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“No Better Scenary While Having Dinner”

Cruise Control Dinner Cruise & Yacht Charters
Ranked #28 of 40 Restaurants in Eastsound
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Join us for a private afternoon, or evening sunset cruise and dinner off the North Shore of Orcas Island. Specializing in the scenic beauty of Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands. Boarding at Sandy Point near Bellingham, or Orcas Island. A typical cruise could take you on a hiking, mountain bike, or kayak tour of Sucia Island State Park, followed by a sunset dinner in comfort aboard our boat Capricorn, in one of the prime wildlife viewing areas in the Northwest.
Reviewed October 15, 2010

I'll be honest and say up front that our experience was cut short when foul weather moved in. Normally, Capt. Robin will take you over to and around Sucia Island to see otters, eagles and other wildlife, but we had to be content with a brief stop in a quieter cove that gave people a little chance to stretch their legs and look around. When rain started up again, we decided to make a beeline back to the dock near Eastsound.

Unfortunately, several in our party of 11 adults and 2 children didn't tolerate the unusually rough water that had come up. When we did get back to Orcas Island, we chose to have Robin package up the food he was preparing to cook and we headed back to our rental house. There we cooked everything ourselves and enjoyed the great marinated filet mignons, salmon with his Baha marinade, fettucini alfredo with mushrooms (for our vegetarians), baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and fresh salad with half a dozen fixings and two types of dressing. This was capped off with coconut creme pie.

While everyone was looking forward to the nature tour and was disappointed by the weather and termination of the trip, Robin and his chef Barbara went out of their way to make us feel welcome on board and try to give us a great experience. I could tell that this is a retirement business (from his being an airplane pilot) that is his own special way to enjoy life, and that he wants his customers to have a great experience. Everyone in our group still thought it was a memorable adventure. Even my 6-year old grandson (who had a bad time on the trip back) asked the next day (when the weather had cleared), if we could go back on the boat. That's probably because Robin let him and his 8-year old sister steer the boat on the way over to Sucia Island!

Since we are from the Washington, DC area, I'm not sure that we will ever get back to Orcas Island. But if we do, Robin will be the first person I contact and we'll do it right for sure.

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Reviewed August 2, 2010

We went with Captain Robin on an evening cruise in late July 2010. What a wonderful experience! Appetizers were waiting for us when we boarded. We cruised out of the harbor, spotting seal moms with their pups, cruised around some lovely islands with beautiful sandstone banks. We saw eagles and herons. We glided into a lovely cove and anchored for a wonderful dinner of fresh local salmon, corn on the cob, salad, and baked potatoes, followed by a wonderful dessert! We would definitely recommend this cruise. Captain Robin and his chef Barbara were great!

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Reviewed June 5, 2010

We had SUCH A BLAST on this dinner cruise! We've eaten at all the local restaurants on Orcas Island and being on a boat, watching the sunset, and hearing Captain Robin's stories added so much more to our experience.

This was an unforgettable experience that we will do every time we come to the San Juan Islands! Thanks Captain Robin!

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