Friday Harbor, Washington (September 23, 2016) – Sailing around the San Juan Islands aboard Schooners North’s newly restored wooden schooner Spike Africa offers the best Fall sightseeing opportunities this October. The weather this month is expected to remain fairly mild with the winds slowly picking up. All this creates the perfect condition for sailing and enjoying the beautiful views around the San Juans that can only be seen from the pristine waters.
It is a little known fact that the Fall season is one of the best times for travelers who want the best sailing experience around the islands. In fact, this is considered one of the best kept secrets by locals and seasoned sailors alike. There are also less people looking to go on a sailboat charter around the San Juan Islands this time of the year, so those who are avoiding crowds can find a calmer, more peaceful environment aboard the ship. This is perfect for groups of friends or family who want to celebrate a special occasion in a more intimate setting.
Of course, being on a historic 80-foot wooden schooner also adds to the experience. Originally built forty years ago, Spike Africa is a legend among seafarers. Bob Sloan, a sailor best known for his lifetime of sailing experience in the Pacific designed the schooner to reflect the traditional beauty and sturdiness of schooners from centuries past. After a robust history of being a freighting schooner, hauling freight, towing salvaged boats, working as a floating fuel dock, and even starring in a few Hollywood films, Spike Africa underwent a full restoration and retrofit. Parts of the schooner have been replaced and upgraded to meet the standards of seaworthiness for today.
Spike Africa is available for day trips throughout October. She may also be available for booking short charters and multiple-day getaways. (Call for details.) This schooner can take passengers to beautiful secluded coves to spend the night in calm waters. Should travelers wish, they can also go ashore for an hour or a day to explore the local scenery up close. Charters are designed to fit the needs of the adventurers. Call the Schooners North office to inquire about available times at (360) 378-2224.
For more information, go to www.SanJuanSailCharter.com.
About Schooners North
Schooners North is a public and private charter company that offers educational and entertaining charters throughout the San Juan Islands. Sailings put a focus on wildlife, age old traditions of handling a tall ship, and the experience of life at sea. The company also caters to people interested in burials at sea, overnight island explorations, wildlife quests, bachelor parties, weddings and more.