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Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

Eastsound, WA, USA
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About Emerald Isle Sailing Charters
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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Paul K wrote a review Aug 2020
Dayton, Ohio1 contribution
My wife and I had a great trip with Dave, Christina (Chef) and the other guests. Big boat with roomy accomadations, great scenery, delicatble food, and very enjoyable comapny. Secluded coves, fascinating hiking and breathtaking views are standard. A trip with Dave is very highly reccomended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Maura Bonner wrote a review Jul 2020
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My week with Dave Lutz and Jada Nye sailing the San Juan Islands was extraordinary. Complete relaxation coupled with breathtaking views created a perfect experience. Chef Jada produced multiple masterpieces while suiting everyone’s dietary needs simultaneously. The vessel is a dream. Pack light - I ignored that warning. Space is limited but there’s very little you need. The stars of the show were Mother Nature and Captain Dave. Dave’s naturalist knowledge of the land is incomparable. The hikes he led, spoil you for any future hikes. Not to mention his competence as a captain and well, he’s just a good guy. This is the trip of a lifetime...so I’m going to sail with them again next summer. ♥️⛵️
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Date of experience: July 2020
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TCHerd wrote a review Jul 2020
Sausalito, California79 contributions54 helpful votes
My partner and I sailed on the Nawalak with Dave 11 years ago and just returned this past week. We rarely repeat trips but this one kept pulling us back. While excited we were afraid "it wouldn't be the same". And it wasn't. It was even better. We feel into a comfortable groove with 4 of our friends, Dave and Chef Jada. Over the week visited some places we have been and some new secret coves. Dave was as easy going, funny and knowledgable as we remembered and the food was off the charts. We have already booked our next trip for next summer!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Paul M wrote a review Nov 2019
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My wife, 3 boys (aged 10, 8, and 5) and I spent 5 nights in June on the Nawalak sailing the San Juan islands. Dave is very knowledgable about the San Juans and each day we stopped at one or two islands for hiking, wild life viewing, agate / fossil hunting, and time for the kids to burn off energy. We encountered very few people on each island and were often the only visitors. The sailing was great when the wind allowed. Each night we anchored in a cove which Dave chose based on the wind / weather and where we enjoyed kayaking. Dave is very knowledgable about the San Juan wildlife -- we saw seals, otters, sea lions, and transient orcas from the sailboat. The food was phenomenal - Poppy was an unbelievable cook - highlights included seafood paella and pavlova. Overall, a very relaxing and informative trip -- highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Gary C wrote a review Sep 2019
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We really enjoyed our 5-day tour with Capt. Dave and chef Christina. Great sailing, gourmet food, interesting hiking and hump back whale sightings.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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