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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Great Day on the Water

Had out of town family from NY and CO and thought a sail in the San Juans would be an iconic treat... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Matthew B
Arlington, United States
Always sail

Ward Faye will always make sure that you experience a real classic wooden boat under sail. He'll... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Linda S
Arlington, Virginia
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Offering 3-hour day-sails aboard Classic Wooden Sloop "Aura" from May to October, departing from the Deer Harbor Marina. Learn to sail, steer and handle llines as much or as little as you desire. Bring food for a floating picnic. We will navigate...more
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Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Had out of town family from NY and CO and thought a sail in the San Juans would be an iconic treat for them. Ward was very hospitable. Being on a custom 70 year old boat out of Orcas and through the Wasp Islands to...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Ward Faye will always make sure that you experience a real classic wooden boat under sail. He'll also let you operate the tiller and experience what it's like to steer the boat under sail. He welcomes you and your snacks and wine. It's fun to...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Capt Ward does a great job of providing a comfortable, enjoyable sailing experience. He explained sailing terminology and decisions he made as we sailed, so we learned a lot from him. My husband enjoyed helping out the whole time. Ward's laid back personality made for...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Ward and the other guests on this sailing trip. It was a beautiful day on Orcas, and being aboard a cool, vintage boat with an experienced captain, who knows a lot about the area, was fantastic. Ward let us...More

Thank BeckyNichols
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Do you like sailing? You’ll love this trip! Never been sailing? You’ll love this trip! I had an unusual experience in that no others had signed up that afternoon and I had the boat and Captain Ward all to myself. I’ve done a fair amount...More

Thank drpaulSeattle
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We went yesterday with our six year old. I was concerned that the light summer winds around here would make for a lot of motoring but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sailing. Ward was a great host.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Capt.Ward is a patient and knowledgeable sailor. His boat is 70 years old and in great shape for such a nostalgic boat. He allowed all 6 of us to take the helm and work the sails. It was a bit tight on space but with...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! My bride and I had a very relaxing, and informational sail with Ward. He was pleasant, friendly, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and funny!! He gave great instruction and let me and my wife take the tiller and sail our way around Deer Harbor and...More

Thank philip_tanis
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Pleasant sailing with amiable Capt Ward on a picture perfect day on a wooden boat built in 1948 . He encourages passengers to participate in the handling of the boat Tours are 3 hours in length and you bring your own food and drink. Good...More

Thank Samoguy
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Custom made a special excursion for my interests and needs (ie. vegetation, wildlife and marine life of the area, historical information, instructed me with hands-on guidance to learn to sail) Very honest, kind and an excellent coach. Had an awesome experience. He works very hard...More

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July 12, 2018|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Please see the website, classicdaysails. It will tell you what times are available and what they cost. You can then book yourself online.Rates are $76 per adult for three hours. Thanks for contacting me, and I hope to hear... More
Chris M
September 30, 2017|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Yes, I will be available until October 16. Please contact me directly or see my website, classicdaysails, for available times, and book yourself online. I hope to hear from you! Captain Ward, 360-376-5581
March 1, 2015|
Response from Ward F | Property representative |
Sorry, I have a winter job in another county, and the boat has a full cover on it. I will be available in May, possibly late April. See my website, classicdaysails. com, for available times. You can also book a trip on my... More