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All Aboard Sailing

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Friday Harbor, WA, USA
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About All Aboard Sailing
Of things to do in Friday Harbor All Aboard Sailing offers a unique experience - to charter a traditional wood boat and day sail with whales. Daily close to nature encounters can include watching and listening to the sounds of Orcas, Humpback whales, Minke whales, Sealions, Seals, Eagles and Diving Seabirds. We sail the coastline of the islands exploring the forested shoreline and narrow passes. S/V Peniel is a beautifully restored 1956 42' pilot house sloop of yellow cedar on steam bent oak. Very spacious we sail with up to 6 passengers plus Captain David Howitt and his wife naturalist and photographer Barbara Howitt. Take the helm or sit back on the bean bag chairs on the foredeck. Barbecued steelhead salmon and veggies for supper. Please visit our web site and check our Blog posts to learn more about our sails. To book we answer emails almost always on the same day and enjoy communicating with our guests.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sailing in the San Juan Islands has been on our bucket list and we were so blessed to find All Aboard Sailing!! Captain David and his wife Barbara took us on a full day sail this past week. What a glorious day it was! We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the full day sailing trip with Barbara and David. It was the highlight of our two-week trip. We didn't get to see any orcas--sightings were scarce that day--and it took a while to find a minke ... but when we did it was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Quentin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite experiences in the San Juans. David and Barbara are friendly and accommodating hosts, and did whatever they could to make our trip enjoyable The boat is nice and roomy, and (with David and Barbara in control) is more than...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Section101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbara and David provided a very enjoyable day for pre-teen, teen, adults and Grandma. Howitt's interest and knowledge of wildlife and of the islands added to the sailing and beauty of the day. The dinner was delicious and bean bags and blankets and extra touch...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank xyztogo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The full day sailing trip we arranged with David & Barbara exceeded our expectations in every way. Their knowledge of and commitment to the area's wildlife made this so much more than just a "sailing" day. We were delighted to see many Orcas, a humpback...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JoanL22727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Great fun and Barbara and David were amazing hosts! We saw a multitude of whales including orca, humpbacks and minke whales. Couldn’t ask for more

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Draxondd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

David and Barbara are simply the nicest skippers on earth. Despite changeable weather they provided us a memorable sailing trip. Apart from various wildlife, rainbows and a fantastic sunset they informed us about whales and any other wildlife you may encounter on this trip. If...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank sewatz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience. Easy to book, engaging correspondence throughout, personalized and customized for our special anniversary occasion all lead up to the most wonderful half-day trip to see whales, learn all about the area and its wildlife and enjoy a yummy BBQ prepared...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bernard P
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Not just a "whale watch" at all. Sailing with Barbara and David was the most delightful way to spend a day on the water. It was fun to hear their stories, learn a lot about the environs they know & love, enjoy the wonderful salmon...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 3to20Characters
Reviewed July 16, 2019

I had an amazing day on the water with my daughter and son and 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Captain David and Barbara provide a great experience for all of us. We saw beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife, and enjoyed hot chocolate and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank RLMemmott
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Jill B
July 3, 2018|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
You can contact us through our web site - email is best as we're on the water pretty much every day Prices are on our web site. We give the option of chartering the full or paying per person and we sail with up to 6 paying... More
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bobbibenjamin
June 30, 2018|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
Prices are on our web site. We give the option of chartering the full or paying per person and we sail with up to 6 paying passengers, full day - recommended for whales (approx.8 hour), half day (5 hour) and short(3) sails... More
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