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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...more
Captain David was amazing! He took time to answer any questions we had about anything related to the islands, sailing, marine life, etc etc. He let us raise the main sail and trim the jib! Yah we didn't know what that was either ; )...More
Perfect day despite minimal winds. Loved hearing the history and information about the islands and animals. Saw seals, lots of bald eagles, and 2 humpback whales. Dave is experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and funny (appropriately funny :-) ). Just very relaxing and enjoyable.
We took a 6-hour sail with Dave Lutz and Emerald Isle Charters this past Monday, May 22. We sailed gently around much of the San Juan Islands on a gorgeous sunny, calm day. Dave knows much about the history, geology, and wildlife of the Pacific...More
In middle of April be made a family trip to Washington State. The first 5 days of the trip where in the San Juan Islands. We took a 3 day sailing tour with Dave. We basically opened the sailing season of the Emerald boat. As...More
We had reservations for a day sail out of Eastsound. Started out in the rain and ended up being a verrrrrry windy rough day. Captain Dave's years of experience were put to the test but we felt safe in his hands. He has a wealth...More
A 3-day charter in the San Juans......oh so lovely. Just the two of us and Dave and Katie. So beautiful. We really appreciated the perfect mix of "tour" -- Dave taught us so much about the area, and sailing, local plants etc -- and "down...More
The time spent with Captain Dave and Chef Katie was time we will never forget. The beautiful scenery, and Dave's knowledge of the area made this trip very memorable. Dave and Katie became friends and treated us like family. Great people! We had some great...More
When we all turned 60 we decided to travel to places we thought seren no our Dreams. In the aboriginal Dreamtime this was such a trip. When we woukd arise we would fulfill our dreams - if we dreamed of whales we saw whales that...More
I just returned from a 12 day sailing trip aboard the Nawalath to the Great Bear Rain Forest. Captain Dave and Chef Luci were above and beyond my expectations and better than most 5 star trips. Captain Dave is very knowledgeable of the ecology and...More
We had the most experience of a lifetime with Emerald Isle , Dave -our Captain and Lucy our amazing Chef!!! Dr Dean was turning 70 and instead of the Antartica trip he h Spriad planned after the previous summer sail with Dave he opted to...More