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Kruger Escapes

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Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
+1 360-298-1023
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Six-hour cruise

Our day of sailing off Orcas Island did not disappoint. The Krugers are awesome people, low-key and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Holly F
Spend your money here!!

We booked a 5 hour sail/SUP experience from 11-4, with a picnic lunch. We are from MI and had to... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
VandyNP
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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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We have two boats! The sailing vessel Tomahawk is a 51' Custom German Frers Sloop. She was built for the southern ocean races, and is now based in the Pacific Northwest on Orcas Island. She is available for Day Sails and Custom Multi-day trips. The sailing vessel Winkapew (Wing-KAH-poe) is a 61' Custom C&C Ketch, designed for comfort, speed and offshore cruising. She is available for Custom Multi-day trips, Adventure trips, and special events.
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Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our day of sailing off Orcas Island did not disappoint. The Krugers are awesome people, low-key and very flexible, which is important, because sometimes the weather and wind do not cooperate with your vacation plans. For mid-May, we had cool temps and sunshine, but not...More

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We booked a 5 hour sail/SUP experience from 11-4, with a picnic lunch. We are from MI and had to arrange all of this sight unseen with emails between Jess and I. The process was painless and she was sensitive to my budget concerns. I...More

4  Thank VandyNP
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We just got home from a 3 day sailing trip on the Winkapew with Karl and Jess and had a fabulous time. The accommodations, food and flexibility of venue were so appreciated! Jess had all the foods we said we liked to eat incorporated into...More

2  Thank Schrettie
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have sailed extensively, and this was, by far, my best charter sailing. Tomahawk is an ocean racer, and has speed yet stability. She is a beautiful boat to sail in the scenic San Juan Islands. Carl and Jess were fabulous hosts, very knowledgeable and...More

3  Thank bryannehamill
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This would be my second time on a sail boat and I really wanted a unique sailing experience. The weather allowed us to take out Tomahawk, the Kruger's German racing sail boat. A 3-hour sail just wasn't enough so Jess and I worked out an...More

1  Thank Lonnie R
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

What an awesome afternoon we spent with Jess and Karl. We even gave them credit for the spectacular weather! Very hospitable, engaging, safety-minded - and the best parts, they love what they do and graciously shared that with us by allowing both of my kiddos...More

3  Thank hzburton
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

We had so much fun with you three! The kids were awesome at the helm, and we are thrilled we had such great weather for a graduation celebration! Congratulations! And we hope the rest of your stay on the island was wonderful. Thank you again!!

Reviewed 12 June 2016

Our two granddaughters joined us for an afternoon of sailing out of Deer Harbor with Carl and Jess of Kruger Escapes. What a delightful outing. This skilled and hospitable couple hosted the four of us with grace, warmth and style - all in the lovely...More

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KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

It was such an honor to help celebrate your 50th Anniversary! The weather was such a gift; we feel lucky that we had such perfectly gorgeous sailing for you! Thank you for writing a review for us, and perhaps we'll get to help you celebrate...More

Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Karl and Jess were excellent hosts. We didn't get much wind but made the most of what we had. The boat Tomahawk was a true sailing vessel with a storied past and treated us very well. Karl was as experienced a sailor as I have...More

2  Thank TomNTammy
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

We had a great morning on the water with your family! Thank you so much for joining us, and we hope that the rest of your day on the water was fantastic! Thank you too for reviewing us; we do appreciate it very much. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 23 September 2015

Our family had a blast sailing with Jess and Karl around Orcas Island. I recommend this three hour adventure to anyone who loves to be on the water in amazing scenery with great hosts.

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KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank you so much for recommending us, and for taking the time to write a review!! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your sail so much :-)

Reviewed 14 September 2015

My wife, granddaughter and I went on a 3-hour sail with Kruger Escapes. There really aren't words to describe how much we enjoyed the trip. Because Jess and Karl are such wonderful people, and experienced sailors, we could completely relax (even with our 4-year-old granddaughter...More

2  Thank Donavan4444
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank you so much for such a lovely rating! We do enjoy sailing with kids! And Thank YOU for sailing with us!!

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julie c
Are you referring to Sailing?
20 August 2015|
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Response from KrugerEscapes | Property representative |
Hi Julie, Thank you for the question, but could you please clarify a bit? We are a sailing charter company, offering a variety of sailing trips. Please let us know if there is other information we can help with. Best, Jess... More
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julie c
Hello Is there any openings durring 9/11 or 9/12? party of two. No sailing experience. :) well....not enough to count anyway. What is the cost? where do you sail through? If the trip is cut short due to bad weather do we pay full price? What amount of time should be planned for.
20 August 2015|
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Response from KrugerEscapes | Property representative |
Greetings Julie, and thank you for contacting us! We are presently fully booked for September 11th, 12th and 13th. We would recommend that you contact Orcas Island Sailing or Emerald Isle Charters, two other sailing charter... More
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