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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Opens in 19 min: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Perfect Orcas Island Event!

Lovely sunset cruise. We would do it again in a heartbeat. If you like, bring appetizers. The... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
Orange County, California
Just what I hoped for

What a treat this was to take a boat out for an evening sail. Another couple also booked which was... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
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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 July 30, 2016

Lovely sunset cruise. We would do it again in a heartbeat. If you like, bring appetizers. The Captain made the whole beautiful trip even better with his local knowledge.

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

What a treat this was to take a boat out for an evening sail. Another couple also booked which was fine, we enjoyed their company. My husband and I booked a sail departing at 4:30 and enjoyed great weather and great sailing. The captain, Ward,...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is for ALL ages. I had my elderly parents (70+) and a young adult and teenager in our party. Ward was amazing at gearing the trip towards everyone. He let our 14-year old son steer and taught him some sailings basic. He was kind,...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband has always wanted to learn to sail. We bought a Groupon for a private 3 hour trip for just the two of us. My husband got to spend almost the entire time steering...he was thrilled.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Totally agree with the other reviewers who rated with just 2 or 3 stars: distant demeanor by captain, dirty cabin in disarray, don't know where 6 people would sit as we (me, my friend, Captain Ward, and co-captain Mike) virtually filled the bench seats. Don't...More

Thank Nicosmom
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful day on the water.......bit cool, but clear and no rain! All of the sailors for the day got to "drive" the boat.

Thank Cypress58
Reviewed August 30, 2015

We sailed for a few hours in the late afternoon. The light on the water was magical. There was not a lot of wind which may at times be frustrating, but it provided me with exactly the relaxing and serene experience I wanted. Ward couldn't...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We never sailed. My teenager son researched and wanted to go. We even went the day before to check out the marina to endure we would not be late the next morning. We were all very excited about the trip. The boat is fine and...More

1  Thank EZTravel2014
Reviewed August 13, 2015

In fact, we were enjoying the day on the water so much we almost missed our taxi back to the ferry. If we had it to do over again, we would stay on the island and spend more time sailing rather than communing back to...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We enjoyed our first sailing so much!! Capt Ward taught my 9 year old son how to sail the boat, which became one of my son't best experience in his life! It was beautiful and quiet. I brought my friends who were visiting from Japan...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