S/V Rumbera departs from Bainbridge Island's Waterfront Park, an easy walk from the ferry landing and downtown Winslow. Leaving the dock, we'll pass through beautiful Eagle Harbor before raising sails. To the east you’ll see the iconic skyline of Seattle, with majestic Mount Rainier to the south, the Olympic Mountains to the west, and Mount Baker to the north. Depending on the day, we’ll get up close to seals, explore some beautiful harbors with stunning waterfront homes, and maybe even spot whales. Or we could see a nuclear submarine, inbound container ships, or century-old schooners. You'll learn about Bainbridge Island's unique history, from having the largest shipyard for wooden vessels in the West, to the earthquake that lifted a whole section of the Island 23 feet which can still be seen today, and of being the first place from which Japanese-Americans were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II. You decide whether you want to charter the whole boat (“private” for up to six people) or share a charter with others (“social” for up to six people). No matter what you choose, we know you’ll have fun.
I am the managing owner of Sail Rumbera LLC. I am a licensed charter captain offering sailing adventures on my 34 foot sailboat from the conveniently located Bainbridge Island city dock. I also offer 4 day/3 night sailing excursions in the beautiful San Juan Islands north of Seattle for couples. I also work as a charter captain for Candere Cruising in Seattle, Washington. I have over 40 years of experience on the water, and enjoy introducing guests to our special part of the world. I offer an intimate sailing adventure (up to six people) while explaining the local Bainbridge Island history and landmarks to them, and let them help sail the boat if they are inclined.
Soft drinks and water. Ice for drinks, and a cooler for guests who would like to bring their own beverages.
The site where Japanese Americans first boarded ships for internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Blakely Harbor which is the site of the largest wooden shipbuilder of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Restoration Point, where evidence of a massive earthquake occurred 1000 years ago and to view marine mammals and birds. Elliott Bay to see the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, the Olympic mountains, and nearby landmarks.
Guided sailing adventure and tour.