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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Like sitting on your front porch with the scenery moving by

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

Reviewed 12 June 2012
Jake N
Seattle, Washington, United States
A serene morning on the calm waters of the San Juans

Cap't Ward Fay took my wife and I and our grown daughter and her husband out for a morning sail on... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2011
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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
+1 360-376-5581
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Reviewed 12 June 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
Reviewed 12 October 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

Thank Seacate
Reviewed 19 August 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!!

1  Thank Mistersharpie
Reviewed 1 August 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

Thank biztraveller25
Reviewed 22 July 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

Thank pokie98
Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank redrocks32
Reviewed 26 September 2010

I almost passed this one by. Luckily my wife talked me into it. It was 4.5 hrs of Bliss! Ward was very informative and let us each run the helm for most of the trip. At first my wife was worried about getting sea sick,...More

1  Thank Ronmac46
Reviewed 28 July 2010

Our family of five took a sunset cruise in mid-July and thoroughly enjoyed it. Deer Harbor on Orcas Island and the nearby waters are a little slice of heaven. The captain was more than happy to have my son and daughter help with steering and...More

Thank AlCrane
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Chris M
30 September 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
1 March 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