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Customer Highlight

Griff and Judy,

It was such an awesome week with you two. You are so knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. Wow, we never ate so good! Thanks for finding the whales for us to see... it was incredible.

Wishing you fair winds always,

--Gail, Suzy, Marlene and Joan


whales in Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands


Sail Northwest Charters

"Four star service on the water"

Welcome aboard!

SailNorthwest is a sailing school and crewed vacation company with an emphasis on adventure, learning and relaxation at affordable prices. .. Relax and have fun. We are dedicated to bringing you memories that will last a lifetime .We have been in the San Juan Islands for over 20 years. Our crews are the best, there are lots of compliments on the food, and our knowledge on the islands is unsurpassed.

Crewed Vacations, 707-245-7490

Would you like the experience of letting us pamper you for a week? Our goal is to give you a fun and exciting vacation exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands. Your crew is intimately familiar with the history of the islands, we know where the wind blows, and we follow the whales in their favorite spots. Our guests often comment that the experience exceeded their expectations.

ASA Instruction, 707-245-7490

Bareboat, Skippered Charters, ASA Instruction Is your goal learning to sail? We are an ASA Affiliate Sailing School specializing in private classes for two. Our other classes normally have three students, guaranteeing a lot of experience at the helm! Your instructors love to take time at anchorage taking you hiking and exploring on the islands. We can make arrangements for your larger group or private family classes.

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    American Sailing Association Certified Instruction

    If learning is your goal our ASA Certified Sailing Instruction is the best. ASA Certified Sailing Instruction We keep our classes small so that we can give you the extensive hands on learning experience you deserve. Spotlight Gal, our 32' Islander and Cathy or Judy , our ASA instructors, are a perfect match for a weeklong 'Cruise 'N Learn'. Class size is up to three people. Private classes for two are very popular! Check out our WOMEN ONLY yearly class.

    Whether you want to learn or just take the wheel for a time, we are dedicated to making your vacation a time to learn or just have fun enjoying the San Juans.

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