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“Spectacular sunset dinner cruise!!!!!”

Cruise Control Dinner Cruise & Yacht Charters
Ranked #26 of 38 Restaurants in Eastsound
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Join us for a private afternoon, or evening sunset cruise and dinner off the North Shore of Orcas Island. Specializing in the scenic beauty of Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands. Boarding at Sandy Point near Bellingham, or Orcas Island. A typical cruise could take you on a hiking, mountain bike, or kayak tour of Sucia Island State Park, followed by a sunset dinner in comfort aboard our boat Capricorn, in one of the prime wildlife viewing areas in the Northwest.
Stafford, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular sunset dinner cruise!!!!!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Words cannot fully express the amazing time we had on the Capricorn with Captain Robin and Chef Judy! We knew it would be amazing after reading their website but the evening far exceeded anything we could of hoped for! My husband booked this to celebrate our 33rd anniversary and Robin and Judy put their special touch on it! The views were breathtaking....seals, eagles, osprey, and sandstone rock formations that tickled the imagination, We explored the beautifulness of Sucia Island as they were preparing dinner and then sailed to Robin's "sunset Cove" for our spectacular dining experience! They magically created a delicious dinner timed perfectly with the most gorgeous sunset we have ever seen! As we were motoring back we came upon a large school of porpoises. Robin stopped the engine and we drifted along with them as they played around the boat! It was dead quiet on the water with the final light of the setting sun and the bright crescent moon sparkling the water so we could delight in seeing and hearing the porpoises surfacing to breathe all around us. It was truly an awe inspiring gift of nature that we will hold in our hearts and minds forever! This is by far the best dining experience on Orcas Island ........period!!!! We could only give them five stars but they are a ten in our book!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Steve and Nancy C
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Daytime Jaunt”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Our trip to the San Juans was too early for whale watching, but we really wanted to get out on the water. Captain Robin took us for a daytime cruise to Sucia Island, and we had a wonderful time. I was able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. We saw seals, beautiful birds, and lots of amazing rock formations. My hubby even got to drive the boat for a while on our way back to Orcas Island...he loved every second of it! Next time we visit Orcas Island, we will definitely be booking a dinner cruise with Cruise Control!

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Becky G
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Fox Island, WA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Captain Robin Rescue”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This review is long overdue and more about the kind of folks Captain Robin and Judy are and the service that they provided us during our trip on our sailboat in the San Juan's this past summer. While sailing into Sucia Island we experienced an on the water emergency with our boat and were very much in peril. Our boat became disabled and we were able to anchor, but we were very close to losing her on the rocks until Capt. Robin and Judy came to our rescue. I will always be grateful to them for coming to our aid. We most likely would have lost our boat if not for their quick, professional and selfless rescue that evening. Captain Robin and Judy would be first on my list to book a charter with for many reasons not the least of which is their willingness to help those in need. Thanks again for your rescue of my wife and I and our boat. We will look forward to seeing you again this summer far from the rocks this time.

Dave and Marcy

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Photonurse
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
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“A wonderful afternoon/evening dinner cruise”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said in the other reviews? Robin & Judy were wonderful hosts, their boat is very comfortable, the dinner was delicious, and the trip around the Sucia Islands was very enjoyable. Even though we went in mid-September it was still mild enough that a windbreaker was all we needed. If you're looking for something a little different then this is definitely worth it!

One important thing they don't mention on their website (or if they did, I missed it): they only accept cash or checks.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank BruceP67
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Unbelievable evening!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Trip was beyond our expectations. We were treated to a 5 hour trip, lovely meal of salmon and filet mignon. Beautiful sunset in our private cove. Stopped and were allowed off the boat to go explore. Also allowed to drive the boat. Robin and Judy are lovely people and obviously do this for the sheer enjoyment of it because they are not making much money. Definitely the BEST trip and best bang for your buck. You will NOT be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Janet A
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