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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Relaxing Sailing Trip

Capt.Ward is a patient and knowledgeable sailor. His boat is 70 years old and in great shape for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tricia H
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Reno, United States
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A perfect honeymoon sail!!

What a wonderful experience! My bride and I had a very relaxing, and informational sail with Ward... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
philip_tanis
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Billings, Montana
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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 through the scenic heart of the San Juans. Maximum 6 people. It's beautiful out there!
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Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
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+1 360-376-5581
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while providing a nice tour of the waters near Orcas, including a visit to some seals. Relaxing and fun way to spend the afternoon! Totally worth it and...More

Thank Familyoffourtravelle
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Made a reservation to sail with Captain Ward on Saturday Oct 8th for a sunset trip. He proactively reached out via e mail and informed me of severe weather coming in that would make that less than enjoyable. He suggested alternatives and we settled on...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

My husband, two-year-old son, and I went out with Captain Ward for a morning of sailing. It was such a fun and educational experience! My husband and I are novice sailors, so Ward was kind enough to teach us a bit more and let us...More

Thank Catharine D
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had a perfect evening sail with Ward. He is friendly, competent & informative. And he let me take the tiller for the evening (with guidance, of course). Lovely experience!

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a lovely full moon sail this last weekend. Our schedule was tight and Captain Ward accommodated us very nicely. The boat is in great condition and has nice cushions so you are nice and comfy. He made sure we saw some animal life...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Our sailing experience with Capt. Ward was nothing short of wonderful! The weather was perfect, as was the whole sail. He let us sail the boat and experience the real feel of the morning breezes and waters. Capt. was knowledgeable, enjoyable, and gracious. HIGHLY recommend...More

Thank Patricia C
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kellyochico
July 12, 2018|
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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
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Chris M
September 30, 2017|
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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
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taina1950
March 1, 2015|
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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
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