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Northwest Classic Daysailing

Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-5581
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Very accomodating, knowledgeable captain who is always proactive with safety issues on the sailboat. Very congenial.

Custom made a special excursion for my interests and needs (ie. vegetation, wildlife and marine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
newhavenroatan
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durham
Fun and educational for kids of all ages

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Familyoffourtravelle
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Walla Walla, 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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Custom made a special excursion for my interests and needs (ie. vegetation, wildlife and marine life of the area, historical information, instructed me with hands-on guidance to learn to sail) Very honest, kind and an excellent coach. Had an awesome experience. He works very hard...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Captain Ward was just terrific with our kids (and with us too). Taught the basics of sailing while providing a nice tour of the waters near Orcas, including a visit to some seals. Relaxing and fun way to spend the afternoon! Totally worth it and...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Made a reservation to sail with Captain Ward on Saturday Oct 8th for a sunset trip. He proactively reached out via e mail and informed me of severe weather coming in that would make that less than enjoyable. He suggested alternatives and we settled on...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 3 October 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...More

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Reviewed 29 September 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 19 September 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...More

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Reviewed 27 August 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...More

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 27 August 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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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our three-hour 4:30 pm sailing trip included our 2.5 year old son, which could have easily been a disaster. Much to our delight, it was laid-back, beautiful, calming and informative. Captain Ward was patient, kind and thoughtful. Our son remembers seeing seals (yes!), porpoises (yes!)...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Iris is a well-maintained classic wooden sailboat. Captain Chris is a genial and knowledgeable host who made us feel right at home. Since my wife and I were the only two guests he let us do most of the sailing( we have sailboat on the...More

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Ward F, Owner at Northwest Classic Daysailing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

I think you meant that nice review to go to San Juan Island Classic Daysailing. We are easily confused since they chose a similar name to my business. Captain Ward, Northwest Classic Daysailing Sloop 'Aura'

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Chris M
1 October 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
2 March 2015|
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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
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