Captain Mike went above and beyond to create a wonderful experience for me and my husband. We went on an overnight trip to a retreat and spa in the Orcas and enjoyed every moment. Captain Mike is so knowledgeable about the area and treated us like family. Highly, highly recommended, and we are so thankful for the special trip he put together for us. – Stacy July 2018

First off, Captain Mike is wonderful to work with! My family highly recommends watching the movie Captain Ron before going on an overnight sail adventure with him. He is knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He was so very patient with my grandmother during the trip. The ship is probably not good for geriatric folks with bad knees, which we learned the hard way. But rather than let it get the trip down, Captain Mike took the opportunity to answer all my grandma’s questions and tell her stories and make the adventure amazing for her while she rode in the wheelhouse with him. We cannot express our gratitude enough for his kindness and patience. As for the rest of the stay, the galley was well equipped and we got to enjoy an abundance of laughter over so much food! The one recommendation we have for future patrons is to bring chairs for the deck of there are more than four of you! Overall, would highly recommend both Captain Mike and the Armadillo! – Brook June 2018

Our family greatly enjoyed this hands-on first experience on a sailboat. The kids didn’t want to leave! Captain Mike was personable, great with our kids, and a wonderful host. Our five kids, ages 11 to 1.5 each took away a new skill and had a blast on the boat. Great family trip! -Alisha July 2017

Mike was great, we chartered the Armadillo not only to stay on but also to take us to a wedding in Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. We arrived much later than we expected which caused some last minute changes to the plans Mike had for our journey, but he adjusted, got up early, and got us to the wedding with time to spare. It was 2 long days for Mike and a great adventure for our family. Mike was pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We will definitely be back, and next time we won’t have anywhere to be except where the crab are. – Dustin July 2017

Mike was a super captain! My niece brought her guitar and Mike had a little jam session with her after we return to dock. The weather was excellent for sailing as we had plenty of wind. We maxed out the capacity of people and a dog and all had a blast. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the new adventure none of them being on a boat of this size before. They all got to play captain while sailing which my niece fell in love with. She wants to be a captain now. It was relaxing and peaceful the whole time. The younger ones enjoyed helping with other boating aspects and when bored went below to play games or read. Definitely fun for locals or tourists who have never done this sort of thing before or been to historic La Conner. We didn’t get to enjoy the waterfront stores much due to time constraints however there are many shops and restaurant to enjoy. One recommendation is bring a medium size cooler with wheels as we had a super large one that was not the easiest to carry from parking lot down the ramp to boat. Lol. Will definitely go again for a trip in other parts of the San Juans. Thanks for the memories!!! Michelle, Gene and crew – Michelle July 2017

We had a fabulous time! The Armadillo is capacious, steady, stable and well outfitted. There were two dinghies and two kayaks for our use. Unlike the fickle winds and ever changing currents, she has a reliable engine that will get you where you want to go. The galley is well equipped for supplementing dining ashore. We four adults slept very soundly at night as the boat gently rocked us to sleep. Captain Mike’s extensive knowledge of the area ensured fun adventures on land and sea. He took us to remote destinations that help you feel like you really have gotten away from it all. He invited us to help sail the boat, which was a special treat for our sailing family. Mike accommodated our shifting itinerary with ease. If you are lucky, Mike will sing and play the guitar for you. He is very easy going, knowledgeable, and accepting, while ensuring the safety of all aboard. We appreciated his easy communication style. Mike showed us a delightful and harmonious trip! – Caroline June 2017