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“A wonderful sail with Capt. Ward”

Northwest Classic Daysailing
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed October 2, 2016

My husband, two-year-old son, and I went out with Captain Ward for a morning of sailing. It was such a fun and educational experience! My husband and I are novice sailors, so Ward was kind enough to teach us a bit more and let us try our hand. Ward was also incredibly knowledgeable about the islands and wildlife. We saw seals, porpoises, marbled murrelets, jellyfish, and more. Our son loved the experience and talked about it for the rest of the weekend. We're looking forward to our next visit to Orcas and sail with Ward!

Thank Catharine D
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had a perfect evening sail with Ward. He is friendly, competent & informative. And he let me take the tiller for the evening (with guidance, of course). Lovely experience!

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a lovely full moon sail this last weekend. Our schedule was tight and Captain Ward accommodated us very nicely. The boat is in great condition and has nice cushions so you are nice and comfy. He made sure we saw some animal life and it was a lovey experience. Very mellow and beautiful. I think this is a great addition to an Orcas trip. You see things differently out on the water.

Thank ScubaTroy
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Our sailing experience with Capt. Ward was nothing short of wonderful! The weather was perfect, as was the whole sail. He let us sail the boat and experience the real feel of the morning breezes and waters. Capt. was knowledgeable, enjoyable, and gracious. HIGHLY recommend this 3 hour experience of heaven on earth!! Would definitely repeat this trip!

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

It was a wonderful opportunity to spend really quality time with my grown daughters and a fiance. We were able to sail the boat as if it was ours. If we get back to Orcas we'll do it again.

Thank Steven S
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