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Address: 1945 Obstruction Pass Rd, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279-9608
Phone Number: +360 310 0100
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We offer personalized sailing lessons for those of you looking for a true...

We offer personalized sailing lessons for those of you looking for a true sailing experience. No prior experience is required. No crowds, just you and yours. Families are encouraged!

  We have a wonderful fleet of boats each with their own appeal: 19' daysailer, 26' heavy keel sloop and a custom built 30' Trimaran! For qualified sailors we also offer bareboat charters. Please give us a call today!

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So Darn Nice

Full disclosure, I did not sail with this company but they were so darn nice to me on the phone I just had to give them credit for it! They were booked otherwise I would have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Clayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Full disclosure, I did not sail with this company but they were so darn nice to me on the phone I just had to give them credit for it! They were booked otherwise I would have gone!

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Thank ScubaTroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I went out twice this summer on half-day sails, once with 9 y/o daughter and once with my wife. Nat is a wonderful teacher. You're in good hands, as he's extremely knowledgable, having sailed all over Alaska. Whether you're a beginner or intermediate sailor, he knows how much information is the right amount, and not overload you. Nat is also... More 

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Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My husband arranged this sailing lesson for our recent visit to Orcas Island. This was the highlight of my trip. My husband has been sailing for a few years and I am brand new to the sport. Nat was awesome. He was so patient with my lack of knowledge and/or recall of the limited knowledge I have. The bay was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Loved our introduction to sailing from Capt Ben! My partner and I headed out with our 7 yrs old and 12 years old daughters. We our starting to plan our 2016 vacation and my family can not stop chatting about our day sailing! It's a different experience and awareness sailing on the water ... wind, birds, sea mammals and the... More 

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Thank Juls L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We all had a fantastic time with Ben on Zany. Though 2 of us had some sailing experience and 2 had none, Ben was able to challenge each of us. Not only an excellent teacher but a truly pleasant guy to spend an afternoon with. Yes you will learn as much as you want but no boring prep, mostly hands... More 

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Thank ccm0610
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We can't say enough good things about our experience today with Ben and Orcas Island Sailing. It was my wife and myself, plus my 16 y/o daughter and my 13 y/o son. Ben is a fantastic teacher and able to talk in a way to make sailing fun and accessible to any age and experience level. We went out in... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Ben is an incredibly skilled, patient, and competent guide. The sailing lesson he provided was the highlight of our trip to the Seattle area. His sailing vessels are well appointed and he matches the vessel to your needs and expectations for learning about sailing. Imagine a day filled with the peace and tranquility of being in one of the world's... More 

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Thank Trail1998
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

I highly recommend Orcas Island Sailing. If you are an experienced sailor Ben makes the boat check out processes a breeze. After a short check-up quiz from Ben to make sure we had enough sailing skills to keep us and the boat safe my girlfriend and I were quickly rigging up the boat. Ben was standing by, providing useful pointers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We absolutely recommend Ben. He is the best teacher anyone can have. He is very informative and you can tell he loves to be out on the water. He loves what he does. This was a great experience and we feel this was better than taking any sailing scenic charter. We got a very personal experience, we learned a lot... More 

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Thank Annie A
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Ben provided the perfect opportunity to experience the San Juan's from the water! He was helpful, knowledgable, and very generous. Orcas Island Sailing couldn't be in a better location for seeing the area by boat. His fleet was in wonderful condition and rigged for beginners and experienced sailors to enjoy. We took out "Jazz", the Rhodes 19, and even in... More 

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