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Great sailing experience

Capt Ward does a great job of providing a comfortable, enjoyable sailing experience. He explained... read more

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Great sailing trip

We had a great time with Ward and the other guests on this sailing trip. It was a beautiful day on... read more

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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...more
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Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
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Reviewed yesterday

Capt Ward does a great job of providing a comfortable, enjoyable sailing experience. He explained sailing terminology and decisions he made as we sailed, so we learned a lot from him. My husband enjoyed helping out the whole time. Ward's laid back personality made for...More

Thank drnra48
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time with Ward and the other guests on this sailing trip. It was a beautiful day on Orcas, and being aboard a cool, vintage boat with an experienced captain, who knows a lot about the area, was fantastic. Ward let us...More

Thank BeckyNichols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do you like sailing? You’ll love this trip! Never been sailing? You’ll love this trip! I had an unusual experience in that no others had signed up that afternoon and I had the boat and Captain Ward all to myself. I’ve done a fair amount...More

Thank drpaulSeattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went yesterday with our six year old. I was concerned that the light summer winds around here would make for a lot of motoring but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sailing. Ward was a great host.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Capt.Ward is a patient and knowledgeable sailor. His boat is 70 years old and in great shape for such a nostalgic boat. He allowed all 6 of us to take the helm and work the sails. It was a bit tight on space but with...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! My bride and I had a very relaxing, and informational sail with Ward. He was pleasant, friendly, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and funny!! He gave great instruction and let me and my wife take the tiller and sail our way around Deer Harbor and...More

Thank philip_tanis
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Pleasant sailing with amiable Capt Ward on a picture perfect day on a wooden boat built in 1948 . He encourages passengers to participate in the handling of the boat Tours are 3 hours in length and you bring your own food and drink. Good...More

Thank Samoguy
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Custom made a special excursion for my interests and needs (ie. vegetation, wildlife and marine life of the area, historical information, instructed me with hands-on guidance to learn to sail) Very honest, kind and an excellent coach. Had an awesome experience. He works very hard...More

Thank newhavenroatan
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while providing a nice tour of the waters near Orcas, including a visit to some seals. Relaxing and fun way to spend the afternoon! Totally worth it and...More

Thank Familyoffourtravelle
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Made a reservation to sail with Captain Ward on Saturday Oct 8th for a sunset trip. He proactively reached out via e mail and informed me of severe weather coming in that would make that less than enjoyable. He suggested alternatives and we settled on...More

Thank Michael L
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July 12, 2018|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Please see the website, classicdaysails. It will tell you what times are available and what they cost. You can then book yourself online.Rates are $76 per adult for three hours. Thanks for contacting me, and I hope to hear... More
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September 30, 2017|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Yes, I will be available until October 16. Please contact me directly or see my website, classicdaysails, for available times, and book yourself online. I hope to hear from you! Captain Ward, 360-376-5581
March 1, 2015|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Sorry, I have a winter job in another county, and the boat has a full cover on it. I will be available in May, possibly late April. See my website, classicdaysails. com, for available times. You can also book a trip on my... More