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Sail the San Juans

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Relaxing 6 and 12 day sailing adventures aboard Northwind!

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Humpback whale encounter...

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Afternoon nap...

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Northwind's elegant salon.

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Sailing with a pod of resident orcas.

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Gourmet cuisine by Chef Jette.

San Juan Islands Sailing Charters and Cruises

We provide yacht and crew. you relax and enjoy., the art of slow travel.

Something special happens when we cast off the dock lines and head out into the San Juan Islands on a sailing charter. We become aware of the rhythm of the tides, the wind filling the sails, the salty sea air, and the porpoise following in our wake. The hidden coves and diverse marine life of the San Juans beckon us to make discoveries and submerge ourselves in its delightfully relaxed pace.

So much of the world passes by without our being able to see, touch, or feel it. A sailing charter through the San Juan islands allows us to take a moment to slow down and experience it for ourselves.

We have been perfecting the art of “slow travel” for over 25 years. Our new 55′ sailboat Northwind , offers a luxury yacht charter experience for up to six guests in private staterooms with ensuite baths. Each one of our San Juan Sailing Charters and Inside Passage cruises are one of a kind, designed for your group from the ground up. From your preferences on food and drink , to where we go and what we see and do, the result is a perfect blending of islands, yacht, crew, and cuisine. It’s your perfect vacation, Sailing the San Juan Islands in style.

 This is what a carefree sailing vacation is all about

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Jon and Jette Baker Sail the San Juans Cruises

Captains Jette & Jon Baker, with TailR

A fully crewed sailing charter with Sail the San Juans is a world away from any vacation experience you probably have ever had. A sailboat charter aboard Northwind  will open a door to see and experience the more remote islands and coves that are not easily accessible to most people.

At the same time, sailing yachts are in a unique position to be less intrusive to marine mammals which helps encourage encounters with Orca, seals and porpoise.

A sailboat charter with Sail the San Juans is a first class experience, from our impeccable yacht and crew to your private chef’s menu built around your preferences.

Join us to explore over 200 forested islands, help trim the sails on Northwind, or just relax while you savor gourmet fare , and great hiking and kayaking through protected bays and inlets.

This is the art of slow travel.

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Two booking options

Private Charters: Groups of up to six people receive exclusive use of the sailboat for their group.

Join A Cruise: Reserve a stateroom for two, and let us take care of filling the other cabins.

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Two unique island cruises

San Juan Islands:  These six day sailing trips cruise through the San Juan Islands, an enchanting archipelago of hidden coves, abundant wildlife, and forested islands located in the sheltered inland waters of Washington State.

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The Inside Passage: These twelve day wilderness sailing trips cruise through the southern portion of the Inside Passage, an area rich with native culture, mountain vistas, fjords and waterfalls located in British Columbia.

Learn more about Inside Passage Sailing Charters

Update: Beginning in January 2024 we will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination for participation in any of our group courses or stateroom bookings.

2 Day Sailing Courses

Overnight live-aboard, with food included.

For those with limited time and/or seeking for a value, these courses are ideal. We offer Basic Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Cruising (Charter Certification) and Cruising Catamaran, as well as our Docking Endorsement, mostly completed between 9AM Saturday and 5PM Sunday, with some midweek options.

  • Basic Sailing (ASA 101)
  • Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
  • Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
  • Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)
  • Docking Endorsement (ASA 118)

7-10 Day Sailing Courses

Learn while vacationing in a world-class cruising ground.

Our most popular courses, these learning vacations take you out in the islands for a week (10 day option for our Advanced Learn-n-Cruise) of sailing, exploring and learning. We offer beginning and advanced courses that take you through some of the most spectacular cruising area in North America. In the beginning course, with pre-study and a desire to learn, students can achieve Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104 Charter Certification) in just one week. We limit course size to four students (up to 6 on our catamarans) and one instructor as you live aboard beautiful yachts between 30 and 45 feet.

  • Basic to Bareboat Learn-n-Cruise (ASA 101/103/104)
  • Cruising Catamaran Learn-n-Cruise (ASA 103/104/114)
  • Advanced Learn-n-Cruise (ASA 105/106)
  • Advanced Catamaran Learn-n-Cruise (ASA 114/105/106)

Stateroom Bookings

An opportunity to refresh and build your sailing skills.

This option is designed for those who have completed their ASA 104 certification and are looking for an opportunity to get out on the water to practice their sailing skills without needing to charter a boat themselves. Stateroom bookings often sail with one of our guided flotillas, adding a nice element of camaraderie. While not structured courses, there is a USCG captain/ASA instructor onboard and you have the option to pursue your ASA 111 Sailing Refresher Certification (stateroom bookings are designed for skills review so no other ASA certifications are available).

Private Instruction

Tailor your course to your own needs..

This option lets you tailor your course to your specific needs. We offer a private "buy out" option for most of our 2-day and 7-day courses or we can arrange for private instruction during your bareboat charter.

Tailor your course to your own needs

For those who would like private instruction, or would like to arrange their own group (often a family), this option lets you tailor the course to the specific needs of each member of your crew. Private lessons can be done on your own boat, or one of our bareboat charter vessels as part of your bareboat charter. Simply pick your dates and we’ll assist you in selecting an instructor.

Power Courses (Single or Twin)

Learn to skipper a powerboat while exploring the islands..

Learn and vacation at the same time on our liveaboard Power Learn-n-Cruise. This course covers the skills essential to skippering a 29' - 42' single engine or twin engine power yacht, including paper and electronic navigation, cruise and fuel planning, understanding vessel systems, "rules of the road", maneuvering in a marina, picking up a mooring ball and anchoring. RPBA/Recreational Power Boat Association Close Quarters Powerboat Handling certification for either single or twin engine is included in your course.

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T. 360-671-4300 (charter) | T. 360-671-8339 (school) | T. 360-671-0829 (brokerage)

2615 South Harbor Loop, Suite 1, Bellingham, Washington 98225

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  12. San Juan Sailing Charters

    A sailing charter through the San Juan islands allows us to take a moment to slow down and experience it for ourselves. We have been perfecting the art of "slow travel" for over 25 years. Our new 55′ sailboat Northwind, offers a luxury yacht charter experience for up to six guests in private staterooms with ensuite baths.

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    4150. 3675. 70/day. 20/day. * NOTE: $20/day provides you and each member of your crew with a total of $1,000,000 personal liability coverage during your charter. Discounts available for multi-week (2+) and for multiboat (3+) charters. For details and off-pattern rates please visit our charter FAQs.

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    Specialties: Six and twelve day fully crewed sailing charters in the San Juan Islands of Washington State and the Canadian Inside Passage aboard the 55' Northwind. Featuring gourmet cuisine prepared by Chef Jette. Established in 1986. We have been offering the finest sailing charters in the San Juan Islands for over 30 years. To read more about our history please see "Our story" on our web page.

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