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San Juan Classic Day Sailing

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Address: Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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+1 360-378-6700
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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San Juan Classic Day Sailing offers 2 hour Day Sails, Half Day Private...

San Juan Classic Day Sailing offers 2 hour Day Sails, Half Day Private Charters, Sun Set Sails and Sailing Lessons out of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wa. aboard beautiful classic, fully restored wooden sailing ships.

We sail through some of the most beautiful and pristine waters in the world, offering guests a chance to participate hands on the the sailing of the vessel or the opportunity to just sit back and relax and enjoy the ride.

Along with spectacular natural scenery, the San Juan Islands are home to many species of marine wildlife, including porpoise, seals and sea lions, many types of water birds and the magnificent Orca Whales. We feel that seeing these animals from the deck of a sailboat, silently gliding through the water, is one of the most environmentally sound and respectful ways of viewing them in their natural habitat. We welcome you to join us!

In addition to sailing, scenery and wildlife, we offer local wine and hors de oeuvres on most of our sails for a truly unique and exclusive experience.

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My offspring and I went on a half day sail. It rained but Captain Morgan was ready with gear. At first I didn't like it was raining, but they were so engaging you forgot about... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Jalene P
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

My offspring and I went on a half day sail. It rained but Captain Morgan was ready with gear. At first I didn't like it was raining, but they were so engaging you forgot about it and enjoyed the ride. She and her father, were educational and interesting. Easy conversation and beautiful scenery. Wonderful to sail on a traditional wooden... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Iris is a wonderful, well maintain wooden sailboat that was a joy to be on. Captain Chris was a very personable host who made us feel right at home. My wife and I were the only two aboard, and he let us do most of the sailing (we have a sailboat on the east coast). We had a delightful evening.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

On my last night in Friday Harbor with my wife of 25 years, we were scheduled to take a sunset cruise but the SJCDS captain called and cancelled the event due to weather conditions including rain and no wind. Rather than refunding our $272.73, we were offered a "rain check" per the Bad Weather Policy under the Fine Print tab... More 

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SanJuanClassicSail, Owner at San Juan Classic Day Sailing, responded to this review

Dear plfhtx, I am very sorry that you were disappointed with your experience with us! Our customer service and safety is our first priority, as you can see by this being our very first review that isn't 5 stars!! Our "Bad WeatherPolicy" of offering a "Rain Check" has been our standard policy for many years and is mirrored in most... More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Because we arrived before the season it was challenging for the crew to meet our exact needs. The entire staff bent over backwards to put something together that would make our vacation unforgettable. This is a family who takes great pride in their business and runs it the old-fashioned way. They are fantastic communicators, friendly, and their vessels are exquisitely... More 

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SanJuanClassicSail, Owner at San Juan Classic Day Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great to have you join us and we really appreciated your understanding and flexibility. We look forward to having you out with us again. Next time we'll get you out on the Dirigo! More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

From my perspective the best thing about this outfit is that they are preserving and using these beautiful historic vessels. Above and beyond that, the captain and mate are welcoming and appear to love their jobs. The food and beverages were abundant and of high quality. The small size of the group allowed for movement, conversation. If you want to... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Captain Morgan helped me arrange a half day charter for my husband and I. She was so friendly and full of great info including advice on other things to do and see on our first visit to the San Juan Islands. Captain Casey took us out on beautiful Iris. It was such a fun experience. Captain Casey was so nice... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Captain Casey is the best!! He was phenomenal!! We had a wonderful time taking in the beauty of the harbor on a 4 hour sail! Even though we were running late & would have understood a shorter sail, we were still out for 4 hours!!!! Casey knows how to show you a good time! There was wine and there were... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Captain Morgan helped my wife and I arrange a sunset sail during a recent trip to the islands to celebrate our anniversary. We were originally scheduled for the smaller boat Iris but were later able to join two other couples on the larger Dirigo II, and we're so glad that worked out! The Dirigo II is a beautiful old schooner,... More 

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Pacifica, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Morgan helped us find the right day and time for a half day sail. The day could not have been better. The crew Art, Kate and Jordan were fun, easy to be around and very accommodating. They gave us the opportunity to help with sailing the boat-something we quickly realized was a lot of work. This was one of the... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Went on a sunset sail with Casey and had a great time. We lucked out and had a private sail giving us a chance to fully enjoy our trip. As we departed the harbor we got a chance to see seaplanes taking off and landing from a pretty close proximity which was quite an experience. We had some harbor seals... More 

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