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Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98243
+1 866-714-6611
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The epitome of relaxation

Captain David was amazing! He took time to answer any questions we had about anything related to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Jim E
Morgan, Utah, United States
Great daysail

Perfect day despite minimal winds. Loved hearing the history and information about the islands and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Linda P
Boise, Idaho
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Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the San Juans, or Inside Passage with your naturalist captain as he guides your small group in an intimate exploration of wildlife and natural splendor. Enjoy feasting on gourmet northwest cuisine and relaxing aboard our warm and comfortable 54' sailing yacht. Luxuriate in an effortless letting go of stress and worry as our attentive service, in an enchanting environment join to bring you a deep relaxation of the soul. Come let us show you why every one of our Tripadvisor reviews is 5 stars!
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Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98243
+1 866-714-6611
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Captain David was amazing! He took time to answer any questions we had about anything related to the islands, sailing, marine life, etc etc. He let us raise the main sail and trim the jib! Yah we didn't know what that was either ; )...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Perfect day despite minimal winds. Loved hearing the history and information about the islands and animals. Saw seals, lots of bald eagles, and 2 humpback whales. Dave is experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and funny (appropriately funny :-) ). Just very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We took a 6-hour sail with Dave Lutz and Emerald Isle Charters this past Monday, May 22. We sailed gently around much of the San Juan Islands on a gorgeous sunny, calm day. Dave knows much about the history, geology, and wildlife of the Pacific...More

1  Thank davidgeri2017
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

In middle of April be made a family trip to Washington State. The first 5 days of the trip where in the San Juan Islands. We took a 3 day sailing tour with Dave. We basically opened the sailing season of the Emerald boat. As...More

Thank Annabella C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had reservations for a day sail out of Eastsound. Started out in the rain and ended up being a verrrrrry windy rough day. Captain Dave's years of experience were put to the test but we felt safe in his hands. He has a wealth...More

1  Thank montony
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A 3-day charter in the San Juans......oh so lovely. Just the two of us and Dave and Katie. So beautiful. We really appreciated the perfect mix of "tour" -- Dave taught us so much about the area, and sailing, local plants etc -- and "down...More

1  Thank chaabpai
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The time spent with Captain Dave and Chef Katie was time we will never forget. The beautiful scenery, and Dave's knowledge of the area made this trip very memorable. Dave and Katie became friends and treated us like family. Great people! We had some great...More

Thank DerekOB55
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When we all turned 60 we decided to travel to places we thought seren no our Dreams. In the aboriginal Dreamtime this was such a trip. When we woukd arise we would fulfill our dreams - if we dreamed of whales we saw whales that...More

1  Thank Shirley1232015
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I just returned from a 12 day sailing trip aboard the Nawalath to the Great Bear Rain Forest. Captain Dave and Chef Luci were above and beyond my expectations and better than most 5 star trips. Captain Dave is very knowledgeable of the ecology and...More

4  Thank joann l
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had the most experience of a lifetime with Emerald Isle , Dave -our Captain and Lucy our amazing Chef!!! Dr Dean was turning 70 and instead of the Antartica trip he h Spriad planned after the previous summer sail with Dave he opted to...More

1  Thank Dean H
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Response from DaveLutz | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry, we didn't see this question! We have done lovely weddings in the past, and I can even officiate.