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Address: 2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199-4331
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Experience the magic of a beautiful summer evening on the Puget Sound for a...

Experience the magic of a beautiful summer evening on the Puget Sound for a unique, personal and memorable sailing excursion aboard S/V Far Niente, a Westsail 42 sailing yacht . "Arrive as Strangers, Leave as Friends" is what we promise. Departing from beautiful Bell Harbor marina on the downtown Seattle waterfront, join the crew for a 4 1/2-hour sunset sailing cruise. Your voyage will take you across Elliott Bay to scenic Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island, where we'll anchor for the sunset and enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres and wine from Ray's Boathouse. Special touches will make you feel like old friends getting together for an evening to remember. A perfect way to celebrate special occasions.

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Bad weather didn't prevent a great experience.

My fiance and I intended to be married this summer in a small ceremony on the Far Niente sunset cruise. But a few hours prior to departing, the weather turned sour. The clouds... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

My fiance and I intended to be married this summer in a small ceremony on the Far Niente sunset cruise. But a few hours prior to departing, the weather turned sour. The clouds, wind, and rain moved in. Due to the rough seas, Captain Derek and Judi didn't think it would be safe or enjoyable to proceed with the cruise.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a romantic night out on the water this is the place to visit. No need to look no further, Derek the captain does a very good job on making the night memorable! From the time we got to the harbor to the time we returned we were treated and serviced top of the line. I... More 

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Thank Ruslan K
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Four of us celebrated an epic birthday aboard Far Niente. Pleasant sailing, perfect weather, fabulous and plentiful food! Derek and Judy were the perfect hosts. Can't wait to do this again!

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Thank s0b0yle
Renton, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We truly enjoyed our evening of sailing and dining on Far Niente.  It proved to be a perfect opportunity to not only enjoy an epic first sailing experience, but gave our family an opportunity to laugh, catch up and share precious and memorable time with one another.  Derek and Judi are gracious and heartfelt hosts.  The food was perfect and "Captain Derek" is... More 

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Thank artgonewild
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I proposed to my now fiance on the far niente sailing trip to blakely harbor. Derek and judi were great hosts. I loved his playlist which was a mix of great feel good music which we appreciated as we sat at the tip of the boat sipping on wine and eating a great plate of prepared food by Judi. (Did... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We met Derek and Judy at the dock at straight up 5:00 for our private sailing trip with the duNann's on their beautiful 42' boat. There were five of us including my 9 year old grandson and none of us had much sailing experience. They greeted us with gifts! Leis for the ladies and beads for the men. Plus a... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Derek and Danielle hosted our wedding day, my dream wedding. With only 6 guests alllowed, I could not have asked for a more hospitable, spacious (and delicious) venue to hold our wedding. Derek and Danielle (his daughter) are incredibly personable and made each of us feel as if the boat were ours for the day. The food was incredible (both... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We didn't have a normal experience on our sunset cruise, but Derek and Judi were excellent hosts! My fiancée has a tendency to get really seasick, and since we were planning on doing a five day sailing course, we figured this sunset cruise would be a great test. It got quite windy and choppy on the night we went out,... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This trip was a gift for our first anniversary, and I cannot think of a better way to spend the evening. We had originally scheduled the charter for August, but were invited to reschedule due to poor weather (we live locally), which we very much appreciated. From our arrival at the dock to the sail past the Seattle waterfront, from... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Our whole family had a special overnight charter with Far Niente Sailing Charters in August 2015. If you were to ask any of our family members, each would say that the sailing trip was the highlight of our entire vacation in the Pacific Northwest. We were amazed at the attention to detail that Derek and Judy showed. From amazing food... More 

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