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ABOUT US

NW explorations group

Yachting Isn’t Just Our Day Job—It’s Our Lifestyle

At NW Explorations, you can be pretty sure that if we’re not in the office, we’re on the water. Our team of technicians, brokers, captains, and naturalists have more than 25 years’ experience in the boating industry and a lifetime of experience loving the open sea. From our services to our flotilla, to our brokerage and beyond, everything we do starts with our core values:

  • Treat everyone with respect.
  • Pursue all tasks with excellence.
  • Do what is right for the customer, the employee, and NW Explorations.

You’ll see this dedication to our values through our maintenance department’s superior customer service, our brokerage firm’s expertise in finding you the perfect yacht, and our ongoing dedication to offering the highest maintenance standards of any yacht company.

We don’t just believe in our core values—we live and breathe them.

Who We Are

Located in beautiful Bellingham, WA we are a full-service, luxury yacht company. We offer private charters, guided flotillas, training courses, maintenance and repairs, and a brokerage department. While we service and charter a variety of powerboats, our specialty is Grand Banks yachts–in fact, we’re the world’s only authorized Grand Banks charter company.

You’re a Friend, Not a Customer

With every training, transaction, and trip we have one goal: to exceed your expectations. That’s why nearly all our customers are repeat customers–they come back to us time and time again because they trust our products and services, and know we will always put their needs first. From our Australian and German friends who travel all the way here for our Alaska flotilla, to our East Coast friends who benefit from our Charter Ownership Program, to our local friends who enjoy our training courses–we have the best customers in the world and we love exceeding your expectations.

Protecting the Local Marine Environment

We have the luxury of living in one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world–and we want to keep it that way. We do everything we can to protect our local marine environment, including being respectful to the homes and comfort levels of the plants and animals, while using environmentally-sustainable products that reduce our environmental impact. Our team is made up of wildlife conservationists and marine biology experts, who ensure we maintain the highest environmental standards while providing our guests with helpful information about the local wildlife and natural history.

Working at NW Explorations

At NW Explorations, we hire people who love what they do and love the people they work with.

We offer a strong benefits program, competitive wages, lots of support systems, paid education programs, and most importantly–a healthy, friendly, and respectful atmosphere. We have very little turnover because we hold a firm belief that treating our employees well and holding them to this first-class performance level will result in high-quality work, a positive team attitude, and genuine care for our customers. One of our guiding principles is to do the right thing; doing what’s right benefits our clients, our employees, and our company.

Contact Amy Pemberton at apemberton@nwexplorations.com for career opportunities.