NW Explorations has offered quality yacht charters and sales for nearly 30 years. We appreciate and value your decision to entrust us with your charter vacation. Therefore, we take great care in the quality attention we provide to each and every customer.

Charters & Flotillas

Join us for an experience of a lifetime on your own bareboat charter. Charter one of our luxury trawlers to explore the San Juan and Gulf Islands. If you're feeling more adventurous join us to points beyond: Desolation Sound, Inside Passage, Broughtons, SE Alaska, Haida Gwaii & Prince William Sound.

Marine Services

NW Explorations offer a full marine service department based in Bellingham, WA. Our service department is comprised of highly skilled and certified technicians, including several ABYC certified electricians.

Yacht Sales

At NW Explorations, we serve our customers with integrity by providing professional, knowledgeable, helpful and enjoyable guidance and support throughout the process of buying, selling, chartering, or servicing a boat.

Powerboat Training

Always wanted to experience the freedom of Captaining your own vessel? This course is all “hands-on” to give you the practical skills necessary to charter your own yacht or hone particular skills for your own vessel.

Grace Harbor to Pender Harbor – Day 17

The coastline of the Malaspina Inlet is dotted with homesteads, from ramshackle huts that appear to be cobbled from driftwood to modern lodges with towering glass facades that flare in the broken sunlight. A south breeze builds throughout the morning, and by lunchtime our bows are sending up sheets of spray which dapple the windows. Aquila swung wide towards the long coast of Texada Island seeking calmer seas and a different perspective, where they found a favorable current that added nearly two knots to their speed. (more…)

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