Guiding Star Adventures

Make a Wish...Dreams Come True


Individualized Sailing Experiences

Engaging Educational Exploration

The name Guiding Star Adventures represents our commitment to following the light, and our “true north“ in our education and outreach to the public, we will strive to guide our actions toward being the best stewards for our beloved seas and all the life within.

Captain Alan and our “All Star” guides have a passion for sharing experience and knowledge, they will deliver you into a world full of dynamic dramas and mysteries, full of interesting sights and plant and animal species within our magical Salish Sea.  Sailing this emerald sea you’ll have the opportunity to explore topics such as how the tides affect our underwater life, as well as human influences such as pollution and dams and their role in the ecosystem. Maybe you like native American history and stories, or your just want to know the latest status of our beloved marine mammals from seals to humpbacks to  orca.  

Our flagship vessel "Star" (read about her name under “vessels”tab) is a proven blue water cruiser and racer.  She has sailed several oceans and raced to Hawaii.  Her varied sail inventory, strong engine, full cockpit enclosure, warm heater, complete galley for hot drinks and snacks or even a gourmet meal at sea, makes her a super comfortable way to spend a few hours or a few days on the water.  “Genesis” is her little sister a Cascade 27 and like many little sisters she is spunky and fun. Although Genesis is smaller she can accommodate up to 6 guests, you’ll get a real feel for sailing with this smaller keel boat with tiller steering.  

Captain Alan has explored the Salish Sea by sail and by SCUBA diving since the early '90's.  He has also sailed most of the west coast from Juneau Alaska to Costa Rica. Alan's first career was as a professional photographer.  Combining his love for the islands with an artistic side and adding a large amount of curiosity has made Alan into the knowledgable naturalist he is today.

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Captain and Naturalist

Captain, Photographer, Marine Naturalist

Captain Alan holds a USCG 50 ton Master License and has been guiding tours in the islands since 2014. Hundreds of 5 star trip advisor reviews speak to his warm personable style as well as ability to deliver a great tour on the water. 

The “All Star” crew at Guiding Star Adventures believes sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm gives our clients a more rich experience. The crew’s diverse personal education and experiences blends to offer you a rich look into the Salish Sea.

We love to sail and transport you upon the wind to discover the bounty of life the San Juan and Gulf Islands have to offer.  Join one of our specialty sails or book a private charter aboard one of our sailing yachts for a bucket list adventure of a lifetime.