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Learn the Ropes Sailing Excursion

sailing lesson

Learn the Ropes Sailing Excursion

162 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
sailing lesson

Learn the Ropes Sailing Excursion

sailing lesson

Learn the Ropes Sailing Excursion

162 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This experience is for people excited to participate in sailing a 36' yacht (though if you want to sit back and relax, you can do that, too). You'll learn the parts of a traditional sailboat, help hoist sails, handle the lines, and take the helm and sail the boat yourself! If you want to learn a few handy knots, just ask—we’re ready to teach you! Sailboat Rosie will pick you up on Lake Union near Fremont in the heart of Seattle. From there, you’ll pass by the Sleepless in Seattle house, other floating homes, mega-yachts, and Gasworks Park. We'll open 2 drawbridges and pass by the University of Washington campus and Husky Stadium on our way to Lake Washington. Once on the lake we'll hoist sails and everyone who wants to will have a chance to steer and sail the boat and get sailing questions answered by an experienced captain. On clear days, we see Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and Mount Baker, eagles, and lots of seabirds. As a bonus, get lots of pictures taken to show your friends. Finally, we'll bring you back to our loading location which is an easy walk to Fremont, fun restaurants and public transit. There is free parking available at our loading location.

Your host

Learn more about Amanda

Amanda

I've been living aboard sailboats since 2005 and am a licensed boat captain. I've sailed Puget Sound and the West Coast of Canada extensively. Sharing my boat and home and my sailing experience is one of my passions in life. For more photos, see instagram.com/redlipssinkships. We also have a longer sailing experience through the Ballard locks https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/165395

What's included

Food
Light snacks
Drinks
Hot tea and coffee

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Where you'll be

You'll see two historic drawbridges (they need to open for us to pass under), the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle, Gasworks Park, the Sleepless in Seattle house and numerous other floating homes, seaplanes taking off and landing, mega-yachts, and many classic boats using the lakes for recreation. This is a selfie-takers paradise. Plus you should come because sailing is a blast!

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Guests must be able to climb ladders and have agility on a moving vessel. No sailing experience is necessary, but a desire to be a part of operating the boat is encouraged. Be on time--we do not allow late…

More tips

Bring warm outerwear/rain gear (it's usually chilly on the water and being cold +wet is no fun), sunscreen, and additional snacks & beverages if you want. A refrigerator is available. Sorry, no pets.

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Amanda
Learn the Ropes Sailing Excursion
162 reviews
$122/person
162 reviews
$122/person