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Address: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Phone Number: 3603782224
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Afternoon Well Spent

Enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing afternoon aboard the Spike Africa. Crew was very knowledgable, we highly recommend adding this experience to your bucket list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Merry S
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California
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on an evening sail. It was pleasant didn't see much wildlife. The staff was friendly and cordial but after the sail we thought about it. They charged I believe $35.00 a person there were over 20 people on the ship. That comes out to over $700.00 for about a 2-3 hour sail. For that price they should have... More 

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Thank riskybidder
Management response:

Hello, Thank you for your response. It brings up a complicated issue. Remember we have a 3 month working window. the schooner is either under restoration in the yard or laid up for 9 months of the year. Her slip rental fees, maintenance fees, huge insurance fees all normal business expenses such as book keeping etc .continue and on and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing afternoon aboard the Spike Africa. Crew was very knowledgable, we highly recommend adding this experience to your bucket list.

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2 Thank Merry S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We sailed on the Spike Africa for 4days. The crew was wonderful! Captain Kenny put us right in the middle of the Orca whales 2 days in a row! Deckhands Chris and Emma made the best food. The food was organic and made from scratch! They served beautiful gourmet meals on the deck! We appreciated their efforts to make this... More 

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1 Thank Rachael S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We sailed 4th of July during the evening to watch the Friday Harbor fireworks Great experience Friendly crew

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We booked the 4th of July firework trip. The view of the fireworks was fantastic. We boarded around 8:00 p.m. and hung out in the harbor until 9:45 p.m. when we got into firework viewing position. The price was $75.00 a person, you were able to bring your own drinks and snacks. It would have been better to sail around... More 

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Thank OCBB
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Dear OCBB Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the evening of the 4th of July was a very untypical still night. I checked with crew and log book and I assure you that the sails were up for your entire trip until just before the fireworks and there was a light breeze. There was the option to turn the engine... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We enjoyed the Spike Africa so much! We did the 2 hour sunset cruise. It was a beautiful night we were in good hands with the captain and crew. They were very knowledgeable and taught us a thing or two😉 We had our daughters aboard ages 10 & 12 and the loved it so much they wanted to go again.... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A trip aboard Spike Africa is a great way to relax and enjoy the views on the island from the water, and when she is fully sailed, that is amazing.

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1 Thank Richard D
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A group of 5 travelers boarded the boat 'Spike Africa', a beautiful 80 foot schooner. We had 2 Texans, 2 from Arizona, 1 Long Island New Yorker, plus captain and crew. The weather during our full day sail changed dramatically, which made for one of the most fascinating and exciting sailing voyages I've ever done. We headed out of Friday... More 

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1 Thank Lonnie R
Kennewick, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

First off, the vessel Spike Africa was AMAZING! More importantly though, the Captain and crew were so skilled and knowledgeable. There was barely a hint of wind, but fortunately, the torrential downpour we wandered around in the day before was nowhere to be found. We motored out and the sun was gloriously shining. We asked about the boat itself and... More 

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1 Thank Mommasunshine3
Friday Harbor, Washington
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good staff, excellent adventure. This is a one of a kind boat, with a great history and careful restoration.

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