The North Pacific Gyre | Oahu to Vancouver


June 15th – July 5th, 2018

Depart: Kewalo Basin, Ohau, Hawaii
Arrive: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Length: 21 days, 20 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Offshore sail training


Join us for a voyage through the heart of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. You’ve heard about it on TV, read about it in books, now see it in person! We’ll sail north out of Hawaii and then cross the center of the high, taking trawl samples and making marine debris observations before sailing down the fabled Straits of Juan de Fuca and arriving in the real estate boom town of Vancouver, B.C.

This trip can count as a qualifying RYA Ocean Yachtmaster passage – contact us to discuss!

This is a great opportunity, whether you are a citizen scientist, interested in ocean plastic pollution, a first-time sailor wanting to see what life aboard a liveaboard research vessel is like, or a seasoned pro wanting to get that Pacific notch on your belt and feel some adrenalin… This is the leg for you! It is an excellent opportunity to ‘come see for yourself’ the issues facing our oceans, build your sea miles, experience an ocean crossing, practice your celestial navigation and enjoy the best that sailing has to offer.

This trip can count as a qualifying RYA Ocean Yachtmaster passage – contact us to discuss!

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.

June 15: Crew join the vessel at 1600 in Oahu – safety briefings, introductions, move in and Dinner

June 16: Practice trawl deployment, sail training, depart for sea

June 17 – July 3: Underway to Vancouver

July 4: Arrive in Vancouver, BC- watch fireworks across the border.

July 5: Guest crew can depart from Vessel from 0900

Contribution Includes:
– 20 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 Hawaii and Canada
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Kit: Tropical/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 look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: