What our Guests have to say about sailing with us:
This trip far exceeded any expectation I had. It was an amazing week hosted by amazing people. I had never sailed before so had absolutely no knowledge of how a sailboat worked but with the crew of Sea Dragon that did not matter. Shanley, Eric and Meret patiently instructed everyone, regardless of skill level, how to work safely and were always close by to step in and help if necessary. I was not afraid to ask any question even if I had already asked it. The meals these guys cooked are some of the best I have ever had and that includes any 5 Star resort I have stayed at. They were sensitive to any food issues and made sure all aboard followed procedures so cross contamination did not occur. Due to the friendly, easy manner that these guys have, this trip felt like a week on a friend’s sailboat. I highly recommend a sail on Sea Dragon to anyone, I hope to be back next year.
– Bev C.
In 2021-2022, Sea Dragon will do explore the far corners of the North Pacific. We start the season off in December 2021 with an awesome transpac crossing from Ensenada to Hawaii. From there we’ll loop south, almost to the equator, visiting Palmyra, Fanning, the Phoenix Islands, and Kiritimati before returning to Oahu. We’ll do another trip to Palmyra, then Then back through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the North Pacific Gyre, to Victoria, BC. Our big new adventure for the year is Alaska, so from Victoria we’ll sail up the inside passage to Ketchikan, then back down to Vancouver, exploring all the island, fjords, glaciers, and anchorages, and hopefully seeing lots of bears, whales, and ice! From Vancouver, it’ll be back down the coast to San Francisco, Monterey, the Channel Islands, and Ensenada to end the 2022 season. Our 2022 voyages are focused on adventure, exploring off the beaten path, blue water sailing, science, learning, and exploration – although, as always, our ecological mindset will be incorporated into all our trips.
Anna and Maggie met as Skipper and First Mate on a 74ft science expedition yacht, sailing from the UK to Tahiti researching ocean plastic pollution.
Anna, born in 1990 was taught to sail in the Cadet fleet in Poole harbour, UK, by her grandfather at the age of 6. From a competitive dinghy racing background, she became an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has worked full time in the industry for 14 years; teaching a range of ages in all aspects of watersports.
Alongside her professional sailing career, Anna also gained a BA in Architecture from Brighton University. However, having grown up on a farm in the south-west of England, living and working outdoors, she chose to pursue a passion for the outdoors and adventure.
Anna has worked in most areas of the industry from race Captain on luxury yachts in the Maxi Worlds, to teaching and managing an RYA Training Centre. She has sailed over 75,000nm in the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean and Caribbean. She loves being offshore and has competed in many ocean crossing races with teams of novice crew which she thoroughly enjoys. She first sailed Seadragon in 2017 across the Atlantic and then again across the Pacific in 2018.
Maggie, born in 1992 grew up in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. She started racing sabots from the age of 5, then progressed to pacers and lasers later in her youth. She coached her school sailing team which is where she developed a passion for teaching sailing. Maggie completed a Bachelors degree in Business Public Relations but chose a career offshore with an undying passion for ocean sailing.
Sea Dragon is an extremely tough 72ft steel yacht that has circumnavigated the world twice – going upwind – or in sailing terms “the wrong direction”. She is designed to keep amateur crew safe in the roughest of conditions for months at a time, and is a great platform to learn on. While no boat is truly comfortable going upwind, Sea Dragon was built for it, and is the most comfortable boat going to windward in a gale that we’ve ever been aboard.
Sea Dragon is a working expedition vessel and we aim to enable everyone on board to fully participate in all aspects of our voyages – from helming to sail changes, swimming to socializing, cooking and cleaning. We provide a hands-on and immersive environment for learning, adventure and connecting with your fellow voyagers. Our cuisine is delicious and hearty vegetarian food, and we’re excited to share recipes with you. When we’re at sea, we eat lunch and dinner as a group, this means we can all connect, sharing stories and plans for the day. Breakfast is an individual affair, powered by freshly ground coffee or loose leaf tea. Each crew member gets their own bunk (they may be simple but are extremely comfortable) and storage cubby in a shared cabin. While we’re at sea, we expect everyone to stand watch for 3 hours out of every 9, then have 6 hours of free time to sleep, read, chat, or just watch the ocean. On anchor or in port things are a bit different depending on where we are but we can always guarantee some adventure – whether we provide opportunities to snorkel, hike, or explore ashore around scheduled meals.