The prices listed are for the whole boat. You can bring from 1-6 passengers on Lea Scotia or Bimi. All of our trips are private charters.
Most of our charters cruises include food and beverage - see pricing page. Otherwise you are free to bring whatever food and drink you would like. We provide plates and cutlery so no need to bring those items.
Depending on the vessel, for Lake Washington cruises we can meet at either a private dock in Kenmore or at the public marina in Kirkland. For the Puget Sound trips, we generally meet at our slip at upscale Elliott Bay Marina. We can make provisions to meet at downtown Seattle's Bell Street Pier, or even on the Peninsula (Pouslbo, Bianbridge, Tacoma, Port Orchard, etc). For San Juan trips we generally meet at Friday Harbor. I will make sure you have directions before any trip to whichever pickup location you choose.
Both sailboats in my fleet have spacious cabins complete with seating and heads (bathrooms).
Yes, we love kids - we have two young children and sail with them frequently. We have an assortment of children's lifejackets that may fit your little ones, but it's prudent to make sure we have the correct sizes. Lifelines are fitted with netting for added safety.
Please dress in layers as the temperature on the water is generally considerably cooler than on land. We recommend bringing t-shirt, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Long pants are recommended, but feel free to bring along shorts and bathing suits in case it gets warm. Please try to wear appropriate footwear: Non-marking sneakers are suggested. Don't forget your camera because you'll want to be taking plenty of pictures. Definitely bring sunglasses as the sun and wind can be hard on the eyes.
If it is raining you do NOT have to go sailing. It will be up to you whether you would like to cancel or reschedule or go ahead and pretend to be a "Seattleite" and go out in the rain anyway. If the weather is very bad (i.e. dangerously high winds or seas, I will cancel the trip we'll reschedule for another time). You and your family's safety is my primary concern and I would never risk sailing in dangerous conditions.