When is the best time of year to come?

That depends on what kind of trip you’re looking for, read on…

Spring & Fall – (Our Favorite): Peace, solitude and nearly empty anchorages are some of the reasons we love sailing in the spring and fall. During spring the islands are fresh and green with renewed growth and wildflowers abound. Due to the rain shadow formed by the Olympic Mountains we are often rewarded with suprisingly good weather. We also have more eagle sightings in the spring then any other time of the year! June offers wonderfully long days with daylight lingering to 10:00 PM. September through early October is another favorite time for us to be in the islands because the weather is usually very nice and the trees are starting to change color. The spring and fall also offer excellent value as we discount our trips at these times of the year.

Summer – (Most Popular): Typically July, August and early September tend to be the warmest and driest months, (which means you need to book these times well in advance). Summer’s wonderfully warm days cool off to perfect sleeping temperatures at night. With daylight lingering in the early summer there is always time for plenty of activities or an afternoon nap. If you join us in August, the meteor showers put on a terrific show for stargazers from Northwind’s deck.

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