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    Sail Aboard the Santana

    Want to see a different side of Seattle? Step aboard the Cal 3-30 sloop, The Santana, and notice the electric motor that makes her quiet and environmentally friendly. This beautiful sailing boat will take you around Union lake with the help of her expert crew and your knowledgeable guide. They will take you through the smooth waters while teaching you the secrets that lay beneath the water and the history of the area. Relax and take in the sights or hop in and help the crew pilot this iconic vessel. See The Emerald City like you never have before!
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    Sail Aboard the Santana

    2420 Westlake Ave N, Seattle

    • Climb aboard the Cal 3-30 sloop, The Santana, for a 1.5-hour public sail across Lake Union
    • See a different side of Seattle and immerse yourself in the lake's unique culture
    • Take in the floating houseboats, watch the seaplanes soar overhead, and learn about the lake's history and the sunken ships beneath its waters
    • Enjoy an informative and exciting day on the water
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    1.5hr Sail Aboard Lavengro (public)

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    Want to see a different side of Seattle? Step aboard the historic schooner The Lavengro, which means "word-master" in Romany. This beautiful, 64-foot ship set sail in 1926 and so she knows Lake Union better than anybody -- except your knowledgeable guide. They will take you through the smooth waters while teaching you the secrets that lay beneath the water and the history of the area. Relax and take in the sights or hop in and help the crew pilot the iconic vessel. See The Emerald City like you never have before!
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    1.5hr Sail Aboard Lavengro (public)

    1010 Valley St, Seattle

    • Climb aboard the historic schooner, The Lavengro, for a 1.5-hour public sail across Lake Union
    • See a different side of Seattle and immerse yourself in the lake's unique culture
    • Take in the floating houseboats, watch the seaplanes soar overhead, and learn about the lake's history and the sunken ships beneath its waters
    • Enjoy an informative and exciting day on the water
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    Tillicum Village Excursion

    Want to learn the real history of Seattle? Meet the descendants of Chief Seattle himself during this tour of historic Blake Island! You'll be invited into Tillicum Village for a thorough tribal experience that will put you in touch with this hospitable and welcoming culture. It all starts with a cruise to the island itself, where you'll be welcomed with fresh clams. Afterwards, you'll tour the cedar longhouses where the tribe prepares its legendary salmon, and then sit down to a mouthwatering meal to taste this succulent fare for yourself. As you dine, enjoy a performance featuring traditional Salish storytelling and Native American dancing. When the show is over, you'll have time to explore the island's beaches, or check out the artwork and gardens that surround the facility, before your return cruise to the city.
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    Tillicum Village Excursion

    1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle

    • Experience the storytelling and dancing of the Pacific Northwest's tribal culture at Tillicum Village
    • Get out of Seattle during a relaxing, narrated cruise to and from historic Blake Island
    • Learn about the generational art of salmon baking and try it for yourself during a delicious meal
    • Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the Seattle's first settlers during an inclusive experience
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    Lake Washington Cruise from Kirkland

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    This cruise is seasonal and operates from late March to September only.

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    Lake Washington Cruise from Kirkland

    Kirkland's City Dock, Seattle

    • Enjoy a relaxing cruise around the beautiful Lake Washington
    • Learn about Seattle's historic waterfront
    • See the houseboat and waterfront homes of the area's rich and famous
    • Food and beverages are available for purchase on board the ship
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    Boat Handling Basics

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    Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have the wind whip through your shirt and lick the salt water from your parted, smiling lips as you bark out orders? It's time to bring your nautical fantasies to life -- become a proper sailor! You'll learn everything you need to know in order to pilot your own vessel with the Basics of Boat Handling. Begin with the basics of seamanship and move on to learn the rules of the road, raising sails, docking sail trim and steering. Your USCG certified captain will teach you the in's and out's of the art in a safe and friendly fashion. By the time your six lessons are finished you'll feel confident getting out on the water by yourself. Raise the anchor and unfurl the sails -- it's time for an adventure!
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    Boat Handling Basics

    1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle

    • Learn everything you'll need to know to navigate your own vessel
    • Take 6 lessons of 2 hours each with an USCG certified captain who has years of sailing experience
    • Designed as an introduction to new sailors or a refresher for those who have been away from the sport for a while.
    • Enjoy yourself while gaining confidence in your skills on the water
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    Intro to Sailing

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    Man the mainsail! Look starboard! Take the helm! Do you have absolutely no idea what these terms mean? If you don't, then this class is for you. Take a 2-hour introductory sailing course with certified instructors and get a taste of life at sea. You'll head out on a large keelboat and learn new terminology as you observe sailors in action. Ask questions and discover the secrets to a smooth ride as you enjoy the fresh ocean air. Whether you're looking to embark on a long-term adventure with sailing or simply want to satisfy your curiosity about the sport, this class provides an excellent foundation while also ensuring a fun experience.
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    Intro to Sailing

    7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle

    • Introduce yourself to the sport of sailing with a 2-hour foundational class
    • Experience the opportunity to learn from certified instructors
    • Increase your sailor vocabulary and watch as your captain steers the vessel
    • Enjoy a day out to sea in Seattle as you discover a new sport
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    Seattle Locks Cruise

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    Your Seattle locks cruise departs from Pier 56 on the Seattle Central Waterfront. After hopping on the boat, cruise out along the Ballard Locks, formally the Hiram M Chittenden Locks, built in 1911 to provide a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Learn about the complex locks system from the live onboard commentary. You'll be treated with views of the stunning Seattle skyline, Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, Lake Union, Lake Washington, the surrounding mountains and a parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugboats, barges and yachts passing through the locks. Watch as the locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage, and spot the fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between the fresh water and salt water. You'll also cruise past the iconic floating houseboat community that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Take advantage of great photo opportunities here.When you disembark the cruise, you'll be taken back to Pier 56 by coach.
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    Seattle Locks Cruise

    1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Seattle

    • Enjoy a cruise along the historic Ballard Locks, which was built in 1911
    • Learn about the complex locks system that provides a link for boats between the saltwater of Puget Sound and the freshwater of the Ship Canal
    • Cruise past the famous houseboat community featured in Sleepless in Seattle
    • See stunning views of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay, Lake Washington, and the surrounding mountains
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    Houseboat Wine Tour - 2hr

    Merlot, Garnacha and Chardonnay are waiting for you on a 1928 vintage yacht, the Mary Adda. Relax for a couple of hours as your experienced crew takes care of the sailing. You'll get a chance to pick your favorite wine and you'll also get plenty of cheese and tasty treats to keep you full. The tour will take you to some amazing spots in Seattle, so get ready to take out your camera for fun photo ops. You will find out why the Mary Adda yacht is a tourist favorite.
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    Houseboat Wine Tour - 2hr

    Partage Bay, Seattle

    • Enjoy a wine tour on a 1928 vintage yacht
    • Get your fill of tasty treats to go with the wine
    • Spend two hours having fun and trying new wines
    • Relax and let the crew take care of you on the yacht
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