Welcome to Northwest Sailing Adventures!
Crewed Sailing Charters and Tours in the San Juan Islands
Experience the scenic beauty of Washington’s San Juan Islands in safety and comfort aboard the charter sailing yacht Diminuendo. Your fully crewed, all-inclusive sailing vacation allows you to relax and enjoy the ever-changing panorama while we cater to your every need.
Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime on a fully crewed sailing vacation through the crown jewels of the Pacific Northwest, the San Juan Islands. Comprised of nearly two hundred named and unnamed islands, this beautiful archipelago is home to an abundance of wildlife. You are likely to see orcas blow or breach, eagles and ospreys on the wing, dolphins and porpoises as they cavort on your bow wave, or seals and sea lions basking on the rugged shores. For a sampling of critter pics, visit our gallery of wildlife in the San Juans. Explore hidden coves and hike remote trails. From the bustling tourist town of FridayHarbor to the deserted shores of remote islands only accessible by boat, you’ll see the Northwest coast at its wild, untamed best. Nestled in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the San Juans receive about half the annual rainfall of Seattle and the Puget Sound.
We want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the COVID 19 situation in Washington State and beyond, and as restrictions are revised regarding travel. The San Juans are currently welcoming visitors back under Phase 3 guidelines. Based on our Governor’s “Safe Start” phased reopening plan, this allows limited opening of restaurants, retail stores, and other activities and services. Please partner with us to take the necessary precautions for all of us to stay safe by following public health guidelines.
Despite the challenges, and a late start to summer, NW Sailing Adventures was very fortunate to call the 2020 summer charter season a success. We were so pleased that our core business model policies of chartering the boat exclusively to private parties AND focusing travel to remotely populated areas naturally fit the limiting requirements of our guests still looking to travel together during these challenging times. We focused on upgrading our cleaning protocols, and adhered to the governor’s recommendations regarding the wearing of masks, as well as questionnaires and temperature checks upon arrival. By maintaining strong chains of communication between all of our guests before and after chartering, we were assured there were no covid-related issues at any time during the season.
Because of concerns regarding travel plans during uncertain times, we will continue to offer revised and more flexible refund policies for anyone needing to cancel as a result of unexpected travel restrictions.
Please don’t hesitate to phone us directly to discuss your travel options in 2021.
Join us for a truly memorable sailing trip in the San Juan Islands!
Your adventure begins at our home port of Bellingham, Washington, just 90 minutes north of Seattle and 60 minutes south of Vancouver, BC. Northwest Sailing Adventures is a crewed sailing charter company with an emphasis on adventure and exploration at your pace, offered at reasonable prices.
Why crewed sailing charters?
Northwest Sailing Adventures offers fully-crewed, all-inclusive San Juan sailing vacations. No experience necessary! Allow your crew to apply their extensive knowledge of their familiar waters to assure your safety and provide you an unforgettable experience. You’re free to kick back and enjoy the ever changing panoramas while we tend to piloting and navigation. Want to take a turn at the helm? You’re welcome to participate in sailing Diminuendo as much or as little as you like. Even the most experienced sailors often prefer our crewed charters over a bareboat rental.
Share-a-Cruise & Private Charters Eager for a sailing adventure and willing to share the experience? Our Share-a-Cruise packages are the ideal way to make new friends and save money. To assure everyone’s comfort, we limit this to only two couples. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended Share-a-Cruise charters.
Is a family vacation or reunion in the works? Diminuendo can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Planning a second honeymoon? A romantic Private Sailing Charter for two is the answer. We offer a discount for less than 4 guests. Visit our rates page for details.
Your crew will provide and prepare delicious meals in Diminuendo’s well appointed galley.
When you sail with us, all you need provide are your clothing, toiletries, alcoholic beverages, and a sense of adventure!
Northwest Sailing Adventures is dedicated to providing you the very best Northwest Washington outdoor experience. We believe you’ll find our all-inclusive sailing charters are a great value for your vacation dollar.