Friday Harbor, Washington (May 18, 2016) – Schooners North now offers a multi-day, private sailboat charter in the San Juan Islands aboard the recently refitted 80-foot wooden schooner, Spike Africa. Cruise passengers have a rare opportunity to travel and enjoy life on the waters in a new way a board an historic schooner, the Spike Africa, even more so now that Schooners North spared no expense in getting her up to speed to its pristine Bristol condition.
Bob Sloan built Spike Africa about forty years ago to resemble the timeless elegance of working schooners that graced the waters in centuries past. To restore its former beauty and top-notch performance, Schooners North has brought in renowned professionals with world-class skills in wooden boat building, finishing, mechanical systems and rigging. After seven years of restoration work that started in 2009, Spike Africa is now in a pristine condition that would even make Bob Sloan proud. Every crucial part of the ship has been replaced, renewed and upgraded to make it perfect for sailing in the San Juan Islands and make cruising more comfortable for passengers.
Schooners North is offering a once in a lifetime experience aboard the “tall ship” Spike Africa. She is, after all, the last of her kind. Guests who want an extended voyage, and not simply an overnight cruise, can opt to book the Spike Africa for multi-day charters from May to October. Her skilled crew can take cruise-goers to the north, past the San Juan Islands, into the extensive Canadian Gulf Islands. Passengers can enjoy days of easy sailing, finding special coves, fishing, gathering oysters, catching crabs, and observing the various local wildlife.
Private voyages range from half day to private multiple day sails. Half and full-day cruises can accommodate up to 28 people. The Spike Africa can be booked for youth groups, and celebrating special events such as weddings, family gatherings, bachelor parties, burials at sea, photo shoots and filming.
For more information, go to www.SanJuanSailCharter.com.
About Schooners North
Schooners North offers public scheduled and private charters in and around the San Juan Islands. The company specializes in overnight sails, burial at sea ceremonies, wildlife quest sailings and more. With a friendly crew comprised of seasoned sailors, Schooners North is dedicated to making each voyage an unforgettable experience.