N 48° 45.433'
W 122° 30.280'
Our 2012 Charter Guest Ratings, based on 285 survey responses.
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ratings & comments.)
4.81 out of 5 rating.
4.73 out of 5 rating.
"Overall Experience With San Juan Sailing/San Juan
4.78 out of 5 rating.
...The Premier Charter Service of the
Your charter includes a 10' or larger dinghy and 2HP outboard at no extra
When you charter with San Juan Sailing, you
|Professional maintenance each
an exhaustive annual exam and is maintained to a five-page checklist of detailed
preventive maintenance standards, the most exacting in the industry.|
|Over 25 years of experience we are among the
regions senior sailboat charter managers, having owned our own charter boat for six
years before founding the business twenty-five years ago. We love it!|
|Complimentary personalized service staying
small to serve you better:|
|Complimentary yacht cleaning service on your return
from any full-week or longer charter.|
|Free parking with 24 hour surveillance.|
|Personal cruise planning assistance.|
|Fully equipped yachts.|
|Chase boat available 24 hours should you encounter
|Discounts for multi-week and multi-boat cruises.|
|Handy guides to our personal favorite spots in the islands.|
|Boating specialists operated by boaters for
boaters. We know the islands and love cruising them!|
10% off the charter rate and
25% off the daily damage waiver for your second
consecutive week of charter. 15% off the charter rate and 50% off
the daily damage waiver for your 3rd consecutive week of charter and
10% discounts for multi-boat charters
(flotillas of 3 or more boats).
standard on-pattern weeklong charters start on Saturdays at 9am and end
on Fridays at noon, allowing skippers to attend one of two mandatory
“Safety Briefings” at 4:30pm on Fridays or 9:30am on Saturdays.
Off-pattern charters may be able to be scheduled by special arrangement
and permission of the vessel owner.
Off-Pattern Safety Briefing: If skipper is not able to attend one of our
regularly scheduled Safety Briefings (4:30pm on Fridays or 9:30am on
Saturdays), a $150 fee will apply for a specially scheduled Safety
Briefing. No Safety Briefing may be schedule later than 3pm on Saturdays
or earlier than 9:30am on Mondays. (We are closed on Sundays.)
Partial Week Charters:
2-6 day charters
may be booked on a "space available" basis (14 days prior to your intended
departure date). Please note that during off season the minimum charter
length is 4 days / 3 nights.
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During spring, summer and
fall seasons only, 1-day (no overnight) charters may be booked on a
"space available" basis, 7 days before your intended departure date.
Day charters are not available during off season.
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Spring/Fall Seasons: 12.5% off summer season rates for
spring and fall charters.
Off Season: 25%
discount (off summer season rates) for all off-season charter weeks.
Chartering with us is as
easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!
- Select your boat and dates. Select the yacht you desire and the dates you
prefer. Our standard charter week is Saturday 9AM through Friday noon
(during the summer season it is unlikely that we could accommodate an
off-standard week request because charters will be scheduled "back to
back"). Call us Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, 1-800-677-7245 , or
e-mail: email@example.com to
confirm the dates are available and reserve your charter.
- Submit your cruising resume (if first time charter
(links to a fillable PDF that
can be printed or saved to your computer to attach to an e-mail to us)
and mail or e-mail it to San Juan Sailing.
- Sign and return charter agreement. San Juan Sailing will
your charter agreement. Review the charter agreement before
sending a signed copy back to us. If you have chosen to send your reservation deposit (30%
of charter rate) in by check, and if you have not already sent the check, you should
include it with your signed agreement.
- Getting Ready.
Along with your charter agreement we will also e-mail you a
charter planning checklist containing general boat info, travel info, directions, and
checkout and preparation tips. Upon request, we can also send you a
sample packing list and a
sample menu (complete with
shopping list) to make your planning easier. In order to speed your checkout, we
highly recommend that you read the "Notes From The Owner" for your boat (found
on this website at the top of your boat's charter fleet specification page).
- On arrival. Our knowledgeable charter staff will orient you to
cruising the islands during the Safety and Navigation Briefing
(typically Friday at 4:30pm or Saturday at 9:30am) and
then give you a complete onboard checkout of your sailboat. We will be happy to assist you with cruise
planning, answer questions, and share with you our own special tips about cruising the
islands of the Pacific Northwest. Then youre off cruising the islands across
beautiful Bellingham Bay. Arrive a bit early for the 4:30pm Friday
Safety and Navigation Briefing? New this year, the Bellingham
Marine Life Center is offering you and your family a 45 minute marine
life orientation at 3:30pm each Friday during the summer.
Click here for details.
- And if you are planning
to go into Canadian waters, there is a #6. Click
here for information.
Note regarding winter
charters (between the end of the fall off-season and the beginning of the
spring off-season): Winter cruising (at off-season
rates) is not recommended due to high winds (50+ knots) and wind waves (8+
feet), often unpredicted, that occur in our area. However, charters
may be available (minimum of 5 days) to those with significant experience,
upon approval by both the owner and the general manager of San Juan Sailing.
Please also note that most boats are undergoing extensive preventive
maintenance during the winter so the selection of vessels is limited.