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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Best part of our trip!

Exploring the islands from the sea is the only way to truly appreciate their beauty. Captain Ward... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2014
Tonya N
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Seattle, Washington
Great afternoon on the water

We had a great afternoon on the water. Sailing in the San Juan Islands is fantastic. Ward is an... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2014
Carl H
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San Jose, California
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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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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
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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
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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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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took this day sail July 2013, and again for the second time this past weekend and really enjoyed it. Captain Ward Fay is a pleasure to be aboard with and although the day started out with rain, we found that we were totally comfortable...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I joined Capt Ward Fey on his boat for an afternoon adventure for our anniversary. I had never sailed prior to this outing and Ward was very laid-back and instructed what to do along the way. We had a great experience listening...More

1  Thank Becky P
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had such a great time sailing with Ward last year, we booked our trip this year to be Wards first sail of the season. What started out to be simple outings turned into a fantastic adventures. Being able to sail such a wonderful vessel...More

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a fantastic time sailing with Capt. Ward Fay, none of us had any sailing experience, and one of us was very worried of a tilting boat. we signed up for the 430 evening sail, after booking we noticed we might be hard pressed...More

1  Thank Darin K
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We signed on as three older couples, with several first-timers in the group. The captain was calm and casual, especially about letting total greenhorns handle his boat! He was pleasant and personable, and very patient with our hundreds of questions! 2 sailing misconceptions (for first-timers):...More

1  Thank Lora S
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a wonderful time sailing the San Juan's. It was a relaxing time and very educating as we learned about the islands a little more in depth as well as how to sail! I highly recommend it for anyone!!

1  Thank Shannon1382
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I found out about Northwest Classic Daysailing through a Groupon and purchased it on a whim. A few months later, I rolled up to Captain Ward's vessel with five close friends and we took off on a three hour cruise. Ward was knowledgeable, laidback, and...More

5  Thank Megan C
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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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