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Address: Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
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We have two boats! The sailing vessel Tomahawk is a 51' Custom German Frers...

We have two boats! The sailing vessel Tomahawk is a 51' Custom German Frers Sloop. She was built for the southern ocean races, and is now based in the Pacific Northwest on Orcas Island. She is available for Day Sails and Custom Multi-day trips.

The sailing vessel Winkapew (Wing-KAH-poe) is a 61' Custom C&C Ketch, designed for comfort, speed and offshore cruising. She is available for Custom Multi-day trips, Adventure trips, and special events.

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We booked a 5 hour sail/SUP experience from 11-4, with a picnic lunch. We are from MI and had to arrange all of this sight unseen with emails between Jess and I. The process was... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We booked a 5 hour sail/SUP experience from 11-4, with a picnic lunch. We are from MI and had to arrange all of this sight unseen with emails between Jess and I. The process was painless and she was sensitive to my budget concerns. I brought my 3 kids, 21, 20 and 11. The sailing could not have been more... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We just got home from a 3 day sailing trip on the Winkapew with Karl and Jess and had a fabulous time. The accommodations, food and flexibility of venue were so appreciated! Jess had all the foods we said we liked to eat incorporated into a fun menu. Karl shared some favorite island spots for hiking, beauty, pictures etc. after... More 

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2 Thank Schrettie
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have sailed extensively, and this was, by far, my best charter sailing. Tomahawk is an ocean racer, and has speed yet stability. She is a beautiful boat to sail in the scenic San Juan Islands. Carl and Jess were fabulous hosts, very knowledgeable and engaging, and made the afternoon just perfect. You cannot go wrong with Carl and Jess,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This would be my second time on a sail boat and I really wanted a unique sailing experience. The weather allowed us to take out Tomahawk, the Kruger's German racing sail boat. A 3-hour sail just wasn't enough so Jess and I worked out an 7-hour sail around San Juan Island. Jess and Karl are a knowledgeable and skilled team... More 

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1 Thank Lonnie R
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

What an awesome afternoon we spent with Jess and Karl. We even gave them credit for the spectacular weather! Very hospitable, engaging, safety-minded - and the best parts, they love what they do and graciously shared that with us by allowing both of my kiddos (who aren't really kiddos anymore!) to take part in raising the sails and driving. Cannot... More 

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3 Thank hzburton
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

We had so much fun with you three! The kids were awesome at the helm, and we are thrilled we had such great weather for a graduation celebration! Congratulations! And we hope the rest of your stay on the island was wonderful. Thank you again!! More 

Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our two granddaughters joined us for an afternoon of sailing out of Deer Harbor with Carl and Jess of Kruger Escapes. What a delightful outing. This skilled and hospitable couple hosted the four of us with grace, warmth and style - all in the lovely setting of the San Juan Islands. Jess allowed the two 15 year old girls to... More 

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KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

It was such an honor to help celebrate your 50th Anniversary! The weather was such a gift; we feel lucky that we had such perfectly gorgeous sailing for you! Thank you for writing a review for us, and perhaps we'll get to help you celebrate a future anniversary too :-) More 

Indianapolis
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Karl and Jess were excellent hosts. We didn't get much wind but made the most of what we had. The boat Tomahawk was a true sailing vessel with a storied past and treated us very well. Karl was as experienced a sailor as I have seen and has great knowledge of the environment and history of the San Juan's.

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1 Thank TomNTammy
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

We had a great morning on the water with your family! Thank you so much for joining us, and we hope that the rest of your day on the water was fantastic! Thank you too for reviewing us; we do appreciate it very much. Sincerely, Jess & Karl More 

San Clemente
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Our family had a blast sailing with Jess and Karl around Orcas Island. I recommend this three hour adventure to anyone who loves to be on the water in amazing scenery with great hosts.

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KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending us, and for taking the time to write a review!! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your sail so much :-) More 

Tacoma, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My wife, granddaughter and I went on a 3-hour sail with Kruger Escapes. There really aren't words to describe how much we enjoyed the trip. Because Jess and Karl are such wonderful people, and experienced sailors, we could completely relax (even with our 4-year-old granddaughter on board. Our rating of this experience is "PERFECT"! Thank you Jess, Karl and of... More 

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KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely rating! We do enjoy sailing with kids! And Thank YOU for sailing with us!! More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 35th Anniversay on August 23rd with Kruger Escapes on their sailboat. Jess and Karl were so much fun and kept us entertained with their knowledge and expertise with the boat. They jumped into action immediately when I got stung by a bee and took great care of me. I would highly recommend you spend... More 

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2 Thank Donna F
KrugerEscapes, Owner at Kruger Escapes, responded to this review

We are so glad we had such awesome weather for your sail with us, and so sorry you got stung! We truly had a great time sailing with you and hearing the stories you shared :-) Thank you so much for choosing us to sail with for your anniversary, and thank you too for taking time to review us! We... More 

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