Welcome Aboard! Our three hour guided cruise will depart from West Sound Marina, aboard a truly majestic vessel the "High Seas". Once owned by Hollywood royalty, the High Seas was built in 1935 by world famous naval architect John Alden, and over the past few years she has been restored to her previous glory. After a short reception and briefing from the Captain, we will proceed Southwest towards Pole Pass. You are welcome to sit back, relax and enjoy as the Captain explains the history of landmarks along the way. Our cruise will proceed along a counterclockwise course around Shaw Island, including the southern end of Orcas Island. Along our journey we will past many famous landmarks, such as Massacre Bay, Deer Harbor, Crane Island, Wasp Passage, Blind Bay and the San Juan Channel. At the pinnacle of our voyage, as we turn East entering the Harney Channel, you should get as truly amazing view of Mount Baker's snow capped summit. And with any luck we may spot orcas, humpbacks, minkes and occasionally even gray whales. Our cruise will conclude safely back at West Sound Marina.
Hi I'm Colby, I am Licensed USCG Master Captain with many years of experience navigating the waterways around the San Juan Islands. I currently have a beautiful 1935 Alden Motor Yacht, located in Orcas Island, that I charter during the Spring and Summer. Our tours vary from happy hour cruises to waterway history lessons. I specialize in making truly memorable experiences for all of my guests!
Our guided cruise will proceed through historic Pole Pass, past Deer Harbor to Crane Island, through the Wasp Passage and along the south side of Shaw Island before turning North through the Upright Channel. Along this route we will be passing many historic landmarks and wildlife viewing areas. Our guide will provide a brief synopsis of the history of each landmark and identify specific wildlife along the way.
14歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 Guests are encourage to dress appropriately. Temperatures on the water can be cooler then on land.
Guests may bring their own food, drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Please feel free to contact us for more details and additional tour options.
Orcas Island Historic Yacht Cruise