Griffin Bay is an educational resource for yacht owners and others new to the boating world. We offer practical, interactive sailing and powerboat handling instruction on your boat or ours. We also offer skippered charters through out the San Juans, Gulf Islands, and beyond our local waters. Our captains also deliver yachts all over the world and are often looking for experienced hands to help crew these often exotic vessels in exotic waters. These opportunities are offered first to the most qualified Griffin Bay Alumni and then shared through our mailing list. If you are interested and have the experience necessary to join our crew please fill out an application.


"Tell me and I forget.

Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn."

- Benjamin Franklin


You too can cross oceans. Send in your application today.

You too can cross oceans. Send in your application today.

Join us for an Advanced Coastal Cruising class as captain Rhys Balmer and captain Erden Eruc lead a 160 nautical mile trip from Friday Harbor to the entrance of the Pacific Ocean and back on our Cal 40 “Journeyman”.

Join us for an Advanced Coastal Cruising class as captain Rhys Balmer and captain Erden Eruc lead a 160 nautical mile trip from Friday Harbor to the entrance of the Pacific Ocean and back on our Cal 40 “Journeyman”.

Not sure about sailing? Book a skippered charter and participate as much or as little as you want while you cruise the San Juans, hiking, fishing, dining out or just staying in the boat for your private BBQ.

Not sure about sailing? Book a skippered charter and participate as much or as little as you want while you cruise the San Juans, hiking, fishing, dining out or just staying in the boat for your private BBQ.

Experience the best cruising in US waters; The San Juan Islands..

Experience the best cruising in US waters; The San Juan Islands..

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If a class you are interested in isn’t scheduled, contact us and we will find a time to offer it. Our classes are student dependent so if we don’t meet minimum number of candidates the cost will increase to make up for it or the class will be rescheduled. Ask about discounts if you fill the boat yourself.


 

If you have a life-long yearning to experience deep-water cruising, join us for a delivery or an offshore race. Griffin Bay Adventures (GBA) offers an educational program designed toward preparing people for bluewater and coastal passagemaking.

Our captains and instructors are often contracted to join the owner of a yacht to provide support and instruction on maiden passages and deliveries If the vessel is eligible, prequalified students seeking experience and qualifying sea-time may join as crew. In this way, the delivery costs can often be fully covered by the student educational program

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“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started. And know the place for the first time.”

TS Eliot