Trips

GROUP Day Sailing Tours from Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands

“Aura” is a beautiful 1948 wooden sloop, with a cockpit that will seat six comfortably. A typical San Juan Islands day sailing trip, on AURA with a nice windy day, starts in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island and continues through the Wasp Islands, across San Juan Channel to San Juan Island, back across the Channel and around Jones Island, then through Wasp Passage between Crane and Shaw Islands, into West Sound, then through narrow Pole Pass and back to Deer Harbor. The waters we sail in here are very calm and protected from large waves. Seals are often seen, sometimes porpoises, ospreys and eagles, whales rarely. You can bring whatever you want to eat and drink. Non-certified  sailing instruction is included if you desire. Steering the boat and handling the ropes is a big part of the experience, but if you just want to relax and enjoy the view, you can. We highly recommend you stay overnight at one of the many fine lodgings available on Orcas Island, to give you more time to explore its wonders. The top of Mt. Constitution, an hour’s drive away, is a must-see for the tremendous view.

 With a group tour, there is a chance there will be other passengers on the boat, unless your party is 5 or 6 people. There is no charge for the sixth person. There is a limit of six passengers of any age or size. Sorry, no dogs on board, please. “Aura” is not wheelchair accessible.

Trips longer than three hours may be available, for another $50/hour for the boat and skipper. No more than eight hours total.

Captain Ward Fay has been skippering professionally since 2001. He is looking forward to sharing his love of sailing with you.

 To contact Ward for more information, call 360-376-5581, or email wardfay@rockisland.com.

Adult $76
Child (7 to 13) $59
Child (under 7) $44

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Day Sailing Tours from Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands


“Aura” is a beautiful 1948 wooden sloop, with a cockpit that will seat six comfortably. A typical San Juan Islands day sailing trip, on AURA with a nice windy day, starts in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island and continues through the Wasp Islands, across San Juan Channel to San Juan Island, back across the Channel and around Jones Island, then through Wasp Passage between Crane and Shaw Islands, into West Sound, then through narrow Pole Pass and back to Deer Harbor. The waters we sail in here are very calm and protected from large waves. Seals are often seen, sometimes porpoises, ospreys and eagles, whales rarely. You can bring whatever you want to eat and drink. Non-certified  sailing instruction is included if you desire. Steering the boat and handling the ropes is a big part of the experience, but if you just want to relax and enjoy the view, you can. We highly recommend you stay overnight at one of the many fine lodgings available on Orcas Island, to give you more time to explore its wonders. The top of Mt. Constitution, an hour’s drive away, is a must-see for the tremendous view.

With a private tour, your party will be the only passengers. There is a limit of six passengers of any age or size. Sorry, no dogs on board, please. “Aura” is not wheelchair accessible.

Trips longer than three hours may be available, for another $50/hour for the boat and skipper. No more than eight hours total.

Captain Ward Fay has been skippering professionally since 2001. He is looking forward to sharing his love of sailing with you.

To contact Ward for more information, call 360-376-5581, or email wardfay@rockisland.com.

$380 per tour

FOR AVAILABLE DATES AND TIMES CLICK THE CALENDAR LINK BELOW:

(YOU CAN BOOK A TRIP FROM THERE)

FOR AVAILABLE DATES AND TIMES, CLICK THE  CALENDAR LINK BELOW:

(YOU CAN BOOK A TRIP FROM THERE)

Day Sailing Tours from Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands


 

SPECIAL EXCURSIONS

Yellow Island Wooden Boat Regatta, May 20th, 2017

Race on “Aura”in the company of other beautiful classic wooden boats on a course through the scenic Wasp Islands near Deer Harbor. The race may take as long as five hours to complete. Great for photos! Bring your own refreshments. $76 per person

 

Classic Mariner’s Regatta, June 3rd and 4th, 2017. Port Townsend

The largest wooden boat racing event of the year in the Northwest. Two races back to back on Saturday, and one race on Sunday. Spectacular photos ops abound in Port Townsend Bay! Racer’s Dinner on Saturday night is extra. Aura will be doing the six hour crossing of Juan DeFuca Strait on Friday, and back on Monday, weather permitting.
$76 per person, maximum four.

 

Race around Shaw Island, August 5th, 2017

The Big annual Race around Shaw Island held by the San Juan Island Yacht Club is a real spectacle, with maybe 80 boats starting and finishing in Friday Harbor. It will be a long day, leaving Deer Harbor around 7:30 am and returning near dark. There is a nice awards banquet at the yacht club after the race. $150 per person

 

Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Race, September 5th, 2017

As Part of the Annual Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. A four hour race aboard Aura through the Wasp Islands, in the company of perhaps a dozen beautiful wooden boats. Sailing experience preferred. $76 per adult.

 

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Schooner Race Spectating, Saturday September 9th, 2017

Watch the schooners charge around the  race course. We may be racing too. $76 per adult

 

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Sail-by, Sunday September10th, 2017

After the Festival all boats go out and mingle. Could be 100 beautiful boats out there. We try to stay out of everybody’s way. $76 per adult.