News From The Islands
San Juan Island Day Cruises on the classic yacht Westward
Written by Captain Bill Bailey:
After spending a bit over 30 years sailing, cruising and fishing among the San Juan Islands the sights and feelings are reduced to something akin to snap shots. A flash of a hunting group of Orcas swimming toward, and then under our salmon net while I went for minutes without taking a breath. A simultaneous full moon setting and sun rising on a cool and clear fall morning off Kellet Bluff. Breaking skim ice to leave Bellingham Bay on route to check our crab pots. Standing on the tombolo that separates Fossil Bay from Fox Cove on Sucia Island during a warm summer evening.
So many images, scents and sounds! My family and I have grown up, and old, while sailing these waters.
Please join us on a short cruise, and explore the green waters of the Salish Sea as we keep watch for Bald eagles, River Otters, Harbor Seals, Orcas, Dall’s Porpoise, Minke, Gray Whales and Humpback whales, Stellar Sea Lions and other marine life.
Welcome Aboard the historic M/V Westward: Designed by Ted Geary. Launched in 1924 as the flagship of the Alaska Coast Hunting and Cruising Company. She was the very first purpose built adventure charter yacht in Alaska and is listed with the US National Register of Historic Places. Take your place in history among the rich and famous that have also adventured aboard Westward.
June 28, 29, 30 July 2, 3, 4
All trips depart at 12:30 and return at 5:00
Meet the Westward at Spring Street Landing at Friday Harbor Waterfront.
Adults: $135 plus tax
12 and under: $75 plus tax
Maximum of 12 persons, minimum of 3
Call to reserve your space: 360.378.7123 or 360.298.1661
*Cash, Visa, Master Card only*
We have some limited availability on the 30th and 2nd if you'd like to stay at a nice San Juan Island Hotel smack INN the middle of Friday Harbor!