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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Closed 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 of Sailing

Capt Ward was a great host. We had a private afternoon sail (3 adults and 1 toddler). My son... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Very enjoyable sail with Wade

Or family of 4, including 2 teenagers, thoroughly enjoyed our morning sail with Wade. All of us... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2015
Eugene, Oregon
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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 20, 2015

Capt Ward was a great host. We had a private afternoon sail (3 adults and 1 toddler). My son seemed to really enjoy his first time sailing. I was able to steer the boat for a majority of the time out on the water. We...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Or family of 4, including 2 teenagers, thoroughly enjoyed our morning sail with Wade. All of us were new to sailing, and Wade was patient answering all of our questions. He showed us, and let us practice some of the sailing fundamentals. It's now a...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had an early morning sail and thoroughly enjoyed it! Although the wind didn't cooperate at first, our very patient and eager sailor, Wade, kept looking for the best area to go to find the wind. We did find it, and was able to set...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Aura is easy to find at the marina in Deer Harbor. We sailed at 4:30 pm with Captain Ward - he really knows the area and was able to point out all the little islands that dot this area. My husband was comfortable as...More

Thank Mel H
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Ward is truly an amazing captain. He let my son help him and joey was able to steer the boat. We were lucky enough to see a porpoise 2 seals a eagle landing in a nest with his partner in it. The trip was well...More

2  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Ward did us well. It was a beautiful day and his boat was ready to go. She's got a crisp new main, fresh brightwork, and is a real piece of history from 1948. The water was flat and smooth making it a pleasant trip all...More

Thank Ringydingydo
Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a great day with Ward. We saw seals, and bald eagles. We sailed around the Island, and Ward told us stories about different places, and people. We brought beverages and lunch. My 84 year old mother-in-law helped steer the boat,(bucket list) and couldn't...More

Thank Johnboyinaloha
Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a wonderful time sailing the bays around Orcas Island with Ward, who gave us a little instruction and allowed us to steer and assist with the sails. A beautiful older boat that got up to over 5 knots on occasion, outstanding views, lots...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed September 17, 2014

We bought the Groupon for this sailing trip as it seemed like a really great deal. We had family arriving from out of state and wanted to show them a good time. Well, this adventure was amazing! It was a gloriously sunny day and the...More

1  Thank OakRidgeGirl
Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Ward showed us around the bay of Deer Harbor and San Juan Island. He let me steer and gave each of us a job to do. The boat ride was informative and inclusive. He was casual and friendly and we all felt at ease. The...More

Thank Courtney S
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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