These are just a few of our most commonly asked questions. However if you have any others, we’re always happy to answer them.
Are the prices listed per person or for the whole boat?
The prices listed are for the whole boat, your own private yacht for the event. You can bring from 1-6 passengers. All of our trips are private charters.
Does the cruise include food?
Yes, most of our cruises include food and beverage, gourmet appetizers and an assortment of beverages – see pricing page. Otherwise you are free to bring whatever food and drink you would like. We provide plates and cutlery so no need to bring those items.
Where does the trip start?
Depending on the vessel, for Lake Washington cruises we can meet at either a private dock in Kenmore, the public marina in Kirkland, or in Seattle’s Lake Union. For Puget Sound trips, there are several marinas in the Puget Sound area (Seattle proper), or we can arrange to meet on the Peninsula (Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Des Moines, Port Orchard, etc). For San Juan trips we generally meet at Friday Harbor. I will make sure you have directions before any trip to whichever pickup location you choose.
Is there someplace to rest out of the sun and wind?
All of the yachts in our fleet have spacious cabins complete with expansive seating options and heads (bathrooms).
Are children allowed on all tours?
Yes, we love kids – we have two young children and sail with them frequently. We have an assortment of children’s lifejackets that may fit your little ones, but it’s prudent to bring your own in the correct sizes. If you need to use our children’s lifejackets, we just need to know weights ahead of time to ensure a good fit.
What should I wear?
Please dress in layers as the temperature on the water is generally considerably cooler than on land. We recommend bringing t-shirt, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Long pants are recommended, but feel free to bring along shorts and bathing suits in case it gets warm. Please try to wear appropriate footwear: Non-marking sneakers are suggested – barefoot is often the way to go if it’s warm enough. Don’t forget your camera because you’ll want to be taking plenty of pictures. Definitely bring sunglasses as the sun and wind can be hard on the eyes.
What if the weather is bad?
If it is raining you do NOT have to go boating. It will be up to you whether you would like to cancel or reschedule or go ahead and pretend to be a “Seattleite” and go out in the rain anyway. If the weather is very bad (i.e. dangerously high winds or seas), I may elect to cancel the trip and we’ll reschedule for another time. You and your family’s safety is our primary concern and I would never risk sailing in dangerous conditions.