Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pacific NW Expeditions?
Pacific NW Expeditions, LLC is a sailing adventure company that offers Sailing Expeditions in Alaska, BC, and Puget Sound. Captain Peter Frost provides professional U.S. Sailing instruction aboard your own boat, and Sailboat Delivery service to owners needing to move their boats safely from one port to another. Pacific NW Expeditions adheres to the highest maritime standards; Captain Peter Frost is a world circumnavigator who holds a USCG Master 100-ton license and US Sailing Instructor certification. Our website journals also serve as a resource for those seeking local knowledge of the Inside Passage to Alaska.

What waters does Pacific NW Expeditions sail?
–Vessel Delivery to all Pacific ports-of-call
–Extensive voyages on the Inside/Outside Passage from Washington/Oregon to Alaska
–Offshore passages to Hawaii
–Any ocean worldwide. Captain Peter Frost is a world circumnavigator with broad knowledge of the world’s sailing routes–experience gained first-hand!

What types of sailboats does Pacific NW Expeditions provide Sailboat Delivery and Sailing Instruction on?
We typically deliver well-found sailboats in the 36-55′ range. Please note that we are a sailboat-only company and do not normally deal with power boats (unless the engine room is spotless!). Samples of the typical vessels we’ve commanded in the past few years:
Hallberg-Rassy 42, J-120, Valiant 40, Catalina 440, Pacific Seacraft 40, Spencer 30, Falmouth Cutter 26, Gillmer Blue Moon 27, Cape George 31 & 36, Yamaha 26, Westsail 32, Swan 86

How long does a Sailboat Delivery take, and how much will it cost?
The duration of a Sailboat Delivery depends on route and time of year. A price is agreed upon at the outset of the voyageand thereareno hidden surprises. A 50% deposit secures your timeline, and the remaining 50% is due afterthe boat safely reaches its Port of Destination. We do not charge additional days due to weather delays. Pacific NW Expeditions prides itself with a perfect safety record and 100% loyal clients! We will provide a reference contact list at your request so you can chat with others who have used our services. Click here for a free quote and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I insure my sailboat for Delivery?
Captain Peter Frost’s name is placed on the owner’s insurance policy for the duration of the delivery as “other named insured” which protects all parties involved. It’s easy as placing a phone call with your vessel insurance carrier. Further instructions are given with our free quote and a details including our sailboat checklists for deliveries are e-mailed after we process your quote.

When is the best time to make an Expedition to Alaska?
Expeditions to and within Alaska on your own boat are best carried out betweenMarch 1-October 31 each year. Captain Peter Frost is available for 1, 2, and 4-week personalized Pilot Servoce to Alaska aboard your own boat. Contact Peter Frost at to schedule your expedition today!

How long have you been growing your beard?
It’s practically a requirement for the job. Usually I whack it off once a year (it grows fast), because I really do hate shaving every day. I grew my first beard at age 15.