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About NW Sailing Adventures
Experience the scenic wonders of the San Juan Islands with NW Sailing Adventures. Our fully crewed yacht charters allow you to enjoy the ever changing panorama while your crew caters to your every need. We offer all-inclusive 3 to 6-day sailing charters. No sailing experience necessary; you provide the sense of adventure!
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tambam83 wrote a review Sep 2020
Winston Salem, North Carolina10 contributions2 helpful votes
Due to COVID-19, all our family travel plans got cancelled, so after some brainstorming, we decided a chartered San Juan sailing Cruise fit our criteria for being able to do something fun without compromising our health. Early conversations with Ron were very reassuring, and we were booked. We completed a two week drive cross country in a RV to meet up with our PNW family (including a 20 month old grandson) and we all boarded the Diminuendo. Thanks to Ron and Mari, our 4 night, 5 day sailing adventure will be the highlight of 2020. Beautiful scenery, great food, and wonderful conversation capped off our time on the Diminuendo. And my grandson has a new friend....Capt. Ron, and “big sailboat” is a part of his daily vocabulary!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RonF1506, Captain at NW Sailing Adventures
Responded Oct 1, 2020
It was great having your family aboard, especially the wee one! He is a real trooper. We would love to welcome you aboard again as he gets older. We're glad you're home safe and sound. We'd love to hear about the rest of your travels. Your crew
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TrailBlazer483368 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Ron and Mari are such a delight to travel with, expert sailors and very knowledgable on the San Juans. The boat was in great shape, food excellent, itinerary just right and the experience is totally unique. They made the trip 5 star!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from RonF1506, Captain at NW Sailing Adventures
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We hope you'll sail with us again soon!
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seatrump wrote a review Jul 2020
Providenciales968 contributions73 helpful votes
We just spent a fantastic week with Ron and Mari on board the Dimuendo. If you are considering a sailing trip in the San Juan's, look no further. Our trip started in Bellingham and we overnighted (at anchor) in Sucia Island, Garrison Bay, Stewart Island, Lopez island and at the dock in Friday Harbor for July 4th. We had a mix of cool windy weather good for sailing and calm sunny weather good for sightseeing. We were a bit nervous about spending a week on the water with people we didn't know but Ron and Mari were absolutely fantastic to spend time with. They make an excellent team. Ron primarily sails the boat while Mari handles the food. Ron has tons of experience, knows the islands well and we enjoyed seeing him work the boat in the windy conditions of the first few days. When it came time to anchor he knew all the good spots! He has even able to secure a slip at the dock for July 4th - no easy task. Mari served up one excellent meal after another. I'm vegan but that didn't phase her at all and she very gamely tried out some suggestions I made (Beyond Burgers) and came up all the other meals herself. The food was excellent and we were constantly surprised with what she could accomplish in the relatively small confines of the boat galley. The boat itself is great. It rode moderately rough water very comfortably and has comfortable spaces inside and out. The beds are amazingly comfortable and we ate the meals a mix of inside and out depending on the weather. They also have a sturdy dingy that's easy to get into and out of for transport from anchorage to the shore and back. Two kayaks round out the options for exploring the water. Ron and Mari also know the islands well so can fill in you in on the history and current goings on. We are pretty active and they were happy to accompany us on hikes or let us off to explore depending on what we felt like. Overall this was a magical week for our family in the islands. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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chasepat wrote a review Sep 2019
Vancouver, Washington15 contributions21 helpful votes
We decided to book this trip as part of our 50th year wedding anniversary. Each month we are doing a different adventure and this was our September addition. It was amazing and although the weather wasn't cooperative it really didn't matter because just spending time with Ron and Mari made the whole trip. The best part was learning from them - everything from sailing to developing unique menus. We loved the food! Thank you Ron and Mari for giving us a wonderful and memorable addition to our 50th anniversary celebration.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Carol T wrote a review Aug 2019
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This was our first time in the San Juans and our first time sailing. What a great experience. Ron and Mari are fun, knowledgeable and so very accomodating. Meals were terrific and the whole experience so relaxing. We will do this again!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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