Tail of Two Cities | Seattle to Vancouver


July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Depart: Seattle, WA, USA
Arrive: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Length: 5 days, 4 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Offshore sail training, Whale Watching


Join us as we explore the Orcas of Puget Sounds on this fast dash between two cities.

The team will make this five-day sail from Seattle to Vancouver.Sailing through breathtaking Puget Sounds, and travel past the San Juan Islands and Bellingham, while our resident crew introduces our guests to this remarkable ecosystem and its wildlife. Transient orcas are sometimes spotted hunting the harbor seals and porpoises that make up their preferred prey. Orca, Minke, Grey and humpback whales may be seen, on our travels. Partake in documenting our sightings of these magnificent creatures, so we might share our findings with sailandwhale.com a pilot project collecting long-term, useful cetacean migration data.

For anyone not able to make it for our longer, remote ocean voyages, this trip is an excellent opportunity to experience life on board first hand. Like crews before, you will see and feel the life at sea. You will have an opportunity to marvel at the magnificent marine mammals that frequent this coastline, we will be sailing through as Harbour seals are ‘pupping’ along the straits of Juan de Fuca and the southern Puget Sound and whale migration is firmly underway.

Eric Loss – Skipper

Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed and told his story in Loss at Sea.

Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.

Shanley McEntee – First Mate

Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.

With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full-time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.


Contribution Includes:
– 4 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Canada and the USA
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Kit: Temperate

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from the USA and Canada. Please note that many nationalities which can enter the USA on the ESTA visa waiver program will need a B1/B2 to enter by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.