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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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An evening aboard a sailboat for our Anniversary

What a great experience we had sailing with Ward. From the time we boarded the sailboat until the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2012
collinsgrimm
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Renton
Hmmm.

Maybe he was having a bad day, but Ward wasn't very friendly on our voyage. He was, however, very... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2012
Kilsley
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Seattle, Washington
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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 August 10, 2012

What a great experience we had sailing with Ward. From the time we boarded the sailboat until the time we reached the dock at the end of the trip we had the best time. The weather was amazing, the water was a tad calm but...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Maybe he was having a bad day, but Ward wasn't very friendly on our voyage. He was, however, very good about letting us man the tiller and I think may have actually preferred it. We got him to smile a couple of times but to...More

2  Thank Kilsley
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Ward F, Owner at Northwest Classic Daysailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thanks for the bad review, it was just what I needed. That kind of behavior is not acceptable, no matter how overwhelmed I am with business. It will not happen again. Contact me for your money back.

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Our 3 hour trip was good from the point of view that we made it good. We arrived as scheduled to find no one at the boat, so we sat on the dock and ate our sandwiches. We called the number, but could hear the...More

2  Thank ProspectJo
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Ward F, Owner at Northwest Classic Daysailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

I am so sorry your trip wasn't good, please accept my apology. I need to do much better than that, and I will, If anyone ever calls me again. Please contact me for your money back. Ward

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Fantastic Trip! We give it the highest rating. Ward had the boat ready and was waiting for us when we arrived at the agreed time. He gave us an orientation to the boat and to general safety considerations when out on the water. We then...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great trip! Even got to steer and pull ropes. Felt like I was really learning how to sail. Very knowledgeable captain!

1  Thank Jake N
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Cap't Ward Fay took my wife and I and our grown daughter and her husband out for a morning sail on his classic wooden boat. The fog was clearing as we left the dock, and the Captain quickly turned the helm over to me and...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had a wonderful time with Ward on his beautiful wooden sailboat. For those of you who are curious about sailing, or just want to go for the amazing scenery, this is the trip for you!!

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Reviewed August 1, 2011

I went with a few friends (4 of us in total) for a 3 hour evening sail. Captain Ward Fay has a wooden sailboat and I found out there are only 9 of them ever made. The weather was sunny and the winds were quite...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2011

My fiance and I went sailing with Captain Ward. I was a little weary because I did not know how much work it would be. It was great! My fiance was able to sail the boat and Captain Ward was very knowledgeable. Seeing the setting...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Captain Ward Fay creates a fabulous outing for the sailing novice. His willingness to share his knowledge of the San Juans, his boat, and sailing make this a fun family adventure. You will find yourself engaged at the tiller, helping trim the sails (if you...More

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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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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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