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. A typical San Juan Islands day sailing trip, for AURA on 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  through Wasp Passage between Crane and Shaw Islands, into West Sound, then through narrow Pole Pass and back to Deer Harbor. Seals are often seen, sometimes porpoises, ospreys and eagles, whales rarely. Passengers can bring whatever they want to eat and drink. Sailing instruction is included. 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.

 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.

Captain Ward Fay is looking forward to sharing his love of sailing with you.

Trips longer than three hours may be available, for another $50/hour for the boat. No more than eight hours total. 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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Private 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. A typical San Juan Islands day sailing trip, for AURA on 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 Was Passage between Crane and Shaw Islands, into West Sound, then through narrow Pole Pass and back to Deer Harbor. Seals are often seen, sometimes porpoises, ospreys and eagles, whales rarely. Passengers can bring whatever they want to eat and drink. Sailing instruction is included. 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.

With a private tour, your party will be the only passengers. There is a limit of six passengers of any age.

Captain Ward Fay is looking forward to sharing his love of sailing with you.

Trips longer than three hours may be available, for another $50/hour for the boat. No more than eight hours total. To contact Ward for more information, call 360-376-5581, or email wardfay@rockisland.com.

$380 per tour

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Yellow Island Wooden Boat Regatta, May 16th, 2015

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

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Race around Shaw Island, August 1st, 2015

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

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Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Race, September 8th, 2015

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 person

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