My ONLY regret is not knowing about Kruger Escapes 4 or 5 trips ago! Our late September sunset cruise was unforgettable and the pinnacle of escapism. If you ever wondered what it might be like to live on a sleek, 51' racing sailboat, this is your chance for a glimpse. When the Krugers take you out on the Tomahawk, they're inviting you into their home. Captain Karl, First Mate Jessica and their Activities Director Dagny all make you feel at ease and confident that you are in good hands. You soon realize that this is a business built on a passion for the sea which is authentic and very contagious. You know it's magic when you sip your wine, look into the sunset and all you hear is the wind in the sails, birds doing their acrobatic ritual and a school of porpoises dancing on the surface.
Aside from the mystical, Captain Karl was happy to entertain my vocational enthusiasm for high-tech with details covering the GPS navigation, backup navigation, sonar and other essential systems. In response to all my "What's it like living on a sailboat?" questions, Jess was very informative and generous with her insights. Along the way, our attention was directed to various landmarks you would never see from a ferry. This included some amusing ones--the smallest official island in the San Juan Islands (a seagull is its sole resident) and an island in the distance which you would swear was actually a battleship. When you finally return to picturesque Deer Harbor, you will already be planning your next trip to Orcas for another voyage with the Krugers. This has got to be the best attraction in the San Juan Islands!
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January 21, 2014
We wish you had known about us five trips ago too! We had so much fun sailing with you, and we always feel so fortunate when surrounded by porpoises (and new friends!). We'll look forward to next time, and thank you for writing such a fantastic review for us!
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