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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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Thank you, Ward

We were lucky enough to sail with this experienced Captain on his vintage sail boat. Ward was... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2014
Woodland Hills, CA
A Relaxing Day on the Water

We had a fabulous time on this trip with Northwest Classic Daysailing. Ward was generous in his... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2014
Salem, 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 September 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to sail with this experienced Captain on his vintage sail boat. Ward was accomodating and informative on everything from aboard ship to the Islands, nests, seals... a great way to see the Sound and outer islands. Definately recomend Ward and his...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a fabulous time on this trip with Northwest Classic Daysailing. Ward was generous in his time and attention and made the trip totally relaxed and enjoyable. He knows his sailing and is willing to share his knowledge so that you can have a...More

Thank KrisV1
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Capt. Ward made my first sailboat ride one to remember!!! He was very knowledgeable and easy going!!! My girlfriend and I want to take up sailing and Capt. Ward helped us realize that dream may be just too easy to come true!!!

1  Thank norulezpall
Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I spent a great afternoon of sailing with Ward Fay on his sailboat out of Deer Harbor. Ward was waiting for us on the dock and ready to go when we arrived. It was a beautiful afternoon and Ward was very informative...More

Thank Chuck Z
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went on a morning cruise around the islands and had a wonderful time. Ward was very friendly, knowledgable and laid back. He let us steer and assist with the jib most of the time, providing supportive guidance along the way and stepping in when...More

Thank Michael L L
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ward Fay is a knowledgeable captain and interesting individual who shares local color and history along with his knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area as you enjoy your sail through the waters around Orcas Island. We had a delightful four hour sail...More

1  Thank Islander02554
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family of four truly enjoyed sailing with Ward this week. His sailboat is beautiful! I was mostly impressed by Ward's patience to teach my two sons (ages 8, 10) how to sail the boat. He let them run the sailboat for the entire ride....More

Thank Soverdahl
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Exploring the islands from the sea is the only way to truly appreciate their beauty. Captain Ward was laid back, experienced and very hospitable. He gave simple sailing instructions and let us all try a hand at sailing. We would highly recommend this adventure and...More

Thank Tonya N
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great afternoon on the water. Sailing in the San Juan Islands is fantastic. Ward is an excellent sailor and a pleasure to hang out with. As others have mentioned, he is very laid back and let us do as much as we...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a great time; saw lots of seals, hawks, eagles, vultures circling up high, beautiful sights. Highly recommend it. Captain Ward is friendly and informative about the islands and the people on them. Would definitely recommend. There were four of us and we brought lunch...More

Thank Ilene L
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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