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“Special way to spend an afternoon while on Salt Spring Island”

L'Orenda Sailing Tours
Reviewed 30 July 2014

My husband & I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon plying the waters off Salt Spring Island with Captain Don on the L'Orenda on a sunny albeit not super windy day in July. It was a wonderful way to get another perspective of the island and we enjoyed our conversations and brought a split of champagne and some cheese/crackers to enjoy during the sail as well. It was relaxing, engaging and altogether an enjoyable way to spend a quintessential "island afternoon" and one not to miss if you are spending a few days on the island. We found booking directly with Don a little bit easier than booking through a 3rd party...if that is helpful.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My family and I had a day trip to Salt Spring Island last weekend with a visit to the farmer's market for lunch and then off to Don's sailboat for a beautiful sail around the bay. We saw some seals, and eagle or two and lots of sunshine. Don has a warm and relaxed way that makes you feel immediately comfortable. The sailboat is solid, safe and immaculate...and I must say the whole trip was lovely. Special thanks to him for including my twelve year old in putting up the sails and taking them down. The experience of seeing the island from the water made the trip to the Salt Spring a family memory that will last. Thank you Don.
Cheers Tim, Melissa and Trinity :)

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I took my boyfriend out for a birthday trip with Don and it could not have been more perfect. We were the only ones who booked that day, so we had our own private sailing tour. Don was so laid back and friendly, and he clearly knew what he was doing. It was great talking to him about how he built the boat (which is beautiful btw) and what it's like living on Salt Spring. We also spent half the trip sipping wine at the front of the ship, while Don cruised us from Galiano back to SS. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Had a great afternoon sail today with Don and his fabulous yacht. Fantastic way to see the coastline and experience the beauty of these islands. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing, refreshing activity.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We were staying in Ganges and were delighted to find that a sailing trip was available on the 39 ft. yawl L'Orenda, built, owned and skippered by Captain Don. We left the dock in brilliant sunshine and a fairly brisk breeze and were happy to find that there were extra jackets and blankets on board, as it was surprisingly cool out on the water. It was a clear day and Don was able to point out various landmarks and chat about the local environment and activities. Altogether, a delightful experience.

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