This cruise will last approximately 3 hours, if we are punctual, and the wind, weather or sunset are amazing, or during the longest days of summer when it is light until 10 pm, we may use some extra time to sail, so we will have some flexibility with traffic (getting to the marina) and casting off to enjoy sailing! We will leave, under motor power, out of Shilshole Bay Marina and head south to Elliott Bay. During that time we will do a safety check, and then we may haul the sails and take turns learning the fundamentals of sailing and running the helm (if you would like), otherwise sit back and enjoy the views and the winds during the sail. To the west, we will have views of Blake and Bainbridge Island from Rich Passage where the downtown to to island ferrys run. Upon entering Elliott Bay, to the east, lies Elliott Bay Marina and Discovery Park, while straight ahead and to the South we will see Mount Rainier and downtown Seattle. The Great Pacific North West has many things to offer on the sea, so we hope to see porpoises, orcas, sea lions, the occasional whale or a message in a bottle, and we will definitely see the sunset! This year one Humpback, and 2 orca sightings!
Other things to note
Sailing is an all weather sport and can be cold, or hot in the sun, the cabin has relief from both. Bring warm layers, camera, sunscreen, and any food or beverages, (drinking water and ice provided).