Schooners North

The Romance of Traditional Sail and the San Juan Islands

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Day Trips —  Discover the San Juan Islands from the deck of a historic wooden Ship. Experience the natural wonders of the archipelago and learn the secrets of the local wildlife with our on board naturalist.

Cruises Cruises can be from overnight trips in the San Juans to summer long adventures extending to the far north in Alaska

Half and Full Day Sails  Three and Six hour sails departing from and returning to Friday Harbor

Evening Sails A relaxing end to a busy day or the beginning of a romantic evening. Bring your beverage of choice and a snack and join us.

Private Charters Weddings and wedding parties, bachelor parties, family get-togethers, romantic get-a-ways, birthdays, corporate retreats, any special occasion that calls for something extraordinary and unforgettable.

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The San Juan archipelago is much more than the streets, restaurants and shops of the villages, a short motorboat ride to see the Orcas or a stroll through the marinas. The San Juans are one of the Northwest’s natural and cultural treasures. A sail with Schooners North aboard the historic ship ‘Spike Africa’ brings you to the heart of the Islands. The onboard naturalist introduces you to the unique environment and wildlife. The salty crew can bring to life the incredible historical past of the Islands and the Northwest coast. A cruise among the islands on the Schooner ‘Spike Africa’ brings the excitement of traditional sail aboard a vessel faithful in every way to the ships that would have been seen plying the waters of the local sounds and straits for over a hundred years, hauling the people and goods of the Sound. If you sit and relax or help sail the ship, a voyage aboard the Schooner ‘Spike Africa’ through this spectacular paradise is not to be missed.

What We Like about it

  • Sunset Cruises
  • An 80 ft Schooner: Spike Africa
  • Coast Guard inspected boat and crew

Find a Hidden Gem

The San Juan Islands have several marine state parks that can only be reached by boat. Schooners North will be sailing to these hidden gems during their summer sail schedule. This gives an amazing opportunity to explore some of the San Juan Islands best kept secrets. Schooners North is also available for your wedding, bachelor party, family adventure, company gathering, or other special event. An extraordinary experience, Schooners North can accommodate creative events from corporate team building to private memorial services. Whatever your occasion, planning it on a classic vessel will guarantee to make it special.

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