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Why Bellingham is the Number 1 Charter Destination in North America

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its moderate climate, abundance of lush greenery and postcard-worthy vistas making it the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

You’ll find the region, surrounded by the Salish Sea, to be the perfect place to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of water dotted with hundreds of islands. This is especially true during the summer months when you’ll bask in the sun on calm waters, scanning the horizon for marine wildlife.

As Bellingham’s premier luxury yachting company, we’ll make it easy for you to enjoy an unforgettable summer vacation at sea. We offer similar opportunities to anyone, from first-time boaters to veteran cruisers. NW Explorations has been making a name for itself in the luxury yachting industry since 2004 and have been dubbed the region’s premier, full-service yachting choice for many reasons.

At the helm of our friendly, customer-oriented company are Evelyn and Ross Tennant, ocean-enthusiasts with a deep appreciation for the environment.  This couple, along with all the crew here at NW Explorations, are a highly dedicated team whose aim is to fulfill every guests epic bucket list adventures with their wide range of services.

What is it like to charter a yacht?

NW Explorations offers a variety of options for getting out on the water and exploring this summer. In addition to our famed annual flotilla excursions to Alaska, the San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound, we also offer private luxury yachts, yacht brokerage, training courses, and yacht maintenance.

Private charters range from 38 to 58-foot vessels and come equipped with galley or full-size kitchens, modern electronics, and comfortable sleeping quarters – including fluffy luxury duvets. You’ll love having all the comforts of home while cruising the Pacific Northwest. You can spend your days soaking up sun aboard the yacht or take in the abundant sights and sounds of the area on trips to the nearby Gulf or San Juan Islands.

Training for new boaters

First-time boaters, will be happy to find that we offer training sessions that teach anyone how to skipper their own yacht and build confidence out on the water. Training ranges from one to three days, depending on your skill level and covers topics like navigation, emergency planning, anchoring, and more.

We also offer women-only courses, kicking to the curb the archaic notion of women as assistants rather than at the helm. We want women to feel empowered on the water.

Dedication to protecting the environment

Our NW Explorations team don’t take their beautiful surroundings for granted. We recognize what a privilege it is to live in the PNW region and make it a goal to keep the land healthy and beautiful.

The NW Explorations crew is made up of passionate yachting experts who do their part to protect the local marine environment by using environmentally friendly products and respecting local animal habitats.

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