Guest Experience

Here are recent comments from Suva Guests following their cruise:


“We loved our sail – had a party of 4 for a birthday, and had the best time.  The crew was gracious and fun to talk to.”

Jon M.  –  Seattle, WA

“Watching the crew work together to manage the sails, hearing the crackle of the sails in the wind, experiencing time at the Wheel with the challenge of staying on course, learning the history of the (Penn Cove) Mussel Farm…. These all combined to make sailing on the Suva a once in a lifetime experience filled with memorable sights and sounds.”

Patty H.  –  Longmont, CO

“The day we sailed the weather was perfect.  The trip was fun and the crew was very friendly.  The First Mate was especially informative.  We had a great time and would recommend this cruise to anyone, except people with small children.”

Michelle and Van L.  –  Valley Center, CA

“It was a great experience.  The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.  Clearly this was something they did for pleasure and truly enjoyed.  It was a fun relaxing experience.”

Katie U. and Austin J.  –  Kirkland, WA

“We thoroughly enjoyed our sail!  Good crew, great boat!  We look forward to sailing again next time we’re in Coupeville.”

Gregg and Cynthia W.  –  Lake Oswego, OR

“We love this schooner!  Our sail was perfect – crew fabulous.  She is an amazing vessel that we want to sail on at every opportunity – my high school classmates loved every minute!”

Betty and Jim L.  –  Freeland, WA

“The trip was wonderful from start to finish.  The weather was perfect & the crew was inviting.  The crew took us through Penn Cove Mussel Farm.  What an exciting thing to see.  Keep up the good job keeping this historic Schooner Suva going.

P.S.  Missy was Wonderful!”

Dana O.  –  Durango, CO

“My husband loves to sail.  Was looking for a chance for him to get out on a boat.  We had a great time viewing the eclipse from onboard Suva.  Although there was very little wind so little actual sailing!  No matter.  Everyone was super-friendly and welcoming.  By the end of our trip we all felt like family and my husband had even volunteered.  Our two sons, 16 and 21, went along and had a great time as well.  One steered the boat.  Both shared eclipse info with the rest of us.”

Elizabeth S.  –  Oak Harbor, WA

“WONDERFUL!!  What a wonderful experience to share with our friends from California.  The crew, the boat, the weather, the experience….unsurpassed!  Thank you for a great time!”

Debbie and John T.  –  Coupeville, WA

“I loved the experience of sailing on Suva.  The crew was so efficient in their work and at the same time shared great information with us  I’ll come again.”

Sharon M.  –  Oak Harbor, WA

“This was a beautiful experience.  I arrived two minutes before the 4:00pm departure.  The seas, skies, sights and view were perfect.  Thank you.”

Dr. Delores J.  –  Port Townsend, WA