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Relaxed. Rejuvenated. Awed by nature.
Our unique eco sailing charters will leave you transformed…



Discover the hidden side of the Pacific Northwest coast while sailing the San Juans, or Inside Passage and Great Bear Rainforest with your naturalist captain as he guides your small group in an intimate exploration of wildlife and natural splendor. Enjoy feasting on gourmet northwest cuisine and relaxing aboard our warm and comfortable 54' sailing yacht. Luxuriate in an effortless letting go of stress and worry as our attentive service, in an enchanting environment join to bring you a deep relaxation of the soul.



Come let us show you why every one of our Tripadvisor reviews is 5 stars!



Featured Destinations:


Sailing the San Juan Islands

Bask in calm waters and tranquil sunshine as we enjoy an afternoon of whale watching. Explore a quiet beach, or a fir-shaded trail. Behold a spring wildflower meadow bursting with color, or a young eagle in the nest. Kayak a hidden cove. Our San Juan Islands sailing charters show you a side of this cruising paradise the others seldom see… Learn More!



Great Bear Rainforest/Inside Passage Cruise

Take a journey back in time as we leave civilization astern and enter a mystical marine wilderness. Stand next to ancient totems in abandoned native villages, watch wolves howling on the beach, or see a grizzly plunge into a wild river after a silvery salmon. Soak away your cares in a natural hotsprings surrounded by glacier-studded peaks. Come aboard and you’ll see why 3 film companies chose us to help host documentaries on the area and it’s wildlife…Learn More!



Custom Sailing Charters

Create your own sailing charter by choosing your preferred dates for your private group! We’ll do the rest. A custom sailing tour allows you to have the whole boat to yourselves, no schedule, with captain and gourmet chef at your call! We sail where you want, when you want… Learn More!



Specialty Cruises

Relax and reconnect with a meditation, or spiritual focus cruise. The beautiful, serene locations we sail to are a rich backdrop for exploring a deeper connection to ourselves and nature. On these tours we create opportunities for that exploration immersed in the beauty of the natural world… Learn More!



Day Charters

Get a taste of the vibrant beauty of sailing the San Juan Islands on one of our 6 hour day sails. We leave from Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, and are quickly in the most scenic and wildlife-rich area of the San Juans. Whale watching, and wildlife viewing are some of the highlights… Learn More!




wedding If you have a small group and would like to be married in an extraordinarily scenic, romantic place-anchored in a secluded cove, on a deserted beach, or a spectacular promontory overlooking the islands-this might be for you! Captain is a licensed minister.



Our 54' yacht, the S/V Na’walak, offers you beauty, safety, comfort, and privacy. The entire vessel is heated, and the large pilothouse allows us to comfortably sail any time of year, while still enjoying the panoramic view. Wind and solar generation provide clean and quiet onboard power to help lighten our “footprint” on this delicate environment without compromising your creature comforts. And all of your meals are lovingly prepared by our chef with the freshest local ingredients.


We’ve thought of everything for your Pacific Northwest sailing vacation, now all we need is you to share it with!


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Emerald Isle Sailing Charters: 360.376.3472




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