Classic yacht MV Discovery

Crewed yacht charters & cruises in the San Juan Islands

Charter the luxury yacht MV Discovery and cruise the San Juan Islands at your own pace!

A crewed yacht charter on the classic yacht MV Discovery is an unforgettable way to explore the San Juan Islands. Port Townsend, Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor lie within an easy day cruise from Seattle, Anacortes or Bellingham. San Juan Island marinas offer moorage for the evening allowing guests time to explore sidewalk markets, local art galleries, boutiques and cafes. Alternatively we can customize a cruise itinerary that focuses on the uninhabited islands, marine life and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Most of our guests enjoy a little of both and on a private yacht charter the choice is yours.


Discovery accommodates 10-12 guests in 6 comfortable staterooms. The yacht’s spacious layout and 4 common areas ensure you can always find a quiet space to relax.

Main salon MV Discovery - yacht charters and boat rental tours Seattle and San Juan Islands

Marine Life

A variety of marine life and sea birds inhabit the San Juan Island archipelago. Look out for Orcas Whales, Porpoise, Seals, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and other sea birds.

stellar sea lions

Fine Dining

Our creative Chef will spoil you with a full breakfast, delicious lunch, Hors d’oeuvres & wine on the fantail at 4pm and a 3 course evening meal served in the Dining Salon.

Welcome aboard lunch for guests on a San Juan Island cruise


As well as cruising, sightseeing, whale watching and hiking the boat carries 4 stable kayaks, 2 Boston whalers, crab and shrimp pots and salt water fishing gear.

Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Best time to Visit!

Discovery is available for charter in Seattle, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands from mid September to early May each year. We think this is also the best time to visit. In the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the San Juans see the sun on an average 247 days a year and are a popular and often crowded cruising destination. The Indian summers (especially September and October) as well as the beautiful spring weather offer a rare opportunity to experience this island archipelago away the crowds and is our favorite time of the year.

Keep in Mind: Discovery spends the summer cruising/chartering in Southeast Alaska.

Read more on our Alaska and Canada Inside Passage Cruises.

A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to enjoy the beautiful San Juan Islands.

Bring the family or invite a group of friends.