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Address: 1945 Obstruction Pass Rd., Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: +360 310 0100
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We offer personalized sailing lessons for those of you looking for a true...

We offer personalized sailing lessons for those of you looking for a true sailing experience. No prior experience is required. No crowds, just you and yours. Families are encouraged!

  We have a wonderful fleet of boats each with their own appeal: 19' daysailer, 26' heavy keel sloop and a custom built 30' Trimaran! For qualified sailors we also offer bareboat charters. Please give us a call today!

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Thanks Nat!

My husband arranged this sailing lesson for our recent visit to Orcas Island. This was the highlight of my trip. My husband has been sailing for a few years and I am brand new to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Heather T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband arranged this sailing lesson for our recent visit to Orcas Island. This was the highlight of my trip. My husband has been sailing for a few years and I am brand new to the sport. Nat was awesome. He was so patient with my lack of knowledge and/or recall of the limited knowledge I have. The bay was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Loved our introduction to sailing from Capt Ben! My partner and I headed out with our 7 yrs old and 12 years old daughters. We our starting to plan our 2016 vacation and my family can not stop chatting about our day sailing! It's a different experience and awareness sailing on the water ... wind, birds, sea mammals and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We all had a fantastic time with Ben on Zany. Though 2 of us had some sailing experience and 2 had none, Ben was able to challenge each of us. Not only an excellent teacher but a truly pleasant guy to spend an afternoon with. Yes you will learn as much as you want but no boring prep, mostly hands... More 

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Thank ccm0610
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We can't say enough good things about our experience today with Ben and Orcas Island Sailing. It was my wife and myself, plus my 16 y/o daughter and my 13 y/o son. Ben is a fantastic teacher and able to talk in a way to make sailing fun and accessible to any age and experience level. We went out in... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Ben is an incredibly skilled, patient, and competent guide. The sailing lesson he provided was the highlight of our trip to the Seattle area. His sailing vessels are well appointed and he matches the vessel to your needs and expectations for learning about sailing. Imagine a day filled with the peace and tranquility of being in one of the world's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I highly recommend Orcas Island Sailing. If you are an experienced sailor Ben makes the boat check out processes a breeze. After a short check-up quiz from Ben to make sure we had enough sailing skills to keep us and the boat safe my girlfriend and I were quickly rigging up the boat. Ben was standing by, providing useful pointers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely recommend Ben. He is the best teacher anyone can have. He is very informative and you can tell he loves to be out on the water. He loves what he does. This was a great experience and we feel this was better than taking any sailing scenic charter. We got a very personal experience, we learned a lot... More 

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Thank Annie A
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ben provided the perfect opportunity to experience the San Juan's from the water! He was helpful, knowledgable, and very generous. Orcas Island Sailing couldn't be in a better location for seeing the area by boat. His fleet was in wonderful condition and rigged for beginners and experienced sailors to enjoy. We took out "Jazz", the Rhodes 19, and even in... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When on vacation, especially in a place like Orcas island, most of seek simplicity and tranquility. There are few things that are more perfect for a trip to Orcas than sailing with Ben, either a sailing charter with him, or, if you have the skill, to take a boat out. Working with Ben is relaxed, easy and smooth. He is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I highly recommend Orcas Island Sailing. Regardless of your skill level, Ben totally puts you at ease. We were lucky to have Tara along too. Instruction is easy to follow with no pressure. Ben instructs you at your comfort level and pace. Ready About! Har dalee! And just plain fun! Afternoon of memorable, relaxing sailing! It's an awesome experience!

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