I went sailing around the San Juan Islands with Emerald Isle Sailing Charters. We had the best time. Captain Dave is very good at what he does. He showed us some spectacular views and he knows a lot about the wildlife around the area. We will definitely sail with him again!!!

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