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Schooners North

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
+1 360-378-2224
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Nice Boat, Friendly Staff, but Pretty Uneventful

My wife and I went on 2 hour "Sunset Sail" on the Spike Africa. The boat was really nice and the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Giancarlo L
A Day to Remember- Spike Africa all to Myself

I chartered Spike Africa for the day on 9/12/2016 and had an incredible day with Captain Kenny, his... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
mike c
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
+1 360-378-2224
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

My wife and I went on 2 hour "Sunset Sail" on the Spike Africa. The boat was really nice and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable, but the experience itself was quite uneventful. It may have been that there was very little wind - but...More

Thank Giancarlo L
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I chartered Spike Africa for the day on 9/12/2016 and had an incredible day with Captain Kenny, his two-person crew, and naturalist April. The crew was courteous, knowledgable, accommodating, and answered every question I had about the boat, it's history and island. April's laminated cards...More

Thank mike c
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went on an evening sail. It was pleasant didn't see much wildlife. The staff was friendly and cordial but after the sail we thought about it. They charged I believe $35.00 a person there were over 20 people on the ship. That comes out...More

Thank riskybidder
Management response:Responded 26 August 2016

Hello, Thank you for your response. It brings up a complicated issue. Remember we have a 3 month working window. the schooner is either under restoration in the yard or laid up for 9 months of the year. Her slip rental fees, maintenance fees, huge...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing afternoon aboard the Spike Africa. Crew was very knowledgable, we highly recommend adding this experience to your bucket list.

2  Thank Merry S
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We sailed on the Spike Africa for 4days. The crew was wonderful! Captain Kenny put us right in the middle of the Orca whales 2 days in a row! Deckhands Chris and Emma made the best food. The food was organic and made from scratch!...More

1  Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We sailed 4th of July during the evening to watch the Friday Harbor fireworks Great experience Friendly crew

2  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We booked the 4th of July firework trip. The view of the fireworks was fantastic. We boarded around 8:00 p.m. and hung out in the harbor until 9:45 p.m. when we got into firework viewing position. The price was $75.00 a person, you were able...More

Thank OCBB
Management response:Responded 19 August 2016

Dear OCBB Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the evening of the 4th of July was a very untypical still night. I checked with crew and log book and I assure you that the sails were up for your entire trip until just before the...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

We enjoyed the Spike Africa so much! We did the 2 hour sunset cruise. It was a beautiful night we were in good hands with the captain and crew. They were very knowledgeable and taught us a thing or two😉 We had our daughters aboard...More

1  Thank momofsoccerplayer
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A trip aboard Spike Africa is a great way to relax and enjoy the views on the island from the water, and when she is fully sailed, that is amazing.

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 20 June 2016

A group of 5 travelers boarded the boat 'Spike Africa', a beautiful 80 foot schooner. We had 2 Texans, 2 from Arizona, 1 Long Island New Yorker, plus captain and crew. The weather during our full day sail changed dramatically, which made for one of...More

1  Thank Lonnie R
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