From the happy moment you board HOBBES, to the sad time you have to step off her, you will be immersed in the Sailing life! Frank and his mate Karen are anxious for you to feel at home onboard HOBBES. You may participate, or not, as you are comfortable. Relax and enjoy the cruise, or help with sailing (weather permitting); Your choice. We both will provide step by step instructions for you so that you will become comfortable on the water. As HOBBES is a very large boat, for first timers, it can be a bit intimidating. We will provide overall instruction about the art of sailing, show you how to handle lines to rig the sails, show you how to steer appropriately according to the wind, and guide you in handling the sail sheets to properly adjust them. We will adjust our instruction to your experience level. Depending on the tides on that particular day, we may head several different ways out of the harbor. Each direction has its own challenges from varied wind to rushing currents. Frank & Karen will guide you constantly with detailed instruction so you can make it look easy to sail the 16 ton craft according to your whims. After 3 hours of honing your skills at tacking, beating, reaching, and other points of sail, we will re-enter Gig Harbor. You can even help moor Hobbes when we glide into the dock after your cruise! Don't miss your chance to cruise HOBBES!
Captain Frank has been sailing and boating for 41 years. Starting with 10 years in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, and culminating with his Master Mariner license, he has years of experience on the water. He began sailing while in the service in San Diego and promptly acquired a Catalina 22 on which he learned the art of sailing. Over the years he has sailed in various waters around the world. Frank has been plying the waters of the Puget Sound for the past 9 years and knows how to safely guide our 42 foot Catalina Sailing Yacht, HOBBES, to many interesting destinations.
If you have a beverage preference please let us know and we will try to accomodate you. Fresh water is always available. …
If you have time to see the sights while sailing, there are a number of views only accessible from the water. Waterfront homes on stilts enjoy a 200 foot stairway for access. The Narrows is home of some of the best fishing in the northwest due to the deep water and rushing currents. Point Defiance Park provides a sanctuary for wildlife including Bald Eagles. Seals, Whales, and even Orcas may visit close aboard during your sail...you never know.
最多6人參加，年齡須滿8歲。 No smoking or vaping is allowed on Hobbes.
HOBBES can be completely enclosed in the cockpit area for sailing in all types of weather. She is also heated inside (if necessary) and has a head (toilet) for guests. There is a lifeline all around the entire boat topside so you may wander about as you desire while underway.
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